Coplay Saengerbund is hosting an early New Year’s Eve celebration — 3:30-7 p.m. — at the club, 205 S. Fifth St.
The ballroom is expected to be packed with couples enjoying a late-afternoon gathering and listening to polka music by the Emil Schanta Band.
Elsewhere in the borough, restaurants will be crowded with diners enjoying chefs’ holiday specials. Others will celebrate at home.
New Year’s Day is observed in many homes with a pork and sauerkraut dinner, a...
Two trustees for Northampton Area Public Library’s board have been approved by Northampton Area School District Board of Education.
School directors voted unanimously 9-0 at the Dec. 17 meeting to approve, at the recommendation of the NASD administration, the appointment of Daniel Belletti, of Walnutport, and Jane Yagerhofer, of Bath, each to terms from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2021.
In other business at the Dec. 17 meeting, school directors voted 9-0 to approve:
Whitehall police responded to these and other calls recently.
A reported sex offense in the 3800 block of Mechanicsville Road brought police to the scene.
Officers investigated two thefts at Lehigh Valley Mall.
The department assisted with a report of a fire in the 4100 block of Roosevelt Street.
Disorderly conduct in the 3800 block of Mechanicsville Road was reported.
Police responded to a disturbance at MacArthur Commons.
Northampton County Council has unanimously approved Executive Lamont McClure’s $455 million spending plan for next year. It holds the line on taxes, keeping the tax rate at 11.8 mills. There has been no increase in county taxes since 2015, when a half-mill tax hike was approved by a previous council under former Executive John Brown.
What this budget means is that a homeowner or business with property assessed at $125,000 will see a county bill of $1,180. In addition to county taxes,...
Today, I am over in Hokendauqua with my friend Mike Bednar, a Darktown resident and noted railroad historian. We are looking at what remains of the Thomas Iron Company and Ironton Railroad.
Both companies were very important to the residents, providing employment and company homes. Thomas even provided electricity for Hokendauqua homes — but forgot Darktown.
The Ironton Railroad, chartered in 1859, hauled iron ore from Ironton to the Thomas Iron Company. The iron company was...
I hope everyone has a happy and healthy New Year!
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• Christmas Eve services, 4 p.m. (special children’s worship) and 7:30 p.m. (traditional candlelight service), at Presbyterian Church of Catasauqua, 210 Pine St.
• Christmas Eve services, 6 p.m. (family service) and 9 p.m. (sacred worship and Holy Communion service), at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 575 Grape St., Fullerton
• Christmas Eve service, 6:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church of Hokendauqua, 3005 S. Front St.
• Christmas carol sing-along...
When Mark Reccek was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer, he began his treatment in the oncology department at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg, Bethlehem. The Marine was a fighter and wrote regularly for The Press newspapers.
While he was undergoing treatment, he was being cared for by his sister, Donna Kukor, of Bath. During his stints in the hospital, Reccek continued to write columns on the experiences he had during his treatment.
Reccek was impressed by the work of a...
A full house was present at Bath Borough Hall, 121 S. Walnut St., for the Bath Museum open house and ribbon cutting Nov. 17. Museum committee leader Diane Lager acted as emcee for the event.
State Rep. Marcia Hahn, R-138rd, Bath Borough Mayor Fiorella Reginelli-Mirabito and borough Manager Brad Flynn were in attendance and provided remarks.
All three expressed their thanks to the museum committee for its dedication and passion toward preserving Bath’s history and to those who...