Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Living the Vintage Years: Rx for quality health care begins with education

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I walked into the room in the middle of a loud argument.

My relative’s roommate in a health care facility was angry with staff for not getting him bathed and dressed by lunchtime. He was still in bed in his nightclothes. When one of his relatives came to visit, he told her what had happened, and she reported his grievance to the facility’s nurse and administrator.

Ever since, he has been dressed and groomed at a reasonable morning hour.

It pays to have an advocate to...

Hahn to host event in Nazareth

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior expo

State Rep. Marcia Hahn (R-138rd) invites senior citizens, their families and caregivers to her annual senior expo 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 5 at Bushkill Township Volunteer Fire Company, 155 Firehouse Drive, Nazareth.

“My staff and I are looking forward to again spending time with our neighbors and friends who come out every year,” Hahn said. “With nearly 70 vendors scheduled to attend, this event is a great opportunity for them to check out the many local, state and...

Rap of the gavel

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News



East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

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


Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the district offices, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491 Community...

North Catasauqua police

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

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 18

A DUI and drug case brought police to the area of Fourth and Main streets.

Criminal mischief in the 1300 block of Fourth Street was investigated.

A traffic stop was conducted on Howertown Road.

SEPT. 19

Officers investigated a domestic issue in the 1100 block of Second Street.

The department responded to a report of flooding at Fourth and Cypress streets.


Coplay police

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

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

SEPT. 24

Police investigated a fight outside a residence in the unit block of South Front Street.

Officers were on the scene in the 100 block of South Front Street for reports of threats being made to a juvenile.

A warning was issued for a registration violation during a traffic stop in the 200 block of North Second Street.

SEPT. 25

Police provided protection-from-abuse service in the unit...

Ladies fly fishing event is set

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited

The Hokendauqua Chapter of Trout Unlimited is hosting the third annual ladies fly fishing educational instruction event Oct. 13.

Check-in begins 8 a.m., and the program starts 9 a.m.

There is no cost.

Women, age 18 and older, will be given instruction on fly fishing equipment, how to cast, tie a fly pattern and more.

You may bring your own equipment or use the equipment provided.

Keep in mind you will be outside...

Slovak heritage in area

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by ED PANY Curator, Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum in Columns

A few months ago, I wrote a series on Austrian immigrants who came to America for opportunity and a new life in a new country. Another large migration from the old Austria-Hungarian empire were people of Slovak origin. Many settled in Northampton, Cementon, Egypt, Coplay and Catasauqua.

My mother, a Slovak, also made the long journey to the United States and settled in Northampton. She was very proud of her heritage. I wonder how many of their descendants can converse in their native...

Democrats rally in Coplay

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

Murat Guzel, who heads the Lehigh Valley Democratic Progressive Coalition (LVDPC), held a political rally, billed as Harmony Fest, at the American Club of Coplay pavilion Aug. 9.

“This is a local organization. Every local Democrat Party organization and all the Democratic elected officials joined us and are a part of this group,” he said.

Guzel had a two-page list of everyone who supports his organization. Celeste Dee is the executive director of LVDPC and set up the event. She...

Trunk-or-treat event planned

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Chick-fil-A in Whitehall, 2610 MacArthur Road, is hosting its second annual trunk-or-treat event 5-7 p.m. Oct. 23.

This community event allows children to trick or treat in a unique way. Children will be able to walk around and receive treats at cars that were registered to participate.

There will be other activities as well, such as face painting, a deejay and a balloon artist.

Rain date for the event is Oct. 24.