Northampton Press

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Happenings

Monday, January 27, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 27

• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 28

• What Are You Reading Now? book club meeting, 1 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

JAN. 29

• Family board game night, 5:30-8 p.m., at the tables in the reference area of Whitehall...

County council holds line on 2020 taxes

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Northampton County property owners will see no county tax hike this year. By an 8-1 vote, county council voted Dec. 5, 2019, to adopt county Executive Lamont McClure’s $445 million spending plan for 2020. The tax rate will remain at 11.8 mills, where it has been for the past five years. A home assessed at $75,000 will receive a tax bill this year for $885.

This is McClure’s second budget as county executive — and the second time he has held the line on taxes.

“A no-tax-increase...

Another view

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Are you a poor, lonely, sad, single woman having a hard time finding the right man to take care of you? Have you forgotten how to be a woman? Have no fear, the men of the manosphere are here to save you and re-educate you in how to be a “proper” woman.

Don’t miss The 22 Convention: Make Women Great Again, planned for May 1-3 in Orlando, Fla. At this convention, the roster of all-male speakers promises to “help you dramatically improve your life as a woman and total femininity.”

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RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Local News

JANUARY

THURSDAY 23

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

MONDAY 27

Northampton Area School District Board of Education 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.

TUESDAY 28

Allen Township Board of Supervisors meets 7 p.m. in the...

Coplay: Church hosts dinner

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St., will hold its first dinner of the new year 4-6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 in the church social hall.

The menu features homemade chicken potpie, applesauce, pickled cabbage and more.

The dinner is open to the public.

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Coplay Saengerbund Heritage Committee is planning an ethic dinner 5-7 p.m. Jan. 25.

The dinner features pork or chicken schnitzel, red cabbage and applesauce. Tickets are available at the club, 205 S. Fifth...

NASD school board backs funding

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Odyssey of the Mind and Girls on the Run club were approved, at the Jan. 13 board of education meeting, to receive Northampton Area School District funding.

Odyssey of the Mind, a program for 25 years in NASD, has approximately seven teams of 60 district students in grades K-12 who compete March-May. Contests emphasize STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) subjects.

Melinda McCann is in her 10th year as coordinator of Odyssey of the Mind, which is run by...

Remembering: Visiting a new settlement named Weaversville

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few months ago, Mr. Oberly and this writer received a phone call from Ms. Toby Gilbert, who resides in Houston, Texas. She has read some of our columns and wondered if we would be interested in the Weaver family. The village in Allen and East Allen townships was named for a family descendant.

Toby’s sister Ms. Susan Jenkins, an attorney, has done extensive research on the family lineage. Their mother, Margie Jenkins, granddaughter of Amanda Weaver, is a descendant of Samuel Weaver,...

Armed robbery reported at Hanover Township hotel

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

STATE POLICE

Pennsylvania State Police, Bethlehem, is investigating an armed robbery that took place Jan. 15 at Days Inn, 3400 Airport Road, Hanover Township, Lehigh County.

According to the report, troopers responded to a 4 a.m. call that a man walked into the hotel, approached the front desk, displayed a handgun and demanded money from the cash register.

Police said the desk personnel opened the cash drawer and gave the man the money inside.

The man then fled...

Northampton: Mayor proclaims School Choice Week

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Mayor Thomas Reenock has proclaimed Jan. 26-Feb. 1 as Northampton School Choice Week in the borough.

School Choice Week is celebrated across the country to raise awareness of the need for effective educational options, Reenock said.

“Northampton is home to a variety of high-quality public and nonpublic schools from which parents can choose for their children, in addition to families who educate their children in their homes,” he added.

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Northampton Area Food...