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Event raises $1,500 for Good Shepherd

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by JOHANNA S. BILLINGS in Local News

Customers at Fragnito's Place in Coplay were generous with their tips last weekend.

They all came to be served by their favorite "celebrity bartenders," various local people who donated their time to help Fragnito's raise money for Good Shepherd Rehabilitation.

"Good Shepherd has all kinds of wonderful programs," said Diane Fragnito, whose daughter, Christina, receives various forms of therapy at Good Shepherd as she works to recover from having a brain tumor. (See related story, this page).

Rap of the gavel

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Local News



Northampton Borough Council meets at 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

The Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets at 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

The Moore Township Recreation Commission meets at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.


Northampton Area School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor boardroom of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.


Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Local News

The Atlas Cement Museum in Northampton will be open to the public on the second and fourth Sundays of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. The name of the female guide is Sallyann Madden.

Incorrect information was provided in The Press about the hours of operation in an article last week. The Press regrets the error.

Tim Herd wins book award

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Outdoor writers like his maple syrup

A Moore Township man was recently honored by the Pennsylvania Outdoor Writers Association for a book he wrote. The organization presented the annual Excellence in Craft Award to Tim Herd during its spring conference banquet in Franklin May 4.

Awards Chair Brad Isles distributed awards to 16 individuals in 18 categories. There were 220 total entries.

Stamp it out

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Retired Northampton Postmaster Charlie Kutzler helps unload a vehicle filled with bags of food for Northampton Area Food Bank volunteers, from left, Paul Schiffert, Brooke Brida and Jacob Youwakim at the food bank on Canal Street. Kutzler assisted mail carriers with the annual nationwide "Stamp Out Hunger" campaign Saturday. Residents placed nonperishable food in bags supplied by the postal service and placed them out for collection.

Erdo faces challenge in re-election bid; new faces in NASD board races

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The May 21 primary election for the Northampton Area School Board may hold some surprises.

NASD board Vice President Jane Erdo of Bath faces a challenger in Region 3, which covers Bath Borough, Chapman Borough and Moore Township.

Chuck Longacre of Moore Township is challenging Erdo, longtime school board member and education advocate.

Erdo was appointed to the NASD school board in 2005. She was elected and re-elected. This is her third bid. She was previously on the school board 1995-99.

Tama building to become apartments

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton Borough Council granted final approval to Windward Pass Holdings LLC to renovate the old, blighted Tama building at 18th and Main streets.

Said to be a major factor in restoring Main Street to its former splendor, borough officials are supportive of plans which include converting the building into 23 one- and two-bedroom apartments. The exterior of the formal apparel manufacturing plant is also in line for a makeover and the facade is to get a new, fresh look as well.

Break-ins reported

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Station to get security system

Siegfried Station joined the growing number of Northampton sites to suffer from a break-in.

A rash of burglaries and vandalism have been reported recently in the borough. Council learned about the Siegfried Station break-in at its most recent meeting. No information was available on whether the intruders stole any of the prized historical collectibles at the station, located off 21st Street.

This was the first known break-in at the Siegfried Station. Council was informed the society will install a security system to thwart future problems.


Heiney running for re-election as East Allen supervisor

Thursday, May 16, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Don Heiney has announced he is running for re-election to the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors.

Born in 1952 and raised on the family farm in North Whitehall Township, he and his wife settled in East Allen Township in 1998. He has worked for 40 years in the IT support industry, has taught computer sciences at a local college and served as an independent computer consultant for the last nine years.