Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Lehigh Township: Bethany Wesleyan Church welcomes comedian March 9

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, is hosting comedian Andy Beningo 7 p.m. March 9.

His ability to find humor in subjects like growing up the middle child, his short-lived career as a middle school teacher and our society’s obsession with technology has made him a crowd favorite in audiences nationwide.

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


Harris the III, award-winning illusionist and storyteller, will be...

Catasauqua: Gas House hosts burlesque show Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

House of Knight Burlesque will present “Love Stinks: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” Feb. 16 at the Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

Doors open 7:30 p.m., and the show starts 8 p.m.

There will be a performance by The Mysterious Magic Mike. Other performers include Jack Bewildered and DJ Turbine.

Miss China Doll will host the event, featuring Jersey G, Ms. Sassy Chassis, Satine Rouge, Trixie Deflair and Betsy Bombchelle.

There is a cost. Tickets will be...

District News: Schools closed for holiday

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Area School District will be closed Feb. 15 for the Presidents Day holiday.

Feb. 18 will be a makeup day for the snow, if needed.


Northampton Area High School’s PTSA group will meet 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at the high school.


Northampton Community Task Force is holding a book drive throughout NASD. The group is collecting new and like-new books, which will be donated to local food banks.

The drive will now be held through March 1. Each...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

FEB. 3

Officers responded to reports of criminal mischief on Hunter and Fifth streets.

Police investigated a suspicious vehicle at Front and Arch streets.

The department assisted Catasauqua police with a disturbance in the 300 block of Howertown Road.

Traffic stops were conducted at Main and Grove streets and Front and Arch streets.

FEB. 4

Officers assisted the fire...


Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Local News

Mr. Bruce Keim was raised in Bethlehem, graduating in 1972 from Liberty High School, where he was a member of the track and field team. One of his favorite teachers was Mr. George Pavlinski, who taught math and motivated the students.

Upon graduating, he enrolled at Virginia Tech and graduated with a degree in civil engineering. During the summer, he was employed at Bethlehem Steel, where his father and relatives were employed.

Bruce began his cement odyssey at the Hercules-...

Northampton council remains firm on sewer fees

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council refused to budge from the required $5,070-per-unit sewer tap-in fee that has been in place for more than two decades, following a request from the owner of the former Catholic War Veterans Post 454, 14th Street and Washington Avenue, who sought a reduction in the rate.

Council unanimously rejected, without comment, MGMJ Holding Company’s appeal to lower the sewer tap-in fee at its Feb. 7 meeting.

There are eight separate apartments, classified as...

Bath: Museums open to the public Saturday

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Come out and explore the Bath Museum at its new location, 121 S. Walnut St. It will be open 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 16.

Volunteers are always welcome.


Governor Wolf Historical Society Museum, 6600 Jacksonville Road, will be open to the public 1-3 p.m. Feb. 16.

Tours of the society’s campus are offered.

For more information, visit


The Bath Republican Association, 146 N. Chestnut St., will be having an adult toy bingo 7 p.m. Feb...

Fire damages Lehigh Township home

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

A mansion-style home in Lehigh Township was damaged by a fire Feb. 6.

Township Fire Chief Richard Hildebrand said the fire broke out around 1:30 p.m. at the 311 Mulberry Drive home.

When firefighters arrived, Hildebrand said they encountered a fire inside the home that was through the roof and in the walls and the attic of the fireplace area.

He said the homeowners were home at the time, and there were no known injuries at this time.

“Firefighters were able to get...

Northampton: Valentine dance is Feb. 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, 1204 Main St., will hold a valentine dance 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16. DJ Flip will entertain.

For tickets to the valentine dance and other information, call 610-262-3891.

Other planned activities include:

• Karaoke with DJ PK, 9 p.m. the first and third Fridays of the month

• Polka and button box, 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Fridays of the month

• St. Patrick’s Day party with DJ PK, 8 p.m. March 15


Inductees announced for 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Northampton Area Konkrete Kids Educational Foundation has announced this year’s Distinguished Alumni Award Wall of Honor inductees. Each of the seven Northampton Area High School graduates has achieved success in his or her chosen career or profession, while also having a positive impact on others through community service and/or volunteerism.

• Dr. Rodger Berg — Class of 1964; professor of science/chemistry at DeSales University, Muhlenberg College and Lehigh University; member/...