Northwestern Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

Farmers market vouchers available for senior citizens

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Service employees will distribute Farmers Market Nutrition Program vouchers to eligible senior citizens while supplies last.

The vouchers are available to Lehigh County residents 60 years or older whose total gross household monthly income is not more than $1,925.58 for a single person and $2,607.00 for married couples.

Proof of age and residency must be provided.

Participants will be required to sign that they read and understand their rights and responsibilities.

Morffi Marks apparently has lead for seat on Lehigh County bench

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

There were seven candidates on the ballot May 21 for the one available seat on the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

In an unofficial tally from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, Anna-Kristi Morffi Marks came out on top on both the Democrat and Republican tickets for the 10-year term on the bench.

On the Republican ticket, Tom Capehart, however, was only an unofficial 394 votes behind with 3,563 votes (26.83 percent) to Morffi Marks’ 3,957 votes, 29.80 percent of the vote.

Poppies remain a way to honor veterans

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Years ago, while shopping at a Walmart on Memorial Day weekend, an older gentleman wearing a veteran’s cap, held out his hand offering to sell this reporter a bright red, fabric flower.

I averted my eyes and shuffled past him.

“Just someone else looking for a handout,” I thought to myself.

Driving home, my conscience began to toy with me. I remembered my grandfather walking with me along a downtown sidewalk in the late 1940s.

We came upon a veteran offering a similar red paper flower, and grandfather produced a coin and bought one for me from the vet.

Pa. Dutch sayings about Ascension Day

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Germans had many beliefs and superstitions for holidays, seasons, and various subjects. Below are some proverbs regarding Ascension Day, this year on May 30.

Reggewasser vum Himmelfardaag is gut fer wehe Aage. Water from Ascension Day rain will cure sore eyes.

Uff Himmelfardaag darf mer net faahre odder mer hot en Unglick. If you take a drive on Ascension Day, you will have an accident.

Uff der Himmelfardaag darf mer net naehe odder’s Gewidder schlackt em in die Scheier. Lightning will strike your barn if you sew on Ascension Day.

Unofficial results for county at-large commissioner race

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Four Democratic candidates and four Republican candidates were on the May 21 ballot for a four-year term as Lehigh County commissioner at-large. Voters were to choose four.

The unofficial vote tally is from the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office.

Democrat Total unofficial votes 40,816

Bob Elbich, Weisenberg, received 9,123 votes 22.35 percent

Dave Harrington, Lower Milford, received 9,452 23.16 percent

Dan Hartzell, South Whitehall, received 11,782 votes 28.87 percent

Zakiya Smalls, South Whitehall, received 10,459 votes 25.62 percent

Four file to be on ballot for five NWL school board seats

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Four candidates are seeking one of the five open seats on the Northwestern Lehigh School Board.

Incumbents John Casciano, Joseph Fatzinger, Willard Dellicker and Todd Leiser have cross-filed on the Democrat and Republican tickets for the May 21 Municipal Primary.

In addition, Rachael Scheffler is waging a write-in campaign to be chosen as a school director.

Willard Dellicker

I’d like to run for one more term on the Northwestern Lehigh School Board and finish my tenure with my five Grandtigers who will all be graduating in the next four years.

Northwestern Lehigh uncontested races

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

On Tuesday, May 21, voters will go to the polls to cast their votes in the 2019 Municipal Primary.

There are several uncontested races in the four Northwestern Lehigh townships and in Washington Township.

In Heidelberg Township, incumbent Supervisor Jonathan Jakum is unchallenged on the Republican ticket for a six-year term in office.

Luke Savage, who was named to the township planning commission in September 2018, is unchallenged on the Democrat ticket.

The two will face each other in the November election.