Northwestern Press

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Lynn board meeting quick and to the point

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting in October was a quick one.

The board attended to business and quickly adjourned.

Lynnport Fire Company lauded the success of its 75th anniversary event.

The fire company received a $95,000 grant to repair the station roof and another $15,000 grant for renovating the bathrooms.

New Tripoli Fire Chief Peter Christ reported firefighters responded to 113 fire calls this year so far.

Their guns and cash fundraiser was a big success, he said.

Several members are enrolled in various courses pertaining to firefighting.

Pewter communion set returns to Christ’s Church at Lowhill

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The most important part of the Rally Day and 250th anniversary celebration at Christ’s Church at Lowhill was the return of the pewter, altar elements of a communion set that dates back to 1769.

One plate has words inscribed “Before the Reformation, German in Weisenberg and Lowhill.”

Pastor Chris Cocca said the pieces had been stored in the New Tripoli Bank vault to be safe.

The items were donated by Weisenberg Lutheran Church in September 1769.

The church at that time was known as the Lowhill Reformed Church.

Key Club blood drive is a success

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Local News

As cold rain beat on the windows at Northwestern Lehigh High School, students and adults were safely inside donating blood to support their community.

In the rooms sectioned off for the Key Club’s blood drive, lights glowed and the buzz of activity continued from morning until evening on Nov. 7.

“Whatever is donated here, stays here,” said Robert Biese, high school math teacher and Key Club moderator.

“This is my 28th drive. The Key Club has three events each school year.”

The Key Club will have two other blood drives, one in January and another in the spring.

Supervisors, fire company to meet on Nov. 21

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The 2020 budget was reviewed by Weisenberg supervisors during their Nov. 11 meeting.

Fire company support was discussed as it related to the budget.

Money budgeted for the township fire company sometimes does not meet the expenses.

Initiation of a fire tax was discussed and will be heard at a proposed joint meeting with the fire company 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

Long-term funding of the fire company will be on the agenda.

Supervisor Linda Gorgas commented.

“There is a difference between what we need and what we want,” Gorgas said.

Trexler Nature Preserve program teaches children about birding, wildlife

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Trexler Nature Preserve and Wildlands Conservancy Pre-K Pathfinders program educates local children about birding and local bird life at the Trexler Education Center.

The program attracts parents and children from across the county, ranging from Bethlehem to Slatington.

The event, geared toward younger children, offers families an opportunity to learn about various bird calls and helps children identify birds present in the county.

Kids can hear calls from robins and blue jays, in addition to receiving their own identification books for local birds.

Schnecksville Diner closes its doors

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

The Schnecksville Diner appears to have closed once again.

The first time, on Nov. 27, 2018, was temporary due to an order by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Bureau of Food Safety and Laboratory Services, regarding alleged gross sanitation and facility violations.

An anonymous telephone call to the Parkland Press on Nov. 13 reported the restaurant, at 4527 Route 309, was again closed.

This reporter drove to the scene and found an empty parking lot, drawn blinds and darkened windows, all indicating the restaurant was not open for service.

Emergency personnel honored for bravery at Heather Glen

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Members of local police departments, fire companies, emergency medical services and other first responders were honored for their actions and bravery during the Sept. 22 Heather Glen Senior Living fire during a Nov. 9 award ceremony at the Fogelsville Fire Company.

Eighty-two senior citizens and five staff members were evacuated by these brave men and women after a three-alarm fire broke out just before 3 a.m. to the rear of the senior living facility at 415 Blue Barn Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Dessert contest was just peachy

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The fresh peach dessert contest at The Great Allentown Fair caught the eye of many bakers.

A popular contest, there were 26 entries in the competition.

Bechdolts Orchard, Hellertown, sponsored the event and the winner received $200 and a gift card from the restaurant store.

The second place winner received $150; the third place winner received $100; and the fourth-place prize was $50.

In addition, every contestant received a gift certificate to Bechdolts Orchard.

Fourth place went to Sally Newhartz from Bethlehem for her peach kuchen.

Korean War stories featured at SteelStacks on Veterans Day

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The stories of local veterans from the Korean War were the focus of a special Veterans Day presentation Nov. 11 at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

“The Forgotten War: Stories from the Korean War,” featured firsthand accounts of veterans’ experiences during the war while protecting and serving our nation, as well as a screening of the feature film “Unforgettable: The Korean War.”

The presentations were taped and will be rebroadcast on PBS39.

A first-place winner for your Thanksgiving feast Positively Peachy Cheesecake Pie

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Pie Crust:

2 cups flour

1-1/2 tsp. sugar

3/4 tsp. salt

3/4 cup vegetable shortening (butter flavored)

1 egg, beaten

1-1/2 tsp. apple-cider vinegar

1/4 cup cold water

Sift together dry ingredients. Cut in shortening with pastry blender or knives until mixture looks like course crumbs. Mix egg, vinegar and water. Add to dry ingredients. Mix just until dough comes together. Chill for at least an hour, then roll out into a 9” or 10” pie pan.

Peach-Raspberry Cheesecake Filling:

8 ounce cream cheese, softened