Northwestern Press

Thursday, May 25, 2017

lunch menus

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 18: Elem., H.S.: Hamburger on bun with or without cheese, spiral baked fries, steamed peas, fruit.

Friday, May 19: Elem., H.S.: Pizza, tossed side salad, green beans, fruit. M.S.: Pizza, tossed side salad, sliced cucumbers, fruit.

Monday, May 22: Elem., H.S.: Popcorn chicken with roll, mashed potatoes with gravy, steamed corn, fruit. M.S.: Chicken nuggets with soft pretzel sticks, steamed broccoli, Fruitable vegetable juice, fruit.

Film program

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Kutztown University Department of Cinema, Television and Media Production will host a Summer Filmmaking Institute June 19-23.

SFI is a week-long filmmaking program designed to provide an intense and rewarding introduction to the ever-evolving world of digital filmmaking.

It will offer an introduction to the theories and techniques of digital movie making for students of all ages.

Working with state-of-the-art technology, students will design, shoot and edit films of their own creation with guidance from Kutztown University faculty.

Basket social

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

New Life

New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, is hosting a huge basket social 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 20 to benefit two deserving families.

Toddler Owen Rex is battling cancer in his kidneys.

Jennifer Dietrich is the victim of the hit and run accident more than two years ago in Schnecksville.

She has had more than 60 operations and is still suffering with much pain.

She needs daily care and is going through rehabilitation.

For more information, call 610-298-2710.

State Police Beat

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Tractor stolen in Lynn Township

State Police Troop M Fogelsville say a 1983 400 series John Deere tractor was stolen between May 1-3 from a property along Lochland Road, Lynn Township.

The tractor did not have keys with it and was reported to have at least one flat tire, police say.

Police say the serial number/vehicle identification number for the tractor is 156514M.

Anyone with information is asked to contact state police at 610-395-1438.

Charter school buys former Penn State University campus

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Circle of Seasons Charter School, the only public Waldorf School on the East Coast, has purchased the former Pennsylvania State University Lehigh Valley campus at 8380 Mohr Lane in Fogelsville for $2.75 million.

The purchase of the property marks the successful conclusion of the school’s Building Fund campaign, which raised more than $121,000 – 21 percent above the $100,000 fundraising goal – for the down payment of the property.

Seventy-five percent of Circle of Seasons parents and 50 percent of the school’s faculty and staff supported the campaign.

volunteer opportunities

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

·Northeast Ministry, Bethlehem, needs volunteers to assist with the facilitation of its older youth program.

Contact Paula Johnson at 610-691-3355 or

·Sharecare Faith in Action, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteer drivers age 18 and older to help safely transport people who are elderly or disabled to and from doctor appointments and with grocery shopping in the Lehigh Valley.

Contact Cheryl Wilson at 610-867-2177 or

Editor’s View

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Beware the results of unsecured technological advancements

Many things in life are like a double-edged sword.

A mother’s love can be warm and nurturing. That same “love” can be smothering and controlling.

Fathers and others who coach youth sports teams can draw out the best from young players, or they can be overbearing tyrants more interested in winning than teaching skills that can be used throughout life.

Water and fire are necessary for life. They also can be devastating and deadly.