Northwestern Press

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Luther Crest chef wins gingerbread decorating contest

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Luther Crest Retirement Community, South Whitehall, recently hosted a gingerbread cookie decorating contest and toy drive for children.

Guests were asked to bring unwrapped toys to the Dec. 12 event.

These would be given to those youngsters served by the adoption and foster care program.

After the event, choosing the best decorated gingerbread cookie was done by online voting.

Luther Crest Chef James Lantier won the gingerbread decorating contest by online vote.

Light refreshments were served to guests.

Students adapt toys for peers with disabilities

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Career and Technical Institute and Jim Thorpe High School students recently participated in a Toy Adaptation Day to help make Christmas 2018 a little brighter for students with disabilities.

The Toy Adaptation Day took place at Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21, Independence Drive, Schnecksville.

Danielle Argot, M.Ed., CBIS, assistive technology consultant and BrainSTEPS team leader at CLIU 21, was instrumental in organizing the special day on Dec. 6, 2018.

Lynn deals with several issues

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Fire Chief Peter Christ reported to Lynn Township supervisors Dec. 13 firefighters responded to 180 calls as of the board’s meeting.

A sign is needed on the new building and some minor items need to be dealt with.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel and equipment should be in by Jan. 1, 2019.

In other matters, the Gerhard plan was shown to the board by Scott Dietrich.

The subdivision is in Weisenberg Township but the entire tract straddles municipal boundaries.

Supervisors deferred the plan to Weisenberg Township for review.

Lock Ridge Furnace presentation given at banquet

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Lock Ridge Historical Society is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the No. 7 Furnace at Lock Ridge in Alburtis.

Historical society President Kevin Shoemaker brought his message about the birth of the iron industry in Alburtis, the canals, railroads, buildings and construction, equipment, and production procedures to the Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society’s annual banquet Nov. 13 at Ziegels Union Church Breinigsville.

Shoemaker, who brought along a PowerPoint presentation, also discussed the daily life of the workers and their families.

Faulty boiler brings firefighters to senior high-rise apartments

Thursday, December 27, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cedar View Apartments, South Whitehall Township, was the scene of a fire investigation on Nov. 24.

Smoke was reported coming from the roof prompting alarms be sent to all three South Whitehall fire departments — Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn — the Cetronia Ambulance Corps and South Whitehall police.

Additional units were dispatched from Alburtis Fire Department for its Rapid Intervention Team and Western Salisbury Fire Department for an additional aerial truck.

After a brief investigation, firefighters discovered the smoke was the result of a faulty boiler.