Northwestern Press

Monday, June 17, 2019

New Tripoli resident graduates college with highest honors

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in

Juliet Elisabeth Long of New Tripoli, graduated summa cum laude with highest honors in communication studies May 18 from Grove City College, Grove City, Mercer County.

She was also named to the college’s dean’s list with high distinction.

A semester GPA between 3.85 and 4.00 is required for this honor.

“Julie worked so very hard and my wife and I are so very proud of her,” Perry Long, her father said. “Not to boast, but it is a real accomplishment to graduate from Grove City College with highest honors.”

Long is working on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

Good Samaritan with gun aids man being attacked

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 18-year-old Allentown man was charged with aggravated assault, simple assault, making terroristic threats, and traffic offenses after he allegedly attempted to stab a 47-year-old man around 12:59 p.m. June 5 at 3017 Tilghman St., South Whitehall.

According to South Whitehall police, officers responded for a report of a fight with a weapon at that location.

Upon arrival, officers took the male, identified as Matthew Gavilanes, into custody without incident.

LOWHILL TWP: Zoo offering Father’s Day programs

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting World Ocean Day on June 8.

There will be aquatic and marine life themed crafts, a meet-and-greet with Moana and Ariel 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and two opportunities to watch African Penguins feedings at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

There will also be animal enrichment demonstrations with the otters at 12:30 p.m. and penguins at 1:30 p.m.

Story time with an educator will be presented 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 9.

A meet-and-greet with Bean, the resident sloth is scheduled from 10:30-11:30 a.m. June 13.

Rotary awards scholarships to nine students

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Allentown-West Rotary had its annual scholarship awards breakfast May 8 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, where nine students were recognized for their accomplishments.

The winners and guests, as well as representatives from Northwestern Lehigh and Parkland school districts, LCCC and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute joined the Rotarians to celebrate.

Students from the four institutions submitted online applications and a committee chose the winners.

UPPER MACUNGIE: Upper Macungie offering dog park etiquette class

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township, in partnership with Passion for Paws, is hosting a dog park etiquette class and fundraiser 2-3 p.m. on June 1 at Upper Macungie Park, 1625 Route 100, Fogelsville.

Proceeds go toward the maintenance of township dog parks.

A good citizen test is included in the fee for training. Seating is limited.

The township is offering a children’s business fair 5 p.m. June 7 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie.

Young entrepreneurs can promote and sell their products at this fair and keep any revenue.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry needs donations

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry is looking for donations of food items, such as cereal, soup, canned pastas, canned fruit and healthy snacks for children, such as fruit cups, pudding cups, granola bars, etc.

They are also in need of personal care items such as shampoo, deodorant, bath soap, as well as household cleaning supplies, including dishwashing soap, cleanser, etc.

The Blessings Shop needs new dish towels, bath towels and wash cloths, activity books for children and outdoor games for summer activities.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Wammer lang lebt, waert mer alt. If you live long, you’ll get old.

Es is eener so gut wie der anner: der wu der Sack uffhebt un der wu’s net dutt. The one who holds the bag is just as bad as the one who fills it.


Heidelberg Union Church, 5187 Irvin Road, Heidelberg Township, will host a concert by well-known Gospel singer, Lynda Randle, on May 17.

Doors open at 5 p.m. Jack and Friends will entertain 5:30-6:30 p.m. Concert begins at 7 p.m.

Proceeds go to Family Promise of the Lehigh Valley.

Upper Macungie Twp police investigating hit and run

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police are investigating a hit-and-run in which a pedestrian was struck sometime between 4:40-4:50 a.m. on April 30 across the street from East Penn Self Storage, 8235 Schantz Road.

According to police, Ta’Cory Barr, 29, of Slatington, was walking along the east side of Schantz Road when he was struck by a box truck or tractor trailer/bobtail. Barr suffered an injury to his head, police say.

Police say parts found at the scene were for a passenger side mirror.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps assisted at the scene.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Lehigh Valley Zoo celebrating mothers

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will celebrate Mother’s Day May 11 and 12.

There will be hands-on activities and interactive experiences including a question-and-answer session at the kangaroo exhibit and giraffe and lorikeet feedings.

Local musician John Rodden will perform from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 11.

A meet and greet with Bean, the resident sloth, is set for 10:30-11:30 a.m. May 12.

There will be a K-9 Dog Walk 8-10 a.m. May 18 with proceeds going toward the zoo’s conservation efforts.

Two-alarm house fire

Friday, May 3, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Teen escapes through second-floor window

A 19-year-old woman escaped through a second-floor, bedroom window after a two-alarm fire broke out in her home at 12:38 p.m. April 29.

While the teen was lucky enough to find an exit, several animals reportedly died in the fire at 3177 Bellview Road, North Whitehall Township.

Volunteer firefighters from Neffs, Schnecksville, Laurys Station, Greenawalds and Tri-Clover, along with Lehigh County’s Cascade Unit 3292 and Northern Valley Ambulance Corps personnel and the Macungie Ambulance Incident Support Unit responded to the scene.