Northwestern Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

New Tripoli Fire Company welcomes visitors to open house

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Volunteer firefighters with Community Fire Company of New Tripoli welcomed members of the community to an open house June 23, so area residents could view the new building and marvel at the facility.

By all accounts, neighbors were duly impressed by the spacious new station that houses fire trucks, related vehicles and even a Cetronia ambulance.

“We had the rooms open and did tours of the building, and there were hot dogs and cake.” said Dana Christ, Fire Chief Peter Christ’s wife,

The facility now has larger office space, meeting rooms and a kitchen.

Croatian exchange student reflects on her time at NWL

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

Not every teenager decides to leave her hometown to explore what life would be like in another part of the world.

But, Andrea Danic is not an ordinary teenager.

Danic just wrapped up a year as Northwestern Lehigh’s exchange student.

The year for her has been one of discovery.

“I love my life in Croatia but I wanted to see what I could do to challenge myself and make more friends,” Danic said. “I wanted to see how it would be to be more independent and [at the same time learn about] life in America and I wanted to improve my English.”

NWL Leo Club wraps up a year of volunteer work

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

“It’s time to have our end-of-year picnic,” said Harrison Bernhard, second term president, at one of the last Leo Club meetings of the year.

The Northwestern Lehigh High School club had much to celebrate and members also had some decisions to make.

On the agenda was allocating the money raised over the course of the year.

Where to donate $1,000 was a good problem to have.

Northwestern grads commit to military service

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

With commencement behind them, several Northwestern Lehigh High School graduates have made the life-changing decision to enlist in one of the military branches.

Some have already signed, and even started their new life serving the nation.

Will Dellicker has been serving in the National Guard since he turned 17.

Dellicker will be fulfilling his commitment while simultaneously studying at Grove City College, Grove City, where he will major in Biblical and religious studies.

Creativity and colors bloom at annual art show

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

As in the past, art teacher Kathy Kehs issued invitations to teachers, students and community members to view hundreds of individual art pieces created by her art students over the course of the year.

“All the guests are invited to vote for their four favorites [works],” Kehs said. “Two in the sculptures and crafts and two in fine arts, [which includes] drawing, painting, pastels and ink.”

“The top four winners [earned] a $25 gift card to Hobby Lobby as part of the people’s choice awards,” Kehs said.

Over 350 pieces were on display in the show.

Senior class celebrates prom

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

When the seniors and their guests gathered at Iron Lakes Country Club last Sunday, spirits were high as they greeted each other dressed like movie stars on a set of black and gold.

“Everyone looked stunning! The food was delicious, the setting was beautiful, and the storms stayed away,” said Nicole Zimmerman, co-adviser for the Class of 2019. “The air conditioning system could not keep up with all of their energy and incredible dance moves.”

The venue set the stage for an evening of friendship and fun for the 238 students who attended.

Hawk Mountain Arts Tour to showcase local artists

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

This June 1, Hawk Mountain will become more than a wildlife sanctuary and an international conservation training site.

As the nucleus of the Hawk Mountain Arts Tour and Sale, it becomes a magnet for art and nature lovers as well.

The event takes place every year on the first Saturday in June.

Art lovers may appreciate and purchase original works at one of the fifteen stops along the 25-mile self-guided tour through Albany Township that includes artists’ homes or studios and other sites displaying their work.

Penguins on parade in middle school production of ‘Madagascar Jr.’

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

For the animals in Central Park Zoo, Madagascar represents everything they don’t have.

So, when Marty the zebra decides to run away in search of freedom, his friends have no choice but to strike out in search of their friend.

With this premise in mind, the middle school stage becomes home to a motley group of animals including Marty, a giraffe, a lion, a hippo and a bunch of penguins, but only for the last weekend in April.

John Meltsch plays Marty, who sets the action in motion.

‘They’re creepy and they’re kooky’

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Addams Family to pay a call on Northwestern Lehigh

There’s a new family in town, one that might be considered a little eccentric. But, not to worry, they will only be staying four days.

That’s how long “The Addams Family” will run on the Northwestern Lehigh High School stage, where everyone is invited to come for a visit and stay for the show.

“The Addams Family” has been through numerous iterations over the years.

Originally a cartoon, it evolved into a popular television sitcom where the kooky characters and their affection for everything dark captured the imagination of the country.

STEAM powers learning at Makers’ presentation

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

A few weeks before last Christmas break, the Makers Club invited Northwestern Lehigh fifth-grade students to a unique event in the high school STEAM lab.

The Makers set up five stations where their younger counterparts could visit and interactively explore squishy circuits, a slime station, vortex cannon, origami, and laser cut snowflakes.

STEAM is a short form for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.