Northampton Press

Thursday, February 21, 2019

RAP OF THE GAVEL

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 21

Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road.

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

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

MONDAY 25

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

Moore...

Lehigh Township: Bethany hosts illusionist

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Harris the III, award-winning illusionist and storyteller, will be performing 7 p.m. March 29 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

Bring the whole family for a transformative live experience that awakens wonder and can change lives.

Tickets are available at harrisiii.com or the church office.

For more information, call the church office, 610-767-1239, or visit the website, bethanywes.org.

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Is your church or organization...

Moore Township: Club plans block shoot, meat raffle

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a block shoot and meat raffle 7-10 p.m. Feb. 22.

The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.

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Moore Township Athletic Association is still accepting spring sports sign-ups online through Feb. 28. Visit mtaaredhawks.org.

For more information, contact Dawn at dawneheck67@yahoo.com.

Also, MTAA will hold its next monthly...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 4

In the 200 block of Front Street, officers investigated a harassment by communications report.

The department said cars were racing engines in the 100 block of Milton Street.

Police responded to a report of harassment via Instagram in the 200 block of Poplar Street.

At Sheckler Elementary School, 201 N. 14th St., a problem with a student occurred.

An investigation is continuing for...

Fighting Hunger: How will you help those in your community?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by SHARI NOCTOR in Opinion

I was thinking about what I was going to write this month. Sometimes, it takes a few days to think of something meaningful.

I turned my National Wildlife Federation calendar that I received in the mail to February, and there was a quote from Jane Goodall: “The most important thing, as I am constantly saying, is to think about small ways in which we can make a difference — every day.”

This was a sign to me that this is what I am supposed to write about this month.

If...

St. John’s U.C.C.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

For the second consecutive year, St. John’s U.C.C., 139 N. Fourth Street in Emmaus, is hosting a series of six Sanctuary Serenades.

These free concerts are held on Friday nights throughout the year.

The first of the new season was held Feb. 8; students of all ages from Star of the Day Voice Studio performed in a winter recital.

The remaining five Sanctuary Serenades by Star of the Day Productions will highlight the talents of various local performers. Featured musicians...

Dusting our past

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

Old-timers still recall when cement dust was common in the “cement belt.” I wrote about this issue 18 years ago.

In 1999, two Northampton residents “remembered” dust in the Northampton, Coplay, Cementon and Egypt areas with letters to the editor.

They recalled when dust from the plants had to be swept from the sidewalks on a daily basis — sometimes, twice a day. The old Atlas plant’s 74 kilns had a squeaking sound, putting the residents of 10th, 11th and 12th streets in...

Coplay police

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 11

An adult male was charged with the unauthorized use of a vehicle in the unit block of South Seventh Street.

A small white dog was reported running loose in the unit block of North Front Street.

Police responded to an alarm in the unit block of South Fourth Street.

Two silver rings were found in the ladies bathroom at borough hall, 98 S. Fourth St.

Officers assisted with a protection-...

Northampton: Nut roll, cheesecake sale going on now

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Assumption of the Virgin Mary Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1301 Newport Ave., is having a nut roll and cheesecake sale.

Nut rolls are available in the following varieties: apricot, lekvar, nut, poppy seed, red raspberry and coconut.

Pick-up for both sale items is 9 a.m.-noon April 13 at the church.

For cost or to place an order, call Linda at 610-837-3076 or Marty at 610-682-4458 by March 27.

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Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church, 2181 Washington...

NORTHAMPTON AREA MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Area Middle School has announced the students named to the honor roll for the second marking period of the 2018-19 academic year.

DISTINGUISHED HONORS

Grade 6: Hailey Achey, Ava Aulisio, Natasii Baier, Sammy Barona, Brett Bastian, Stephen Bastow, Anne Beenders, Logan Berger, Angeline Biechy, Ava Billy, Camryn Birosik, Elijah Block, Hannah Bowers, Aiden Brock, Abigail Brown, Toni Bubier, Sophie Burkhart, Cole Buskirk, Bryanna Cassel, Morgan Chandler, Ava Clapp, Sara...