Northwestern Press

Monday, August 21, 2017

GUEST VIEW

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Saying good riddance to No Child Left Behind

When school doors open later this month or right after Labor Day, the controversial No Child Left Behind Act will be on its way out, and the Every Student Succeeds Act will be on its way in, although full implementation will not begin until the 2018-19 school year.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, this bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the nation’s national education law and long-standing commitment to equal opportunity for all students.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY AUG. 17

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·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 at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Fire Calls

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, responded to the following incidents between July 1 and Aug. 1:

July 7

·Motor vehicle accident (rollover), 7:49 a.m., Lynn Township.

·Northwestern High School, Route 309, 8:20 a.m., alarm, Heidelberg Township.

·Route 309, 8:24 a.m., alarm, fire, dwelling, Heidelberg Township.

·Country Spring Road, 7:55 p.m., controlled burn, Lowhill Township.

·Mountain Road and Ohl Court, 8:08 p.m., motor vehicle accident (rollover), Lynn Township.

July 10

·Herman Street, 1:31 a.m., chest pain, Heidelberg Township.

Concert in the park offered

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

s. whitehall

South Whitehall Township is hosting concerts in the park.

Tequila Rose will perform 7 p.m. Aug. 18 in Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall.

Tequila Rose is a professional, group of musicians performing the hottest country hits along with some of country’s favorite classics and classic rock.

They have played at nightclubs, private parties, summer festivals and concerts.

Phoebe holding concert series

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

allentown

Phoebe Allentown, 1925 Turner St., Allentown, is offering a Band Concert Series in the band shell on the front lawn of its West Allentown campus.

Royalaires Big Band will perform 7 p.m. on Sept. 6.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

The concert will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.

For more information call 610-794-6601.

Phoebe offering concert series

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

allentown

Phoebe Home, 1925 Turner St., Allentown, is presenting a Band Concert Series in the band shell on the front lawn of its West Allentown campus.

Sock Hop with Robin and Jim Seip will perform 7-8 p.m. Aug. 23.

The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

The concert will be moved indoors in case of inclement weather.

For more information call 610-794-6601.

Wendy G. Brantley

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at coroner’s office

Wendy G. Brantley has died.

Born on Feb. 10, 1959, she was the daughter of Elsie Quinn.

A graduate of Dieruff high school, Allentown, she went to Florida A.M. University, worked for the City of Allentown as a meter maid, then the parks department.

She worked for the police department, which she called the love of her life, until she went to the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office.

This job she wouldn’t trade for anything.