Northampton Press

Tuesday, July 14, 2020


Monday, July 13, 2020 by The Press in Columns


• Bible study (with Hope Lutheran Church Pastor Jami Possinger), 10 a.m., through an online platform. Information and to connect: 610-767-7203

• Bible study (organized by the ladies at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church), 10:30 a.m., on Zoom. Once the gathering restrictions are relaxed, all ladies are invited to join together 10:30 a.m. Monday mornings in the old fellowship hall at the church, 3175 Valley View Drive, Moore Township. Information and to connect: Gloria Wallery at...

Growing a garden

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

Members of the group People Standing Up are taking action in the community by planting and caring for a garden next to Northampton Area Food Bank.

Located between the food bank and Northampton Regional Emergency Medical Services, 15th and Canal streets, the garden has raised beds and fencing, which were completed by Northampton Borough Public Works Department.

“I would like to thank Greg Morey and Rich Ackerman for their help with this project and also borough Manager LeRoy...

Northampton council OKs impound lot

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Police Department’s request to establish a vehicle impound area for cars, SUVs and trucks taken in to custody by police for the further investigation was approved by Northampton Borough Council at the July 2 meeting, held at the municipal building.

The impound lot will be located at the rear of the borough fire department station on Lerchenmiller Drive. Borough Manager LeRoy Brobst said the impound lot will be fenced and lighted with surveillance cameras.


New to the borough

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by AL RECKER in Local News

Excitement was in the air when the former Miller’s Diner, having closed more than three years ago, reopened June 26 as Northampton Diner and Family Restaurant. The diner has a new name, new owners and an expansive menu to delight the palates of its patrons at the 1205 Main St. site.

The new owners, Lisa Haynos and Manuel Castaneda, bring with them restaurant experience that includes the operation of the former Bridge Street Family Restaurant in Catasauqua and the head chef position at...

Catasauqua: Lunch pickups are available

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, in partnership with Suburban North Family YMCA, continues to hold free bagged lunch pickups for Catasauqua Borough residents 11 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Catasauqua Park and Playground, 501 American St.

This will continue throughout the summer.

A big thank you to Pastor Brian Riedy, the heart of Holy Trinity, and all those in the background running to the store for supplies and preparing and distributing meals.



Coplay: Saengerbund plans live music

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Coplay Saengerbund, 205 S. Fifth St., has reopened on a limited basis — 4-10 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays.

The club has acoustic guitars and vocals Friday evenings and button box accordions Sunday afternoons and evenings.


Coplay Recreation and Welfare Association is returning to its regular food bank schedule for clients.

Serving 24 families, the food bank, located in the basement of borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St., will be open 8:30-10 a.m. the second...

Another View

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

There are teachers in my family tree.

Three of my father’s sisters taught elementary school in Delaware County.

My sister taught preschool and elementary school at The Swain School in Salisbury Township for many years — some of those years while I was still a student in what was then called “upper school” there, before she changed careers.

As her sibling, I was often drafted into the end-of-year cleaning out and start-of-year decorating of her various classrooms.


Moore Township: Point Phillips club plans concert

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is hosting an outdoor concert featuring Jesse Wade Band 7-10 p.m. July 11. The kitchen will be open.

There is a cost.

Also, 3D archery will be open 7 a.m.-noon July 12.

For more information on either event, call 610-837-0310.


Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, is hosting a chicken and seafood bake for curbside pickup 11 a.m.-6 p.m. July 11. The full meal...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 30

Officers were on the scene of a reported assault in the 1100 block of MacArthur Road.

The department investigated a report of harassment in the 3000 block of North Third Street.

A theft occurred in the 1300 block of MacArthur Road.

Officers investigated a report of criminal mischief in the 3200 block of South Third Street.

The department responded to a mental health call in the unit...

Lehigh Township: Church yard sale is canceled

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, has canceled its Labor Day weekend yard sale.


Services in your car continue 8 a.m. Sundays at Hope Lutheran Church. Enter from Route 248, and tune your radio to 106.5 FM for the service.

For more information, check the church’s website,; Facebook page, Hope Cherryville; or call the church office at 610-767-7203.


Don’t miss the weekly virtual Bible study with Hope Lutheran’s...