Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Allen releases open space plan

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Township Manager Ilene Eckhart introduced Allen Township’s Parks, Recreation and Open Space Plan to the board of supervisors at its regular meeting Sept. 25.

The plan, dubbed Creating Connections, covers the next decade of quality-of-life development. Although the plan is not binding, it does outline where future development is contemplated. The open space plan will be incorporated into the township’s recently released comprehensive plan. The plan has been in development for more than...

Sacred Heart resident turns 100

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

In celebration of her 100th birthday, Stella Kristofits had three separate parties at Sacred Heart Senior Living by the Creek, Northampton, where she now resides.

Stella is the third Sacred Heart resident to have reached this milestone.

“I had three days for my birthday,” Stella said.

The official big day was Sept. 20, but she got to celebrate with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren over the course of a few days. Even the...

Scouts honor borough mayor

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Mayor Thomas Reenock was awarded the Distinguished Citizen Award by the Boy Scouts of America Minsi Trails Council at the 2018 Cement Belt Friends of Scouting dinner Sept. 26.

The event, held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave., raised more than $8,000 for Scouting programs.

Reenock has volunteered with numerous civic and charitable organizations over the years. He has been honored for his unselfish commitment to the community and numerous...

Allen/East Allen townships: Trick or treat Oct. 31

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Trick-or-night night in Allen and East Allen townships will be held 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Those planning to hand out treats that night are asked to turn on their porch lights.


Reminder: East Allen Township Parks and Recreation Department is introducing a new community program called Walk This Way to Better Health.

There is no cost to attend. The walking program will be held 10-11 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning in October, at Bicentennial Park West.


Whitehall police

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 10

An assault in the 3300 block of North Fourth Street brought police to the scene.

The department investigated a disturbance in the 2600 block of MacArthur Road.

A theft occurred in the 5500 block of Summit Street.

A suspicious vehicle on Third Street was reported.

Police were on the scene of a domestic offense against family in the unit block of Maryland Circle.


Moore Township: Oktoberfest planned for Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 696 Johnson Road, invites the community to Oktoberfest 2-6 p.m. Oct. 6.

Come out for food, hayrides, bingo, face painting, apple bobbing, pumpkin carving and other games. There will also be a blessing of the pets 4 p.m.

For more information, call the church 610-759-7363.


Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, invites the community to its annual fall festival 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Oct. 6.

There will...

Catasauqua: Borough presents Fest O’ Fall Oct. 6

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Historic Catasauqua Preservation Association is sponsoring the 13th annual Fest O’ Fall celebration noon-5 p.m. Oct. 6, with a rain date of noon-5 p.m. Oct. 7.

Activities will be held at Biery House, 8 Race St., and George Taylor House, Lehigh and Poplar streets.

Family activities include a hay ride, kids’ crafts, face and rock painting, games, an obstacle course and more. You can make a scarecrow or purchase a kit to make one at home. You can also make a bird house to take...

Election Policy

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the Nov. 6 General Election, the Whitehall-Coplay Press, Northampton Press and Catasauqua Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by or about those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office is the Oct. 11 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by...

Lehigh Township: Hope hosts basket social Oct. 12

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, will host the 24th annual fall basket social Oct. 12.

The walk-in social will start 4 p.m., and the drawing will begin 7:30 p.m. Winners will be notified via phone that same evening.

Delicious homemade foods, baked goods and other refreshments will also be available.

Proceeds will benefit the Hope Lutheran Church maintenance fund.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-7203.



Act 34 hearing set for Oct. 8

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

A detailed preview of the $35.7 million Lehigh Elementary School project will be presented at an Act 34 public hearing 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the cafeteria of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave., Northampton.

Copies of the Act 34 booklet are available for review on the school district website, (click on the second Spotlight story); the administration building, 2014 Laubach Ave.; and Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave.

NASD Superintendent...