Northwestern Press

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Virtual visits now offered

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News


Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, in an effort to stay connected with adult and pediatric patients and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, is offering virtual visits with its physicians and physical, occupational and speech therapists and clinical psychologists — all from patients’ homes.

Patients can communicate in real time through a smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet.

Zoo welcomes Magdalena to Mexican Gray Wolf exhibit

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, is “howling” for conservation with the addition of a female Mexican Gray Wolf.

Five-year-old Magdalena has officially joined the zoo from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y.

During the LV Zoo’s temporary closure, Magdalena was fully introduced to the other members of the pack and her personality has truly began to shine.

Known as “Maggie” by her keepers, she is super athletic, adventurous and, since she likes to get into everything she isn’t supposed to, she has earned the nicknamed “Queen Troublemaker.”

Helpline available for behavioral resources, referrals

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Department of Human Services has announced the launch of a 24/7 support and referral helpline staffed by skilled caseworkers to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency.

“Pennsylvanians will overcome this crisis together by following the guidance of public-health professionals who advise social-distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but physical isolation does not mean social isolation,” DHS Secretary Teresa Miller said. “We must support people where they are during this time of crisis.”


Thursday, June 25, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Roger Hudak a booster for South

Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez gives Roger Hudak a lot of credit.

“Roger’s motivation, energy and commitment of his personal time has been invaluable to the City of Bethlehem, especially the South Side,” Donchez said of Hudak.

Hudak acknowledges the South Side has for decades had to overcome negative attitudes about where to live.

Immigrants coming to this country to work at Bethlehem Steel in the mid-20th century settled on the South Side to be near where they worked.

Students on dean’s list

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News


Moravian College, Bethlehem, announced June 17 the students named to the dean’s honor list for the spring 2020 semester.

Germansville: Morgan Delong, Rachel Mikols, and Matthew Shields;

Kempton: Emily Mittl; and

New Tripoli: Lucas Metzger and Samuel Yadush.

Students who carry three or more course units during the fall or spring term and attain a GPA for the term of 3.50 or higher are placed on the dean’s honor list.

College Corner

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News

New Tripoli resident honored


Brooke Devers of New Tripoli was among the 52 University of Scranton students inducted into Alpha Sigma Nu, the national Jesuit honor society.

Devers is a senior health administration major at the Jesuit university.

Alpha Sigma Nu is the only honor society open to students and faculty in all disciplines of the University.

Juniors, seniors and graduate students, including students in doctoral level degree programs, who have distinguished themselves in scholarship, loyalty and service are eligible for membership.

Boy Scout presents his project at meeting

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Lynn Township supervisors had a quick, in-person monthly meeting June 11 at the municipal building.

Vice Chairman Brian Dietrich and Supervisor Steve Feinour were present for the meeting, while Chairman Justin Smith was absent.

During the public comment period, Reed Conrey, a Northwestern Lehigh student and Boy Scout from Troop 89 of the Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, presented his proposed Eagle Scout project to the board.