Northwestern Press

Sunday, October 21, 2018

UPPER MACUNGIE: Sweet treat at Zion’s Church

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will have its annual strawberry and ice cream festival 6-9 p.m. June 8.

Toad Creek Duo will be performing. Everyone is invited to attend.

For more information, call 610-683-7485.


Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Trexlertown, will celebrate its 100th anniversary at 6 p.m. June 22.

The grange is a nonprofit fraternal organization community service minded with agriculture roots starting in 1867.

A special program lined up to commemorate this milestone event in the grange’s journey.

Jon Bond hosting ‘Kempton, Naturally’ art show on June 2

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Artist Jonathan Bond of Kempton will present his annual art show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 at his art gallery at 59 Kempton Road, just outside the village of Kempton.

The show will be held in conjunction with the 13th annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour held the same day.

“Kempton, Naturally” will feature more than 50 new originals.

Works include watercolors, oils on wood panel, pencil sketches, and egg tempera on wood panels.

All works are individually framed and available for purchase.

Limited edition prints, notecards and other unique gifts are available.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Community Memorial Day services planned in Upper Macungie

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, are hosting a joint community Memorial Day service 10 a.m. May 28 at the Fogelsville Union Cemetery.

The service will be led by the Rev. Nelson Quinones and the Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will assist at the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Five inducted to Parkland’s Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Five Parkland High School graduates recently joined the list of noted honorees as members of the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The education foundation hosted its Seven Wonders of Parkland Distinguished Alumni Gala and Silent Auction May 7 at the Holiday Inn, Breinigsville.

The gala began with a cocktail reception featuring high school senior and singer/songwriter Skylar Gutman, and the Strolling Strings, under the direction of Brian Mishler, and students in the Makerspace program demonstrating their projects.

Stephens Funeral Home offers pet loss seminar

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Stephens Funeral home, Upper Macungie, recently hosted Kathryn Jennings, founder of Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support for a pet loss and grief seminar.

Jennings said she founded Day by Day after she lost her three schnauzers, Pookie Poo in 2012, and Hallie Boo and Sallie Lou in 2013.

Jennings, certified as a pet loss professional and certified in pet loss and grief companioning, said Day by Day, a nonprofit organization, was established to assist pet owners companions on their grief journey.

Driver dies in N. Whitehall crash

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 81-year-old Northampton County man was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree around 6 p.m. April 28 in front of 3914 Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall Township.

Robert Drey of Lehigh Township was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon 6:40 p.m. at the scene, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed April 30 to determine the cause and manner of Drey’s death.

Grim said the cause of his death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries and ruled the death and accident.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church having tea party

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, is hosting “A Time to Remember” Mother’s Day Tea Party 1 p.m. May 5 with a vintage bridal show in the sanctuary.

Bring wedding, bridesmaid, flower girl or mother-of-the-bride or mother-of-the-groom dresses, or any photo albums or wedding memorabilia you may have.

Prizes awarded for the best tea party hat.

For more information and to register to attend, call 610-842-4781.


‘Anything Goes’ at Northwestern

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh Middle School theater students will perform “Anything Goes” from April 27-29 in the middle school auditorium.

“Anything Goes,” set in 1934, tells the story of Billy Crocker, a young man who falls in love with Hope Harcourt, an English heiress who is being forced to marry Lord Evelyn Oakleigh on a luxury liner.

Crocker decides to follow Harcourt and confess his love to her.

When he discovers his boss is on the same ship, he disguises himself as a gangster with the help of another gangster on the run from the law.

County students participate in 4-H conference

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Nearly 600 young people descended on State College earlier this year for the Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference or the Junior Leadership Conference.

Five youth from Lehigh County participated including Emily Mittl of Kempton, Liana Panik of Emmaus, Sophia Vargas of Germansville, Ian Royer of Schnecksville, and Kaytlin Dietrich of Kempton.

The weekend was an opportunity for 4-H’ers to come together for leadership training, networking, and learning experiences.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Christ’s Church at Lowhill penny party on April 20

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will be having a spring penny party April 20.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. Game starts at 7 p.m.

Bring loose change for a night of fun and fellowship.

Food will be available for purchase.

The church is accepting orders until April 15 for its hoagie sale.

Pick up will be between 5-7 p.m. April 25 in the social room.

Hoagies include a choice of Italian, ham and cheese, turkey, roast beef, tuna or veggie.

Hoagies are being made by Thomson‘s Meat Market.