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Their deeds are golden

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Zarayko, Reenock honored for work

Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock and Northampton Borough Manager Gene Zarayko were inducted May 15 into the Northampton Exchange Club's prestigious Golden Deeds Club.

During a ceremony at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, Reenock and Zarayko received plaques as the club's 59th and 60th inductees.

They also penned their names into The Book of Golden Deeds. The volume holds the names of all previous honorees, beginning in 1930 with Ida Schock Bennet.

Pristash appears to secure Northampton council seat

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Although unofficial vote counts for Northampon Borough council write-in candidates Richard Ackerman, Anthony (Tony) Pristash and Jennifer M. Schwartz were not available last night, Northampton's second ward election board posted Tuesday's returns on the door of the Northampton Memorial Community Center precinct.

Based on a preliminary review, it appeared Pristash secured the Democratic and Republican nod for the four-year-seat.

Lehigh Township Column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by KRISTINA GROVER Special to The Press in Local News

Demczyszyn honored by Lions Club

The Lehigh Township Lioness Club honored a Northampton Area High School senior May 2.

This has been the annual tradition of the club for many years.

Amanda Demczyszyn of Lehigh Township was presented with a gift from the club. Accompanying Amanda were Tara Mushko, an English teacher, and Tara Mrazik, who teaches marketing.

The committee for the evening consisted of Pat Amey, Louise Rabenold and Beverly Putt.

Members brought guests to the meeting and flowers were presented to each person.


Pickup truck added to borough fire company fleet

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Fire Department has added another vehicle to its fleet.

This time around it is not an aerial fire truck, but rather a pickup truck that has been obtained free of charge, borough council was advised at its May 16 meeting.

The fire department was able to obtain a 1986 four-wheel-drive pickup truck free of charge from government surplus. Fire Chief Robert Solderich said the truck will be outfitted for fighting brush fires along the railroad tracks.

Flowers, crafts bloom at event

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

The campus of the Gov. Wolf Historical Society was turned into a brilliant display of various flowers and unique creations of arts and crafts Friday and Saturday.

The occasion was the society's first annual "country garden faire" at its location at 6600 Jacksonville Road, Allen Township.

Organizer Cathy Wilhelm said the creation of the garden faire came about after members saw something similar in Lancaster County. The society decided to offer a similar event to those in the Lehigh Valley, she said.


Thursday, May 23, 2013 by The Press in Local News


· Communities That Care presentation – 7 p.m. Trinity United Church of Christ, 17 N. Third St., Coplay. Part of the experiencing community service. Information: Janet Ebert at 610-262-8933.

· Taco dinner – 5-7 p.m., St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 1900 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Allentown. Information: 610-865-3603, or

· Delaware, Lehigh & Susquehanna Model Railroad Club meeting – 7-9 p.m., Coplay Borough Hall, Fourth and Center streets. Information: Dick Lobach, 610-965-2598.

Moore Township Column

Thursday, May 23, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Local News

Carnival set for June 5

The Moore PTA is sponsoring a spring carnival and Egyptian night at the museum 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 5.

It will include food and games, an obstacle course, dunk tank, prizes and music and more.

For more information, email Beverly Jenkins at


This Saturday, May 25, is the last day to sign up for Moore Township Athletic Association fall football, cheerleading and soccer.