Northwestern Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Autism fundraiser on May 19

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

SOUTH MALL

Live, Learn and Play, a Lehigh Valley non-profit dedicated to helping local families with autism and special needs children, is hosting a Superhero 5K and Family 1 Mile Walk and fundraiser for all family members 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19 at The South Mall, 3300 Lehigh St., Salisbury Township.

This event is sponsored by Good Shepherd Pediatrics.

Participants in this year’s race are encouraged to wear their Superhero capes and attire.

Prizes will be awarded for the most unique and outstanding costumes.

Campground directory available

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2018 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory. This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 231 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers as well as tenters.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each area.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY MAY 17

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

Five inducted to Parkland’s Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Five Parkland High School graduates recently joined the list of noted honorees as members of the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The education foundation hosted its Seven Wonders of Parkland Distinguished Alumni Gala and Silent Auction May 7 at the Holiday Inn, Breinigsville.

The gala began with a cocktail reception featuring high school senior and singer/songwriter Skylar Gutman, and the Strolling Strings, under the direction of Brian Mishler, and students in the Makerspace program demonstrating their projects.

Stephens Funeral Home offers pet loss seminar

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Stephens Funeral home, Upper Macungie, recently hosted Kathryn Jennings, founder of Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support for a pet loss and grief seminar.

Jennings said she founded Day by Day after she lost her three schnauzers, Pookie Poo in 2012, and Hallie Boo and Sallie Lou in 2013.

Jennings, certified as a pet loss professional and certified in pet loss and grief companioning, said Day by Day, a nonprofit organization, was established to assist pet owners companions on their grief journey.

183rd Legislative District

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Republicans Zach Mako, the incumbent, and Cindy Miller are each seeking a win in the May 15 General Primary to represent the 183rd Legislative District.

Whomever receives the most votes in the primary will face Democrat Jason Ruff in the November General Election.

The Press asked the candidates the following question:

Why did you decide to run for office in the 183rd Legislative District?

Zach Mako

7th Congressional District

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Eight candidates, two Republicans and six Democrats, are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.

This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.

The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month.