Northwestern Press

Monday, December 17, 2018

Chosen Words

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Children singing, falling snow;

Christmas is coming.

Twinkling lights are all aglow,

Christmas is near.

It’s time for the holly.

It’s time to be jolly.

Dreams by all the girls and boys,

of Santa and his toys.

Choirs sing and church bells ring. I see it, I heard it.

Joy and laughter all around;

I feel the Christmas spirit.

The stars shine bright above,

as God bestows his love,

We dream of peace on earth for all, as families come to call.

Christmastime is here again,

There’s magic in the air.

Police collecting winter coats

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Upper Mac

Upper Macungie police are collecting gently used winter coats and jackets for those in need in the Lehigh Valley, including Upper Macungie residents.

Drop off coats and jackets in the bin in the lobby, (open 24 hours a day) of the police department, 37 Grim Road, Breinigsville.

For more information, contact Lt. Peter Nickischer, commander of the Crime and Community Services Division at 484-661-5911 or email

Cookbook now available

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library is offering an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

The centennial cookbook is priced to sell. For an additional fee, purchase a navy blue canvas book bag to go with the cookbook.

The spiral-bound contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

There also is an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes, modern dishes and tried-and-true favorites, including German potato salad, chicken divan. pork barbecue and Moravian sugar cake.

Disposal sites created in county

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box in the lobbies of the county Government Center, courthouse and both Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall, and Fountain Hill, locations. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

Event for Porter on Dec. 16

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


A tricky tray and basket raffle will be held to help Northwestern Lehigh High School student Porter Lilley, 15, on Dec. 16 at the North End Gun Club, 7211 Herber Road, New Tripoli.

Porter, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, was almost four years in remission when the disease returned.

Doors open at noon. Drawings start at 3 p.m.

Specials and 50/50 tickets, food, drinks and baked goods will be available to purchase.

All ages are welcome to attend.

Winners must be present to receive their prizes.


Sunday, December 16, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Salvation Army of the Greater Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, needs cooking teams to prepare community meals on Sundays, serving at 1 p.m.

Contact Jeff Kulls at 484-554-7992 or

·Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, needs volunteers to help with its Holiday Hope Chests program.

Register at

·Women of Excellence, Bethlehem, needs volunteers to help gift wrap through Dec. 14 at its 301 Broadway, 5th floor, Bethlehem location.