Northwestern Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

Results of county uncontested races

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The following Lehigh County races were uncontested in the May 21 municipal primary.

The unofficial votes are according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

Controller four-year term


Mark Pinsley, received 13,212 votes


Glenn Eckhart, received 10,560 votes

District attorney four-year term


Jim Moreno, received 13,135 votes


Jim Martin, received 11,387 votes

Sheriff four-year term


No candidate



Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News


MAY 23

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

Farmers market vouchers available for senior citizens

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers to eligible senior citizens while supplies last.

The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household monthly income is not more than $1,925.58 for a single person and $2,607.00 for married couples.

Proof of age and residency must be provided.

Participants will be required to sign that they read and understand their rights and responsibilities.

Another View

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Gender swapping filter — hurtful or helpful?

The popular social media site Snapchat released a new feature this month. The gender swap filter allows you to take a picture of yourself or a friend and transform into the opposite gender.

Snapchat allows people to send pictures or short videos, called “snaps,” to friends. The most popular feature is these snaps only last a few seconds and then disappear.

Area state senators and representatives

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-187th

Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli

Phones: 610-760-7082; 717-787-3017.

Chosen Words

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I Wish

I wish I could go back in time

to relive my history;

I’d reconnect with friends and family

That meant so much to me.

There is so much I didn’t know

When I was just a kid;

But knowing what I do today,

T’would be a different life I’d live.

Our cousins moved around the state,

Didn’t get to see them much;

Because of all the distance,

It was hard to keep in touch.

Most of my family have left this world

While unable to say “goodbye”

When I think about all that I’ve lost,

It makes me want to cry.

Morffi Marks apparently has lead for seat on Lehigh County bench

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

There were seven candidates on the ballot May 21 for the one available seat on the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

In an unofficial tally from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, Anna-Kristi Morffi Marks came out on top on both the Democrat and Republican tickets for the 10-year term on the bench.

On the Republican ticket, Tom Capehart, however, was only an unofficial 394 votes behind with 3,563 votes (26.83 percent) to Morffi Marks’ 3,957 votes, 29.80 percent of the vote.

Letter to The Editor

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Writers give kudos to string orchestras

To the Editor:

Bravo to the Parkland High School Philharmonic String Orchestras for their May 9 performances.

Brian Mishler, director, and each member of the orchestra worked together so well to present the audience with beautiful, well-played music.

The large ensembles represented many nationalities and ethnic groups who played expertly and harmoniously with one another.

They gave us an excellent example of how we as a community and nation should cooperate to create a beautiful and peaceful world.

Pa. Dutch sayings about Ascension Day

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Germans had many beliefs and superstitions for holidays, seasons, and various subjects. Below are some proverbs regarding Ascension Day, this year on May 30.

Reggewasser vum Himmelfardaag is gut fer wehe Aage. Water from Ascension Day rain will cure sore eyes.

Uff Himmelfardaag darf mer net faahre odder mer hot en Unglick. If you take a drive on Ascension Day, you will have an accident.

Uff der Himmelfardaag darf mer net naehe odder’s Gewidder schlackt em in die Scheier. Lightning will strike your barn if you sew on Ascension Day.

Unofficial results for county at-large commissioner race

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Four Democratic candidates and four Republican candidates were on the May 21 ballot for a four-year term as Lehigh County commissioner at-large. Voters were to choose four.

The unofficial vote tally is from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

Democrat Total unofficial votes 40,816

Bob Elbich, Weisenberg, received 9,123 votes 22.35 percent

Dave Harrington, Lower Milford, received 9,452 23.16 percent

Dan Hartzell, South Whitehall, received 11,782 votes 28.87 percent

Zakiya Smalls, South Whitehall, received 10,459 votes 25.62 percent