Northampton Press

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Allen/East Allen townships: Lappawinzo plans Jan. 21 breakfast

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lappawinzo Fish and Game will hold a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Jan. 21 at the club, 25 Lappawinzo Road.

There is a cost.

It is open to the public.


Reminder: East Allen Township Recreation Department is accepting registrations for its 2018 spring sports programs. T-ball and baseball are available for boys ages 5 to 14.

All baseball teams will participate in the NAA House League/Parkland Youth League.

Soccer is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 16. All...

New supervisors join Lehigh board

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

On Jan. 2, Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors, including two new members of the board, reorganized for 2018. The new members are Mike Jones and Phil Gogel.

Darryl Snover continues as chairman, with Cindy Miller as vice chairwoman.

Alice Rehrig was named manager and secretary/treasurer. When asked if Lori Lambert helps with office duties, Rehrig said not only Lambert, but also Pam Herschman.

Elizabeth Gehman was named zoning officer.

David Backenstoe is the...

East Allen asked to approve building code updates

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Shannon Calluori, of Codemasters, East Allen Township’s third-party officials for building inspections, asked supervisors for changes to the township’s building codes during the board’s Jan. 2 meeting. She requested that the board look at the overview she provided.

Most of the changes, according to Calluori, were corrections to administrative errors or clarifications. There were some explicit changes that can affect businesses and residents working in the township, including a new...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. David Sonon was reared in Windsor Township, Berks County. As a youth, he worked on the neighbor’s farm, helping to milk and harvest crops. He attended Hamburg High School and was hired by Boscov’s to work in its warehouse at $3 an hour.

He recalled, “After later working in construction, I was hired by Ogden-Allied as a laborer to work for them at Allentown Cement in Evansville, now Lehigh Heidelberg. I was given a full-time job at the cement company in 1990.”

Mr. Sonon has...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

How’s the New Year’s resolution coming along?

Not so great, you say?

You’re not alone.

This is about the time the frustration sets in and the giving up begins, according to researchers.

Approximately 50 percent of the population makes a resolution to start the new year. Jan. 1 signifies a new beginning. We start the year with super hero-sized powers to do things differently than the year before. There’s a special kind of energy that comes with a chance for change...

Northampton: VFW to host button box, polka music

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will host button box and polka entertainment 7:30-10:30 p.m. Jan. 19, Feb. 9 and 16.

Tommy Zito will perform 7-10 p.m. Jan. 20. Doors open 5:30 p.m.

Karaoke nights with Crazy K are set for 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Jan. 26 and Feb. 2 and 23.

The Super Bowl party will kick off 6 p.m. Feb. 4.

Post 4714’s Valentine’s Day dance with DJ Flip is set for 7:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 10. Tickets are on sale at the post.


Catasauqua: Catasauqua Club to host breakfast

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding a breakfast 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 21.

The menu includes eggs, bacon, ham, sausage, crepes, French toast, potatoes, soup, fruit cup and drinks. Eggs Benedict and omelets made to order are also available.

Reservations are suggested. Call the club at 610-264-1771.


Catasauqua Thrift Shop, 113 Bridge St., is having a half-price sale on all clothing until the end of January.

The normal business hours are 10 a.m.-4...


Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Another day, another opportunity for Sen. Toomey to show us his true colors.

In response to President Trump’s blatantly racist remarks about immigrants from Africa and Haiti, Sen. Toomey produced yet another cowardly and spineless response.

Rather than outright condemn President Trump’s remarks, as anyone with some integrity would do, Sen. Toomey writes how he “hopes” the president will retract the statements “attributed to him” about countries of which “...

Lehigh Township: Pancake breakfast is Jan. 28

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Knights of Columbus Council of St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4412 Mountain View Drive, Berlinsville, will be holding an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 28.


Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send me the information at, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.

District news: Bad weather causes marking period to be moved

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by The Press in School

Due to the recent inclement weather and school closures, the end of the second marking period will be extended to Jan. 22. The first day of the third marking period will be Jan. 23.

More information about the third and fourth marking periods will be provided in the upcoming weeks.


The two makeup days for students for school closures Jan. 4 and 5 will be June 4 and 5.

The calendar may still need to be updated due to any future school closings.