Northwestern Press

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Church bells chime for new pastor at Friedens Lutheran

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Rev. Mary Gade, associate of Bishop Samuel Zeiser of the Northeastern Synod, served as the installation official for the new pastor at Friedens Lutheran Church, Stony Run.

Pastor Althea Albright, a Berks County native, came to the church in February after looking into several different denominations. She decided Lutheran was more aligned to her beliefs.

Albright said she felt called to the ministry since she was in middle school. She attended Susquehanna University and the Philadelphia Lutheran Seminary.

B-I-N-G-O fundraiser benefits Northwestern ed foundation

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Northwestern Lehigh Alumni Association held its sixth bingo and Chinese auction at the Lynnport Fire Station.

Some of the funds raised go toward the Educational Foundation’s mini grants.

Attendees were invited to come in costume and to bring food for the Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry and socks for the Socks for Sylvia project at the pantry in memory of Sylvia Koenig.

She was secretary at the pantry and administrative secretary at the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

Sixth graders go orienteering at Hawk Mountain Scout Reservation

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in School

Bill Dovico, Northwestern Lehigh Middle School, principal, said four years ago he met the sixth graders.

He was told they were taking 180 students to Lake Nockamixon to go find things.

The trip was part of a 17-year-old program in orienteering.

A presentation on orienteering was made recently to the school board.

Teacher David Evans gave the students maps to a place where they had never been before. They had prepared a book about whether or not a place was safe for the kids to wander through.

Heidel Hollow welcomes visitors for Open Gate

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The cold and windy weather but did not stop people from visiting Heidel Hollow Farm as part of Lehigh County’s Open Gate Farm Tour.

Tenth and 11th generations of Fink family members are now farming the land.

Owner Dave Fink said the farm’s specialty is hay and they farm 2,000 acres. The rainy weather affected the crop this year, but he always brings in some hay from Wyoming where the weather is dry. There is less humidity making it easier to make good hay.

American Legion Post 16 honors those lost in war

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Opinion

Allen O. Delke Post 16 American Legion of Slatington recently had a memorial service at Union Cemetery, Slatington.

The service began with a parade from the Legion Post to the cemetery. Boy, Cub and Girl Scouts were marching with the Legion members.

Slatington High School band, under the direction of David Carroll, played several numbers.

Charles Rowlands was honored as the oldest Post member at age 97 with 76 years of membership.

Henry Distler of St. John’s UCC gave the invocation.

Ontelaunee Park hosts the Large Flowerheads

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

As the band, the Large Flowerheads, was introduced, the clapping was loud and sustained as people looked forward to a pleasant afternoon in Ontelaunee Park enjoying the music of the ’60s.

The program was one of four sponsored each summer by the Lynn Township Recreation Commission.

This was to be the last outdoor show of the season for the band.

Tie-dyed shirts were the order of the day and were being sold on the grounds.

Redeemer’s Closet invites those in need to open its door

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Redeemer’s Closet, inside the former Salem United Methodist Church, Slatedale, provides free clothing and many other items donated for those in need.

Especially in the case of an emergency, such as a fire, the closet is a good place to start replacing destroyed items.

Each person is eligible to receive five shopping bags, but when the necessity is great, more are permitted, said Ann Costalas, clothing coordinator.

Costalas said there are usually four volunteers who help people find what they need or who sort donations.

School board treated to dinner and a tour at LCTI

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Oct. 10 Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting was held at Lehigh Career and Technical Institute.

This is an annual event that begins with dinner prepared by the culinary department at LCTI.

Then there was student-led tours of three departments. This year, the tours were in the horticultural department with Kayla Leibensperger leading, plumbing and heating with Noah Reiter, and precision machining with Wesley Shaffer as guide.

NWL Superintendent Jennifer Holman said LCTI is well known around the country.

Heidelberg Township

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Board reviews proposed budget

Township Manager Janice Meyers presented the first draft of the 2019 budget to Heidelberg Township supervisors at the Sept. 20 meeting. It is much like the 2018 budget, she said.

There is a $90,000 surplus some of which will pay off the Tiger mower and go toward the backhoe.

Real estate taxes will be $274,961 with earned income bringing in another $440,000. The state will provide $24,000 in Firemen’s Relief funds. Total revenue is $1,277,436.

Albany Twp historical society opens Allemaengel Room

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Albany Township Historical Society, Kempton, purchased Trexler Grain and Feed Warehouse in 2001.

Since then, there have been many renovations, as time and money permitted.

On Sept. 29, there was an open house to introduce the beautiful rooms to friends and members of the society.

This time, the renovation was a major undertaking with everything all fresh and new.

During the open house, Terri Keefe opened bottles of Stony Run wine and two beers from Saucony Creek to give guests.

A lager and an IPA (India pale ale), were being poured by Kevin Keefe.