Northampton Press

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Happenings

Monday, November 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns

NOV. 12

• Friendly Fifties meeting, 1 p.m., at St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Church, 1343 Newport Ave., Northampton

• Cupcake-decorating event (based on the Netflix show “Nailed It — Cupcake Challenge”), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information and registration (required): 610-262-7537

• Space for writers to work on their novels (to celebrate National Novel Writing Month), 6 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The...

Local churches sponsor community Thanksgiving meal

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Several churches in Northampton Borough and the surrounding area are sponsoring a Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 22. They will welcome families, couples and individuals alike to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings, free of charge, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Howertown, 22 Atlas Road, Allen Township. The church hall at St. John’s will be open 2-4 p.m. for the dinner.

Everyone is invited to the free meal, according to the sponsors, Queenship of Mary Catholic Church, Grace United...

Changes proposed to NAHS studies

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Northampton Area High School Program of Studies for 2019-20 is expected to be voted on at the 6:30 p.m. Nov. 19 Northampton Area School District Board of Education meeting in the administration building, 2014 Laubach Ave., Northampton.

Proposed changes to the program were unveiled by NAHS Principal Luke Shafnisky and NAHS Assistant Principal Kimberly Levin at the Nov. 5 school board meeting.

“It starts as soon as school starts,” Levin said of the planning and revisions to...

Honoring the Sister Cities partnership

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

The Sister Cities partnership — formed in 1976 between the Borough of Northampton and Stegersbach, Austria — forged a strong bond for the two towns separated by the Atlantic Ocean. Events and visits, held years ago, recognizing the bond will be etched in lasting memories.

There are not many activities today. In the past, crowds gathered at the borough’s Municipal Park, Smith Lane and Laubach Avenue, for the annual celebration that included the playing of the national anthems of the...

Northampton: Municipal building will close in observance of Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The borough’s municipal building will be closed Nov. 12 in observance of Veterans Day.

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St. John’s Friendly Fifties will meet 1 p.m. Nov. 12 in the social hall of the church, 1343 Newport Ave. Singer Donna Parsons will entertain.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Nov. 14 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m.

Maria Santacoloma, from United Health Care, will make a presentation. Refreshments will be...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 22

A drug investigation on MacArthur Road brought police to the scene.

Officers investigated an assault in the 2100 block of MacArthur Road

The department responded to a theft in the 3200 block of South Front Street.

Reports of harassment on Lehigh and Robert streets and at Lehigh Valley Mall were investigated.

Police were on the scene of a fire in the 3300 block of Gail Lane.

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Catasauqua police

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 22

In the 700 block of Front Street, police sought information regarding a case.

Offices sought information regarding a case in the 500 block of American Street.

At Whittier Place Apartments, 895 Walnut St., fire extinguishers were reported stolen.

An abandoned vehicle was tagged on Peach Street.

In the 100 block of Circle Drive, police sought information regarding Megan’s Law.

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District News: Food drive continues

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in School

Northampton Area High School’s Angels in Disguise group is currently holding a Thanksgiving food drive, continuing until Nov. 16.

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PTA book fairs have been set in the Northampton Area School District. Students will be bringing home a detailed flier.

Lehigh Elementary School is Nov. 13-20. The book fair will also be open during parent-teacher conferences.

Borough Elementary Schools is set Nov. 15-16.

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A Northampton Area Middle School PTA meeting...