Northwestern Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Boy Scouts have flag retirement ceremony

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Boy Scout Troop 57, Schnecksville, had a flag retirement ceremony May 6 at Community Fire Company No. 1., Schnecksville.

Retired Lehigh County Community College President Don Snyder shared his thoughts on patriotism and the meaning of the flag as it relates to veterans.

A number of veterans attended the ceremony.

Additional photos appear on page A6.

Fire chief seeks tax rebate support

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

New Tripoli Fire Chief Peter Christ reported to Lynn Township supervisors at their May meeting that fire company representatives met with state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, about funding for the building renovations.

Firefighters will host a chicken barbecue for Father’s Day and a hoagie sale in July.

Christ also noted the fire company has received 68 calls so far this year.

The fire company is looking for support on the proposed tax rebate for firefighters.

A four-township ordinance is proposed.

‘Teddy Roosevelt’ spends an evening with Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

“Preserve the past as we go into the future.”

(Neil Oswald, Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society president)

Peyton Dixon, in the guise of Teddy Roosevelt, walked around the social hall of the Lynnport Fire Company talking to people before he discussed his life.

Roosevelt explained he had visited Northwestern Lehigh Middle School that afternoon.

Class of 1959 gathers for mini-reunion in Florida

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Members of Parkland High School’s Class of 1959 recently gathered for their fifth get-together and mini-reunion at the Mission Inn, a central Florida destination resort in Lake County, Fla.

The event was hosted by classmates Howard Sechler and Dave Everett.

Fifteen people attended including 10 members of the Class of ’59, four spouses, and one friend of a classmate.

Everyone enjoyed a delicious buffet brunch served in one of the Mission Inn Resort’s restaurants, La Hacienda.

The dining room overlooked the attractive grounds of the golf course.


Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon, lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·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.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps hosts annual 5K run

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps sponsored its annual 5K Run and Walk on May 20 at Cedar Creek Parkway West, 4200 Broadway, South Whitehall Township.

More than 90 entrants enjoyed a rainy start with help from the IronPigs “Pork Racers.”

South Whitehall Township Police Department’s explosive detection K-9 Kimber with Officer Colin Beaumont and Allentown Fire Department’s arson dog Judge with Allentown Fire Chief Lee T. Laubach Jr., were on hand to demonstrate their skills.

Additional photos on page A5.

Blue Mountain vistas welcome prom goers

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Just before the members of the Class of 2017 close the book on the first part of their lives, they added another chapter titled “prom” and now that, too, is forever recorded on pages tinged with Northwestern’s colors.

“The prom is the last formal get together where the kids see all of their classmates at a party atmosphere before graduation in a fun and interactive way,” said Steph Dunbar, one of the class advisers.

Native Americans gather for powwow at Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Puma played a song on the flute as people came to Ontelaunee Park for the annual powwow on May 20.

The drummers, Eagle Thunder and Midnight Elk, were setting up their drums soon after the morning rain stopped.

Barry Lee, the announcer, said it was his 18th year for announcing intertribal dances. They come from many nations. Differences in regalia indicate their home nation.

Lee talked about the Pan Indian boarding schools begun in the mid 1879 that tried to assimilate the tribes into white culture.