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Monday, April 22, 2019

Book sale set for April 25-29

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The American Association of University Women, Bethlehem, will hold its annual book sale April 25-29 at the Bethlehem Ice Rink, 345 Illick’s Mill Road, 18017. There will be preview, half-price and bag days.

Checks and cash are accepted. Proceeds from the event benefit scholarships and educational programs.

For information, schedules and hours, visit

Lehigh Township: Historical society schedules trout fishing derby April 27

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Lehigh Township Historical Society is holding its second annual trout fishing derby fundraiser April 27 at the Indian Creek Fishing Farm, 3479 Mango Drive, Danielsville.

Registration begins 8 a.m., and fishing starts 9 a.m. No fishing license is required.

There is a fee. There will be food and refreshments.

In addition to a door prize and 50/50 drawing, a prize will be awarded for the largest fish.

The event is sponsored by Barry Haydt, Silfies Fuel LLC and...

Summer camp dates announced

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The National Museum of Industrial History summer camp 2019, “We Built This City: Engineering a City from the Ground Up,” will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 8-12 and 15-9 for grades 4 through 6. The daily programs begin at the museum, 602 E. Third St.

Campers will learn to think critically and strategically about topography and infrastructure such as terrain and waterways, urban, suburban and rural features and how utilities are distributed.

Child release consent forms...

Area municipalities receive Local Share Account grants

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, recently announced over $110,000 in Local Share Account grants were approved by the Commonwealth Financing Authority in Harrisburg for Northampton Borough and Moore Township.

State Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, also recently announced state funding totaling more than $4.22 million for seven projects in Northampton County, one of which was for Northampton Borough.

Northampton Borough received $45,000 to facilitate improvements to the pavilion at...


Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News



Lehigh Township Municipal Authority meets 6 p.m. in the municipal building, 1069 Municipal Road, Walnutport.

Moore Township Recreation Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.


Moore Township Planning Commission meets 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.



Living the Vintage Years: These four words can make a caregiver’s day

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK in Opinion

When the phone rang one midmorning, I considered not answering it. A bit overwhelmed by my caregiving tasks, I was not in the mood to deal with sales calls or surveys.

But I answered it anyway — and I am glad I did. A retired friend, Nancy, told me she was out and about doing errands.

“Do you need anything?” she asked.

What magic words. These four simple, wonderful words made my day. Of course, I needed something. I almost always need something. But unless I can find...

NAHS junior, Girl Scout tackles APD awareness campaign

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

What is auditory processing disorder? That’s what one local Girl Scout would like you to know.

Lena Kugelman, Northampton Area High School junior pursuing her Girl Scout Gold Award, is tackling the issue in her community. Lena’s awareness campaign kicks off 6-8 p.m. April 24 at Siegfried Elementary School when she will hold the first of several information nights in elementary schools within Northampton Area School District.

Other events will be held 6-8 p.m. May 2 at Moore...

District News: Classes held April 18; students off April 19 for spring break

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Area School District is required to make up eight instructional days due to the inclement winter weather. The dates that school will now be in session include April 18 and 22, June 4-7 and June 10 and 11.

Due to the schedule changes, May 29-31 and June 3-5 will now be full days for students and staff.

June 6, 7, 10 and 11 will be early dismissal days. Secondary schools (grades 6-12) will dismiss 10:30 a.m., and elementary schools (grades K-5) will dismiss noon....