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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.

Disney-bound Northwestern band celebrates the season

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

The excitement at the Lynnport Fire Hall was palatable when the Northwestern Lehigh High School band and the boosters gathered early in January to celebrate the end of a memorable season.

Band booster President Sean King said in his opening remarks the banquet was “a celebration of family and love of music.”

That was a sentiment echoed over and over again throughout the banquet.

“We sold over 2,000 chicken dinners, marched in two parades, and performed at 11 half-times,” King said, summarizing the season.

Band Director Jim Lykins also discussed the season.

Winter concert warms audience with several Christmas favorites

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

The Grinch was nowhere to be seen at the recent Northwestern winter concert, where the high school musicians had one goal in mind: to evoke the warmth of the holidays for their audience.

High school band Director James Lykins voiced this very sentiment.

“It’s so heartwarming to be able to share the holidays with you and my students,” Lykins said at the start of the concert.

The hourlong concert included selections by both the chorus and band.

Follow the yellow brick road to KU

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Talisman Players to perform ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Rather than lament the frigid temperatures and bleak landscapes so typical of January, area residents can travel the yellow brick road and escape to the Land of Oz.

Join some of the most beloved characters brought to life by a local acting troupe in their version of the “The Wizard of Oz,” produced and directed by Kempton resident Tom Nardone.

His daughter, Christine Nardone Storch, is serving as musical director.

Basketball tourney to aid in fight against pediatric cancer

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

On Jan. 19, the community will have the opportunity to witness Tiger tenacity on the basketball court in the fight against pediatric cancer.

In an event called Hoops for Hope, Northwestern teachers and students will channel their energy as they go toe-to-toe for a shared cause.

Student Council, under the direction of adviser Patty Mengel, is sponsoring the event that will directly benefit Northwestern families affected by pediatric cancer.

Students treated to ‘A Midsummer’s Night Dream’

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

When the managing director of the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival contacted English teacher Ann Way with a proposal to stage “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Northwestern Lehigh High School, it was an offer she couldn’t refuse.

Though the decision to bring the troupe to the high school had to be made almost instantly, Principal Aileen Yadush snapped up the offer.

“Due to a ‘recent funding opportunity’ he could offer us the show free of charge,” Way said. “When you get the chance to offer first-class Shakespearean drama for free you jump at the chance.