Northampton Press

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Audience says ‘no’ to warehouse proposal

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

The oft-delayed, continued and rescheduled hearing for warehouses proposed along Weaversville Road by the Rockefeller Group took place Aug. 16 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.

A little over 100 people attended, none of whom offered support for the project. In fact, one resident asked for a voice opinion on the project and got an overwhelming “no.”

A public hearing allows the developer to present his proposal in detail and allows residents to ask questions to...

E. Allen day camp ends a summer of fun

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by PAUL CMIL in School

East Allen Township’s recreation Director Chuck Frantz closed the door on the township’s summer camp Aug. 3.

“This was another successful year. We had 150 campers and a good cadre of staff who supervise the kids,” he said.

The camp has a full slate of activities during its seven-week run. Campers get a dose of physical activity along with some educational programs. This year included visits to Wildlands Conservancy. Wildlands also stopped back twice, bringing a bevy of wild...

69-year-old wedding dress becomes baptism gown

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Beatrice Christoff, of Northampton, has been sewing since she was 8 years old. With all of that practice comes perfection. And for Amanda Erney, who asked Christoff to turn a 1940s satin wedding gown into a baptism gown, perfection is exactly what she got.

In 1948, Catharine Dunn wore the dress for her wedding; then in 1953, her sister Ann Probst wore the same dress for her wedding. Melissa Kinder, Dunn’s daughter, wore the dress in 1979 for her wedding, and Kinder’s daughter, Erney,...

Allen/East Allen townships: Gov. Wolf will host new campus event

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

Beginning Sept. 8, and continuing the second Friday of each month through March, Gov. Wolf Historical Society will open its campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, for an evening of music, fun and partying.

Each month will feature different musicians in each of the society’s three buildings, with genres ranging from blues to bluegrass, folk to Celtic.

These evenings will be BYOB. Complimentary nonalcoholic beverages and light snacks will be available.

There is a cost. No advance...

Northampton police

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 11

A fire call sounded at Redner’s Quick Shoppe, West 27th Street. Officers assisted Northampton Fire Department with a fuel spill.

A domestic dispute between a male and female in the 2000 block of Washington Avenue was reported.

AUG. 12

The department received a parking complaint of an illegally parked vehicle in the 100 block of West 16th Street. An officer was unable to locate the owner...

Coplay police

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 14

The department received a parking complaint in the 100 block of North Seventh Street.

Officers assisted North Catasauqua police in the 1000 block of Fourth Street for a possible fight in progress.

Police responded to an animal complaint of feral cats in the 100 block of North Seventh Street.

Police assisted a citizen in the 800 block of Catherine Drive.

At Coplay Parkway, 2 Keefer St...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

AUG. 14

At Third and Almond streets, a traffic stop was conducted.

A domestic dispute occurred in the 1100 block of Third Street.

A vehicle was stolen in the 1000 block of Howertown Road, police said.

At Third and Eugene streets, a traffic stop was conducted.

AUG. 15

Officers conducted a traffic stop at Fourth and Main streets.

A traffic stop was conducted in the 1400...

Moore Township: Township festival is Saturday

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

The township will present the third annual Community Days celebration Aug. 26. There will be food from local nonprofits, a 5K race, live music and a fireworks display.

New this year, attendees can take a helicopter ride to view the scenery of Moore Township from the air. There is a cost.

The 5K race will begin 9:30 a.m. The fireworks display will be held 10 p.m.

For more information, contact the township at 610-759-9449 or visit mooretownship.org.

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Moore...

Catasauqua: Borough’s concert series continues Aug. 25 with GirlCrue

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Columns

At 7 p.m. Aug. 25, Catasauqua’s concert series continues with a performance by rock band GirlCrue at Catasauqua Park & Playground, 501 American St.

The event is sponsored by Brosky Insurance.

Bring your chairs and blankets!

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St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 417 Howertown Road, is seeking crafters to participate in its fall craft fair Sept. 23.

For an application, call Bob Bastian at 610-266-4287 or pick up one in the church office between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m...

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by The Press in Local News

AUGUST

THURSDAY 24

East Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

MONDAY 28

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

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