Northwestern Press

Sunday, October 21, 2018

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.

Bridge replacement underway at N. Cedar Crest, Broadway

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Broadway at Cedar Crest Boulevard in Allentown and South Whitehall Township was recently closed to traffic so PennDOT can replace the Cedar Crest Boulevard Bridge over the Little Cedar Creek.

Cedar Crest Boulevard access both to and from Broadway will be closed for approximately six weeks.

During this closure, Broadway traffic will be detoured onto Mertz Lane, Haines Mill Road, Hamilton Boulevard and Ott Street.

During the Broadway closure, Parkway Boulevard access to and from Cedar Crest Boulevard will be right-in, right-out only.

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.