Northwestern Press

Monday, March 18, 2019

The Yurconic Agency announces new name

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The John Yurconic Agency, a provider of insurance, vehicle registration, and driver’s license services, has announced its rebranding to The Yurconic Agency.

This announcement is timed to coincide with the agency’s celebration of 50 years in business.

Since 1969, The Yurconic Agency has been providing a complete array of insurance options, including personal, business, life and health, and specialty insurance coverage to the greater Lehigh Valley.

Golden Key to get new turn lane

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

At the board’s Feb. 11 meeting, Peter Terry of Benchmark Engineering, Allentown, presented plans to Weisenberg Township supervisors for road widening at the interchange of Golden Key Road and I-78.

A right-turn-only lane will be added to the southbound side of Golden Key Road for easier entrance onto I-78.

A camera will be installed at the intersection on the northwest corner of I-78 to monitor traffic.

PennDOT will assume responsibility for the camera.

Yellow feathered friends help young patients understand cancer treatments

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

A flock of plush yellow ducks recently landed at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital in Salisbury Township to help young cancer patients learn about chemotherapy.

Gabe’s Chemo Duck Program, an educational program offered by Gabe’s My Heart, a nonprofit organization which helps children and families living with cancer, partnered with Duck Donuts in Tilghman Square Shopping Center, South Whitehall, to make the day special for the kids.

Seipstown Grange makes donations to community groups

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

At a recent gathering hosted by Weisenberg Township Volunteer Fire Company, Seipstown Grange 1657 gave back to the community and to the Lehigh Valley.

Grange Master Brian Wetzel called the event to order with a welcome followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

Assisted by Grange Treasurer Mark Miller, Wetzel spoke briefly about the grange’s mission and quickly moved into the evening’s main agenda by presenting $1,000 checks to the grange’s selected charities.

Seipstown Grange 1657 celebrated its 103rd anniversary in 2018.

Heating help available

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program application process for the 2018-19 season runs until April 12.

LIHEAP provides assistance for home heating bills to keep low-income Pennsylvanians warm and safe during the winter months.

Assistance is available for renters and homeowners.

LIHEAP benefits are paid directly to the utility company.

The program’s goal is to prevent LIHEAP customers from entering the winter season with shut-off utilities.

Eligibility for the 2018-19 LIHEAP season is set at 150 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines.

Jason Zimmerman’s song

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Some of the lyrics to Northwestern Lehigh’s Jason T. Zimmerman’s song about snow days:

“I’ll tell you what, I’m about sick of this winter.

I’m going to go take a ride in my big black jacked up truck.

You guys want to come with?

I’ve got that real white fluffy stuff up under the seat of my big black jacked up truck. Rollin’ on 309, really hope that I don’t slide. We got them roads all covered up, waiting on the plow to push its way through. We need sunshine over here, the roads aren’t really all that clear. yeah