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Friday, February 22, 2019

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.


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


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.


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...


Monday, February 18, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 18

• Beading club meeting, 1:30 p.m., in the reference area of Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Open mic and jam night, 6:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information: 610-432-4339

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

• Stretch and strengthen, 9-10 a.m., at Lehigh Valley...

Ready for snow with new plow

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The snow must go on.

And soon, a new snowplow will be at the ready in Northampton Area School District.

Before the Feb. 11 NASD Board of Education meeting got underway, a winter storm warning issued through Tuesday night forced NASD Superintendent of Schools Joseph S. Kovalchik to announce the cancellation of Feb. 12 classes. At the meeting, plans to purchase a snowplow truck moved into high gear.

“We have to act on the truck sooner than later,” Kovalchik said.


Traffic, parking issues addressed at Bath meeting

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

During the Feb. 4 Bath Borough Council meeting, a resident commented about traffic congestion in the borough.

“The traffic is horrendous,” said Bath resident Nancy McGaughran. “There’s gonna be an accident, especially around rush hour. Something should be done. It’s every day.”

McGaughran’s statements were endorsed by many residents present.

Council President Mark Saginario replied that there is not much borough officials can do because the five highways intersecting...

Morganelli announces candidacy for county judge seat

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

John Morganelli announced in November 2018 he would not be seeking another term as Northampton County district attorney.

“I felt at that time that I had achieved all the goals that I set out to achieve, and after 27 years, it was time for me to consider some new challenges,” he said.

Morganelli has decided to make a run for the open seat in the Northampton County Court of Common Pleas.

According to Morganelli, he had wanted to be a lawyer since age 12. He grew up in a...