Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Catasauqua: Salem UCC will serve soup, salad, sweets Feb. 9

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having an all-you-can-eat soup, salad and sweets event 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 9.

There will be a variety of soups, salad and coleslaw, in addition to a variety of sweets. There will also be takeout available.


St. Mary’s Church is holding a take-out winter soup sale. You can choose from winter garden (a creamy soup with cauliflower, broccoli and carrots), chicken noodle, beef barley, ham and navy bean or cabbage and...

Bath Museum seeking nonprofit status

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Council member Carol Bear-Heckman was excited to present her Bath Museum committee report update during the Bath Borough Council meeting Jan. 7.

The museum committee is writing bylaws as it prepares to pursue 501(c)(3) status. This status is filed with the Internal Revenue Service, which will provide the committee with official nonprofit status.

The museum will be able to receive cash donations that donors can write off on their federal income taxes.

Another museum...

Allen/East Allen townships: Soup, salad served Feb. 28

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, 8142 Valley View Road, Seemsville, will hold an all-you-can-eat soup and salad dinner 4-7 p.m. Feb. 28. The meal includes rolls and dessert.

There is a cost.

For tickets, call Sheila at 610-457-6368. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Registration is open to all youth ages 5 to 17 for the Bath Allen Youth Club spring 2019 baseball season.

Online registration has begun and will continue until March 1. To register, visit...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

There was a brilliant mathematics teacher at the high school I attended. As the community was small, his children, who were also very smart, attended the same school.

Aside from what appeared to be their innate abilities in math and physics, I never suspected anything was different.

One day, a couple of friends and I, along with one of the teacher’s sons, went to his house.

I stepped inside the front door and could not believe what I saw.

Every inch of space —...

District News: Book drive taking place through Feb. 20 in NASD

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Community Task Force is holding a book drive throughout Northampton Area School District. The group is collecting new and like-new books.

The drive will continue until Feb. 20.


Northampton Area Middle School’s PTA group will meet 6 p.m. Feb. 12.


There will be a prom fashion show 7-8 p.m. Feb. 14 in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.

Come check out some of the latest trends for prom!


Schools will be...

Moore Township: Sign up for MTAA spring sports Feb. 9

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Moore Township Athletic Association is holding spring sports sign-ups 1-3 p.m. Feb. 9 at the municipal building, 2491 Community Drive.

Online sign-ups are also available through Feb. 28 by visiting

For more information, contact Dawn at


Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11:30 a.m. Feb. 10.

There is a cost....

Lehigh Township: Hope Lutheran to host Muhlenberg’s gospel choir

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Rejoice, Muhlenberg College’s gospel choir, will share its talents Feb. 17 at the 10:30 a.m. service at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.

Rejoice is a spirit-filled musical ensemble. Comprised of students from various places, races and creeds, the choir is reflective of the diverse interests and ethnicities within the Muhlenberg College community.


Reminder: Hope Lutheran Church is holding a valentine dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Feb. 16. The event is hosted...

Community watch group discussed

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by BILL LEINER JR. in Local News

Bath Borough took another step forward in organizing a neighborhood watch group. Residents crowded into council chambers to attend a meeting Jan. 16 on the issue.

Pennsylvania State Trooper Nathan Branosky kicked off the meeting with a guest speaker, Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli.

Morganelli mentioned the watch group is an important factor and effort in creating community safety.

“I like that these groups are put together by the local community. I...

Northampton police

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Northampton police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 26

The department addressed a neighbor complaint in the 1600 block of Newport Avenue.

JAN. 27

Officers checked on the welfare of a male in the 1000 block Main Street.

JAN. 28

A report of a male shoplifting at Rite Aid, 1620 Main St., was investigated.

JAN. 31

Police assisted with a request to contact a person in the 1600 block of Main Street.

Agency seeking award nominations

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Northampton County

Northampton County Area Agency on Aging is looking for nominations for the Northampton County Outstanding Seniors Awards.

Individuals nominated should contribute their time and talents for the benefit of others in the community through outreach, personal action, inspiration, public service, sports or educational efforts or civic humanitarian endeavors. Their passion for helping others must be evident. Those who have overcome personal challenges to meet the...