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Thursday, January 24, 2013 by Reis-Butler in Social News

Local couple to wed

Thomas and Jean Reis of Schnecksville announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana, to Brett Butler, son of James and Cheryl Butler of Catasauqua.

The bride-elect is a 2006 graduate of Parkland High School and a graduate of LaSalle University. She is employed by Guardian Life.

The groom-to-be is a 2005 graduate of Catasauqua High School and a 2009 graduate of Cabrini College. He is employed by Brosky Insurance Agency.

The couple is planning...

NASD tax hike proposed

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Property owners in Northampton Area School District face a 3.14-percent tax hike, based on the preliminary 2013-14 general fund NASD budget unveiled at Monday night's school board meeting.

Based on the NASD average assessment of $57,376.49, property owners would see their school tax bill rise from $2,676.61 to $2,767.84. This represents an increase of $91.23, annually; $7.60, monthly, and $1.75, weekly.

The 2013-14 NASD general fund budget calls for expenditures of $89,287,609...

Water main line part of bridge project

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

The Northampton Borough Municipal Authority (NBMA) has played a major role in the Hokendauqua-North Catasauqua Bridge replacement project.

NBMA will replace an existing 12-inch water main on the old steel-grate bridge. The new foot-long ductile iron pipe water main will span approximately 1,200 feet across the Lehigh River.

The NBMA reports the new water main is part of the bridge replacement contract by HRI Inc., State College, the general contractor for the project.


Eagle project postponed

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

A Moore Township youth who proposed an Eagle Scout project in the area of the former Northampton Borough Animal Shelter will have to await a decision from Northampton Borough Council.

Brad Fekula, 16, a Life Scout with Troop 62 of Berlinsville, made his second appearance before council on Thursday asking if the borough has granted approval for his project. It involves creating a dog park by constructing a kiosk, planting trees and perhaps adding a bench on the site, located near the...


Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Kristin and Matt Eberhardt, of Northampton, welcomed a daughter, Hannah Madison Eberhardt, into the world Dec. 26, 2012. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. The grandparents are Dennis and Frieda Eberhardt, of Northampton, Patricia and Harry Downs. of Toms River, N.J., and Wayne Stump. of Cookstown, N.J.

Speaker suggests ways for Exchange Club to thrive

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Local News

Nationally affiliated community service clubs have found it more difficult than ever to remain active in recent years.

The Northampton Exchange Club has bucked such a trend. Chartered in 1927, the borough-based service club boasts a membership of 33 people. Among the ranks are 13 are women, including both the current and past presidents, Kim Belletti and Sarah Schaffer, respectively.

Kristy Mae Douglas, Mid-Atlantic District Exchange Club president visited the club recently at...

Crime victims council

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

The Crime Victims Council of Lehigh Valley Inc. will offer a new support counseling group beginning Wednesday, Jan. 23, for women 18 years of age and over, who have been sexually assaulted or sexually abused.

The group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. for 10 weekly sessions at the Crime Victims Council's Allentown office, located at 801 Hamilton St.

Topics of discussion will include the emotional aftermath, coping skills and relationship issues.

The support group is...

Catasauqua column

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by LIZ HAHN Special to The Press in Columns

The Catasauqua Club, 226 Pine St., will serve brunch Sunday, Jan. 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is open to the public and is nonsmoking.

It will feature an all-you-can-eat buffet with omelets made to order. Buffet food to be served includes scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, ham, toast, home fries, French toast, cream chipped beef (SOS), crepes and various breakfast pastries, along with coffee, tea and orange juice.

Reservations are not necessary but highly suggested.


Lehigh Township column

Wednesday, January 16, 2013 by KRISTINA HESCH-GROVER Special to The Press in Columns

Cord of Three Women's Ministry is held the second and fourth Mondays of each month, beginning Jan. 28, at Bethany Wesleyan Church, Cherryville.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and classes begin at 6:50 p.m.

The following classes will be offered: What's It Like Being Married to Me? By Linda Dillow; Daniel: Lives of Integrity by Beth Moore; Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild by Mary Kassian; and Missing Pieces by Jennifer Rothschild.

For more information, call 610-767-1239, or...