Northwestern Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Garden club to present program

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is hosting an ice cream social 1-3 p.m. Sept. 1. for seniors.

Library staff will show the movie “La La Land” 1 p.m. Sept. 4 for its Modern Brown Bag Classics.

Watch your favorite James Bond 007 movie at 1 p.m. Sept. 5 and 12.

Technical Tuesday will be 3-4 p.m. Sept. 5 at Luther Crest retirement community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall.

Learn how to download e-books, e-magazines, e-audiobooks and digital music.

South Whitehall police seek driver involved in hit and run

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall Township police are seeking the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian around 10:25 p.m. Aug. 24 in the 4000 block of Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Police say the vehicle, which debris indicate is a black, 2014 Honda Accord, possibly a LX model, fled the scene eastbound on Hamilton Boulevard.

The pedestrian suffered severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital.

Police say the car is missing its driver’s side mirror and should have moderate, front driver’s side damage.

The Great Allentown Fair to honor military Fair seeks to borrow WWI artifacts

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

In honor of the 100th anniversary of Camp Crane, The Great Allentown Fair’s Executive Committee has decreed Aug. 31 the fair’s first “Red, White and Thank you” military day honoring active military and veterans with free, all-day admission.

Fair Marketing Director Bonnie Brosious said an informative and educational display of photos and artifacts that tell the story of Camp Crane will be on display in the Agri-Plex for fairgoers to visit during the fair Aug. 29-Sept. 4.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Activities aplenty at LV Zoo

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will host National Honey Bee Day with bee-themed activities Aug. 19.

Stop by the General Store to see the zoo’s honeybees making honey and spot the queen bee.

Arts and crafts day at the zoo is scheduled for Aug. 26.

There will be a wide variety of arts and crafts throughout the zoo including do-it-yourself binoculars, sun catchers, a coloring station and more.

The zoo will be celebrating Leapin’ Lemurs Day with lemur-themed activities Aug. 27.

Allentown Fair Queen is crowned

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The new 2017 Allentown Fair Queen who will reign over the upcoming 165th agricultural and entertainment exposition was crowned Aug. 13 during contest finals at Christopher’s Restaurant at the Columbian Home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

Zaren Kerper of Fleetwood was chosen from five contestants to succeed 2016 Queen Juliet Long of New Tripoli.

After a longer than usual deliberation to choose the new queen, judges Leslie Bartholomew, Michael H. Firestine and Stephanie Baunach chose Kerper.

North Whitehall Twp man found dead at Econo Lodge motel

Thursday, August 10, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

The Lehigh County Coroner’s Office says a 63-year-old Neffs, North Whitehall Township man took his own life Aug. 5 at the Econo Lodge, 1151 Bulldog Lane, South Whitehall Township.

Grim said Galen G. Adams was pronounced dead 1:43 p.m. that day by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Pender at the motel. Grim ruled the manner of Adams’ death a suicide.

According to his obituary, Adams was employed at The Neffs Hotel for many years. Before that, he was a welder.

Orefield man charged after road rage incident

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

An 18-year-old Orefield man was charged with aggravated assault and making terroristic threats after he was allegedly involved in a road rage incident just before 8 p.m. July 29 on I-78 East, Greenwich Township, Berks County.

State Police Troop L, Hamburg, say troopers were dispatched to the area after a 67-year-old Whitehall man reported a passenger in another vehicle, later identified as Frank John Clark V, 18, allegedly showed a handgun during the incident.

Police investigate bank robbery in South Whitehall Township

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A white male wearing a mask robbed Provident Bank, 4285 Tilghman St., South Whitehall Township, just before noon July 29.

South Whitehall Township Police Detective Timothy Shoudt said in a news release officers responded to the bank for a holdup alarm.

Shoudt said the man entered the bank with his hand covering his face and an object in his hand.

The man, standing approximately 6 feet tall with a slender build, removed his hand and revealed he was wearing a light-color mask or cloth covering his lower face and nose.

Coroner seeks family of woman killed in Upper Macungie motorcycle crash

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim is seeking the next of kin of Yvonne Suzette Rohrbach, a 51-year-old Hamburg, Berks County woman killed after she was thrown from the 1992 Harley-Davidson motorcycle on which she was a passenger around 11:30 p.m. on July 30 at the intersection of Route 222, North, at Mill Creek Road, Upper Macungie.

Grim said the woman was pronounced dead at 12:23 a.m. July 31 by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Gabrielle Riley.

Grim told The Press on Aug. 1 her cause of death was multiple blunt injuries. He ruled her death an accident.

LOWHILL TOWNSHIP Morgenland Church to have summer picnic Aug. 12

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Morgenland Church, 3120 Weidasville Road, Orefield, is having a summer picnic 4-9 p.m. Aug. 12 in the church grove in Leather Corner Post, Orefield. Rain date is 1-6 p.m. Aug. 13.

Music will be provided by Country Rhythm band. There will be cakewalks, raffles and children activities.

There will also be hamburgers, hot dogs, barbecue red beet eggs, french fries, soft drinks, ice cream and penny candy.

For more information, call the church office at 610-395-6885.