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Teachers, principals present review of full-day kindergarten

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Kindergarten teachers Krista Keys, Laura Luca, Marion Miller, Katie Praetzel, Amanda Reifinger and Wendy White; Principals Maria Pulli and Jill Berlet; and Director of Curriculum LeAnn Stitzel presented a review of the first year of full-day kindergarten to school directors at their Sept. 18 board meeting.

Superintendent Jennifer Holman told the board the change to full day was successful, and then turned the discussion over to Stitzel, who said research was done during the 2016-17 school years and was approved by the board in June 2017.

Queen Lily Seyfried and King Harrison Bernhard and their Homecoming Court

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Under a star speckled early fall sky, Lily Seyfried was crowned Homecoming queen and Harrison Bernhard was crowned king at one of Northwestern’s signature events.

Seyfried emerged as queen from a field of girls voted to the court by the members of the class of 2020 that included Bailey DeJesus, Caroline Fogal, Alexandra Hallingstad, Stephanie Moneymaker, Jordan Rottmann, Sydney Sevrain and Veronica Walker.

Requests for park use higher than usual

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

There were a higher than usual number of requests for use of the fields and pavilion at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park during the Sept. 25 meeting of the commission board.

The USSSA asked in August to reserve the dates May 23-25, June 6-7 and July 11-12 for use of the softball fields.

As there were so many dates, the commission wanted to check with the Northwestern Youth Athletic Association to see if it has anything scheduled.

There was nothing and so the dates were approved.

Pioneer Apple Fest to feature history, food and fun

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Pioneer Apple Fest promises to be better than ever this year, with a variety of activities, food, crafts and history to engage even the hard to please.

Sponsored by the Lynn-Heidelberg Historical Society, the event in its 15th year, will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at Ontelaunee Park, 7344 Kings Hwy, New Tripoli, as in the past.

At a board meeting in mid-September, Mary Warfel and Sally Smith of the Pioneer Apple Fest committee shared a lengthy menu of activities and events that are on the docket for this year.

Something was squirrelly in South Whitehall Twp

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Nothing can change a day in a newspaper office more than a power outage.

As this reporter arrived around 8:30 a.m. Oct. 1 to The Press office, 1633 N. 26th St., South Whitehall Township, I learned the power went out around 7:30 a.m.

After tracking down a PPL electric utility truck driven by Brian Walter, a lineman with the company, the cause of the outage was discovered.

“A squirrel took out the line,” Walter said. “It climbed on top of the transformer and was electrocuted.”

Kutztown graduate and Secret Service K-9 to receive British medal

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Secret Service K-9, Hurricane, and handler Officer Marshall Mirarchi, a 2005 Kutztown University graduate, will be honored with the The People’s Dispensary For Sick Animals Order of Merit medal by the United Kingdom’s leading veterinary charity, PDSA, for Hurricane’s outstanding devotion to duty.

Known also as the “Animal Royal Order of the British Empire,” Hurricane is the first non-British animal to receive the honor.

Fitness fest Oct. 19 at LCCC

Thursday, October 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, and its foundation will host a fall fitness fest on Oct. 19.

This year’s events are focused on raising money for student scholarships and LCCC’s Cougar Cabinet food pantry, created to address food insecurity among LCCC students.

The partnership with United Way funds the Allentown Food Pantry, while the partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank benefits both the Allentown and Schnecksville food pantries.

Monetary or food donations are appreciated anytime and on the day of the event.