Northwestern Press

Thursday, October 17, 2019

NORTH WHITEHALL: Laurys Station celebrating Community Day on Sept. 21

Thursday, September 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Laurys Station Community Day will kick off 3 p.m. Sept. 21 and will continue with entertainment, food, and fun-filled activities, culminating with fireworks in the evening.

Organized by St. John’s United Church of Christ, the event takes place at the Laurys Station Fire Company and the North Whitehall Township athletic fields, 5314 Egypt Road.

Music will be supplied by Woodside Avenue.

Country View Farm will be on hand with a pig roast and potatoes.

Boy Scout Troop and Cub Scout Pack 144 will be present with food and an encampment.

King George Inn review removed from planning commission agenda

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

At the request of developer Atul Patel and his company, Hotel Hamilton LLC, the request for preliminary/final plan review for development of the former King George Inn properties was removed from the South Whitehall Township Planning Commission’s Aug. 15 agenda.

The week before, Hotel Hamilton LLC engineer Bud Newton presented an update to South Whitehall commissioners at their Aug. 7 meeting regarding the inn and the proposed development of the 5.3-acre site, including consolidation of the four lots at 3051, 3125, 3127 and 3141 Hamilton Boulevard.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: Outdoor activities offered at Union UCC

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will have its 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 11 worship service in the grove.

Afterward, all are invited to a family picnic for fun, fellowship and food.

Free hot dogs, barbecues, chips and drinks will be provided. Bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.

After lunch, everyone is welcome to take part in a cake walk, play bingo or join in the annual softball game.

In case of rain, the picnic will take place in fellowship hall.

The men’s group of Union UCC will have a bean bag tournament in the grove 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.

NORTH WHITEHALL: NOVA grillin’ up some barbecued chicken

Friday, July 12, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services, NOVA, will be serving barbecued chicken dinners noon to 6 p.m. on July 20.

The full-course meal includes half a chicken, corn on the cob, pickled cabbage, baked potato, dinner roll and dessert.

The meal may be enjoyed in the air-conditioned social hall or may be packaged for take out.

Reservations must be made in advance.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 for tickets.

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NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Upper Lehigh Lions install new officers for 2019-20

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Members of the Upper Lehigh Lions Club had an enjoyable evening with dinner at Villa Lentini and installation of officers for 2019-20 by Past District Governor Fred Folland.

Ronald Smith is the new president, succeeding Ruthann Krause in the leadership position.

Richard Wisser and Marsha Johnston are first- and second vice presidents.

William Rabe was named secretary. Kevin Schmidt will serve as treasurer and Ronald Gabel was named assistant secretary/treasurer.

NORTH WHITEHALL: NOVA having indoor yard sale

Friday, April 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod, will have an indoor yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27 in the social hall.

Food will be available for purchase.

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Schnecksville Fire Company will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the main hall from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 28.

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Parkland Community Library is having a new kind of fundraiser through Dan Schantz’s Greenhouse, 2031 29th St. S.W., Allentown.

Upper Lehigh Lions donate to emergency responders

Friday, April 12, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club presented donations to Northern Valley EMS (NOVA) and the four fire companies in North Whitehall Township at a recent meeting at the Schnecksville Diner.

President Ruthann Krause reports $1,000 was given to each of the volunteer emergency response organizations.

Representatives of each entity provided information on their unit.

Schnecksville Fire Company was established in 1924.

NORTH WHITEHALL: NOVA to have bazaar, theme baskets

Thursday, April 4, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will have its annual bazaar with theme baskets from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on April 6.

The event features lunch, baked goods, attic treasures and theme baskets. Drawing for the baskets will be at 2 p.m.

NOVA volunteers are preparing for the Easter bread, paska, fundraiser which will offer 1- or 2-pound loaves, with or without raisins.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 by April 10 to reserve Easter bread for pickup on April 19.

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... and some are scarce

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

As he contemplated personnel coverage for the 2019-20 school year, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rodney Troutman reported to The Press on difficulties finding staff for all the subjects offered.

“People aren’t going into teaching,” Troutman said.

Finding individuals to teach physics, chemistry, foreign languages and consumer science has become a challenge.

He noted Mansfield University dropped its consumer science program, which for many years trained teachers in what was once called home economics.

Neffs welcomes four new fire police

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Four new fire police were sworn in recently by North Whitehall Supervisors’ Chairman Ron Heintzelman at the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company.

Capt. Don Norder reports Barry Buchecker, Paul Feliceangeli, Alan Fulep and J. Barry Holmes completed the stringent training required for fire police in North Whitehall.

All four men recently completed all the required training and were presented with their fire police badges.

Norder and the new fire police are all members of the Neffs Volunteer Fire Company where they are stationed.