A few weeks ago, Bob Mentzell, a friend, former outstanding teacher at Northampton High School and current school board member, forwarded this writer a series of photographs showing my father, Anthony Pany, working on the Smith farm in East Allen Township during the Great Depression.
Anthony emigrated to the United States as a youth from Austria. His education in this new country was limited. In order to help his large family, he was hired as a farm hand on the Smith farm.
• Come Write In program (a quiet space for you to write your novel), 5 p.m., at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537 or northamptonapl.org
• Game night, 5-7 p.m., at Coplay Public Library, 49 S. Fifth St. Information: 610-262-7351
• Land preservation open house (organized by Moore Township Land and Preservation Board), 7 p.m., at Moore Township Municipal Building, 2491 Community Drive. Information: 610-759-9449
It was a beautiful fall day Oct. 13 — the kind of day that beckons you to go outdoors and soak up the sunshine. Residents of Bath, along with their canine companions, celebrated the opening of Paw Park, located next to Firefighters Park behind North Chestnut Street.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for a new recreational area dedicated to our four-legged friends. Bath Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito, donning a shirt saying “Paw Park, I Dig It,” welcomed the joyous crowd.
At its meeting Oct. 24, East Allen Township Board of Supervisors opened bids for demolishing the former state mental health facility on Weaversville Road. Penmar Services’ winning bid, $133,350, was well under the projected cost. There were nine bidders and several alternate configurations.
Based on the final bid amount, township Manager Brent Green asked that the township be allowed to expand the scope of the project to include the options. The options will allow the township to...
Zachary J. Zimmerman, of Whitehall, who was charged Sept. 18 for allegedly sexually assaulting three children in his mother’s home day care, waived his preliminary hearing Oct. 31.
His case is now headed to formal arraignment, scheduled for Dec. 16.
Zimmerman, 22, has been charged with one count each of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, both felonies of the first degree. He is also charged...
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
Police were on the scene of a reported rape in the 5000 block of Washington Avenue.
Officers investigated an overdose in the 700 block of Pennsylvania Street.
A domestic offense against family brought police to the 500 block of Mickley Run.
A disturbance in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road was reported.
Officers investigated a report of disorderly conduct in the 2600 block of...
Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.
Dogs at large in the 600 block of Faith Drive were reported to the department.
A burglary occurred in the 100 block of Bridge Street. The report said money was stolen.
An abandoned vehicle was tagged in the 300 block of Walnut Street.
On Railroad Street, police assisted North Catasauqua officers during a traffic stop.
A driver was cited on Howertown Road.
The theft of a...
The Women of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 19th Street and Lincoln Avenue, will hold an all-you-can-eat breakfast and quilt raffle 8-11:30 a.m. Nov. 9.
Breakfast includes eggs, pancakes, hash browns, sausage, toast and a beverage.
There is a cost.
Call 610-262-3813 for tickets or information.
An all-you-can eat spaghetti dinner will be held 4-7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Grace United Church of Christ, 902 Lincoln Ave.
The dinner includes spaghetti with...