Northwestern Press

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Small group does big things

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

NWLEF raises money to help teachers, students

Tigers Night Out, hosted by the Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation, was another success bringing money into the nonprofit’s coffers.

The event, held on Feb. 24 at the Lynnport Fire Company, featured dinner, music by the band, Amos, and raffles for all sorts of prizes.

Attendees could select from great donated items such as wine baskets, golf passes from Olde Homestead Golf Club, Eagles memorabilia, Northwestern Lehigh Tigers paraphernalia and tickets to IronPigs baseball games.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: St. Peter’s UCC having family fun night Feb. 24

Thursday, February 22, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Winter weather is never predictable. First snow, then a warm melt, then back to cold temps.

You would do well to weather it all and hope for spring!


St. Peter’s UCC, Lynn-ville, will be having a family fun night with games and fun for all ages 6-8 p.m. Feb. 24.

Bring a snack to share.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, is having a having a homemade Easter candy sale.

Peanut butter or coconut creme eggs, cottontails; peanut or raisin clusters; sweet and salty chocolate; and nonpareils are available in either milk or dark chocolate.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Jacob’s Church selling fastnachts

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Lynn is not a “cold” community. Yes, it’s freezing. Yes, we’re destined for six more weeks of winter, if you believe a certain rodent’s prognostications.

Keep your heart and hands warm by volunteering.


Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli, is having its annual Fastnacht sale on Feb. 10.

Supplies are limited so, consider preordering by calling Ruth at 610-562-7406 or Faye at 610-298-2271.


St. Peter’s UCC, Lynn ville, will be having an ice cream social and potluck meal after the 9:30 a.m. service Feb. 11.

LYNN TOWNSHIP Jacob’s having fastnacht sale

Thursday, January 25, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Stay warm. The ice, snow and cold temperatures keep us inside.

But it can’t hurt to make the rounds and see how everyone is doing.

Why not take a box of fastnachts to your neighbor?


Ebenezer UCC’s Clothing Closet will be open 6-8 p.m. Feb. 8 and 10 a.m. to noon Feb. 10.

Clothing is available for the entire family.

Take as much as needed. Proof of need not required.

There are plenty of sweaters and winter apparel in stock.


Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli, is hosting its annual fastnacht sale on Feb. 10.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Lynnport Fire Co. having hoagie sale

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Happy New Year Lynn! Wishing you and your family the best of 2018 with much success and prosperity.


Lynnport Fire Company, Behler Street, Lynnport, is having a hoagie sale.

Orders are due by Jan. 26, 2018. Pick up is 11 a.m. Feb. 7, 2018, at the fire station.

The large homemade hoagies come in the following varieties: Italian with or without onions, ham and cheese, tuna, or turkey on white or wheat rolls.

Call Darryl Schafer at 610-505-2588 and leave a message with orders.


LYNN TOWNSHIP: Services offered by churches

Thursday, December 14, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and an amazing New Year!


St. Peter’s UCC, 5129 Schochary Road, Lynnville, has a Blue Christmas Service scheduled for 7 p.m. Dec. 21.

Their regular Christmas Eve service will be 7 p.m. on Dec. 24.


New Tripoli Fire Company, New Tripoli, announces Santa will be stopping by the fire station noon Dec. 23.

He’ll be swapping his sled for a shiny red fire truck.


Ebenezer UCC, 7293 Decatur St., New Tripoli, invites the community to attend Christmas services 7 p.m. Dec. 24 and 10 a.m. Dec. 25.

LYNN TOWNSHIP Santa Claus is coming to town

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

New Tripoli Fire Company, New Tripoli, announces a big visit.

Santa will be stopping by the fire station at noon Dec. 23.

The man in red will be swapping his sled for a shiny red fire truck to tour the community.


Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, is hosting its annual Breakfast with Santa 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 2. Snow date is Dec. 16.

There is a small per person fee.

Come for a hot breakfast, Christmas crafts and a photo with Santa.

Register with Tammy at or call 610-737-3583.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: St. Peter’s having Advent Fest

Thursday, November 16, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

In just a week from now, we’ll be preparing for a feast of gratitude. Take the time to say thank you to the people around you who are blessings in your life. And, say a prayer for those who will not be able to celebrate Thanksgiving this year.

Wishing you peace and harmony for the Thanksgiving holiday.


St. Peter’s Lynnville UCC will be having an Advent Fest Nov. 19, following the church service at 9:30 a.m.

This year, each family will make a Blessings Jar from a painted Mason jar.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Oysters are on the menu Nov. 4 at Jacob’s Church

Thursday, November 2, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

Lynn Township looks lovely this fall.

It’s not clear what magic was conjured in our area--but the glorious colors are real.

Enjoy the colors of the leaves before they disappear.

Hay rides, train rides or walks through Ontelaunee Park will cast a fall spell on you.


Jacob’s Church, 8373 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, will host its annual oyster supper 3-7 p.m. Nov. 4, in the Activity Center which is handicapped accessible.

Creek Road Bridge: Reopening expected on Nov. 15

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

Earlier this year, Penn-DOT began the process of renovating and rehabilitating the historic Trexler Bridge or Creek Road Bridge, Albany Township.

Damage to the bridge was sustained during a windstorm when a large sycamore along Ontelaunee Creek fell on the south-facing wall.

Although the damage appeared minimal, the state had already slated the bridge for a restoration project.

Pennsylvania performed an inventory in 2000 of all bridges over 50 years of age that spanned 20 feet or wider to determine qualifying bridges.