Northwestern Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

Jerdon is Leukemia, Lymphoma Society 2018 Man of the Year

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Construction and service go hand in hand for Ron Jerdon of New Tripoli who recently earned the title “Man of the Year” for his fundraising efforts for the 2018 Lehigh Valley Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign.

Jerdon, owner of Jerdon Construction Services, decided to get involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma’s fundraising efforts after several important people in his life were affected by blood cancer.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Finding freedom every day

How do you celebrate freedom?

In the mid-20th century members of my family and I would often gather midday on July 4 to watch the television broadcast of the movie musical “1776.”

Holiday picnics and fireworks would happen later in the day.

Among my favorite scenes in the musical remains the discussion among John Adams, embodied by Williams Daniels; Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Ken Howard; and Benjamin Franklin, played by Howard Da Silva; about choosing the national bird.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health And Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or

·Feed The Children, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers to join the “Weeknight Box Brigade.”

Contact Beth Baier at 610-419-9356 or

·Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, Bethlehem, is seeking meal delivery volunteers age 18 and older.

Frogs, Friends now open

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Frogs and Friends live animal meet-and-greets runs through Sept. 3 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown.

Professional animal handlers from Little Ray’s Reptiles will introduce guests to animals on a daily basis.

Live shows are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. every Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays. An exhibit features up-close photography capturing the beauty of the natural world.

Admission to Frogs and Friends is free for members, otherwise, there is a fee.

For information, log on to

Early Learning

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Early Learning Center (ELC) on the Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township, campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), invites preschool children ages 3-5 along with a family member to spend an hour exploring the Reggio-inspired center and the numerous activities available.

Open houses for families are 2-3 p.m. June 28 and July 26. The session ends with “Mindful” exercises designed to create self-awareness in young children.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 27: Pork rib BBQ, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, chilled apricots.

Thursday, June 28: Baked lasagna, roasted cauliflower, tossed salad w/ Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.

Friday, June 29: Pineapple juice, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauces, coleslaw, lemon bar.

Monday, July 2: To be announced.

Tuesday, July 4: To be announced.

Wednesday, July 4: Holiday. Closed.


Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Time for “Ragtime”: The hit musical, “Ragtime,” continues through July 1 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. The musical is based on the 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow, with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Terrence McNally, for which McNally received a Tony Award for best book of a musical in 1998 (the original Broadway production received 13 Tony nominations). “Ragtime” has three interlocking plots told in story and song: that of a New Rochelle, N.Y., community (above); an immigrant and his aspirations, and a Harlem piano player and his wrongs.

LV Stage: Summer Theater

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. Tickets:; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Ragtime,” through July 1, Main Stage

“Twelfth Night,” through July 15, Schubert Theatre

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion, 2400 Chew St., Allentown., 484-664-3333

“Beauty and the Beast,” through July 1, Empie Theatre

“Tal: Beyond Imagination,” June 27-July 28, Studio Theatre

Allentown Fair offers contests

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair’s Premium List booklet detailing the procedures and categories for entering the Fair’s blue-ribbon competitions are now available at the Allentown Fairgrounds main office. PDF versions are available to download at:

Placement ribbons and cash prizes are awarded in each of the exhibitor categories judged prior to and during the Fair, Aug. 28 - Sept. 3. There are contests for youth entrants in addition to the all-age categories.

Two separate guideline booklets are available, one for Agri-Plex entries and one for livestock entries.