Northampton Press

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District News: Moore Elementary’s picture retake day is Friday

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in School

Fall picture retake days are set at Northampton Area School District.

Moore Elementary School, Oct. 26

Lehigh Elementary School, Nov. 1

George Wolf Elementary School, Nov. 6

Franklin and Siegfried Elementary buildings, Nov. 7

Northampton Area Middle School, Nov. 9

Please return your original picture package for retakes.


The end of the first marking period is Oct. 30. Report cards are now available on the Sapphire Community Web...

Leaders address state of counties

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Northampton County Executive Lamont McClure and Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, along with state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, and Michael Dee, chief of staff for state Rep. Jeanne McNeil, D-133rd, gathered at Fellowship Community, Whitehall, Sept. 12 to present their thoughts on the state of the counties to Whitehall Area Chamber of Commerce.

McClure emphasized the crossroads he sees in the future.

“In the next decade, we need to decide if we are going to be the home of...

Borough fire department presents capital improvement plan

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Fire Department presented its capital improvement plan to Northampton Borough Council Oct. 17. The plan calls for a more rapid replacement of aging vehicles and equipment and improvements and maintenance for the 4 Lerchenmiller Drive fire station, which will allow the station to be more compatible with modern firefighting needs.

Regarding apparatus costs, Fire Chief Keith Knoblach stated the industrywide cost increase is roughly 6 percent each year. By being replaced...

Coplay: Trick or treat is Oct. 26

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Trick-or-treat night in the borough is 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26.


Coplay Garden Club will meet 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 18 S. Third St. The meetings are open to the public.


The Ironton Rail Trail Oversight Commission holds its annual historical walk 9 a.m. Oct. 27. The walk starts at the barn on Chestnut Street at Whitehall Parkway.


The deadline to order tickets to see “The First Noel” at American Music Theater, Lancaster, is...

Mako hosts senior expo

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by HANNA O’REILLY in Local News

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, invited senior citizens and their families to a senior expo Sept. 14.

This free event was held at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, and hosted more than 70 local, state and federal agencies and organizations directed toward the needs of senior citizens. Companies such as LANTA Bus transportation services, SeniorLIFE life insurance, Good Shepard Rehabilitation Center and more attended the expo to inform senior citizens about...

Northampton police

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

OCT. 18

A suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of King Street was reported to the department.

OCT. 19

In the 1700 block of Newport Avenue, an unlocked vehicle was entered; nothing was taken.

OCT. 20

Police investigated criminal mischief in the 100 block of Stark Street. A legally parked vehicle was vandalized; both mirrors, the left rear tire and the right rear quarter panel were damaged...

Catasauqua: Chicken dinner bingo is planned

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be holding a chicken dinner bingo Oct. 27. Doors open 4 p.m.

There will also be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle.


Trick-or-treat night in Catasauqua will take place 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Have a spooktacular time, and stay safe!


The Bel Canto Youth Chorus of the Bach Choir, Bethlehem, will offer a free-will concert 7 p.m. Nov. 4 at Holy Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, 604 Fourth St.

This amazing and...

Another View

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

One of the most powerful storms to hit the United States slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane Oct. 10 before moving on to Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.

After the hurricane hit, I was glued to the television, watching live news broadcasts showing the destruction. As I watched TV the next day, one Weather Channel broadcast on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael touched me emotionally.

Meteorologist Jim Cantore and his producer helped a Panama City...

Northampton: Food bank to hold walkathon

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank will hold its Halloween walkathon Oct. 27.

Registration begins 8:30 a.m. at the food bank, 1601 Canal St. The walk starts 9 a.m., rain or shine. Those planning to attend are encouraged to walk in costume. Sponsor sheets are available at the food bank. Participants may also bring their own sheet to the registration area.


Halloween Wheels on the Canal will be held 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 27 at Canal Street Park. Rain date is Nov. 3.


Respectfully Yours: Voicemail messages

Friday, October 26, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus, Social News

Dear Jacquelyn,

Leaving a voicemail message makes me uncomfortable. I don’t know what to say and how much information to leave. Many times, when I hear the dreaded recording, I just figure, I’ll try again later when they’re there. When I do muster up the courage to leave a voicemail message, I tend to stumble a bit or I feel like I’m rambling on. How much information do I really need to leave? Any tips would be appreciated.

Dear Reader, Talking to a person is very different...