Northwestern Press

Monday, December 9, 2019

Ralph H. Werley

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Morgenland Church

Ralph H. Werley, 90, of Allentown, died Nov. 14, 2019, at home.

He was the husband of Evelyn M. (Diehl) Werley.

Born in Orefield, he was the son of the late Monroe P. Werley and Edna M. Werley Snyder.

He worked in maintenance for Mack Trucks for 22 years.

Before that, he was a carpenter around the Lehigh Valley.

A member of Morgenland Church, Orefield, he served on the Lutheran congregation church council for many years and was treasurer for 20 years.

He honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites is currently training holiday volunteers to give tours and greet visitors during the 2019 Holiday Season.

Call Kristen Walsh at 610-882-0450 ext. 15.

·Holiday Hope Chests need volunteers to donate wrapped shoeboxes filled with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley’s children in need.

To participate, go to and fill out a 2019 Donor Pledge Form.

St. Luke’s University Network to open new pediatric care unit

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

St. Luke’s University Health Network plans to open a new, eight-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at St. Luke’s University Hospital - Fountain Hill in early 2020.

The new unit is part of an expansion dedicated to improving pediatric health care in the region and providing advanced care to critically-ill children close to home. In addition to adding pediatric critical-care specialists, the expansion includes several new pediatric subspecialists and primary care physicians.

Ulysses String Quartet

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Ulysses String Quartet performs, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, Faith United Church of Christ, 5992 Route 378 South, Center Valley.

The Chamber Music Society of Bethlehem program is: Haydn, “String Quartet in E Flat Major,” Op. 33, “The Joke”; Paul Frucht: “Rhapsody”; Komitas, “Armenian Folk Songs,” Beethoven, “String Quartet No.4 in C Minor,” Op.18 No.4

The Vision String Quartet cancelled. Tickets: at the door;

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, November 13: Beef w/ onion and Dijon mustard sauce, cauliflower au gratin, sauteed red cabbage, dinner roll, spiced apricots.

Thursday, November 14: Creamed turkey, mixed vegetables, mashed potatoes, biscuits, orange gelatin.

Friday, November 15: Pork and pea carbonara (light egg and cheese sauce) over spaghetti, Italian vegetable blend, fresh fruit salad.

Monday, November 18: Cheeseburger, French onion soup, carrot raisin salad, sandwich roll, orange.

Allentown Band to present 17th ‘Salute Troops’ concert

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Allentown Band presents the 17th Annual “Salute the Troops” Concert, 3 p.m. Nov. 17, Auditorium, Northeast Middle School, Bethlehem.

Proceeds from the concert, sponsored by Morning Star Rotary Club, Bethlehem, benefit Victory House of the Lehigh Valley.

The band will be joined on several selections by members of the Northeast Middle School Band and Select Chorus and the Men’s Chorale of the Lehigh Valley.

Ronald Demkee is Conductor of the Allentown Band.

Brian Rupnik and Denise Parker are Directors of Northeast Middle School Band and Chorus.

Meixner to perform

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus


Allentown native Alex Meixner, ArtsQuest 2019 Linny Award-winning Performer of the Year, will be honored 6 - 8:30 p.m. Nov. 15, MainGate nightclub, 17th and Liberty streets, Allentown.

There will be food, dancing and music.

The event kicks off at 6 p.m. with a performance by The Main Street Cruisers, followed by a performance by Meixner.

Attendees will hear about programming planned for the 2020 Great Pennsylvania Music and Arts Celebration, Memorial Day Weekend, presented by the Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society, co-founded by Meixner.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, November 13: Pork Rib - B - Q, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/margarine, chilled applesauce.

Thursday, November 14: Coconut crusted chicken, scalloped potatoes, California vegetable blend, wheat bread w/margarine, raspberry filled cookie.


Friday, November 15, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The “Lowdown”: It’s appropriate that Boz Scaggs’ latest album is “Out of the Blues” since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career. For the second time, singer-songwriter Boz Scaggs takes the stage, 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The concert is rescheduled from the June 21 show that was postponed at the State. Tickets for that show are being honored for the Nov. 19 performance.