Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

St. Luke’s seeks donations for Wreaths Across America

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, is helping to raise money to lay 1,500 wreaths at Resurrection Cemetery, Krocks Road, Wescosville, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

Each December, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies to honor fallen veterans at more than 1,400 locations across the country, at sea and abroad.

This year’s event will take place Dec. 15.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Chocolate Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour

3/4 cup cocoa powder

2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

2 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup plus 2 Tbs. grapeseed or canola oil

2 tsp. vanilla extract

3 eggs

1-1/2 cups buttermilk

1/2 cup hot water

Graham Frosting

1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

4 tbs. cream cheese, softened

2-2 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

1-2 Tbs. milk

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1/3 cup crushed graham cracker crumbs

Chocolate Ganache Frosting

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Thursday, November 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Cake Ingredients

3 cups sugar

2-1/2 cups flour

3/4 cup Dutch-processed cocoa, sifted

2/3 cup cocoa, sifted

2-14 tsp. baking powder

2-1/4 tsp. baking soda

1-1/2 tsp. salt

3 eggs, PA Preferred, room temperature

1-1/2 cups milk, PA Preferred

3/4 cups vegetable oil

2-1/4 tsp. vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups boiling water

1/2 cup Cherry Divyne wine

Frosting Ingredients

1-1/2 cups butter, softened

2/3 cup Dutch-processed cocoa, sifted

1/3 cup cocoa, sifted

2 lbs. confectioner’s sugar

King George site looking better

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Recent actions by South Whitehall administrative staff and property owner Atul Patel have yielded improvements in the area around the King George Inn, reported township Manager Renee Bickel during the Oct. 17 board of commissioners’ meeting.

In August, Commissioner David Bond raised the issue with concerns not only about the surrounding property but about the inn itself.

“The building is deteriorating,” said Bond at the time. “It could just fall down.”

Commissioner Christina “Tori” Morgan voiced her opinion at the time.

Executive vetoes budget change

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Making good on a promise, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong vetoed the proposed budget for 2019 on Oct. 31 because an amendment passed by county commissioners rolled back the millage rate from the proposed 3.79 mils to 3.64 mils.

Armstrong made the announcement in a special news conference at the county administration building attended by the press, members of the Armstrong administration, a couple of aspiring commissioners and Lehigh County Commissioner Amy Zanelli.

Armstrong warned against letting the commissioners’ amended budget harm the county’s bond rating.

Hear the roar, feel the love with Stagemakers at the J

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Stagemakers at the J will be presenting “The Lion King Jr.,” a heartwarming, coming-of-age musical about an African lion named Simba, who discovers the true meaning of love, courage and loyalty at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown.

Simba’s father Mufasa is the king, which gives Simba sovereign claim to the throne.

But Simba has a jealous, power-hungry uncle, Scar, who is determined to be king one day.

After Scar falsely convinces Simba he was responsible for Mufasa’s death, Simba runs away.