Northampton Press

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Lehigh Valley Press parent company rebrands

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

The name may have changed, but our goal remains the same.

“Our mission is to inform and entertain our readers, preserve the history of our local community and service the needs of local businesses and individuals with diverse media solutions.”

With a strong lineage that can trace its history back to the Mauch Chunk Daily Times well over a century ago, the Times News — the sister daily paper of the Lehigh Valley Press — continues to adapt and has rebranded.

As of today,...

Lehigh Township: Bethany collecting clothing, food

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville, is holding a winter clothing and food drive through Jan. 19.

Consider donating canned food and new or gently used coats, hats, gloves and socks to the drive.

Drop off donations in the lobby during Wednesday night activities or weekend services.

For more information, call 610-767-1239.

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Is your church or organization having a fundraiser or event in Lehigh Township you want to let the community...

Coplay police

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Police Log

Coplay police responded to these and other calls recently.

DEC. 29

Officers investigated reports that six vehicles in the 100 block of South Eighth Street were entered and various items were stolen.

Police provided a protection-from-abuse service in the unit block of North Front Street.

A neighbor complaint regarding garbage in the 100 block of North Second Street was addressed.

The department assisted Emmaus police with a protection-from-abuse service in...

Audubon society invites youth to fifth annual event Jan. 11

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Lehigh Valley Audubon Society will host its fifth Christmas Bird Count for Kids 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Jan. 11. Youths aged 6 to 12 are invited to join LVAS for this fun introduction to birding and citizen science, which will teach them how to use binoculars, identify common birds and collect scientific data.

The CBC4Kids is based on the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count, a 120-year-old citizen science event that has become a cherished holiday tradition for birders nationwide....

Catasauqua: Rockabilly night scheduled for Jan. 11

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Iron City Swing is hosting a rockabilly night Jan. 11 at Gas House Dance Hall, 311 Front St.

There will be dance lessons 7:15-8 p.m. The featured band, The Buzzards, will play 8-11 p.m.

The event is BYOB.

Call 610-443-0707 with any questions.

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Catasauqua American Legion Post 215, 330 Second St., will hold a bar bingo 7 p.m. Jan. 14.

Food is available.

Come out for an evening of fun.

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Another View

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Everyone, from time to time, experiences emotional ups and downs caused by events in his or her life or from more severe clinical mental health conditions.

Many individuals suffer in silence and do not seek help from mental health care professionals for fear of being judged by family, friends or co-workers.

Oprah recently discussed mental health issues with singer Lady Gaga during the first of several interviews in Oprah’s “2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus” cross-country tour....

Moore Township: Registration open for spring baseball, softball

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township Athletic Association has sign-ups for spring baseball and softball.

Visit mtaaredhawks.org, click on Register in the upper-right-hand corner and follow the on-screen instructions.

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Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11:30 a.m. Jan. 12. There is a cost.

Point Phillips also has trap league every Saturday, 10-11 a.m.

For more information, call 610-837-0310.

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Coplay: Put out your trees

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

The borough will pick up discarded Christmas trees Jan. 10 and 17.

The trees should be set out in the same place the garbage is collected.

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The borough is planning ahead for the snowy season and is compiling two lists.

One list is of residents who want their sidewalks shoveled, and the other is of youths who will shovel the snow.

Call 610-262-6088 to be placed on the appropriate lists.

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The borough is reminding residents who live near...

State representative visits with high school politicians club

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by PAUL CMIL in School

Joseph Confer, a sophomore at Northampton Area High School and a member of the Young Politicians Club, pulled off a few political tricks of his own. Based on his written request, state Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138th, showed up for his meeting Dec. 13, 2019, even though no one in the audience is old enough to vote.

Hahn scratched the surface on how the legislative branch of the state works. She gave the highly interested students a glimpse of her trajectory in politics, starting with her...

Career, technical schools receive $104,999 in equipment funds

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Grants awarded

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, recently announced the awarding of $104,999 in competitive grants to local career and technical schools for the purchase of new equipment aligned to training students in high-demand occupations.

“I am pleased that the commonwealth is being proactive in assisting our career and technical schools across the state to aid them in preparing our students for high demand occupations,” Boscola stated. “These grants will allow our local career...