Northwestern Press

Friday, December 13, 2019

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.

Alburtis man dies after being hit by large tree branch

Friday, December 6, 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.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Morgenland breakfast with Santa

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville, Orefield, is accepting orders until Dec. 15 for its Remembrance Tree Christmas Ball sale.

Choose from red, blue, green, silver, gold and gold star.

The church will be having a pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 8:30-11 a.m. Dec. 14.

To place a ball order or for more information, call the church office at 610-395-0067.

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Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is accepting orders until Dec. 8 for its hoagies and sandwich sale made by R&K Subs.

Kutztown driver dies in 1-car crash in South Whitehall Twp

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

An 81-year-old Kutztown woman was killed when her vehicle struck a tree around 1:41 p.m. Dec. 2 at 1136 Edward Ave., South Whitehall Township.

According to Lehigh County Coroner Eric Minnich, Constance Schweyer was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Jack Fliter at 2:10 p.m. that day at the scene.

Minnich said the cause of her death was blunt force trauma to the head due to a motor vehicle accident.

The manner of her death was ruled an accident, he said.

Allentown Rescue Mission benefiting from ‘The Mouse That Roared’

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a Christian theater group comprised of home-schooled students, will present “The Mouse That Roared” at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, 330 Schantz Road, Lower Macungie.

Based on Leonard Wibberley’s novel of the same name, and adapted by Christopher Sergel, the play tells the story of a tiny country, the Dutchy of Grand Fenwick, and how its citizens declared and then won a war against the United States.

The show is being directed by Lindsay McClure and Assistant Director Maddie Wolfe.

Jordan Lutheran celebrates 285 years serving the community

Friday, December 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, recently celebrated its 285th anniversary with a visit from the Rev. Dr. Samuel R. Zeiser, bishop of the North Eastern Pennsylvania Synod.

Following the worship service, members of the congregation and guests from the Allentown Rescue Mission were treated to a meal in fellowship hall.

Brunch included a juice and fresh fruit bar, scrambled eggs, French toast with syrup, bacon, sausage links, country grilled ham, baked macaroni and cheese, frittatas, tuna salad wraps, beverages and dessert.

Emergency personnel honored for bravery at Heather Glen

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Members of local police departments, fire companies, emergency medical services and other first responders were honored for their actions and bravery during the Sept. 22 Heather Glen Senior Living fire during a Nov. 9 award ceremony at the Fogelsville Fire Company.

Eighty-two senior citizens and five staff members were evacuated by these brave men and women after a three-alarm fire broke out just before 3 a.m. to the rear of the senior living facility at 415 Blue Barn Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Downed wires close Route 100

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 2015 Peterbilt tractor-trailer combo carrying an oversize load closed a section of Route 100 at Mohr Lane, Upper Macungie Township, for more than 24 hours after taking down several wires around 2:18 p.m. Nov. 8.

According to Upper Macungie Township police, Gary L. Hughes-Oneal, 38, of Morgan, Utah, was driving the permitted oversize load, accompanied by both lead and rear pilot vehicles.

Police say the front pilot car operator reported he saw approximately 1-inch to 2 inches of his height-pole touch a wire across Route 100, near the entrance to the Applewood neighborhood.

Article By: Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com

Friday, November 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Aimee and John Good, owners of The Good Farm, Germansville, have been training Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s first apprentice as part of a new program for vegetable growers.

Eileen Cipriani, deputy secretary for Workforce Development with the Department of Labor and Industry, and Department of Agriculture Special Assistant for Workforce Development Scott Sheely toured The Good Farm recently to discuss the program.

Germansville farmers training PASA’s first vegetable grower apprentice

Friday, November 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Aimee and John Good, owners of The Good Farm, Germansville, have been training Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s first apprentice as part of a new program for vegetable growers.

Eileen Cipriani, deputy secretary for Workforce Development with the Department of Labor and Industry, and Department of Agriculture Special Assistant for Workforce Development Scott Sheely toured The Good Farm recently to discuss the program.