Northampton Press

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Students of the Month named

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by AL RECKER in School

The backyard garden was the comparison provided at Northampton Exchange Club’s Service to Youth program April 4, at which five Northampton Area High School seniors were lauded for their achievements in and outside the classroom.

During the ceremony, held at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, Dr. Rodger Berg, program chairman, used the analogy of starting a garden in the spring with seeds, culminating in the summer with tomatoes, string beans and more ready to be picked.


Lehigh supervisors, residents discuss Northwoods extension

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the April 24 meeting of Lehigh Township Board of Supervisors, Northwoods developers requested a plan extension until July 31. The vote waited until public comments from people in the audience living in the area of Butternut Drive were heard.

Ruth Heffelfinger said they were getting letters from Lehigh Valley Planning Commission that did not address concerns about runoff.

The plan is 14 years old.

Dave Lear, with Lehigh Engineering, said the company should have...

Lehigh Township: Historical society to host open house

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Lehigh Township Historical Society will be holding an open house 1-4 p.m. June 3 at the Historical Centre Museum, 3811 Lehigh Drive.

Learn about the history of Lehigh Township while viewing the numerous items the historical society has collected.


Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville, has announced registration for summer 2018 Vacation Bible School is now open online.

VBS runs July 9-13 and is offered to children from 3 years old and potty...

Chosen words

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Hoist the balloons for the month of June

Month that you are

those near and far

Attend celebrations

as countless as stars

Sailing through






From the first to the 30th

We attend each event

Purchase gifts galore

So there’s ample delight

Such a splendid occasion is June

What a sight!

D.J. Hausman-Hill


Editor’s View

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The weekend of May 18-20 was a study in the contrast between love and hate, good vs. evil.

On Friday, hate prevailed as Dimitrios Pagourtzis, a 17-year-old student at Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe, Texas, walked into the school’s art complex with a shotgun and a handgun and began shooting at his fellow students.

In the end, 10 people were slaughtered. Another 13 were wounded. Pagourtzis was taken into custody following a shootout with police.

Cable news stations almost...

Moore Township: Poker run planned for June 2

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Point Phillips Rod & Gun Club, 1035 Smith Gap Road, is having a poker run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. June 2. There will be food and a deejay 2-4 p.m.

Contact the club at 610-837-0310 to preregister and receive a discount.

Point Phillips is also having an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8-11:30 a.m. June 10. There is a cost.

For more information and cost, call the club.


Moore Township Athletic Association is holding sign-ups for fall sports — including soccer,...

Catasauqua: Concert is planned for June 1

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The Groove Merchants will perform 7-10 p.m. June 1 at Catasauqua Park Ampitheater, 501 American St. Come on out with your lawn chairs, blankets and refreshments for a fun, music-filled evening.


Salem United Church of Christ, 615 Third St., will be having a flea market 9 a.m.-1 p.m. June 2. Featured is a basket raffle, bake sale, pickled red beets and lots of food for eat-in or take-out meals.

If you have items you would like to donate (no TVs or electronics) or any...

Northampton: Paw Prints festival is June 3

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Columns

The 10th annual Paw Prints on the Canal is set for 11 a.m.-4 p.m. June 3 at Canal Street Park. It will be held rain or shine.

The event is sponsored by Northampton Borough and benefits the Northampton Police Department’s K-9 unit.

Highlights of the day include a rescue parade, noon, and a sharp-dressed pet contest, 1 p.m. Northampton’s K-9 unit will offer demonstrations.


Quota Club of Northampton will hold its annual yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. June 9 at Canal...

Living the Vintage Years

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A few weeks ago, I heard a startling statistic that frightened me. During a caregivers class at a local hospital, the facilitator told attendees that 80 percent of caregivers die before their patient does.

Initially, that news sounded unbelievable. Surely, there was some mistake. But the more I thought about that high figure, the more sense it made.

Often, caregivers are consumed by the strenuous routine required in providing 24-hour care for a loved one who is dependent on...

North Catasauqua police

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

MAY 12

Police were on the scene of a suspected DUI at Fourth and Grove streets.

Officers assisted Catasauqua police with an underage drinking report in the 500 block of Front Street.

A suspicious vehicle in the 1300 block of Howertown Road was reported.

The department investigated a disabled vehicle on Howertown Road.

Officers performed a welfare check in the 1200 block of Fifth...