Northwestern Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

‘Annie’ on stage at JCC

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Little Orphan Annie is taking center stage May 16 and 19 at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown.

Stagemakers at the J is presenting “Annie Jr.,” a musical about a little redheaded girl searching for her parents who left her at the doorsteps of an orphanage run by the coldhearted Ms. Hannigan.

Set on finding her parents, Annie lightens up everyone’s heart in 1930s New York City.

Her constant attempts to foil Ms. Hannigan eventually pay off when she finds a new home and family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, and his personal assistant Grace Farrell.

Uncontested race for county at-large commissioners

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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

Voters are to choose no more than four.


Bob Elbich, Weisenberg

Dave Harrington, Lower Milford

Dan Hartzell, South Whitehall

Zakiya Smalls, South Whitehall


Mathias Matt Green, Washington

Marty Nothstein, Lowhill

Brad Osborne, South Whitehall

Antonio A. Pineda, Whitehall

7 candidates bid for seat on Lehigh County bench

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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

Voters may choose one of the candidates who will move on to the November election. The winner will serve a 10-year term on the bench. All candidates cross-filed on the Democrat and Republican tickets.

The candidates were asked the following question: What is the most important quality of a judge?

Tom Capehart, Upper Milford


Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in Local News


MAY 16

·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 at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

County board votes on Cedarbrook’s upgrades

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners defeated by a 5-4 vote a major step in beginning the renovation of Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation facility in South Whitehall.

Commissioners gave a first reading to a resolution indicating the board’s support for a facility plan that meets the facility standards set forth by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The resolution would have authorized county personnel to take further action, including the transfer of funds, and to executed additional documents to carry out the project.