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Don't judge a life by its obituary

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

I read an obituary in a newspaper last night. It took me all of four seconds.

Just 12 words long, this final tribute, so to speak, listed only the man's name, age, most recent town of residence and date of death. It told us nothing about the person.

Whenever I see one of those tiny obits, especially on a page with others that take up an entire column or two, I feel sad.

Although the little obits at the bottom of the page may be sparse, they speak volumes.


Another View

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

I must respectfully, but emphatically, disagree with an editorial by my colleague, Deb Palmieri, in the Jan. 31 edition, "Administration's encroachment on the Second Amendment is unacceptable."

Sadly, instead of recognizing that the right to bear arms, like other rights guaranteed in our Constitution, is not absolute, Deb results to the 'slippery slope' argument that other gun rights extremists are using, when she says, "First, assault weapons ... and magazines holding more than 10...

Moore column

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by JENN STUMER Special to The Press in Columns

Moore Elementary School's sixth-grade class will hold its annual spaghetti dinner and basket raffle Saturday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.

The dinner will be held at the Klecknersville Rangers Fire Hall, located at 2718 Mountain View Drive. Advance tickets are not required.

The Sixth-Grade Events Committee is accepting donations for the basket raffle from now until before the dinner. For more information, contact Deb Gantz or Kim Hartzell.

Proceeds will be used for the...

Cement Worker of the Month

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by ED PANY, Curator Atlas Cement CompanyMemorial Museum in Columns

Mr. Stephen Decker was born in Baltimore, Md., and spent his youth in historic Frederick, Md. The family moved to Allentown in 1963 where his father was a supervisor for Cook Coffee.

Stephen graduated from William Allen High School in 1969 and pursued a very interesting career. First stop was employment with S&H Green Stamps (remember them?) in their premium warehouse for $60 a week.

Next it was delivering milk for Freeman's Dairy (Best by Test), where the hours for the six...

February plans

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Celebrating January birthdays at the Northampton Senior Center are, from left, Frank, Grace, Patti, Theresa and Steve. The Northampton Senior Center jumped into February with new friends in the center family. The center's Valentine party will feature Pete Begley playing the "stick," an odd and amazing instrument. Sweetheart music is planned as well. Ongoing activities include morning stretch Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m., visits from kindergarten classes and librarians and the...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 500 block of Grove Street.


· A report of a suspicious activity brought police to the 800 block of Willow Drive.

· Officers assisted EMS in the 300 block of Cypress Street.

· Police responded to a report of a 911 hang-up in the 1200 block of Eighth Street.


· Officers assisted EMS in the 1400 block of Main...

Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate older American's month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services will recognize Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1 p.m. May 15 at the Lehigh County Government...

School board members lauded for their service

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

School Board Appreciation Month was celebrated at the Jan. 31 Northampton Area School Board meeting with cards from students, a banner, and coffee and cookies.

"I want to thank them for their service on the board of education," said district Superintendent Joseph Kovalchik. "It takes a unique person to serve on a board of education in this world. It's the purest form of government because they don't get paid."

He noted that several board members have 10-plus years of service,...

Northampton column

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

The Alliance Fire Company, 717 Washington Ave., will hold a pork and sauerkraut dinner Saturday, Feb. 16, 4-7 p.m.

A basket social is also planned for Saturday, 3-8 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 17, noon-2 p.m. The drawing will take place Sunday at 2 p.m.

For more information, call 610-262-2123.


The Quota Club of Northampton is holding its annual oldies dance Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 16th Street and Laubach Avenue.