Northwestern Press

Monday, August 21, 2017

‘Garden lore’

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Lehigh County Historical Society’s Pennsylvania Dutch “Food & Garden Lore” is 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the historic 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farm, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township.

Visitors can tour a farmhouse built 20 years before the Declaration of Independence and see vintage wagons, farm tools, and much more. The event will feature displays and activities related to Pennsylvania Dutch gardening, garden produce, and foods.

Catherine Steckel, who lived there in 1842, will be portrayed. She will explain harvest time in the garden and kitchen.

Accepting applications

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown Fair

Allentown Fair Superintendent of Entries Bruce Koppenhaver is alerting all prospective competitors for cash and blue ribbons contest, that the deadline to register is Aug. 5.

With over 1,200 categories for adults to enter items in and 135 for youth, the list of possibilities for crafters, gardeners, bakers, brewers, wine makers, photographers, knitters and more are endless.

The 2017 Agri~Plex Exhibits Book with all the categories and details for entering is posted online at www.allentownfairpa.org.

Police search for South Whitehall man who fled drug investigation

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Police are looking for a man who allegedly fled during a drug investigation and struck a member of the Allentown Police Vice Unit, causing the officer to roll over the hood of the vehicle.

Allentown police, with assistance from South Whitehall police and the Lehigh County Drug Task Force, were conducting an investigation in the 2300 block of Fairmont Street, South Whitehall Township, at approximately 3:15 p.m. Aug. 2.

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin says David Vega, 29, was observed seated in a vehicle, which he exited and then entered a house on Fairmont Street.

Dance planned for Sept. 16

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Military moMS

Blue Star Mothers of America Lehigh Valley Chapter No. 201 is hosting its fourth annual Denim to Diamonds Dance from 6-11 p.m. on Sept. 16 at Leithsville Social Hall, 1995 Leithsville Road (Route 412), Hellertown.

Blue Star Mothers have children who are serving or have served in the military.

For tickets or more information, contact Judith Miller at 610-428-0778 or email jmillerbsmx2@gmail.com.

Phone scammers making calls

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by The Press in Local News

SHERIFF HANNA

Lehigh County Sheriff Joe Hanna is warning that residents have told him they are receiving telephone calls from a male professing to be Sgt. Todd Sullivan of the Lehigh County Sheriff’s office.

The caller admonishes the resident for failure to appear for jury duty or respond to a warrant and then advises them that they are subject to a fine.

Failure to pay the fine will result in their apprehension and incarceration. He then directs them to purchase a disposable debit card and call him with the access and pin number.