Northwestern Press

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

NORTH WHITEHALL: Blues Nite Out in Neffs Grove

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

There is still another chance to enjoy two summer evenings of food, music and fellowship at Union United Church of Christ grove, Neffs.

Blues Nite Out begins Aug. 25 with the Bryant Brothers on stage at 7 p.m.

On Aug. 26, Bev Conklin and BC’s Combo Band begins entertaining at 4 p.m.

Headliner and local favorite The Sarah Ayers Band starts its program at 7 p.m.

James Supra, an award-winning blues harmonica player, will join the Sarah Ayers group.

Organizer Phil Wehr reports the talented musicians may also include some surprise guests.


Thursday, August 10, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, is seeking volunteers to apply for two openings on its board of directors.

Kristie Wilk, director of administration, said the board meets once a month. If an individual serves on a special committee, that group also meets once a month.

Wilk reported Don Steffy has retired as a NOVA board member after 20 years of service.

NOVA offers the opportunity for car safety seat checks. Call ahead to schedule an appointment. NOVA personnel will examine the car seat to make sure it is installed properly.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP Upper Lehigh Lions Craft Fair this weekend in Neffs grove

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Upper Lehigh Lions Club will stage its annual Roar with the Lions Festival and Craft Fair this weekend in the Union United Church of Christ grove in Neffs.

The event gets underway July 28 when the food stands open 4 p.m.

Crazy Hearts will entertain 7-10 p.m. Refreshment stands will remain open all evening.

Breakfast will be available 8-11 a.m. on July 29. Food will be served the entire day and evening till 10 p.m.

Crafts in the Grove will run 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Little pantry at church offers free foodstuffs

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, has set up a small pantry at its main entrance this spring as a way to reach out to people who need food and other basic supplies in an emergency.

Interim Pastor Mark Swanson commented on the pantry.

“This is something to sustain life until they can get something more substantial,” Swanson said.

Built by The Journeymen with help from some Eagle Scouts, the pantry consists of a small cabinet with a door which is always unlocked.


Thursday, June 29, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

NORTH WHITEHALL: Agape Church to have flea market

Agape New Testament Fellowship Church, 5229 Route 873, Schnecksville, is having a flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 30, and from 8 a.m.-noon July 1.

There will be an assortment of items for sale, including clothing and refreshments.

Proceeds will benefit youth ministries.

Agape Church invites young people ages 11-19 to a VBS camp out 6 p.m. July 14 to 10 a.m. July 15.

Attendees will share time together for breakfast.

The theme, “God is Not Dead,” includes teaching, games, crafts, snacks, a rock-a-thon, and a movie.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

World War II in the Pacific:

Don Rumble departed his Schnecksville home in March and journeyed thousands of miles westward to view World War II historical sites on islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Rumble has a particular interest in sites where Marines played a prominent role.

His visit to Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima was described in Part I of this story.

On the island of Saipan, Rumble learned about the massive banzai attack directed against the Marines by the Japanese and their slave laborers from Korea and Okinawa.


Thursday, June 1, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union UCC having barbecue bash

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, is launching the summer season June 10 with a Backyard BBQ Bash.

Chicken and pork dinners will be available from Lorah’s, starting at 3:30 p.m. Meals include french fries, coleslaw and beverage.

Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway, winner of 12 Lehigh Valley Music awards, will entertain 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Come, enjoy the music and fellowship free of charge. Food tickets may be purchased that day or in advance.

For information, call 610-767-6961.

Part I

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Schnecksville man visits Iwo Jima

Motivated by a sense of adventure and an interest in the U.S. Marine Corps, Don Rumble of Schnecksville recently traveled to Iwo Jima and other World War II historic sites on islands in the Pacific.

Through Military Historical Tours of Woodbridge, Va., Rumble visited Guam, Saipan, Tinian and Iwo Jima.

Rumble’s interest in military travel was awakened two years ago when he won an all-expenses-paid trip to Vietnam.

Drafted into the Marine Corps in 1965, Rumble spent most of his time at a Hawk Missile base in 29 Palms, Calif.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP Union Lutheran Church having multifamily yard sale May 20

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will host a multifamily yard sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 20.

Come and shop for baby items, toys, household things, books and more. The kitchen will be open.

Call 610-767-6884 for more information.

On May 29, Lutheran leaders will conduct a Memorial Day service 9:30 a.m. in Union Cemetery.


Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will recognize individuals who lost their lives while serving in the U.S. military during the 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. services on May 28 .



Thursday, March 23, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

NOVA having annual bazaar with raffle, theme baskets, prizes

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will stage its annual bazaar with theme baskets 9 a.m.-3 p.m. April 1 in the social hall, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod.

The event features lunch, baked goods, attic treasures, theme baskets and door prizes.

Come to eat and socialize while helping to support the valuable services provided by the ambulance corps to the community.

The theme basket drawing will take place 2 p.m. and the drawing for raffle ticket prizes will be at 3 p.m.