Northwestern Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 21: Barbecued chicken, lentils, carrots, tropical fruit.

Thursday, June 22: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake with strawberries.

Friday, June 23: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, applesauce.

Monday, June 26: Three cheese ziti with meat sauce, cauliflower, tropical fruit.

Tuesday, June 27: Fish, mushroom polenta, vegetable medley, applesauce.

Wednesday, June 28: Peach glazed pork chop, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.


Saturday, June 24, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Alison Elizabeth Green and Anand Anil Thakrar were married June 5, 2017, on board the Norwegian Gem docked at Cape Canaveral, Fla.

Alison is the daughter of Debbie and Bryan Green of Allentown. Anand is the son of Rama and Anil Thakrar of Bethlehem.

The bride was given away by her father.

Alison’s sister, Megan Wilkinson of Quakertown, served as matron of honor.

Jordan Orth, son of the groom, of New York City, N.Y., was best man.

Raiden Kenji Thakrar, son of the bride and groom, served as ring bearer.

Editor’s View

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

EDITOR’S VIEW:Politicians need to call an extended Christmas Truce to their rancor

Snoopy’s Christmas

“Christmas bells, those Christmas bells Ring out from the land

“Asking peace of all the world

And good will to man ...

“The Baron had Snoopy dead in his sights

“He reached for the trigger to pull it up tight Why he didn’t shoot, well, we’ll never know...

“The Baron made Snoopy fly to the Rhine And forced him to land behind the enemy lines

“Snoopy was certain that this was the end ...

“When the Baron cried out, “Merry Christmas, my friend!” “The Baron then offered a holiday toast

Chosen Words

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Opinion


Oh, how I long to feel once more, the lovely

days of summer.

The warmth of sunshine

on my face,

the flowers blooming

every place.

The gentle rain ... I see it still;

The way it dances on the sill.

A vibrant blue

ornates the sky,

while pompous clouds

go passing by.

The weeping willow swaying, as the gentle breezes blow;

The thunder and the

lightning, that so quickly come and go.

The children’s laughter

fills the air.

The birds are chirping


state police beat

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Driver found after crash

State Police Troop M Fogelsville responded for a vehicle crash shortly after midnight May 24 at 5380 Wessnersville Road, Lynn Township.

Police say Brett Miller of Kempton allegedly fled the scene of the crash and was later found at his home.

Miller was allegedly under the influence of alcohol, police say.

He was taken into custody and charges were filed.

Walter Graf

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

worked at Bethlehem Steel

Walter Graf, 87, of Whitehall, died peacefully June 12, 2017, surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife, Agnes C. (Frisch) Graf, were married 64 years.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Charles and Hermina (Keppel) Graf.

A 1946 graduate of Allentown High School, he honorably served with the U.S. Army, and returned home to work at Bethlehem Steel for more than 43 years.

He enjoyed horse racing, playing poker and attending auctions.