Northwestern Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

Pollinator exhibit on display at Nature Center

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Great Room at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, was filled with butterflies and bees, pollinators on photographs taken by Bonnie Pancoast and exhibited as a way of showing the importance of these small creatures in our lives.

They are displayed on the flowers they pollinate to create a colorful exhibit.

Pancoast is a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist who went through 55 hours of training in Bucks County.

The program is much like the Master Gardeners with hours of work expected to be donated following the class.

Her photography began as a hobby.

Weisenberg, PennDOT switch roads

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

During the Weisenberg Township June meeting Administrator Brian Carl stated as of June 4 Old 22 was no longer a Weisenberg Township road.

PennDOT now owns Old 22 and the township took ownership of Kecks, between Seipstown and Old 22. The township is satisfied with this swap, mainly because of all the detours that occur on Old 22.

Carl also explained a certain number of trees and plants were required by the state Department of Environmental Protection as part of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit for construction of the park.

Goodwill seeks new fire truck

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Germansville Assistant Fire Chief Randy Metzger reported at the Lowhill supervisors’ June 7 meeting the fire department is looking to replace its 1991 Darley, which has a 1,500 gpm pumper, with a new KME aerial cap single-axle fire truck with a ladder on top and a pump.

Firefighters are looking for a more diverse truck as they cover bigger structures throughout Lowhill, Germansville and New Tripoli.

The new truck will cost around $737,000.

The board asked if they could look at a used truck,

Bailey Wood Products celebrates 90th anniversary

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by VIOLET ALTHOUSE in Local News

During May, Bailey Wood Products, 441 Mountain Road, Kempton, marked its 90th year in business.

In continuous operation since 1928, this family owned business has prospered in good times and weathered adversity during bad times by hard work, bending with the times, and growing to become the modern specialty lumber business it is today.

In spring 1928, Hank Bailey was plowing the field across the road from the current location of the mill along Mountain Road, Kempton.

Allentown celebrates Flag Day

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Allentown Flag Day Association held its annual Flag Day Ceremony June 14 in West Park, Allentown.

This is the oldest incorporated Flag Day Association in America, having been organized in 1907.

With the Allentown Band, under the direction of Ron Demke, the beautiful music was accompanied by beautiful weather.

Thomas Applebach, director with Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs was the keynote speaker.

Flag Day essay winners from Allentown middle schools recited their essays for the attendees.

Christ’s Church at Lowhill has Father’s Day picnic

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by WANDA KALUSKY in Local News

Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, had a Father’s Day outdoor service and picnic June 17 in the church grove.

Famous Lowhill burgers were frying on the stove, homemade waffles and ice cream were in high demand, bingo numbers were being called out, and kids stayed cool taking turns sliding on a slip n slide, on this 90 degree day.

Dianne Huber retires after 29 years with Eastern PA MedCom

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

On June 19, Dianne Huber retired as a dispatcher for Eastern PA MedCom, a communication agency that provides direct contact between emergency medical service personnel in the field with regional emergency rooms at hospitals.

Retiring exactly 29 years from her start date, Huber was an integral part of the system as it grew in importance to emergency medical service providers in Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties.

Nutritionist helps keep Giant shoppers healthy

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Have you ever wondered how many calories you eat in a day?

Do you question which vegetables are better for you?

Are you thinking about how to lower your caloric intake? How to read a food label?

Stop wondering — at the Giant Food Market, Trexlertown, a nutritionist can answer all these questions and more.

Mary Ann Moylan, RD, LDN, CDE, who had been a hospital dietitian in the Lehigh Valley Hospital for many years, now has an office in the Giant.