Northampton Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Motorcycle rally to be held Sept. 17

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley Inc. will hold its 18th annual Rally Through the Valley benefit motorcycle poker run and pig roast 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 17 to help local victims of crime.

The 60-mile route will start with registration and check-in at Nazareth Borough Park, North Broad Street, and will end at Emmaus Community Park, 1401 Shimersville Road. Following the run, riders will be treated to an all-you-can-eat pig roast and live music by Dynamic Duo, 1-3 p.m.

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

KIFFLE KITCHEN Bath business is nominated for two QVC food awards

The Kiffle Kitchen Bakery, 589 Moorestown Drive, Bath, has been nominated for QVC’s food awards in two categories — QVC Customer Favorite and Best Dessert to Send as a Gift.

Voting began Aug. 7 and continues through Aug. 27. The winners will be announced live on a special QVC airing Sept. 13.

To vote, visit

The Kiffle Kitchen Bakery is a family-owned and operated business that opened its doors in 1985.

Advance tickets to be available

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs



The Celtic Cultural Alliance will be offering a 10-percent discount for the advance purchase of Celtic Classic food and beverage tickets.

The Bethlehem festival runs Sept. 22-24.

Patrons will receive a certificate to redeem at a special booth for advanced ticket purchasers on the festival grounds along Spring, Conestoga, Lehigh and South Main streets.

Tickets may be purchased until Aug. 25.

For more information, visit; Twitter @CelticClassic; and on at

Senior ride

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


According to the Northampton County Area Agency on Aging, a new program for seniors provides rides without them having to use public transportation or a taxi.

GoGoGrandparent was founded by a young man living with his grandmother who didn’t want a smartphone but wanted to use a ride service. The national company provides rides with companies such as Uber and Lift without the rider having to use a smartphone to use an on-demand car service.

Volunteer drivers

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Independent Transportation Network Lehigh Valley provides 24/7 door-to-door ride service for seniors age 60 and over and visually impaired adults to any destination in the Lehigh Valley.

In order to provide this service, they need volunteer drivers to help them with the increasing demand for rides.

All rides are in the Lehigh Valley only.

Drivers can drive when and where they choose. They must have their own vehicle and clean driving record.

No minimum hours are required.

For more information about volunteering, call 610-419-1645.

Applications sought for National Night Out

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Mall

From 5-8 p.m. Aug. 1, Lehigh Valley Mall, 250 Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall, will be hosting National Night Out and a public safety expo, an evening dedicated to safety education with local police, fire and other community organizations. Mixing education with fun, the event also hosts family-friendly activities, such as bounce houses, face painting and balloon art.

Golf tournament set for Sept. 9

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Hankee Fund

The Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund will hold its 10th annual Krysta Hankee Memorial Golf Tournament Sept. 9 at Whitetail Golf Club, Bath.

Shotgun starts are 7:40 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. The cost per player includes greens fees, cart, lunch and prizes.

Lunch will be provided by Carmel.

Tee time will be secured when payment is received. Whitetail tournament and seasonal sponsorships are available.

Payment can be made to: Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1, Germansville, 18053.

Fourth of July

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The City of Bethlehem has announced the Fourth of July city center and East Church Street area activities.

The Bethlehem Municipal Band will perform a free concert 7:30 p.m., featuring patriotic music and old favorites, at the City Center Plaza.

The annual fireworks display will begin about 9 p.m. July 4 from Sand Island. The rain date will be July 5.

Sand Island east will be closed beginning at noon July 4 to facilitate fireworks preparations.