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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by ABBY PARNELL Special to The Press in School

November is always an exciting month at Lehigh Valley Christian High School. Not only are the seasons shifting from fall to winter, but the sports seasons are changing as well.

Fall sports are coming to an end and winter sports are beginning to pick up.

To close off the fall sports season, we celebrated with a sports banquet Nov. 15. Family and friends gathered to support the teams' accomplishments of the 2012 season.

The teams attending were the cross country, girls...

Husband and wife team to fight cancer together

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by ANDREW MARK Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton residents Bob and Carol Barron have raised $30,000 dollars in the past five years working with The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team in Training Program.

Carol Barron was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2004 and has been in remission for the past eight years.

The Barrons got involved with the program following Carol's diagnosis.

The program includes different athletic events to help raise money. Events include 5K runs, half marathons, full marathons...

Borough approved for another gaming grant

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Borough of Northampton has been approved for a second gaming grant from proceeds of the Sands Casino in Bethlehem

In addition, a third application for a gaming grant is pending, community planner Victor Rodite said during a recent council meeting. Rodite has acted as the borough's point man in pursuing the grant funding.

The borough is on a winning streak in terms of securing gaming grants, which are administered by the Northampton County Department of Community Economic...

St. Elizabeth Regional School honor roll

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in School

The following students were named to the Honor Roll for the first marking period at Saint Elizabeth Regional School.



Eighth Grade: Mark Garger, Andrea Potylycki, Maria Tran

Sixth Grade: Alissa Le

First Honors

Eighth Grade: Megan Stewart, Dillon West

Seventh Grade: Dariah Csuvay, Carly Sponsel, Mackenzie Lewis

Sixth Grade: Justin Kayal, Tristan Nguyen, Anthony Wilson

Fifth Grade: Alan Garger


Allen to consider restricting ATVs and snowmobiles

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Allen Township Board of Supervisors is expected to restrict the operation of all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles in the township.

There have been complaints by residents regarding snowmobiles crossing over private property lines. A resident who attended a recent supervisors meeting said snowmobiles have also crossed a local cemetery.

In bringing up the issue of ATVs, the supervisors agreed the proposed ordinance drafted by solicitor F. Lincoln Treadwell should also...

Bury the Hatchet

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Northampton Exchange Club President Kim Belletti takes on the role of referee in good fun at the 65th annual Bury the Hatchet dinner which precedes the Thanksgiving Day football game between Northampton Area High School and Catasauqua High School. With her are, from left, Todd Bowser, Northampton athletic director; Jeff Brosky, Konkrete Kids football coach; Tom Falzone, Rough Riders coach; and Tom Moll, Catasuqua athletic director. Brosky and Falzone share the helmet, with each school's...

Lights on!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Northampton ushered in the Christmas holiday season Sunday with a crowd of people gathered at the Main Street and Laubach Avenue.

At the triangle there, a 32-foot spruce tree was lit as a band played holiday music. The event was capped off by the arrival of Santa aboard a borough aerial fire engine.

"Oohs" and "aahs" filled the plaza as 5-year-old Caitlyn Rogan, assisted by her toddler brother Cooper, both from Northampton, pressed a button on a remote control to activate...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

The Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.


· A report of an unwanted person brought officers to the 1200 block of Davies Drive.

· Police responded to a report of a stolen bicycle in the 900 block of Fairmont Avenue.

· Officers were called to North 12th Street to investigate a motor vehicle crash.

· Officers responded to a report of a motorist driving under the influence of alcohol on Seventh Street.