Northwestern Press

Monday, March 18, 2019

Guest View

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Workforce development takes center stage

The governor recently signed an executive order to create the Keystone Economic Development and Workforce Command Center to address the state’s skills gap and worker shortages.

Workforce development is an issue I have always been passionate about and I am pleased the governor is also prioritizing the importance of preparing our workforce for available jobs.

To help advance this new agenda, I have reintroduced my legislation to help expose middle and high school students to opportunities in high-demand fields.

REAL IDs now available for Pennsylvania residents

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

REAL ID-compliant license or ID card is optional

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced optional REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses and photo ID cards are now available for Pennsylvania residents who want one.

A federally-accepted form of identification, such as a Pennsylvania REAL ID driver’s license or ID card, a U.S. Passport or Passport Card, a military ID, etc., must be used as identification to board a commercial flight or visit a secure federal building that requires ID at the door on and after Oct. 1, 2020.

Potpie dinner

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Kempton

New Bethel and Jerusalem “Red” churches, Kempton, along with Friedens Lutheran Church, Stony Run, are hosting a chicken potpie dinner 5-7:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Kempton Rod and Gun Club.

Meal includes potpie, side dishes, dessert and beverages.

Takeout will be available. Bring a canned good for the local food bank.

Proceeds will go to the Berks Food Bank, the Nicaraguan Christian Children’s Center (CICRIN), and the gun club.

For tickets, call 610-756-6875.

Penn State Extension, L.C. Farm Bureau offering safety course

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Agriculture has the dubious distinction of being one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States.

With training, common sense and safety knowledge, that distinction can be changed.

Due to exposure to potential harm, farmers and others working in agriculture, need to be aware of, promote and practice safety measures on a year-round basis.

Penn State Extension and Lehigh County Farm Bureau are teaming up to host the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Training Program for participants ages 8 to adult from March 26 through April 27.

State Police Beat

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

E-cigarettes reported stolen

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say a 42-year-old Orefield man reported that at 3:19 a.m. March 2 three individuals stole an undetermined amount of e-cigarettes after breaking the front door to the convenience store at 6391 Route 309, Heidelberg Township.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Cheyenne M. Zirkle, 22, of Palmerton was driving a 1996 Honda Civic eastbound on Kings Highway, near its intersection with Strawberry Court, at 4:42 a.m. March 10, when the car hit a patch of ice and Zirkle lost control of the vehicle.

lunch menus

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, March 14: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Mozzarella sticks, also.

Friday, March 15: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Pizza. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers.

Monday, March 18: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken patty sandwich. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Pizza, also.

Tuesday, March 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Quesadillas. H.S.: Dipping sauce, also. Elem., M.S.: Alternate: yogurt, graham crackers. Elem.: Pizza, also.

SangriaFest coming to Grange Park

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie Township, South Italy Imports and ArtsQuest are partnering to take SteelStacks’ popular SangriaFest on the road when SangriaFest Upper Macungie makes its debut June 8 at the township’s Grange Park, 360 Grange Road.

Attendees can sample 10 different sangrias all made with light and refreshing wines imported by South Italy Imports from family-owned vineyards in Italy.