Northwestern Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Lynnport Fire Co. celebrates America’s independence

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lynnport Fire Company celebrated America’s independence as it has done for the past two decades and two years, with a jumping Jamboree, complete with music, food and fabulous fireworks.

The band, Still Kickin’, provided live music. Members of the band come from all over the Lehigh Valley.

As band members were tuning up for their performance, a cloud came overhead and one member said when the cloud was there, different settings were required as they tuned up.

On the hillside, the wind was knocking around chairs but the temperature was comfortable.

County approves Magellan contract

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners have approved an amended agreement of its contract with Magellan Behavioral Health. Sponsored by Commissioner David Jones, the resolution served as a new milestone in the board’s relationship with Magellan.

The company, which provides behavioral health care to qualifying residents, had been controversial in previous years.

Jones, who had previously voted against extending the county’s contract with Magellan, praised the company’s improvements in its services.

Gigantic basket social benefits two special people

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Jacquie Moser, event coordinator at New Life Evangelical Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, said the basket social was benefiting two people.

The first was a 1-year-old with kidney cancer. The other was a young woman, struck by a pickup truck, who has since had 66 surgeries.

Some 476 baskets lined the long hallway and the fellowship hall in the church. In addition to the regular baskets and gift certificates, there were 11 large items in the church lobby.

Owen Rex’s mother, Samantha, said cancer may have started the fight but they will fight back.

First place recipe for New Tripoli Bank Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by The Press in Local News

1st Place Winner Collette Gaugler


Double crust for (1) 9-inch pie

2-1/2 cups flour

1 tsp. salt

2 tsp. superfine sugar

3/4 cup Crisco

1/3 cup cold water

Mix flour, salt and sugar in large bowl, then cut in Crisco with 2 butter knives until mixture resembles small crumbs. Then pour in water and mix with fork until mixture sticks together. Divide in half; roll out one piece to fit in the bottom of the pie pan, set other piece aside until you put in the filling into the bottom crust.

Pecan layer:

Shriners Hospital benefits from ‘contact’ car racing

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Parkland grad, husband form Bahia Crash Team to help kids

Christine Herb White, a 1991 Parkland High School graduate, and her husband, Shawn, of Winter Park, Fla., have combined their passion for car racing and for the Shriners organization to help make the lives of kids receiving care at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Tampa, Fla., a little brighter.

Shawn, who was raised in Orlando and Mexico, was a patient in a Shriners Hospital as a child.

The couple soon became involved in doing charity work for the Shriners Hospital and they formed their Bahia Shriners Crash Team by fate.

Seminar presents the impact of driverless vehicles

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

East Penn and Western Lehigh Chambers of Commerce recently presented a seminar at Brookside Country Club on how driverless vehicles will impact local communities.

According to recent data, driverless vehicles may be available to the consumer within the next decade.

The presentation focused on current problems larger vehicles, specifically, the increasingly prevalent commercial vehicles such as tractor trailers bring to local communities and how emerging driverless vehicle technology may remedy such issues.

Education Foundation gives donation

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Members of the Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation donated a check to the school for $156, 328.40 at the May 17 school board meeting. The money will be used with $27,000 being used for the teacher mini grants, $107,000 for Earned Income Tax Credit approved programs and $5,000 for miscellaneous programs.

The total of money raised has reached the milestone of $1 million.

There are many people who helped with fundraising. The school gets to choose what it needs rather than being told what the money is for.