Northwestern Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Grundsau says six more weeks of winter

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Mid 30-degree temperatures did not deter the 50-plus groundhog aficionados from gathering 7 a.m. Feb. 2 at Wehr’s Dam, South Whitehall, to watch Jahde and his nephew, Lee, float down the Jordan Creek.

As members and supporters of Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 awaited the groundhog’s weather prediction, they were treated to cookies and hot beverages.

Lodsch Haaptmann David Adam of Orefield opened this year’s ceremony by welcoming everyone in Pennsylvania Dutch.

Woman charged with stealing money from Sanctuary

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The former treasurer of an Upper Macungie nonprofit animal rescue group has been charged with theft and receiving stolen property after allegedly stealing more than $11,000.

According to an affidavit of probable cause and criminal complaint obtained from District Judge Michael Faulkner’s office, Upper Macungie Police Detective Jason Wheeler stated that around April 28, 2018, police received a complaint from Linda Green, president of The Sanctuary of Haafsville.

2020 Census postcards to be mailed in mid-March

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The U.S. Census Bureau kicked of its 2020 decennial census Jan. 21 in the rural Village of Toksook Bay, Alaska.

National Census Day, however, isn’t officially observed until April 1.

Robert F. Toth Jr., area census office manager with the Philadelphia Regional Census Center, Allentown Area office, 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall, told The Press Jan. 17 his office, which covers Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike and Wayne counties, is still in the recruiting phase of hiring workers.

LOWHILL TWP: Pantry needs helpers

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is looking for volunteers.

The food pantry serves residents of the Northwestern School District and is managed and staffed completely by a volunteer workforce.

Whether you have a little or a lot of free time on your hands, any amount of help is greatly appreciated.

If interested, contact Barbara Kistler at 610-767-7606 or lowhillfoodpantry@gmail.com.

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Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will be celebrating penguin awareness weekend Jan. 18-20.

Devastating fire leads to new friendships

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Germansville man, good Samaritans recall day his automotive shop was destroyed

In addition to the volunteer firefighters from six companies who responded just before noon Jan. 7 to a devastating two-alarm blaze at Drobot Automotive, 3221 Mauch Chunk, North Whitehall, three individuals have come to the assistance of shop owner Beau Drobot, of Germansville.

Jesse Probus, Dr. David Roy, owner of North Whitehall Chiropractic and Drobot’s good friend Josh Haines, owner of Back Home Bagels Deli and Bake Shop in Schnecksville, met Jan. 9 at the Willow Street Pub, North Whitehall, to recount the heroic efforts made to help Drobot save his belongings and shop.

Devastating fire leads to new friendships

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Beau Drobot, good Samaritans recall day automotive shop is destroyed

In addition to the volunteer firefighters from six companies who responded just before noon Jan. 7 to a devastating two-alarm blaze at Drobot Automotive, 3221 Mauch Chunk, North Whitehall, three individuals have come to the assistance of shop owner Beau Drobot, of Germansville.

Jesse Probus, Dr. David Roy, owner of North Whitehall Chiropractic and Drobot’s good friend Josh Haines, owner of Back Home Bagels Deli and Bake Shop in Schnecksville, met on Jan. 9 at the Willow Street Pub, North Whitehall, to recount the heroic efforts made to help Drobot save his belongings and shop.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Volunteers needed for food pantry

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is looking for volunteers.

The food pantry serves residents of the Northwestern School District and is managed and staffed completely by a volunteer workforce.

Whether you have a little or a lot of free time on your hands, any amount of help is greatly appreciated.

Those interested in volunteering, may contact Barbara Kistler at 610-767-7606 or email lowhillfoodpantry@gmail.com.

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Teddy bears given in memory of Conner and Brinley

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Firetrucks and an ambulance responded to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, on Dec. 20 but there wasn’t an emergency situation.

The first responders were delivering hundreds of teddy bears collected by the students and staff of Greenwich Elementary School, Krumsville, Berks County.

Classmates and teachers at the school had a communitywide teddy bear drive to honor the memories of Conner Snyder, 8, and his sister, Brinley, 4, from Albany Township, who died on Sept. 26 in the hospital.

Parkland Press reporter peeks into the life of EMT, paramedic

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance offers ‘Go for a Ride’ program

Cetronia Ambulance Corps recently offered the Lehigh Valley Press a chance to participate in the “Go for a Ride” program.

Reporters who took part experienced a day in the life of a Cetronia paramedic and emergency medical technician.

After receiving a tour of the ambulance and learning about some of the equipment from Cetronia Paramedic Austin Carpenter and EMT Robert Owen, this reporter, Carpenter and Owen were off to our first call — a patient with abdominal pains, who was transported to a local hospital.

Man dies after being hit by tree branch

Thursday, December 12, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 68-year-old Alburtis man died after he was struck around 10 a.m. Nov. 29 by a large branch while cutting a tree on his son’s property at 8634 Gun Club Road, New Tripoli.

Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich said Mark Garvey was pronounced dead at 12:41 p.m. that day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Minnich said the cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head. The manner of his death was ruled an accident.