Northampton Press

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Monday, January 8, 2018 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 8

• Registration begins for children’s winter program (for 10 months to fifth grade), during regular hours, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537

• Registration begins for Harry Potter book night (to be held 6 p.m. Feb. 1), during regular hours, at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. Information: 610-262-7537

• Beading club, 1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road. Information...

Simple clear toy candy recipe makes for great memories

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Tom Hourt and his family reawakened memories of clear toy candy as they demonstrated its creation at a recent Palmerton Area Historical Society meeting.

His wife, Jodie, and son, Mitchell, are integral parts of the candy-making business, which begins each year with the call of, “It’s candy weather.” The air must be cold and dry.

Clear toy candy-making is a long-standing Christmas tradition and is demonstrated at the Pennsylvania German Center at Kutztown University. Much of the...

Council approves new part-time police officer

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Local News

Northampton Police Chief Bryan Kadingo requested and received permission to hire Jake R. Charles as a part-time borough police officer. The unanimous vote of the Northampton Borough Council came at council’s Dec. 7, 2017, meeting.

Charles is a Whitehall Township resident and graduate of Whitehall High School. He has completed Act 120 training and must complete the required physical and psychological certifications before beginning work with the department.

In other police news...

Rockefeller will appeal

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

Rockefeller Group has released a statement on its resolve to appeal the decision of the East Allen Township Board of Supervisors. Clark Machemer, the man in charge of the project, took a look at the options available.

“We have a responsibility to our client, Lehigh Valley (International) Airport, to make the best use of the land. We think our plan provided that,” he said in a phone conversation.

Amanda Ferraro, who is part of the public relations division for Rockefeller Group...

Two dead in murder-suicide in borough

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT in Local News

Two people have died in a reported murder-suicide Tuesday night in the Borough of Northampton.

According to Northampton County Coroner Zachary Lysek, Matthew Eberhardt, 45, shot his wife, Kristin Eberhardt, 42, then turned the gun on himself inside the couple’s home, in the 300 block of West 27th Street.

Police responded to a report of gunshots about 9:45 p.m. The coroner’s office was called.

Lysek said Matthew and Kristin Eberhardt died of gunshot wounds. Kristin...

District news: NASD PTA groups will continue to meet next week — Jan. 8, 9

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in School

District PTA groups will meet in January on the following days. Mark your calendar. Anyone is welcome to attend.

Lehigh, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8, at the elementary school

Middle school, 6 p.m. Jan. 9, at the middle school

George Wolf, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 9, at the elementary school


District schools can earn money from the Giant A+ program through the Giant grocery stores when you use your bonus card during checkout. All you need to do is register your bonus card...

Bath: Indoor flea market will be held Jan. 7

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Klecknersville Rangers Volunteer Fire Company, 2718 Mountain View Drive, will be having an indoor flea market 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Jan. 7. The kitchen will be open.

For more information, call 484-695-9374.


Governor Wolf Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 9 on the GWHS campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road. The public is welcome.

For more information, visit


Emmanuel’s Lutheran Church, 3175 Valley View Drive, would like...


Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all those who opened their hearts to support the Warmth for a Friend coat drive for 2017.

We also offer thanks to the designated drop-off sites for helping make this year’s drive possible.

Richard and Sophie Osborne


Allen/East Allen townships: Spring sports registration to begin

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

East Allen Township Recreation Department is accepting registration for its 2018 spring sports programs.

T-ball and baseball is available for boys ages 5 to 14.

All baseball teams will participate in the NAA House League/Parkland Youth League.

Soccer is open to boys and girls ages 5 to 16.

All soccer teams will participate in the Northern Valley Youth Soccer League.

Coaches and their assistants provide the township with both an ACT 34 clearance by...

Coplay: 150th anniversary group continues plans

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 by The Press in Columns

For the past year, a steering committee has been meeting to plan festivities and events for Coplay Borough’s 150th anniversary celebration.

The kickoff gala will take place April 6, 2019, at the American Club pavilion. Some of the events being planned are a community picnic at Sammy Balliet Stadium, block parties throughout the borough, a parade, pub crawl, scavenger hunt and a fireworks display.

There is still time to be involved in the planning of this once-in-a-lifetime...