Northwestern Press

Monday, December 10, 2018

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Morgenland Church members cooking spaghetti dinner Nov. 3

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, will have its annual spaghetti dinner from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 3.

Menu includes spaghetti with homemade meatballs, salad, garlic bread, beverages and homemade desserts.

Tickets are available at the door or by calling Paul 610-395-6885.

Donations of homemade baked goods may be dropped off at the church on Nov. 2 or 3.

To help, contact Judy at 610-398-1292. For more information about the dinner, call the church at 610-395-6885.

The church is accepting orders until Nov. 11 for its candy sale.

Crash, fire closes I-78

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 30-year-old Brooklyn, New York man was uninjured when his tractor-trailer caught fire 5:20 a.m. Oct. 22 on I-78 westbound near the Hamburg exit, Berks County.

State Police Troop L, Hamburg, say Jamal Abdul Haqq was westbound in the right lane of I-78 when he lost control of his tractor-trailer combo, causing it to leave the roadway, striking the bridge abutment on the north shoulder.

The rig then traveled across the right and left lanes of the roadway and struck the concrete center median.

The big rig combo then became engulfed in flames, police say.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP Apple dumplings aplenty at Christ’s Church

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

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

Orders are due by Oct. 14. Pickup will be in social hall 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 18 and 19.

To order, call Sue at 610-395-0723 or Wanda at 610-842-4781.


Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is celebrating Ottertoberfest Oct. 13 featuring 20 local gourmet food and craft vendors.

Walkers raise funds for children with apraxia

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Approximately 200 Lehigh, Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties residents participated in the 2018 Greater Allentown Walk for Apraxia Sept. 23 to raise funds and awareness for kids with apraxia of speech.

According to an Apraxia Kids news release, “Childhood apraxia of speech is a very challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder.

“This little-known disorder makes it difficult or impossible for children to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and/or words despite having a good understanding of language.

Telephone pole severed at L.V. Press office

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A driver suffered injuries when his 2008 GMC Sierra pickup struck a Verizon pole 7 a.m. Sept. 11 near the intersection of Walbert Avenue and 26th Street, South Whitehall Township.

According to South Whitehall Township police, the driver was westbound on Walbert Avenue, when for unknown reasons, the pickup crossed the center double yellow line and struck the pole on the south side of the road.

Police say the extent of the driver’s injuries were unknown as the individual was transported by Cetronia Ambulance Corps to St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown.

Custom guitar shop owner using chaos to help zoo

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

An Upper Macungie Township resident is using his love of guitars to help raise funds for the animals at Lehigh Valley Zoo.

Dave Kite, owner of Chaos Guitars, is building an electric guitar with a giraffe print for the zoo’s first “Conservation Celebration” gala Oct. 13 at Lehigh Valley Country Club.

“Shortly after my fiancee Rose Amici suggested I do an animal print guitar, I talked to Doreen Carl, vice president of development at the zoo, and it was suggested I build a guitar for the gala,” Kite said.

Senior biker rides again

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Second Wind Dreams puts Cedarbrook resident back on the road

Second Wind Dreams recently helped Sandy Smith, 83, a resident of Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center, South Whitehall, fulfill her dream of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle one more time.

Smith was asked how her ride went.

She replied “ wonderful” and gave a two-thumbs up.

Smith, who owned and rode a Harley Davidson, said she began riding motorcycles in the 1960s when she was 25.

“I was tired of holding on when my husband was driving the bike,” she said. “The last I rode before today was about 24 years ago.”

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Snow White to visit Lehigh Valley Zoo

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting a family fun walk for conservation 9-10 a.m. Sept. 15.

Learn more about the zoo’s conservation efforts while getting an up-close look at the African penguins, otters, zebras, oryx, giraffes and Mexican gray wolf during a guided tour.

At the end of the tour, all children will receive a participation medal to commemorate their experience.

There will also be a special appearance by Snow White 9-11 a.m., courtesy of Joanna Bertalan of Professional Singing Princess.

Rookie South Whitehall police officer loses job

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Township Police Officer Jonathan R. Roselle, 33, who was charged last month with voluntary manslaughter in the shooting death of a Hasbrouck Heights, N.J., man has lost his job.

Township Manager Renee Bickel in a telephone call with The Press on Sept. 10 said Roselle’s employment was discontinued on Sept. 6 during his probationary period.

She said Roselle’s annual salary was $62,920.

Driver injured when big rig overturns in Weisenberg

Friday, September 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 33-year-old Cumberland County man was injured when his 2009 Volvo tractor with dual trailers left the highway and went down an embankment 5:36 p.m. Sept. 3 on I-78, Weisenberg Township.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Matthew R. Clapper of Carlisle was eastbound in the right lane of I-78 when the tractor trailer left the right side of the road.

Police say the right side of the big rig struck the guard rail before traveling approximately 360 feet on the guard rail.

The truck continued and went down an embankment on the south side of I-78, police say.