Northwestern Press

Saturday, March 28, 2020

BREAKING NEWS: Hazardous Waste Collection Event Postponed

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Effective immediately, Lehigh County will be postponing its Household Hazardous Waste collection event until further notice.

As the COVID-19 virus continues to be monitored, Lehigh County is taking every precaution to protect all residents, staff, and volunteers from infection.

The decision was made by County Executive Armstrong along with General Services Director Rick Molchany with the community’s healthy and safety in mind.

Be advised there are currently no confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 in Lehigh County.

BREAKING NEWS: State universities close

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Local News

According to information provided by Kutztown University on March 13 from Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson, president of Kutztown University, the 14 Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education universities, including Kutztown University, just received direction from our chancellor to suspend face-to-face classes for the next two weeks.

KU will convert to online instruction from March 23 through March 29. It is our expectation that KU residence halls will now reopen 1 p.m. March 29.

Gov. Tom Wolf announces closure of Pennsylvania schools

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf has announced all kindergarten through 12th grade Pennsylvania schools will be closed for 10 business days effective March 16.

According to information provided by the governor’s office on March 13, the administration has been working with school districts as well as state and local officials to gather input on this decision.

The Wolf administration will continue to monitor COVID-19 in the commonwealth, and at the end of 10 days will reevaluate and decide whether continued closure is needed.

Wolf made the following statement:

BREAKING NEWS: Gov. Wolf, Sec. of Health Outline COVID-19 Mitigation Guidance for Montgomery County, state

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine have provided an update on the state’s COVID-19 mitigation efforts, including one new presumptive positive case in Pike County, bringing the state’s total to 22, and guidance on how to reduce the spread of the virus as of March 12.

“In Montgomery County, we are aggressively moving to a mitigation phase, and statewide we are providing guidance to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus,” said Gov. Wolf.

PIAA suspends winter postseason

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association has postponed winter sports playoffs for a minimum of two weeks, according to a statement it released today.

The PIAA basketball playoffs were heading into the quarterfinals this weekeend.

The PIAA Swimming Diving Championships, held at Bucknell University, started Wednesday with Class 3A events. Half of the 3A events were completed Wednesday, including boys diving, which was won by two-time state champ Brendan McCourt of Emmaus.

CATASAUQUA: ‘Crazy for You’

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

“Crazy for You” tap dances onto the stage, 7 p.m. March 19, 20, 21 and 2 p.m. March 22, auditorium, Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.

Director Brenda McGuire is assisted by music director Rob Arnold and choreographer Kerry McGuire.

Based on the Gershwin songwriting team’s 1930 musical, “Girl Crazy” and other productions (“Treasure Girl,” “A Damsel in Distress,” “Oh, Kay!,” “Shall We Dance,” “Ladies First,” “Primrose”), the music is by George Gershwin, lyrics are by Ira Gershwin and the book is by Ken Ludwig.

‘Epiphany’ screening at LCCC canceled

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

The Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) film showcase for Women’s History Month, featuring students’ work from the college Video Field Production class followed by the showing of “Epiphany,” a feature-length film by local female filmmakers, 6:30 p.m. March 16, Community Services Center ballroom, LCCC’s Schnecksville campus, has been cancelled.

“Epiphany,” by cowriters and co-directors Koula Sossiadis Kazista and Katina Sossiadis, is about a young girl and her family that illuminates Greek culture.

There was to be a question and answer session with the filmmakers.

FAFSA sessions

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is holding Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) sessions at the Schnecksville Main Campus and LCCC Allentown at the Donley Center

Applicants for Fall 2020 enrollment at LCCC are to attend a free work session with LCCC Financial Aid staff members who will guide applicants through the FAFSA form completion and submission process.

Allentown St. Patty’s Parade events set

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Barri and Lisa Arnold of Allentown have been selected King and Queen of the 2020 Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade, following in the footsteps of Lisa’s parents, 2012 King and Queen Ed and Mary Ward.

The 63rd Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade, 1:30 p.m. March 22, West End Theater District, includes the 2020 king and queen in a white coach drawn by a team of Belgium horses followed by parade divisions, each led by a pipe band.

Events associated with the parade include:

LV CHARTER ARTS: ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

Friday, March 13, 2020 by The Press in Focus

“Singin’ in the Rain” splashes across the stage, 7 p.m. March 18, 19, 20, 21, and 2 p.m. March 22, theater, Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

Director Brandon Hanks is assisted by choreographer Jennifer-Dite Weaver, music director June Thomas, pit orchestra director Nicholas Conti, costume designer Seana Benz. lighting designer Peter Wrenn-Meleck and set designer Magdalena Schutzler.