Northwestern Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

2-alarm fire destroys home in Upper Macungie Twp

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown; Upper Macungie Township Station 56; Fogelsville; Alburtis; Macungie; Weisenberg; Tri-Clover; Woodlawn and Topton fire departments were dispatched at 5:55 a.m. July 22 for a two-alarm house fire at 1124 Mosser Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel provided medical assistance and rehabilitation, Trexlertown Fire Chief Stephen Oplinger emailed The Press.

He said Chief Gross from Station 56 was in command and approximately 60 firefighters were on scene.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church at Lowhill having camp out, movie night

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Church Road, New Tripoli, will have a movie night and camp out in the grove at 7 p.m. Aug. 10.

Campers and tents are welcome. Refreshments will be served at the pavilion.

Movie will start at approximately 8:30 p.m.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. A light breakfast will be served on Saturday morning.

Camping is optional but come for a summer night of fun and watch a movie under the stars.

If there is rain, the movie will be shown indoors.

Call Bill at 484-860-9872 for information.

2-alarm fire destroys home in Upper Macungie Twp

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown; Upper Macungie Township Station 56; Fogelsville; Alburtis; Macungie; Weisenberg; Tri-Clover; Woodlawn and Topton fire departments were dispatched at 5:55 a.m. July 22 for a two-alarm house fire at 1124 Mosser Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel provided medical assistance and rehabilitation, Trexlertown Fire Chief Stephen Oplinger emailed The Press.

He said Chief Leroy Gross from Station 56 was in command and approximately 60 firefighters were on scene.

Parkland grad featured on Brother vs. Brother

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Season six of HGTV’s hit show, Brother vs. Brother, features design work from Amanda Goldberg, founder and CEO of Planted Design, in the Bay area of California.

Goldberg and her team competed on Team Jonathan Scott as he challenged his brother, Drew Scott, in an interior design showdown.

Planted Design builds custom living vertical gardens, maintenance-free moss walls and unique plant arrangements across the United States.

Ahead of the premiere, Goldberg and her plants were featured in TV Guide Magazine and on HGTV’s website.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Zoo offering health day July 22

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is offering a community health day with health professionals and staff from St. Luke’s 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22.

They will be offering blood pressure readings and Dr. Elyse Jones from St. Luke’s Allentown Pediatrics will be having a Walk with a Doc around the outside perimeter of the zoo at 10 a.m.

Participants will receive a small discount to the zoo that day.

This is also a Tail on the Trail approved event so log miles on TailOnTheTrail.org and earn free gear.

Bethlehem man charged after vehicle found in pond

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 23-year-old Bethlehem man was charged with false reporting of a theft or conversion of a vehicle after reporting to police at 12:54 a.m. June 30 his vehicle was stolen on June 29 from Hometown Diner, 8732 Hamilton Blvd, Upper Macungie Township.

Upper Macungie police say an investigation revealed Michael P. Connelly was never at the diner.

Police allege Connelly told them he concocted the story of the stolen vehicle so his parents would not know he damaged the vehicle.

Ducks, geese find new home in condominium pond

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Ten ducklings and two Toulouse geese have found a new home in the pond at Cross Keys Condominiums, Ponds Edge Lane, Upper Macungie Township.

The ducklings were released into the pond during a duck and doughnut event June 30 at the condominiums.

Gary Fritz, secretary for the Cross Keys Condominium Association, said the pond had deteriorated but it is the highlight of the condominium development.

The 32-unit development started in 1988.

With reserve funds, the condominium association had the pond restored by Season After Season in Easton.

Manito students compete in first therapeutic riders division horse show

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Four student riders of Manito Life Center, 2160 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall, attended their first Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show May 26 at Thorncroft Equestrian Center, Malvern.

The four riders were: Richard Klingensmith, 12, of Center Valley; Sara Miller, 16, of Coopersburg; Victoria Bilyk-Sequine, 16, of Fountain Hill, and Mackenzie Eisenhart, 23, of Emmaus.

The show team took home four, first-place and second-place awards; and two third-place and sixth-place awards, said Lisa Schadt, president of Manito.

Washington Twp woman charged in fatal crash

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Jennifer Gerczak, 27, of 4020 Main St., Washington Township, has been charged with two counts of careless driving, a summary offense, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced July 9.

According to Martin, at approximately 11:23 a.m. Dec. 21, 2017, Trooper Tyler Herrera, with State Police, Troop M, Bethlehem, was dispatched to the scene of a crash, which occurred at 5832 Kernsville Road, North Whitehall Township.

Upon arrival, he found a 2013 Kia Soul, driven by Gerczak, and a Ford Edge, operated by Marianne Kostenbader, 56, of 1926 Vintage Drive, Easton.