Northwestern Press

Friday, May 26, 2017

Curriculum being updated

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Several students attended the Northwestern Lehigh School District board meeting on April 19 to give presentations.

They participated in the Pledge of Allegiance before the meeting and President Bill Dellicker said it was nice to hear the young voices reciting the pledge.

Curriculum documents for music and physical education were presented.

Shawn Fies, Carol Fella and Lora Krum gave the musical presentation and Tim Churetta and Bonnie Millward discussed physical education.

Community Services for Children honors Bob Lovett, CASA

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Community Services for Children recently honored Dr. J. Robert “Bob” Lovett and Court-Appointed Special Advocates of Lehigh County at the 22nd annual Inez and Edward Donley Award for Children’s Advocacy.

The award, established in 1996, acknowledges individuals and organizations whose public service has significantly improved the quality of life for children.

It is named for the late Inez and Edward Donley, the first recipients, who spent their lives advocating for children.

Three candidates vie for county executive seat in November race

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Voters will be casting their ballots May 16 in the Municipal Primary Election for one of three candidates for a four-year term as Lehigh County executive.

Phillips Armstrong

Democrat Armstrong of Whitehall Township is unopposed in the primary. He will face the successful Republican candidate from the May contest in the November General Election.

Two Republicans, Glenn Eckhart, of Salisbury Township, and Brad Osborne, of South Whitehall Township, are seeking the Lehigh County Executive seat.

Two seats, 2 candidates seek seats on Heidelberg Board

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Jonathan Jakum, a Republican, is unopposed in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election for the two-year term in office vacated by former Supervisor Rodney Schlauch Jr. on the Heidelberg Township Board of Supervisors.

A Heidelberg Township resident for nine years, Jakum graduated from Kutztown University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in communication design. He is a full-time graphic artist.

“I currently serve as a Lehigh County GOP Committeeperson and member of the Environmental Advisory Committee for Heidelberg Township,” Jakum said.

LVHN, VA agreement expands Veterans Choice

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Health Network has signed an agreement with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs that expands care in the network for patients under the Veterans Choice Program to the health network’s inpatient hospital campuses and many Lehigh Valley Physician Group practices.

The agreement took effect in January.

Under the agreement, the VA recognizes LVHN as a Veterans Choice Program provider to offer the full continuum of health services in partnership with the Wilkes-Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Four cross-file to win seat on bench in District 31-3-01

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Four candidates have cross-filed on the ballot in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election to replace District Judge Rod Beck, who decided not to seek re-election in Magisterial District 31-3-01.

Robert “Rob” W. Williams says he was instrumental in the initial building of the “Judicial Network” and “Video Arraignment” systems for Lehigh County.

As district judge, Williams says he will bring both technical and compassionate experience to the judgeship.

Clay shoot on May 9

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Sacred Heart

Sacred Heart Hospital Foundation will have its fourth annual Shoot for a Cause Clay Shoot May 9 at Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, 2750 Limestone St., Coplay.

After the shoot, lunch will be catered by Grumpy’s Bar-B-Que.

All funds raised go to the Sacred Heart annual fund, which supports Sacred Heart programs that aid seniors, as well as disadvantaged children and families.

Flag retirement ceremony, May 6

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Members of Boy Scout Troop 57 of Neffs, led by Scoutmaster Rob Drews, will conduct the first part of their two-part annual flag retirement and ashes-to-graves program 10 a.m. May 6 at the Schnecksville Fire Company pavilion.

The Scouts will present the program with the help of the VFW Post 12099, Allentown, and the historic Allentown Flag Day Association.

Don Snyder, an Eagle Scout and former state representative in the 134th Legislative District and former president of Lehigh Carbon Community College will be the keynote speaker.