Northwestern Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

lunch menus

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 25: Elem., H.S.: Chicken Parmesan sandwich on a roll, steamed green beans, Fruitable vegetable juice, fruit. M.S.: Hot dog, baked beans, french fries, fruit, milk.

Friday, May 26: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza, tossed side salad, baby carrots, fruit, milk.

Monday, May 29: Memorial Day holiday. No school.

Tuesday, May 30: Elem., H.S.: Nacho supreme, lettuce, tomato, cheese, steamed corn, fruit. M.S.: Cook’s choice.

Interactive event on June 2-5

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Ebenezer UCC

Compassion International, a leading authority on child sponsorship which releases children from poverty globally, will bring its tour “The Compassion Experience” June 2-5 to the parking lot of Ebenezer United Church of Christ, 7293 Decatur St., New Tripoli.

This free and family-friendly, four-day event will educate visitors about the realities of life in poverty as well as provide an international experience to visitors who may not ever have the opportunity to travel abroad to a developing country.

Chicken dinner on June 3

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

U.L. Lions

U.L. Lions

Upper Lehigh Lions Club will be having a chicken barbecue noon to 6 p.m. June 3 in the social hall at the Schnecksville Fire Co., Route 309, Schnecksville.

Bake sale items will be available to purchase.

Proceeds will benefit community projects.

For advanced ticket sales, call 610-398-2619. Walk-ins are also welcome.


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society is having a yard and bake sale 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. May 27 at the former Werleys Corner Hotel, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli.

PennDOT highlights work zone safety with workers memorial

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation joined with safety partners May 11 at the PennDOT Cedar Crest Boulevard Stockpile in South Whitehall Township, to highlight work zone safety as part of road construction season.

To raise work zone safety awareness, the PennDOT Workers Memorial will be traveling throughout PennDOT District 5, which includes Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties, over the next several weeks.

According to Penn-DOT statewide data, there were 2,075 crashes and 16 fatalities within work zones in 2016.

Another view

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Ronald McDonald House: A home away from home

This is my first Another View since coming back to Pennsylvania from Florida.

No, it wasn’t a vacation. My husband and I adopted a beautiful baby boy, Benjamin, who was born March 21 — three weeks early.

We had been in the general adoption process for about a year and had waited around 6-and-a-half months to be matched with a birth mother.

Two days before Christmas, we got “the call” from our caseworker that a woman who viewed our adoption profile thought we were the ones.