Northampton Press

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Lawsuit filed against NASD, IU-20

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by BERNIE O’HARE in Local News

Northampton Area School District and Colonial Intermediate Unit 20 face a federal lawsuit based on the alleged sexual assault of a 15-year-old female student with special needs.

The complaint, filed Sept. 11 by Philadelphia Attorney Michael D. Shaffer, is based on incidents that allegedly occurred in December of 2017.

The student is identified in the complaint only by her initials. She and her parents, also identified only by their initials, are seeking more than $150,000 in...

Northampton resident medals at 2018 Transplant Games

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Michael Seidick, of Northampton, won several medals during the 2018 Transplant Games of America, held Aug. 2-7 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

He won gold in golf singles, gold in team golf and gold in the 4x400m relay while representing Northampton, Lehigh and Berks counties on Team Philadelphia.

Seidick received two kidney transplants. The first was in 1978 at the age of 8, and the second was in 1984.

There were 12 competitors from the Lehigh Valley on Team Philadelphia,...

Across the pond

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

Craig Lemmerman, of Northampton, donned his best medieval attire on the morning of July 28, mounted his horse and made his way to St. John the Baptist Church in Blisworth, England.

Lemmerman served as best man in the wedding of Lisa and Mark Jordan-Green, of Northampton, England.

The couple wanted a medieval-themed wedding and asked that their guests all dress appropriately for the occasion. Lemmerman chose his outfit because it looked like chain mail.

As in the olden...

Northampton: Food bank will hold penny party Sept. 23 in Cherryville

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Northampton Area Food Bank’s annual penny party will be held Sept. 23 at Hope Lutheran Church, 4131 Lehigh Drive, Cherryville.

Doors open 1:30 p.m. The games begin 2 p.m.

Refreshments will be available, and a raffle and bake sale are also planned.

Proceeds benefit the needy in the Northampton Area School District and surrounding areas.

For more information, call Kelly Frantz at 610-262-7826.


Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton...

Lehigh Elementary School project information available

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in School

Detailed information on Northampton Area School District’s proposed Lehigh Elementary School project — the Act 34 hearing booklet — is now available on the NASD website for the public’s viewing.

An Act 34 hearing, advertising for the hearing, availability of the booklet and project cost was approved by a unanimous 9-0 vote, as recommended by the NASD administration, at the Sept. 10 board of education meeting.

The public hearing is to be held 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the cafeteria of...

District News: ESL parent night is Sept. 20

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in School

The ESL (English as a Second Language) parent night is set for 7 p.m. tonight, Sept. 20, in the auditorium of Northampton Area High School.

This is an informative meeting for parents. It will give them the opportunity to meet teachers, as well as collect take-homes to help parents, teachers and students stay connected and be more successful ESL learners.


Reminder: Fall photos will be taken at the following schools.

Borough’s Siegfried building, Sept. 20


Moore Township: Dinner is planned

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Mountain View Wesleyan Church, 1001 Deemer Road, is having a spaghetti dinner 4-6 p.m. Sept. 29.

The meal includes salad, drink and dessert. Gluten-free options and takeout are available. There is a cost. Kids age 5 and under eat for free.

For more information, contact the church at 610-759-7553.


Moorestown Garden Club will have its next meeting 7 p.m. Oct. 2 at Salem United Church of Christ, 2218 Community Drive.

For more information, call 610-759-1652...

Lehigh Township: Salem UM to hold pig roast Sept. 29

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by The Press in Columns

A pig roast will be held 2-5 p.m. Sept. 29 at Salem United Methodist Church, 1067 Blue Mountain Drive, Danielsville.

There will be entertainment by Louie Setzer & The Appalachian Mountain Boys.

Advance tickets are required.

For more information, call George at 610-438-0881 or email


Big Daddy Weave & Brandon Heath will be performing at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive,...

NAHS senior teaches dance

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Today, there are more female leaders than ever — but still far too few at the very top. That’s where the Girl Scouts can help. The Girl Scouts Research Institute has found two-thirds of girls want to be leaders, but only one girl in five believes she has the skills to lead.

Katelyn Graver, a senior at Northampton Area High School and an Ambassador Girl Scout from Troop 6687 of Union United Church of Christ in Neffs, has been working over the last year toward her Gold Award, the...