Northwestern Press

Saturday, November 17, 2018

B-I-N-G-O fundraiser benefits Northwestern ed foundation

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Northwestern Lehigh Alumni Association held its sixth bingo and Chinese auction at the Lynnport Fire Station.

Some of the funds raised go toward the Educational Foundation’s mini grants.

Attendees were invited to come in costume and to bring food for the Christ’s Church at Lowhill Food Pantry and socks for the Socks for Sylvia project at the pantry in memory of Sylvia Koenig.

She was secretary at the pantry and administrative secretary at the Northwestern Lehigh School District.

Wild wins 7th U.S. House seat

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congresswoman-elect Susan Wild, D-7th, in Nov. 6 election night victory speech in Coordinated Health Club Level Lounge, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

In unofficial results, with 100 percent of the vote tallied for 339 of 339 precincts reporting,

Wild received 137,122 votes or 53 percent to Republican Marty Nothstein receiving 111,862 votes or 44 percent and Libertarian Tim Silfies receiving 7,899 votes or 3 percent of 256,883 votes cast.

Heidel Hollow welcomes visitors for Open Gate

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The cold and windy weather but did not stop people from visiting Heidel Hollow Farm as part of Lehigh County’s Open Gate Farm Tour.

Tenth and 11th generations of Fink family members are now farming the land.

Owner Dave Fink said the farm’s specialty is hay and they farm 2,000 acres. The rainy weather affected the crop this year, but he always brings in some hay from Wyoming where the weather is dry. There is less humidity making it easier to make good hay.

Kutztown University unveils SMASH room for students

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Kutztown University recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony as the Department of Communication Studies officially opened the Social Media Analytics Strategic Hub in Rickenbach Learning Center.

KU President Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Provost Anne Zayaitz, Dr. Keith Massie, SMS area coordinator and Assistant Professor in Communication Studies and Dr. Robert “Moe” Folk, English professor and SMS program co-architect cut the ribbon.

This room will assist in student learning for the new Social Media Theory and Strategy major, one of the first created of this type in the United States

Browne and Day sponsor senior expo

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, and state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, recently sponsored a senior expo at Country Meadows Retirement Community, Upper Macungie.

Multiple vendors and support agencies were on hand offering help with Medicare plans, retirement income strategies and veteran support.

Lehigh Valley Hospital nurses were on hand to administer influenza vaccines.

Health Networks Laboratories personnel performed cholesterol and glucose screening studies as well.