Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018


Tuesday, June 12, 2018 by The Press in Columns


• Governor Wolf Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m., on the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, East Allen Township. Information:

• Quilting and sewing, 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Cribbage, 1-5 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown. Information: 610-437-3700

• Mah Jongg, 1-5 p.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown....

Newhard Pharmacy marks partnership with St. Luke’s

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Newhard Pharmacy held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house May 19 to introduce the new chapter in its iconic legacy — a partnership with St. Luke’s University Health Network to provide walk-in laboratory services, blood work and cholesterol checks.

This venture marks the first time St. Luke’s Health Network has offered its laboratory services via an independent local business.

For its part, New- hard Pharmacy has designed and created a special section of the pharmacy at the...

‘This is a significant moment’

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Graduates of Northampton Area High School’s Class of 2018 paraded into Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, June 2 to the sounds of “Pomp and Circumstance,” played by the well-acclaimed high school orchestra under the direction of Ryan Mertz.

Northampton Area School District Superintendent of Schools Joseph Kovalchik delivered opening remarks and welcomed the graduates, as well as the attending members of the Class of 1968. This ceremonial tie to past graduates reiterates a theme echoed through...

NASD budget vote is on June 11 agenda

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

It’s been a long six months on the road to the Northampton Area School District’s 2018-19 final budget. The budget was first introduced Jan. 10. It was the middle of winter. The Jan. 8 school board meeting was postponed because of a snow/ice storm.

The first day of summer, June 21, is now approaching — and so is the deadline, June 30, for district budget approval.

The final budget is expected to be on the agenda for an up-or-down vote at the board of education meeting, to be...

Police continue search for suspect in mall shooting

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Police Log

A suspect in the June 1 shooting of two people at the Lehigh Valley Mall was still at large nearly a week after the incident.

Whitehall Township Police Chief Michael Marks said police continue to look for the person who allegedly shot two men around 7:10 p.m. in the mall parking lot after a fight occurred inside Macy’s. There was no update as of press time Wednesday.

Marks said two victims are being treated for gunshot wounds, which he said are not life threatening. On June 4,...

Northampton Area Public Library: Meet the author event June 9

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Join us 1 p.m. June 9 as Jeremy Vermeulen discusses his first book, “My Happiness Journey: 8 Guiding Principles to a Happy Life.” There will be a discussion about writing and self-publishing, as well as a question-and-answer session.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase, and the author will be signing books.


Learn and Play for preschoolers is 10 a.m. June 13. Play and explore with STEM toys and activities with your child.

The program is for...

Catasauqua police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 17

A vehicle was stolen in the 200 block of Front Street.

Police sought vehicle repossession information in the 400 block of Race Street.

In the 300 block of School Street, a dispute occurred over a traffic incident.

Police assisted an outside agency with a report of a missing dog in the 800 block of Chapel Street.

On Race Street, police responded to a reportable motor vehicle...

Coplay police

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

May 21

The department received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Center Street.

Police investigated a parking complaint in the unit block of South Third Street.

Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a female walking in the area of North Second and Chestnut streets.

Police were called to the 400 block of Chestnut Street for a residential alarm.

Members of...

Allen/East Allen townships: Good Shepherd plans basket raffle

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1335 Old Carriage Road, Kreidersville, will hold a basket raffle and bake sale noon-4 p.m. June 10.

This is a fundraising event for Lucas Miller, who is living with muscular dystrophy.


Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is also holding Vacation Bible School June 18-22 for children age 3 through sixth grade.

This year’s theme is “Superheroes of the Bible,” and the curriculum was written by the church’s Christian education committee....

East Allen supervisors hear request for purchase of tree farm

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

During their May 24 meeting, East Allen Township supervisors were asked to review a request from Frank Evans of Skoda Contracting to purchase a tree farm at 6699 Locust Road.

Skoda Contracting has a contract with UGI to replace gas lines, but the company does not have a place to store equipment. Evans is an amateur arborist and, according to his request, he would live on the property and carve out a couple of acres to park his company’s equipment. The township zoning officer told...