Northwestern Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

UPPER MACUNGIE: Churches having Christmas Eve services

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church Road, Fogelsville, will have two Christmas Eve services.

The regular service will be 10:30 a.m. At the 7:30 p.m. service, there will be candlelight communion.

There will no Bible Study or Sunday School, but there will be a coffee hour after the 10:30 a.m. service.

For more information, call the church office at 610-398-7015.

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St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church Road, Fogelsville, will have three services with communion on Dec. 24.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christmas programs being offered

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, will be offering a pancakes and sausage breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus 8-11 a.m. Dec. 16.

There is a small fee for the breakfast.

The church will have a Wreaths Across America Remembrance Ceremony noon Dec. 16 at the Morgenland Union Cemetery.

For more information, to sponsor or make a donation, contact Debbie Arner at 610-844-4433.

The church will have Christmas Eve candle lighting services 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Dec. 24.

For more information, call the church office at 610-395-6885.

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County coroner awaits toxicology report on pair found dead in motel

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 36-year-old Texas woman and a 56-year-old Tennessee man were found dead Nov. 29 in a motel room at Howard Johnson Inn and Suites, 3220 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Christina Schwartz, last known address San Antonio, Texas, was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon at 12:15 p.m. that day in room 216 of the motel.

Kroon also pronounced Michael Donnelly, last known address in Tennessee, dead at 12:16 p.m. the same day and in the same room.

Players of the Stage presenting ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Young actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been practicing diligently to present the one-act play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

Based on Barbara Robinson’s work of the same name, the play tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after learning snacks would be served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday School’s Christmas play.

Upper Macungie resident Emmerson Masenheimer, from Cast 1, portrays Grace Bradley.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: LV Zoo, Christmas Décor offering holiday light shows

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, and Christmas Décor are hosting their third Winter Light Spectacular 5:30-10 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday nights until Dec. 21.

This season will feature 36 scheduled events.

There will be no event showings on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.

Disney Frozen Princess Elsa will be onstage 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Dec. 2, 6, 8, 10, 14, 16, 20, 22, 27, 29 and 31.

Disney Beauty and the Beast Princess Bella will be onstage 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Dec. 1, 3, 7, 9, 13, 15, 17, 21, 23, 28 and 30.

NWL grad finds the sweet life Wanamakers General Store features her maple syrup

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

What would a morning breakfast of pancakes, waffles or French toast be without maple syrup?

Thanks to 1995 Northwestern Lehigh High School graduate Laura Gagné, her husband, Albert, and stepsons Austin, 19, and Joel Gagné, 16, of Franklin, Vt., area residents can purchase Vermont maple syrup locally.

Gagné is the daughter of Ron and Lorinda Macaulay of Lowhill Township.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Fogelsville churches having joint Thanksgiving service

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church St., both in Fogelsville, will be offering a joint Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at St. John’s UCC.

The Rev. Nelson Quiñones will deliver the sermon.

For more information, call St. John’s UCC at 610-398-7015 or St. John’s Lutheran at 610-395-5535.

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The Busy Bees from St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, are accepting orders for their nut, raisin or coconut sticky bun sale until Nov. 29.

Jury finds former Orefield man guilty of killing four

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A former Parkland High School student was found guilty Nov. 16 in a Pasco County Court in Florida of murder in the first degree regarding the 2014 deaths of four people and dumping their bodies in a roadside ditch.

According to Pasco County court records, Adam Matos, 32, formerly of Orefield, and 7719 Hatteras Drive, Hudson, Fla., was found guilty of killing Megan Brown, 27, her parents Margaret and Gregory Brown, both 52; and Megan’s boyfriend, Nicholas Leonard, 37.

Matos was a senior at Parkland High School in 2004.