Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Craft fair on Nov. 17

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, will have its 26th annual fall craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

There will be more than 50 crafters, Christmas gifts, delicious soups, barbecue, pies and other baked goods.

Eat in or take out will be available.

This year’s raffle will benefit Family Promise of Lehigh County, an ecumenical and interfaith effort to provide transitional housing and meals to homeless families, allowing them to stay together.

For more information, call 610-554-0677.

Coffee with

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Upper Macungie

The Upper Macungie Township Police Department would like to invite everyone to join them for Coffee with a Cop 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 17 at Dunkin Donuts, 7721 Glenlivet Drive Fogelsville.

Coffee with a Cop brings police officers and the community members they serve together–over coffee–to discuss issues and learn more about each other.

For more information, contact William Rohrbach, Community Service Division at 484-661-5911 or email


Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·ITN Lehigh Valley needs volunteers to help seniors age in place and remain independent by volunteering to drive to medical appointments, grocery stores and/or church services.

Contact Lois Favier at 610-419-1645 or email

·Salvation Army, Allentown, is seeking volunteers to help with sign ups during the Christmas assistance application process.

Contact Deirdre Govan at 610-432-0128 or email ***


Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

Bruce Chattin

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

1950 Parkland High School graduate

Bruce Chattin, 86, of New Tripoli, died on Nov. 4, 2018.

Born Jan. 9, 1932, in Morristown, N.J., he was the son of the late Laurie and Catherine (Cuthbertson) Chattin.

He and his family moved to Weisenberg Township in 1945, and he graduated from Parkland High School in 1950.

He and his twin brother, Kent, helped manage the sizable family dairy farm which operated for many years.

The farm also produced a variety of crops, and they raised livestock including horses, goats and sheep.

Lavern M. Lippincott

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

airline stewardess

Lavern M. Lippincott, 100, formerly of Allentown, died Nov. 6, 2018, in Abington Manor Memory Care Village, Easton.

She was the widow of Harold Marshall Lippincott.

Born in Sayreville, N.J., she was a daughter of the late Edward and Florence (Meyer) Clark.

A graduate of the former Trenton State College, now the College of New Jersey, she was the first female cheerleader as well as the first female lifeguard in Middlesex, N.J.