Northwestern Press

Monday, May 27, 2019

Fingerling trout head for open spaces

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Eyed trout eggs were received from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission around Thanksgiving and put in a 55-gallon aquarium in Beth Harwick’s sixth-grade classroom at Northwestern until they reached the fingerling stage of growth — about two inches long.

This was the final step in the Trout in the Classroom program sponsored by Nestles Water.

Harwick said other teachers helped care for the fish, but she came in three times over Christmas vacation.

PennDOT offering motorcycle training

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation from now through October is offering an exciting line of Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program clinics focusing on developing operator proficiency free of charge to prospective, experienced, and new riders who have a motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle license.

Developed by PennDOT’s program coordinator, Total Control Training Incorporated, PAMSP offers five training syllabuses tailored not just to hone a rider’s knowledge, but to test his or her ability to physically manipulate a motorcycle properly.

Hartzell seeks second term on board

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner Dan Hartzell has announced he is running for a second, four-year term on the board.

Hartzell, 68, of South Whitehall Township, is a Democrat who took office in January 2016.

A Lehigh Valley native, he is a Whitehall High School and Kutztown University graduate.

A former Morning Call reporter, editor and columnist, Hartzell covered municipal government during more than 38 years in the news business before retiring in 2014.

He wrote the “Road Warrior” question-and-answer column on travel and transportation matters.

Fogelsville native presents floral demonstration

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Fogelsville native and successful florist Michael Grim recently brought an educational and entertaining floral program to St. John’s UCC, Fogelsville.

Grim and husband, Jim Osburn, demonstrated their flower and place setting expertise in front of a church full of old friends, family and new admirers.

Since leaving Allentown and moving to Manhattan and then Bridgehampton, Long Island, Grim’s reputation has grown to now count Billy Joel, Christy Brinkley and Julie Andrews as his clients.

Justin Sheftell Tourney to take place on June 15

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The 15th annual Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament will take place June 15 at the Lehigh County Athletic Fields.

What started as a friendly softball game in 2005 in memory of Sheftel, who was hit and killed by a drunken driver just hours after graduating from Parkland High School, has now donated more than $450,000 to the Lehigh Valley community.

For the 15th Anniversary, an anonymous donor will match any new donations, including increased donations to the 2019 tournament from past donors.

Capehart seeks seat on Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Tom Capehart, a partner in an Allentown law firm, has announced his candidacy for judge on the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

An attorney who has practiced law for almost 30 years, Capehart says he would bring to the bench extensive experience and a broad breadth of legal knowledge to serve Lehigh County. Capehart, a registered Republican, says he is running as a further extension of his longtime commitment to community service.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in Local News



·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.

New driving school opens

Friday, May 3, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

There’s a new business in town and it’s providing relief to new drivers who need take the Pennsylvania driver’s license test, but have a long wait at state testing sites.

Andre Wilkerson, owner of AW Driving School, 555 Union Blvd., Allentown, and his family had a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 3 at the new facility.

AW Driving School is a PennDOT authorized third-party testing site in the Lehigh Valley.

The school teaches new drivers and then tests and certifies that they have met the criteria to receive their license.

Allentown man serves on Navy warship

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News

An Allentown native is serving his country in the Navy, living on the coast of Spain, and participating in a critical NATO ballistic missile defense mission while assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Ross.

Senior Chief Petty Officer Eric Aguirre, a 2000 William Allen High School graduate, is a gas turbine systems technician aboard one of the four advanced warships forward-deployed to Rota, Spain, a small village on the country’s southwest coast 65 miles south of the city of Seville.

Krause Toyota giving away $50 gift cards to military and first responders

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News

As a patriotic gesture to support this nation’s military and first responders, Krause Toyota, 7702 Penn Drive, Breinigsville, will be giving away $50 gift cards to these American heroes, just for stopping by and saying hello.

The dealership is doing this in conjunction with Thanks-A-Bunch for Keeping Us Safe, a nonprofit 501c3 charity (

The giveaway runs May 17 through June 3.