Northampton Press

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Northampton: Food bank to hold Super Bowl bingo

Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank will hold a Super Bowl purse and gift card bingo Feb. 2 in the gymnasium of Good Shepherd Catholic School, 1300 Newport Ave.

Doors open noon. Bingo starts 2 p.m.

Prizes will be purses and gift cards from area stores, restaurants and entertainment venues.

The event includes a Chinese auction, a 50/50 raffle and door prizes.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826.

The snow date will be Feb. 9...

Happenings

Monday, January 6, 2020 by The Press in Columns

JAN. 6

• Registration begins for children’s programs (for ages 10 months to fifth grade) at Northampton Area Public Library, 1615 Laubach Ave. The program will occur Feb. 1-April 4. Information and registration: 610-262-7537

• Bingo, 7 p.m. (doors open 5:30 p.m.), at Northampton Banquet and Event Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

JAN. 7

• Creation Station (for school-aged children), 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Whitehall Township Public Library, 3700 Mechanicsville Road....

Man charged after standoff in Lehigh Township

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Police Log

A Northampton County man, naked, yelling and gesturing when he surrendered in the early-morning hours of Dec. 27 following a standoff with police that lasted more than six hours, has been charged after he threatened to kill his wife.

Lehigh Township police officers were dispatched 9:28 p.m. Dec. 26 to the 1100 block of East Stateside Drive, in the Danielsville section of the township, for a domestic dispute.

According to the report, a woman met officers down the street and told...

Kuhns to head middle school

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Dr. Lori Kuhns has been named acting principal of Northampton Area Middle School. Kuhns succeeds NAMS Principal Patrice Turner.

Turner was appointed a special education teacher at Moore Elementary School, effective Dec. 17, at a salary of $94,187, prorated, with benefits.

Kuhns’ appointment was also effective as of Dec. 17, with no increase in salary.

The appointments were approved by a unanimous 9-0 vote by Northampton Area Board of Education at its Dec. 16 meeting....

Keystone details quarry impact

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Local News

Keystone Cement sent its management team to East Allen Township Dec. 19 to explain plans for expanding the local quarry.

The company applied for a permit from the Department of Environmental Protection for the expansion, but the wordy and long permit was possibly subjected to a series of misinterpretations. Keystone wanted to set the record straight and to clarify the program and its commitment to the local community.

Stuart Guinther, the plant manager, introduced his team. The...

Borough council approves town house development

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by AL RECKER in Local News

Northampton Borough Council approved the development of 40 proposed town houses at its meeting Dec. 19.

Northampton Residential LLC, of Whitehall, was given the consent by council on the recommendation of the borough planning commission, which met Dec. 11, to proceed with plans to build town houses north of the CVS and Redner’s Quick Shoppe on West 21st Street, at the site of the former Cross Country Clothes garment factory.

There had been similar plans for the site five years...

Coplay: Public comments on new bridge opening

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in Columns

Area residents and motorists are weighing in with their comments about the new $33.5 million Coplay-Northampton Bridge, which opened Dec. 19.

Most are more than pleased with the bridge, which opened six months ahead of schedule.

Surprising to drivers are the new stop signs erected on Chestnut Street at Front Street. The additional stop signs make the intersection a four-way stop.

Drivers are confused about the four-way stop, with a traffic light just a block away.

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District News: Northampton Area School District classes will resume Jan. 6

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by The Press in School

Northampton Area School District will continue to be closed for winter break through Jan. 3.

Classes will resume Jan. 6.

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PTA groups will meet this month.

• Lehigh Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 6

• Moore Elementary School, 6 p.m. Jan. 6

• George Wolf Elementary School, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7

• Borough Elementary Schools, 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8

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Transition night from eighth grade to ninth grade and course selection night is 6:30 p.m...

Children’s author Jan Brett visits Emmaus High School

Tuesday, December 31, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

In partnership with the staff of Emmaus High School’s Collage literary magazine, Let’s Play Books!, 244 Main St., Emmaus, hosted a presentation and book signing by children’s author Jan Brett Nov. 30.

Brett, who considers herself “more illustrator than author,” arrived at EHS in what one news release described as her “rock star bus.”

The stop was part of the first leg of a national tour to promote her latest book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.”

Inspired by the Persian...