Northwestern Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sanctuary at Haafsville shelter benefits from slimy fundraiser

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LONI WELLER in Local News

Cori Campbell, a fourth-grade student at Willow Lane Elementary School, Macungie, chose to act on kindness, not in a small way but rather in a slimy way.

Campbell is the founder and primary operator of the business, Slime Time.

She created several varieties of slime, a product that is currently very popular with children.

In addition to basic slime, she offers specialty slimes such as diamond slime and variety packs including the rainbow pack and the beach pack.

The young entrepreneur debuted her products at the recent Willow Lane Elementary open house.

Sarah Ayers, James Supra entertain at Blue’s Night Out

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Once again, Sarah Ayers and her musical ensemble performed for a very appreciative crowd Aug. 25 at the annual Blues Nite Out at the Neffs UCC Grove.

James Supra, award winning Lehigh Valley harmonica artist, a fixture with Sarah Ayers, was on target with his voice and harmonica.

Al Wannamaker was energetic on drums.

Mitch Shelly brought up the bottom with his exquisite bass, and Dave Smith rounded out the group on guitar.

S. Whitehall toddler to lead Lehigh Valley Heart Walk

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

When the annual Lehigh Valley Heart Walk steps off at the SteelStacks complex, Bethlehem, on Sept. 22, a local boy thriving with a congenital heart defect will lead the way.

Wyatt Yaworski, 2, of South Whitehall, and his family want to inspire others with heart disease and encourage support for the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

BREAKING NEWS: Lehigh Tunnel lane closure scheduled for 8 a.m. Sept. 6

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission advises motorists traveling on the Northeastern Extension (I-476) to be prepared for day-time single-lane patterns and two-way traffic in the southbound Lehigh Tunnel from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6.

By 8 a.m. on Sept. 6, the northbound tunnel will be closed and all traffic diverted into the southbound tunnel until 2 p.m. when the patterns are lifted.

The restrictions are necessary to allow crews to safely perform tunnel inspections.

South Whitehall responds to NAACP travel advisory

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall Township has issued a statement in reply to the travel advisory for “minorities and persons of color” issued Aug. 29 by the Allentown Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regarding travel in and to the township.

According to the advisory, posted on the group’s Facebook page, the travel advisory was issued “to warn minorities to be aware of personal safety in interactions with South Whitehall Township’s Police Force,” which the Allentown Branch of the NAACP says “lacks any African American Police Officers.”

Holman ushers in changes as the school year gets underway

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

In her new position, Northwestern Lehigh Superintendent Jennifer Holman will see district plans long in the making come to fruition.

“The district is very well grounded,” Holman said. “I’m very fortunate to be able to step into a role we can build on. There are things we’ll come across we’ll need to change but we’re in a good place.”

The list of what is new in the district is impressive, including full-day kindergarten, completion of the renovations at the high school and the addition of a police force.

Nature Center celebrates 15 years improving the mountain

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Fifteen years ago, the Wildlife Information Center decided it needed a new home and a new name.

After checking several pieces of land, Grant White and others of the Center’s board of directors decided it made sense to buy the mountain in Lehigh Gap, outside Slatington.

They had ideas how the land could be made alive again after the devastation from chemicals released by the New Jersey Zinc Company.

Northern Valley EMS dedicates three new ambulances

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services Inc., had a truck housing ceremony on Aug. 7 at its headquarters in Coplay.

Rather than the usual dedication of one new ambulance, this time three new ambulances were dedicated at one time.

NOVA’s old ambulances were well past their prime and in need of replacement rather than further repairs.

One ambulance had logged more than 200,000 miles, quite an accomplishment as ambulances are not pampered.

Removing mold is a daunting task

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh’s new superintendent, Jennifer Holman, has found herself in a “sticky,” well maybe not exactly sticky, but definitely a moldy situation just as classes were scheduled to begin on Aug. 27 for students in the middle school.

Holman initially released an update on the district’s website on Aug. 24.

According to the initial posting, “mold or mildew is appearing on porous and upholstered surfaces, such as chairs, in several classrooms on the lower level of the middle school.”

Her third and latest update was on Aug. 28.