Northwestern Press

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Brighten the holidays for a military family

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Christmas Decor Inc. reminds Allentown area residents there is still time to nominate a local military family to be a 2019 “Decorated Family.”

Nominations are open through midnight Veterans Day, Nov. 11.

Participating franchisees such as Christmas Decor by Pennsylvania Lawn and Landscape LLC donate products, resources, time, and expertise to create glowing tributes at the homes of military families whose loved ones will be deployed outside of the country for the holiday season.

Only one contested race in Northwestern Lehigh

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Voters will go to the polls Nov. 5 to cast their votes in the 2019 Municipal Election.

In Heidelberg Township, incumbent Supervisor Jonathan Jakum, a Republican, is being challenged by Democrat Luke Savage, a member of the township planning commission, for a six-year term in office.

Jakum has been a resident of the township for 11 years.

“Over that time, my appreciation for the open space and rural character of this area has only grown.

“Throughout my previous term as supervisor, unprecedented development continued to encroach upon areas near our municipality.

Coven of witches attend chili cook-off

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

It was just a small coven with four witches that attended the chili cook-off and trunk or treat at New Life Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, on Oct. 19.

The witches were Ann Flower, Heather Shook, Cindy Kelly and Nancy Schlegel. Wanda Witch sat on the ground watching what was going on with Harry Scarecrow nearby. Beverly Weaver said Cindy Kelly made a lovely witch.

Blind taste tests would choose the winner of the cook-off.

Ingredient lists were at the seven contestants’ stands.

Resident asks board about breakfasts

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Northwestern Lehigh School District resident Chance Dreisbach asked school directors about breakfast for students during the board’s Oct. 16 meeting.

Dreisbach was concerned about a letter received in 2018. Some students are watching other kids eating breakfast at school, he told the board.

“We can prepare breakfast at home and they can bring it to school and eat with others,” he said.

Superintendent Jennifer Holman replied to his comment.

Nine candidates seek one of four seats on county board

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

There are nine candidates seeking election to four open seats on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners. Those elected on the Nov. 5 Municipal Election will serve a four-year term in office.

Candidates for Lehigh County commissioner were asked the following question: How do you plan on advocating for the senior citizen population if you are elected to the board of commissioners?