Tuesday, April 25, 2017


Monday, April 3, 2017

Northampton Community College will stage the play “The Last Days of Judas Iscariot” by Stephan Adly Guirgis, from April 19 through April 22, in the Lipkin Theatre, Kopecek Hall on the Bethlehem Campus.

Set in a time-bending world between heaven and hell, the play re-examines the plight and fate of the New Testament’s most infamous and unexplained betrayer.

Admission is free with a donation of nonperishable food items or a contribution to the Norman R. Roberts Scholarship Fund.

Reservations suggested. Email NCC_theatre_tickets@northampton.edu or call 610-861-5524.

Monday, April 3, 2017
Using plastic to pay income taxes might seem like a great option, particularly if you want to rack up rewards or need more time to come up with the money. But the downside, such as the cost of fees and interest, may negate any pluses. AP FILE PHOTO Copyright - Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistribu

A big tax bill is like hay fever. You don’t want it, you try to avoid it — and then April rolls around and it hits you hard.

Taxes have to be paid, and putting them on your credit card might seem a good option. Maybe you need more time to come up with the money, or you’re imagining the rewards you could rack up by putting a big expense on your card. But paying the IRS with plastic probably isn’t a good idea. Here’s why.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

In an effort to assist applicants with the 2017-18 Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts Project Stream grant application process, the Lehigh Valley Arts Council will offer free grant writing workshops in Lehigh, Northampton and Carbon counties in May.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Amanda Salovay, principal of Saint Joseph Regional Academy in Jim Thorpe, has announced the honor roll for the second trimester of the school year.

Distinguished honors

Grade 3: Maura Malaska, Sophia Sarnowski and Ian Walck

Grade 5: Megan Reaman

Grade 6: Jenna Goff

Grade 7: Lauren Reaman and Elizabeth Snerr

First honors

Grade 3: Andreas Chaikalis, McKenna Jackson, Hayden McGlone, Olivia Mooney, Alex Plesniarski, Cora Rodrigues, Jacob Steigerwalt and Joshua Williams

Grade 4: Kyle George and Nicholas Pantages

Friday, March 31, 2017


What makes you most excited to come to school each day?

Friday, March 31, 2017

Michael G. Furey of Lansford has recently been named as a partner in the executive search company of Partners in Mission School Leadership Search Solutions. The company, based in Westwood, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston), is an executive search firm that specializes in identifying, interviewing and connecting exceptional candidates with leadership roles that drive strategic goals within Catholic elementary and secondary schools and Catholic Dioceses and Archdiocese across the United States.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Today may be April Fools’ Day, but last weekend marked a milestone of sorts in my life.

As I turned the Big 4-0, all that ran through my head was, “Lordy, Lordy, Look Who’s 40.”

Throughout the day, many of my Facebook friends wished me a happy birthday.

Thoughtful as that was, it made me question why I should be happy to turn another year older.

For my birthday meal, my wife took me to P.J. Whelihan’s (Platz’s), where I splurged on a bowl of French onion soup, buffalo shrimp, and French fries drizzled in Old Bay Seasoning.

Friday, March 31, 2017


So, no matter how much I longed for blue eyes as a kid, genetics dictated it was never going to happen.

We all know we can “blame” our physical appearance on genetics. But what about our mental predisposition?

Can family genetics predispose us to certain behavior patterns?

Most of us probably would say yes, at least to a certain extend.

There’s at least some of my behavior that I’m blaming on family genetics, namely, my mother.

Her name was Ann but I was sometimes tempted to think of her as nervous Nellie.

Friday, March 31, 2017
Palmerton native Sam Midkiff will take part in Misericordia’s springtime performance of “Godspell,” a musical retelling of Jesus Christ’s life that takes place in modern New York. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Palmerton native Sam Midkiff will join the Misericordia Players in a production of Stephen Schwartz’s musical “Godspell” this spring.

“Godspell” is a musical rendition of the Gospel according to Matthew set in modern New York City written by John-Michael Tebelak. The familiar story of Jesus Christ is conveyed through song and dance as he recruits and educates his apostles, spreading a message of love and tolerance, concluding with his betrayal by Judas and crucifixion.

Friday, March 31, 2017