Northwestern Press

Saturday, June 23, 2018

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Morgenland Church picnicking in the grove

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, will picnic in the grove 4-9 p.m. on June 23. Rain date is from 1-6 p.m. June 24.

Main Street Cruisers will perform.

There will be hamburgers, cheeseburger, hot dogs, barbecues, red beet eggs, french fries, soft drinks, homemade desserts, ice cream and candy available for sale.

As usual they will have the cake walk and a raffle.

They are also looking for volunteers to help with set up at 8:30 a.m., the food stand, cake walk.

For more information or to volunteer call 610-395-0067.


New Jersey man killed on Route 22, South Whitehall

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said Carl Acker II, 49, of Lopatcong, N.J. was struck by a motor vehicle around 2:20 p.m. June 19 on Route 22 eastbound between the Pa. Turnpike on-ramp and Route 309, South Whitehall Township.

Acker was pronounced dead at 4:56 p.m. the same day at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Grim said.

Grim said an autopsy is scheduled for today, June 20, to determine the cause and manner of his death.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church celebrating summer with Lowhill Live

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is having a hoagie sale.

Choose from Italian, ham and cheese, turkey, roast beef, tuna and veggie hoagies made by Thomson’s Meat Market, Walnutport.

Orders are due by June 10. Pick up is from 5-7 p.m. June 20 in the social hall.

To order, call Karla at 484-357-3426.

Unplug this summer at Lowhill Live, a faith, family and fun weekly gathering led by Pastor Chris Cocca for children and families, from 6-8 p.m. every Wednesday starting June 13.

UPPER MACUNGIE: Sweet treat at Zion’s Church

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will have its annual strawberry and ice cream festival 6-9 p.m. June 8.

Toad Creek Duo will be performing. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information, call 610-683-7485.


Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Trexlertown, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 6 p.m. June 22.

The grange is a nonprofit fraternal organization community service minded with agriculture roots starting in 1867.

A special program lined up to commemorate this milestone event in the grange’s journey.

Jon Bond hosting ‘Kempton, Naturally’ art show on June 2

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Artist Jonathan Bond of Kempton will present his annual art show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 at his art gallery at 59 Kempton Road, just outside the village of Kempton.

The show will be held in conjunction with the 13th annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour held the same day.

“Kempton, Naturally” will feature more than 50 new originals.

Works include watercolors, oils on wood panel, pencil sketches, and egg tempera on wood panels.

All works are individually framed and available for purchase.

Limited edition prints, notecards and other unique gifts are available.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Community Memorial Day services planned in Upper Macungie

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, are hosting a joint community Memorial Day service 10 a.m. May 28 at the Fogelsville Union Cemetery.

The service will be led by the Rev. Nelson Quinones and the Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will assist at the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Five inducted to Parkland’s Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Five Parkland High School graduates recently joined the list of noted honorees as members of the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The education foundation hosted its Seven Wonders of Parkland Distinguished Alumni Gala and Silent Auction May 7 at the Holiday Inn, Breinigsville.

The gala began with a cocktail reception featuring high school senior and singer/songwriter Skylar Gutman, and the Strolling Strings, under the direction of Brian Mishler, and students in the Makerspace program demonstrating their projects.

Stephens Funeral Home offers pet loss seminar

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Stephens Funeral home, Upper Macungie, recently hosted Kathryn Jennings, founder of Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support for a pet loss and grief seminar.

Jennings said she founded Day by Day after she lost her three schnauzers, Pookie Poo in 2012, and Hallie Boo and Sallie Lou in 2013.

Jennings, certified as a pet loss professional and certified in pet loss and grief companioning, said Day by Day, a nonprofit organization, was established to assist pet owners companions on their grief journey.