Northwestern Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lehigh County Jail prisoner dies in Sacred Heart Hospital

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 21-year-old Allentown man was found unresponsive 9:34 p.m. on June 24 in his cell at Lehigh County Jail, 38th N. 4th St., Allentown.

According to a Lehigh County Office of Public Information release, Trevor Vaden, 1650 W. Turner St., who did not have a cell mate and was not under any special monitoring precautions, was discovered by a Lehigh County corrections officer performing routine rounds.

The officer declared a medical emergency and began administering CPR.

Shriners Hospital benefits from ‘contact’ car racing

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Parkland grad, husband form Bahia Crash Team to help kids

Christine Herb White, a 1991 Parkland High School graduate, and her husband, Shawn, of Winter Park, Fla., have combined their passion for car racing and for the Shriners organization to help make the lives of kids receiving care at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Fla., a little brighter.

Shawn, who was raised in Orlando and Mexico, was a patient in a Shriners Hospital as a child.

The couple soon became involved in doing charity work for the Shriners Hospital and they formed their Bahia Shriners Crash Team by fate.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Morgenland to picnic in the grove

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is having a summer picnic 4-9 p.m. June 24 in the church grove, Leather Corner Post, Orefield. Rain date is 1-6 p.m. June 25.

Music will be performed by The Main Street Cruisers. There will be cakewalks, raffles and children activities.

There will also be hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue red beet eggs, french fries, soft drinks, ice cream and penny candy for sale.

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

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Germansville wife, mom knew value of education

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Scholarship established in memory of Imogene Dietrich

Do angels walk among us on earth? If you ask Bill Dietrich, he will tell you his wife, Imogene, was truly an angel.

Dietrich and their daughter, Stacey Scanlon of New Tripoli recently spoke with The Press about Imogene, who passed away unexpectedly on March 16.

“She had one of the largest showings at her viewing and funeral at Keller Funeral Home and so many people had their own stories of how much she touched their lives,” Scanlon said. “She was truly an angel.”

Imogene, a 1975 graduate from Northwestern Lehigh High School, married Dietrich in 1973.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union Lutheran Church VBS to begin June 25

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will offer “Maker Fun Factory” for Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. June 25-30 for children ages 3 through fifth grade.

The evening begins with a free meal 5:45 p.m. for participants, their families and any interested adults.

While the children are attending their fun and learning sessions, adults are invited to a Bible study at the same time.

In order to have sufficient materials, preregister by June 19.

Call 610-767-6884 for more information.

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UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP ‘Pete’s Dragon’ on screen June 9

Upper Macungie Township will be showing the movie “Pete’s Dragon” June 9 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane. Activities start at 7 p.m.

Junior golf will be offered by The First Tee of Lehigh Valley for children 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at Independent Park, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.

Session 1 runs from June 19 to July 12. Session 2 will run July 17 to Aug. 9.

Northwestern graduates begin ‘new phase’ of living their lives

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Family and friends watched joyfully Saturday as 170-plus seniors from the Class of 2017 officially moved from their secure lives at Northwestern Lehigh High School into the unknown future of work, college or the military during the school’s 60th annual graduation ceremony at Stabler Area, Bethlehem.

Northwestern Lehigh High School Principal Aileen M. Yadush opened the ceremony by addressing the soon-to-be graduates.

Valley volunteers garner honors at annual breakfast

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Six local residents were honored recently by The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley during the group’s 2017 Breakfast for Champions’ Award ceremony at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

Honored at the ceremony were Mia Bobenko of Orefield, who volunteers at The Gress Mountain Ranch; Janet and Donald Hagenaur of Whitehall, who volunteer with the Union and West End Cemetery Association, Allentown; Kris and Ian Buss of Breinigsville, who volunteer with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley; and Kathryn O’Keefe of Allentown, who volunteers with the Girl Scouts of Eastern PA.

5-vehicle crash shuts down I-78 in Berks County

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A five-vehicle crash with subsequent fire at 5:24 p.m. May 19 shut down a portion of eastbound I-78 Greenwich Township, Berks County, after a tractor trailer operated by an unidentified male driver failed to slow for traffic and hit a Mercedes sedan driven by a black male. The big rig then hit another truck.

According to State Police Troop L Hamburg, a 2001 Mack truck driven by a white male was traveling behind a 2000 Freightliner driven by a white male in the right lane.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

LV Zoo hosting first Food Truck Festival

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is partnering with several local food trucks to offer the Zoo’s first Food Truck Festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 27.

Tasty treats from OMG Smoothies, Rollin Dough, Kona Ice of Allentown, BlendLife, Grumpy’s Bar-B-Que Roadhouse, Zippy’s Roaster and more will be featured.

Proceeds will go toward the zoo’s conservation efforts.

On Fox Fun Day, May 28, the zoo will be offering an exciting line up of hands on interactive experiences and fox-themed activities.