Northwestern Press

Friday, August 23, 2019

Credit card approved for Lowhill

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Lowhill supervisors discussed, during their June 6 meeting, obtaining a credit card through New Tripoli Bank to cover miscellaneous purchases.

According to Janet Henritzy, who was covering for vacationing Secretary Jill Seymour, supervisors would have a credit limit of $2,500. This was agreed upon by the board.

In other matters, the township has received the improvements and maintenance agreements for the East Penn Self-Storage property. Lowhill’s solicitors and engineers reviewed the agreements.

Slatedale honors our fallen heroes

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

‘The deeds done on a battlefield are savage. In remembering the people we find hope and life.’

The Rev. James D. Robison Jr., pastor of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, Slatington, gave the welcome to those who attended the Memorial Day service at Slatedale Cemetery.

This was the 78th Slatedale service held to honor those who gave their lives.

Victoria Lear, a Northern Lehigh graduate, sang “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Lear is heading to Nashville next week to continue with her music.

Dennis Ziegler presented the message from the American Legion Allen O. Delke Post 16 saying:

County planners present Northern Lehigh comp plan at workshops in Heidelberg, Washington townships

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Becky Bradley, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission, welcomed attendees to the Northern Lehigh comprehensive plan workshops June 12 in Heidelberg and June 13 in Washington.

She said the LVPC was there as consultants, not to tell them what to do.

The plan is for Weisenberg, Heidelberg, Lynn, Lowhill and Washington townships and Slatington Borough.

Superintendents of both Northern Lehigh and Northwestern Lehigh school districts attended the Washington Township session.

The state requires the plans to be updated every 10 years.

Kempton Fair features new attractions

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

What do you expect to find when you go to a country fair?

Rides, kids games, animals, crafts, food stands, tractors and classic vehicles are all common attractions.

This year, the Kempton Fair offered all of these and more.

The “more” included a wine and beer garden, helicopter rides and a wash stand for the animals.

The one thing few others have is a frog jumping contest.

Frog jumping was made popular in a story by Mark Twain about frog jumping contests in Calaveras County, Calif., where the championship jump was 21 feet 3.5 inches.

Liberty Bell Museum at Zion’s Church having Independence Day program

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Liberty Bell Museum, at the historic Zion’s Church, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown, will take part in the national bell ringing ceremony, with Pip the Mouse, 1:30 p.m. July 4.

The Liberty Bell replica will be rung at 2 p.m.

To coincide with the upcoming exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, the program will include themed children’s coloring pages and a rocket craft project to take home.

State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, will read “Man on the Moon,” written by Anastasia Suen and illustrated by Benrei Huang.

Parkland Garden Club hosts district meeting

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by BARBARA CAMPBELL in Local News

The Parkland Garden Club recently hosted the District ll/lll meeting, with this reporter as the district’s director.

These meetings are a way to network with other clubs and to learn and share ideas on programs and different projects.

Chris Leskosky, GCFP president, attended the meeting.

One highlight of the meeting was the judging three Trash to Treasurers entries.

Connie Donklan’s entry from the Bethlehem Garden Club won first place. Brenda Aubert’s wheelbarrel took second and the entry from the Reading Club came in third.

Pastor Bodnyk retiring from Faith Lutheran Church

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

For the last 24 years, the Rev. Michael Bodnyk has been pastor of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Soon, his time leading the congregation of the 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, church will end with his upcoming retirement.

Bodnyk, of Orefield, attended Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia to earn his Master of Divinity degree, graduating in 1976.