Northampton Press

Friday, February 22, 2019

Rap of the gavel

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

FEBRUARY

THURSDAY 7

East Allen Township Planning Commission meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 5344 Nor-Bath Blvd.

Northampton Borough Council meets 7:30 p.m. in the municipal building, 1401 Laubach Ave.

MONDAY 11

Northampton Area School Board meets 6:30 p.m. in the first-floor board room of the administration building, 2014 Laubach Ave.

Moore Township Farmland Preservation Commission meets, if needed, 7 p.m. in the municipal building, 2491...

Catasauqua police

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

Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 21

A driver was cited in the 100 block of Lehigh Street. Paraphernalia was destroyed, police said.

At Innovative Arts Academy Charter School, 330 Howertown Road, a juvenile complaint was referred to the school and security resource officer.

Officers responded to a civil matter regarding a vehicle registration in the 500 block of Bath Avenue.

JAN. 22

Vehicles blocking a driveway in...

N. Catasauqua police

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

North Catasauqua police responded to these and other calls recently.

JAN. 20

Police were on the scene of a hit-and-run accident in the 1100 block of Front Street.

A burglar alarm in the 400 block of Grove Street was investigated.

Officers assisted the fire department in the 1000 block of Railroad Street.

JAN. 22

A burglar alarm in the 1000 block of Railroad Street brought police to the scene.

The department addressed a general complaint in the...

Coplay: Students to be confirmed

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Alfred A. Schlert, bishop of Allentown, will celebrate the Mass of Confirmation 4:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church, 4 S. Fifth St., Coplay.

The sacrament will cover the parishes of Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church, Egypt; St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church, Stiles; and St. Peter, Coplay.

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Coplay Borough Council meets 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in council chambers at the municipal building, 98 S. Fourth St.

The borough is accepting applications...

Northampton: Queenship group plans trip

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Queenship of Mary Cenacle is sponsoring a bus trip to see the show “Jesus” at Sight & Sound Theatre, Lancaster, May 9. The cost includes everything but the buffet luncheon at Shady Maple. Proceeds allow the Cenacle to make monthly charitable donations.

For more information, call Fran at 610-262-1663 or Rosie at 610-262-2838.

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Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Feb. 13 at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open 11 a.m. Refreshments...

Happenings

Monday, February 4, 2019 by The Press in Columns

FEB. 4

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet & Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Bingo is played every Monday.

• Parent Teacher Association meeting, 7 p.m., in the all-purpose room of Moore Elementary School, 2835 Mountain View Drive, Moore Township. Information: Kate Latteman at klatte_08@yahoo.com or mooreelementarypta.digitalpto.com

• Stretch and strengthen, 9-10 a.m., at Lehigh Valley Active Life,...

Celebration of life service is planned

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PRESS STAFF in Local News

A celebration of the lives of Bruce A. “Buddy” Miller Jr. and his son Bruce Alan Miller will be held 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville. The family will receive friends 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Feb. 1 and 10-11 a.m. Feb. 2 at the church.

The father and son died Jan. 21 in their Lehigh Township home, after an explosion and fire.

Buddy Miller Jr., 36, was the owner of Better Bid Tree Service for more than 15 years. His free time was spent...

School board OKs preliminary budget

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The 2019-20 preliminary budget for Northampton Area School District has been approved.

The NASD Board of Education voted 8-1 to approve the spending plan, which proposes a 3.79-percent tax increase that would raise the average property owner’s tax bill $121.27 annually.

The budget tax hike drew criticism from three Lehigh Township residents.

Voting for the preliminary budget were school board President David Gogel, board Vice President Chuck Frantz and school Directors...

NAHS students are honored as Voice of Democracy winners

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by AL RECKER in School

Nearly 60 Northampton Area High School juniors and seniors participated in the annual Voice of Democracy program, which embraces the Veterans of Foreign Wars’ national theme “Why My Vote Matters.”

On Jan. 5, Commander Lawrence Schlittler, a representative of Northampton Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4714, honored the top three finalists at a breakfast at Samuel Owens Restaurant, Coplay. Family members were in attendance for the awards reception.

Adeline Weitknecht, a junior,...