Northwestern Press

Friday, May 26, 2017

Sports camps being offered

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


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Athletic Department will offer sport camps in June and July at its main campus in Schnecksville.

Cougar Camp Sports and Fun will be offered 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All four sessions are for children in kindergarten through eighth grade.

Students will learn age appropriate fundamentals of basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer and golf while playing other fun games and activities.

. Campers must bring their own lunch.

Robert Williams running for magisterial district judge

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

Robert “Rob” W. Williams has announced his candidacy for magisterial district judge in District 31-3-01 covering Slatington and surrounding townships of Heidelberg, Lowhill, Lynn, Washington and Weisenberg.

Williams, who has cross filed, says he has a history of dedication and commitment to the people in the community.

Having served on various local historical societies and civic associations, Williams says he was instrumental in the initial building of the “Judicial Network” and “Video Arraignment” systems for Lehigh County.

Fire company QRS truck passes inspection

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Jay Scheffler, chief of the Goodwill Fire Company, Germansville, announced at the April 20 meeting of the Heidelberg Township supervisors that one truck has passed state inspection for Quick Response Service equipment.

A second truck will soon be ready for inspection.

He said Bake Oven Knob Road has nonexistent dust suppression. They have answered three calls recently.

One of those times it was foggy which made it terrible. He said the police were also tired of it.

Tiny house builders visit school board

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Teacher Monica Reiss turned third- and fourth-graders into architects as they built tiny houses out of cardboard.

Reiss told the Northwestern Lehigh School Board, at a recent meeting, the program started by viewing an episode of “Tiny House Builders.”

The students created and designed tiny houses so they could make a community incorporating real-life architecture.

The houses were sketched on graph paper and included certain requirements. Each student had a checkoff sheet to be sure each item was included. They could add extras but not subtract from the list.

Bob Elbich seeks seat on Lehigh County Board

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

In a room full of supporters at Randall’s on the Orchard Restaurant & Bar, Bob Elbich kicked off his campaign for a seat on Lehigh County Board of Commissioners, District 1.

Elbich says he spent his entire work life in the private sector. He founded two Lehigh County companies, Pure Fit Inc. and Exigo Manufacturing Inc., that remain in existence today.

A former manager of manufacturing methods at Air Products and operations manager of Acme Cryogenics, Elbich says he sees himself as “a problem solver.”

Paul Fisher announces bid for Lowhill supervisor seat

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

Paul C. Fisher Jr., a Republican, has announced he is running for election to the Lowhill Township Board of Supervisors.

A lifelong resident of Northwestern Lehigh School District and a graduate of Northwestern Lehigh High School, Fisher has a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from the Pennsylvania State University, and is a graduate of the Dale Carnegie Course.

Fisher says that over the years, he has attended numerous leadership conferences and professional development seminars in public service.

Taste tempting treats offered at Rotary fundraiser

Thursday, May 4, 2017 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Guests attending the Allentown West Rotary Club’s fundraiser at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, Breinigsville, were treated to a taste tempting evening of food, food and more food.

All proceeds collected, approximately $30,000, during the third annual Tempting Tastes smorgasbord, support the Rotary Club’s postsecondary scholarship opportunities and humanitarian programs.

About 250 guests attended the April 23 event, sampling different dishes from 20 local restaurants and caterers.