Northwestern Press

Monday, December 17, 2018

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Schneck House featuring cookies and clear toys

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Upper Lehigh Historical Society will sell homemade Christmas cookies and clear toy candy at the Schneck House 1-4 p.m. Dec. 16,

Everyone is invited to visit the historic Schneck log house along Route 873 across from McDonald’s in Schnecksville and purchase the special holiday treats.


Bingo has resumed Monday nights in the Schnecksville Fire Company.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. Early bird bingo begins 6 p.m. Regular games start at 6:45 p.m. The kitchen will be open.

Board OKs 5 waivers

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

After listening to a presentation from Ridge Farm representatives and public comments from 24 individuals, South Whitehall commissioners approved five waiver requests, denied one and tabled another.

The actions were taken Nov. 27 at a special meeting at Springhouse Middle School.

The denied item was a request to allow a 9-1/2 percent grade on the north-south road running through the development between Walbert Avenue and Huckleberry Road.

The township ordinance requires a 6 percent grade for the unnamed street, which is designated a collector road.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union Lutheran Church to host craft show on Nov. 17

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will present its seventh annual holiday craft show 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

The event includes 85 crafters with homemade items such as jewelry, bird houses, floral arrangements, greeting cards, purses, hand-woven baskets, crocheted children’s apparel, chocolates, and more.

This is a great time to enjoy fellowship, do some Christmas shopping, and hear music of the season.

Breakfast, lunch, and baked goods will be available.

Admission is free.


King George site looking better

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Recent actions by South Whitehall administrative staff and property owner Atul Patel have yielded improvements in the area around the King George Inn, reported township Manager Renee Bickel during the Oct. 17 board of commissioners’ meeting.

In August, Commissioner David Bond raised the issue with concerns not only about the surrounding property but about the inn itself.

“The building is deteriorating,” said Bond at the time. “It could just fall down.”

Commissioner Christina “Tori” Morgan voiced her opinion at the time.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: Quilts and crafts at St. John’s UCC

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, is hosting a craft fair and quilt sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Oct. 13.

The event features handmade crafts, refreshments, bake sale, Chinese auction and raffle.

Quilts will be displayed in the sanctuary. They may be purchased or simply viewed for their interesting patterns.

This is an opportunity to find gifts for any special occasion.

Come and enjoy lunch with a variety of homemade items including barbecue and soup.

Enjoy a fun filled day in the country at St. John’s UCC.

South Whitehall Twp police welcome K-9s Kyra and Drax to the department

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

Two new K-9s recently traveled from Holland to join the South Whitehall Township Police Department. They will be training until the end of October.

“Then, they will hit the streets,” Police Chief Glen Dorney explained.

Kyra, a 17-month-old Dutch Shepherd, specializes in explosive detection. Drax, a 19-month-old Belgian Malinois, is specifically trained for narcotics detection.

Both K-9s will also be used in patrol work, tracking and apprehension.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Worship times change at Union Lutheran Church

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, announces Sunday worship times are now at 8 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. A variety of music will be offered at each service.

Christian education hour is 9:30 a.m. each Sunday for all ages.

The catechetical program begins Sept. 25.

A contemporary worship service will be offered 6 p.m. Sept. 22. The service will feature the group SWIM, with Bobby Siegfried leading the music along with youth musicians.

The Vine Church

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

Pastor Adam Kern, of The Vine Church, which meets at the Schnecksville Grange, 5322 Route 873, has announced several forthcoming endeavors for the organization.

“We are rolling out a new children’s ministry and revamping the area downstairs,” Kern said.

“We’re transforming the basement where kids will want to come.

“And, we have a new director of children’s ministry with a background in education.”

The first children’s church lesson will be on Sept. 16.

Union Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor

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

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, has elected the Rev. Gordon A. Camp as its new full-time pastor.

Camp graduated from Temple University in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in communications and film.

He earned his Master of Divinity degree from the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1995, and served his internship year at St. Paul’s, Catasauqua, with the Rev. Herb Gifford, who is now a member of Union Lutheran.

Camp’s wife, Cindy, is also a Lutheran pastor serving as the director of disaster response for Diakon Lutheran Social Ministries.

Yellow Dot decal assists emergency responders

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

Pennsylvania has created the Yellow Dot program as a way for individuals to receive appropriate emergency care following a traffic accident when they may not be able to communicate their own needs.

Placing a Yellow Dot sticker in the vehicle’s rear window alerts first responders to check the glove compartment for vital medical information.

The Yellow Dot sticker and pamphlet with instructions and pages for emergency information are available from the office of state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th.