Northwestern Press

Saturday, August 17, 2019

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: St. John’s Lutheran hosting dinner

Friday, August 16, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, is hosting a free community dinner from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 16 in the fellowship hall.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy burgers, hot dogs, drinks and more.

For information, call the church office at 610-395-5535.

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Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall Township, will be showing the movie “The Petrified Forest” 1 p.m. Aug. 19.

Book Quest will meet 7-8 p.m. Aug. 20 to discuss a short story.

New members are welcome to attend.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Morgenland Church taking hoagie orders

Friday, August 16, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is accepting orders until Sept. 1 for its hoagie sale. Pick up will be from 4-6 p.m. Sept. 10.

Choose between regular with everything, or no onions or peppers, ham and cheese, turkey, roast beef, tuna or veggie.

Ingredients supplied by Thomson’s Meat Market, Walnutport.

To order call 610-395-6885 or email pgbeuscher@gmail.com.

For more information, call the church at 610-395-0067.

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Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will be having Africa Enrichment Day on Aug. 18.

Former Parkland teacher waives preliminary hearing

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Former Parkland and Palisades teacher Christian Willman, 39, of Coopersburg, will be heading directly to trial for allegedly sexually assaulting female students at both schools.

According to court documents obtained Aug. 5, Willman waived his right to a preliminary hearing Aug. 1 in a Bucks County courtroom.

On June 27, Lehigh and Bucks County District Attorneys Jim Martin and Matt Weintraub announced during a joint news conference additional charges had been filed against Willman for allegedly sexually assaulting four Parkland High School students.

Make the Road PA protesters gather in S. Whitehall

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

More than 100 people gathered at the corner of Hamilton Boulevard and Lincoln Avenue, South Whitehall, on Aug. 3 for a Make the Road PA rally to protest alleged police brutality and to remember the life of Joseph “Joey” Santos of Hasbrouck Heights, N.J.

Santos, who was unarmed, was allegedly shot and killed by former South Whitehall Township Police Officer Jonathan Roselle around 5:44 p.m. July 28, 2018, across from Dorney Park.

The rally took place a block from where Santos was shot.

During the rally, a representative for the Santos family spoke about his life.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Upper Macungie Twp police celebrating National Night Out

Monday, August 5, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township police will participate in National Night Out 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane.

This year’s event will feature food trucks, moon bounces, face painting, rides and amusements including a zip line, dunk-a-cop, Home Depot kids crafts, 50/50 raffle and more.

There will also be K-9 and traffic stop demonstrations, PPL safety demonstration, “Big Rig” trucking simulator and emergency vehicle displays.

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The township will be showing the movie “Mary Poppins Returns” Aug. 9 at Grange Park, 360 Grange Road.Activities start 7 p.m.

Manito riders take home the gold at Devon Horse Show

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Eleven students’ from Manito Equestrian Center, South Whitehall Township, recently participated in this year’s Devon Horse Show.

This prestigious show had its therapeutic riding division at Thorncroft Equestrian Center, Malvern.

The show had 145 competitors and 50 classes, including equitation, dressage and trail.

Manito Life Center’s show team took home five first- and fourth-place wins; four third-place wins, three second- and sixth-place wins; and two fifth-place wins.

Manito winners include:

Former Parkland teacher charged with sexual assault

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

More victims sought by Bucks County district attorney

Lehigh and Bucks County District Attorneys Jim Martin and Matt Weintraub announced during a joint news conference June 27 additional charges have been filed against former Parkland and Palisades teacher Christian Willman, 39, of Coopersburg, for allegedly sexually assaulting four Parkland High School students.

Weintraub began the news conference.

New Tripoli resident concerned after hearing loud explosion near her home

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A New Tripoli resident is concerned after hearing a loud explosion near her home around 7:15 a.m. June 25.

Micki Tapper of Flint Hill Road spoke with The Press by telephone the next day about the explosion.

“My first thought was a tree fell on our house. We (Micki and husband Gene) live on five areas,” Tapper said. “I went outside and looked around, but didn’t see anything.”

She said the explosion shook her house and windows.

Tapper said there is nothing she knows of in the area that would have caused the explosion.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Churches offering family events

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is offering an outdoor service in the grove 10 a.m. June 23.

There will be a Father’s Day picnic immediately following the service with a basket raffle and music by DJ Jason.

Kids can enjoy some slip and slide water fun, so bring suits and a towel.

Everyone is welcome. Bring friends and family for an afternoon of fun, fellowship and laughter.

The church will have Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. July 15-19.

Children ages 3 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

UNSUNG HEROES: PART I

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Seniors honored for their generosity of time, spirit

In honor of Older Americans Month, 14 Lehigh County residents were honored during the 19th annual tribute to Unsung Heroes at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

This tribute honors older adults in the Valley who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talents to enrich the lives of others in the community.

Part I of the Unsung Heroes story includes local honorees Barry L. Faust, William H. Wehr and Nancy J. Eckert.

Barry L. Faust