Northampton Press

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Northampton Area Public Library: Adult craft event is Dec. 10

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Public Library will hold a Christmas craft for adults 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Registration is required.


The crochet group will meet 6 p.m. Dec. 11. All ages and skill levels are welcome.


There will be a teen gingerbread house event 3 p.m. Dec. 12. Teens will create houses, and the most creative wins a prize! Registration is required.


The library book sale is Dec. 12-15. The sale includes books for children, teens and adults....

Annual Cement Bag Award presentation will be held Dec. 14

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough’s coveted Cement Bag Award will be presented to a borough resident at the annual banquet, to be held Dec. 14 at Northampton Banquet and Event Center. The dinner is usually coupled with a State of the Borough address, given by borough Manager LeRoy Brobst.

The identity of the 2018 honoree will not be disclosed until the event, a dinner at which borough employees and others aligned with the borough are also recognized for their dedication to the community.


Allen/East Allen townships: Tree lighting to be held at Kreidersville bridge

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Kreidersville Covered Bridge Association will hold a holiday tree-lighting celebration 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15 at the covered bridge.

Highlights of the event include holiday carols, hot chocolate, cookies, a bonfire and, of course, a special visit from Santa!


Lappawinzo Fish & Game, 25 Lappawinzo Road, will host a breakfast 8 a.m.-noon Dec. 16.

The event is open to the public. There is a cost.


Allen Township firefighters will be delivering...

Exchange Club honors faculty

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

Northampton Exchange Club paid tribute to three Northampton Area High School faculty members — Rebecca Wagner, Barbara Christman and Marilyn White — during a Nov. 7 dinner meeting, where they were named NAHS Employees of the Month.

The tradition began three years ago when NAHS librarian Sally Madden was the first recipient.

At the program, held at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, Exchange Club President Wayne Mery cited the accomplishments of the women, totaling nearly...


Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

A woman was flown to a local hospital from the scene of a crash on Route 248 in Lehigh Township Nov. 29.

Township police said a blue Chrysler Sebring, driven by Joan Frable, 77, of Lehigh Township, was on Municipal Road at a stop sign facing north, at the intersection of Route 248 (Lehigh Drive) 10:02 a.m.

According to a witness, upon pulling into the intersection, the Sebring was struck by an orange tri-axle dump truck. The truck was fully loaded at the time. The truck was...

Catasauqua Police

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

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

NOV. 19

An unwanted person in the 300 block of Church Street was reported. The individual left voluntarily, police said.

On North 12th Street, officers investigated a harassment complaint via text messages.

In the 600 block of Bethlehem Road, police checked on a parked vehicle.

The department received a report of lug nuts loosened in the 100 block of Main Street.

Police and UGI were on...


Tuesday, December 4, 2018 by The Press in Columns

DEC. 4

• Gentle chair yoga, 9:30-10:30 a.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Thursdays until Dec. 27. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Tai Chi exercise, 12:30-1:30 p.m., at Whitehall Lifestyle Center, 2301 Pine St., West Catasauqua. The class will continue Tuesdays and Fridays until Dec. 21. Information, registration and cost: 610-437-3700

• Deadline to enter the 12th annual North...

Board to decide on bond offering for Lehigh school

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The issuance of a second bond to continue financing the Lehigh Elementary School project is under consideration.

The board of education and administrators of Northampton Area School District have been briefed on the plan by Jamie Doyle, managing director of PFM Financial Advisors LLC, the district’s financial consulting firm.

The project for the new elementary school, to be built on the expanded property of the old school along Blue Mountain Drive, Lehigh Township, has a...

Allen planners recommend zoning map to supervisors

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

At their regular meeting Nov. 19, Allen Township Planning Commission members reviewed and approved changes to the township’s zoning map. The latest map is the culmination of nearly two years of effort by the commission and township Manager Ilene Eckhart.

Commissioners reviewed the plan at previous meetings and adjusted specific details. Approval was expected. The plan will be forwarded to Allen Township Board of Supervisors and is expected to be reviewed at its December meeting.