Over the past several months, Richard Manganaro made two of his dreams come true.
First, at the urging of a mutual friend, he flew from his home in Florida in order to meet Coplay resident Sophie Kesselring.
He recalled getting off the plane and seeing Kesselring playfully hiding behind her daughter, Amanda.
He knew she was the one, he said.
"We connected," he said.
Benjamin Longacre, a member of Boy Scout Troop 50 of Moorestown, has achieved the rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America.
A former member of Cub Scout Pack 582, Danielsville, and Pack 43, Bath, Longacre began his Scouting career in 2000 as a Tiger Cub Scout and progressed through the ranks of Wolf, Bear and Webelo.
He earned the Arrow of Light Award in 2005 and crossed over to Boy Scout Troop 50, Moorestown, where he progressed through the ranks of Tenderfoot, Second Class, First Class, Star, and Life Scout before becoming an Eagle Scout.
Fireworks light up the sky over Northampton at the conclusion of Northampton Exchange Club's Community Days fair July 13. The fireworks are part of the annual fair.
· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach at 610-965-2598.
· Bingo – Doors open 5:30 p.m. Games start at 7 p.m., Petersville Rod and Gun Club, 550 Club Road, Moore Township. Information: 610-261-2210.
· Duplicate bridge, invitational – 12:30 p.m., Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, 1633 Elm St., Allentown. For players with 0-199 master points. Information: 610-437-3700.
· Dip-N-Dance – 6-9 p.m. at the Coplay pool.
Kimberly Kochansk has been hired as Northampton Area High School assistant principal, effective July 13, or upon release from her previous employer. Her salary is $75,000, prorated, with benefits.
The Northampton Area School Board also approved the following employment agenda items at its July 8 meeting, at the administration's recommendation, by a vote of 5-0, with four school board members absent:
An empty bench sits quietly as the warm sun lights up the Kreidersville Covered Bridge Sunday afternoon. The historic bridge crosses the Hokendauqua Creek in Allen Township and is the site for several events, such as a festival every two years and an annual tree lighting.
Press photo by Susan Bryant
Cassidy, Janelle and Bethany Gable of Northampton give Thaillia Ambrose, 12, from Bronx, N.Y., (second from left) a group hug after she arrives in the Lehigh Valley by bus July 2. Her visit is part of the Fresh Air Fund program, which offers New York City children ages 6-18 the opportunity to spend up to two weeks with host families in the Lehigh Valley during the summer.
Brett Jarvis of Whitehall graduated alongside 1,110 Millersville University of Pennsylvania students during the spring undergraduate commencement ceremony May 18.
Jarvis earned a bachelor of arts degree in music.
Jared W. Kochenash, son of Rita and William Kochenash of Whitehall, received a bachelor of arts degree from Hamilton College May 26.
Kochenash was also named to the dean's list for the spring 2013 semester.
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