Northampton Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Students of the Month are named

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Northampton Exchange Club held its first Service to Youth program for the 2018-19 school year at Northampton Banquet and Event Center Nov. 7. The following seniors were cited as Students of the Month during the dinner meeting: Gabrielle Demchak, September Girl of the Month; William Bachiashvili, September Boy of the Month; Katelyn Graver, October Girl of the Month; and Cameron Eaton, October Boy of the Month.

The students were presented with certificates in recognition of their...

NASD OKs easement agreement with developer

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A potential roadblock has been cleared for the relocation of Seemsville Road and other improvements in East Allen Township, an important aspect of the Northampton Business Center Land Development Plan, also known as the Jaindl-Watson Development, or JW Development.

The Northampton Area School District Board of Education, with two school directors dissenting, approved an agreement between the school district and JW Development that gives the approximately 288-acre warehouse project an...

Allen receives revised Jaindl plan

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At the board of supervisors meeting Nov. 27, Allen Township officials announced they received a revised land plan from JW Development Partners for a warehouse development along Seemsville Road. The developer asked for an extension until Jan. 23, 2019, to allow time for review.

The request was granted, with one objection from Bruce Frack.

The details of the plan will be reviewed at the planning commission meeting, scheduled for Dec. 17 at the Allen Township Fire Department, 3530...

Northampton: AARP plans holiday party

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will hold its annual Christmas party Dec. 12 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open 11 a.m. Those planning to attend must have a ticket.

Anyone interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce and Roxy Theatre will hold a holiday mixer and movie night Dec. 13 at the Roxy, 2004 Main St.

The mixer will be 6-7 p.m., followed by the classic film “...

Catasauqua: Salem to host Santa breakfast

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a breakfast with Santa 9-11 a.m. Dec. 8.

All ages are welcome.

There is a fee for the breakfast, but those ages 3 and under eat for free.

There will be scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, home fries, pastries, fruit, juice, coffee and much more.


The Catty Club, 226 Pine St., will be having a chicken dinner bingo Dec. 8.

Doors open 4 p.m., and bingo starts 5 p.m.

Contact the club...

Whitehall police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 19

An overdose at Lehigh Valley Mall brought officers to the scene.

Police responded to a mental health call in the 1200 block of Ridge Avenue.

Officers investigated a report of trespassing in the 1000 block of Sumner Avenue.

A disturbance in the 3300 block of Gail Lane was reported.

Police provided a protection-from-abuse order in the 5000 block of Foxdale Drive.


Lehigh Township: Send in your news

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community know about? Send the information to, and I will be happy to announce it in a future column.


Reminder: The Festival of Trees will be held 4-9 p.m. Saturdays through Dec. 15 at the red barn above the north parking lot at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive.

Come out and see...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 25

Police were on the scene of a DUI at Third and Eugene streets.

Property was found in the 700 block of Grove Street.

Officers assisted an outside agency in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A traffic stop was conducted in the 1400 block of Main Street.

NOV. 26

The department responded to an alarm in the 1400 block of Main Street.

NOV. 27

A traffic stop was...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Thank you all who commented on my Oct. 17 Editor’s View on dealing with our Generation Y, Z and millennial family members. It is good to know I am not alone in my frustration with our younger generation not wanting “things” — instead wanting experiences.

Since that Editor’s View, conversations have continued with the fact our children and grandchildren will not want our things when we are gone.

I am a person who sees the value of and appreciates the connection with things from...

Bath: Decorating party is planned at Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, is having a decorating party 10 a.m. Dec. 13.

Come and help decorate the worship spaces for Christmas.

Emmanuel’s is also helping the Bath Area Food Bank by collecting canned fruit, toilet paper and paper towels. Also appreciated will be canned yams or sweet potatoes and Stove Top stuffing.


Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, is having a cookie sale. Come to the firehouse...