Northwestern Press

Friday, July 19, 2019

Parkland Garden Club hosts district meeting

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by BARBARA CAMPBELL in Local News

The Parkland Garden Club recently hosted the District ll/lll meeting, with this reporter as the district’s director.

These meetings are a way to network with other clubs and to learn and share ideas on programs and different projects.

Chris Leskosky, GCFP president, attended the meeting.

One highlight of the meeting was the judging three Trash to Treasurers entries.

Connie Donklan’s entry from the Bethlehem Garden Club won first place. Brenda Aubert’s wheelbarrel took second and the entry from the Reading Club came in third.

Pastor Bodnyk retiring from Faith Lutheran Church

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by STACEY KOCH in Local News

For the last 24 years, the Rev. Michael Bodnyk has been pastor of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Soon, his time leading the congregation of the 3355 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, church will end with his upcoming retirement.

Bodnyk, of Orefield, attended Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia to earn his Master of Divinity degree, graduating in 1976.

Slatedale-Emerald Lions Club celebrates 50 years serving the community

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of the Slatedale-Emerald Lions club proudly celebrated their 50th charter year May 4 at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs.

The message for the evening was given by Bo Koltnow, anchor/reporter with WFMZ-TV 69 News.

Koltnow gave a lively presentation on his life as a TV news reporter.

Special recognition was given to Charter Member Billy Markell.

Run Tigers, run

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Education Foundation sponsors 5K, 10K runs

The Northwestern Lehigh Education Foundation recently sponsored its annual Tiger 5K and 10K runs at Ontelaunee Park with all proceeds going to benefit the school district.

The money goes to the mini grants teachers receive for materials that are not in the school budget.

The average amount garnered from the runs is $10,000.

Each registrant received a shirt: green for 10K runners and yellow for 5K runners. The 10K runners cover the same route as the 5K but go around twice. There were 170 entrants.

Nicole Mark graduates from fire academy

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

New Tripoli firefighter Nicole Mark graduated June 5 from the intensive 192-hour Bucks County Fire Academy course in basic firefighting during a ceremony at the Lower Macungie Community Center.

Mark is one of 24 volunteers from 12 area fire companies who graduated from the course which qualifies them with firefighter certification recognized across the country.

Pennsylvania races to become leading organic state

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Secretary of Agriculture Russel Redding and Director of Rodale Institute Jeff Moyer discussed Pennsylvania’s focus on becoming the top organic producing state June 12 at Jaindl Farms, Orefield.

Farmers transitioning to organic agriculture will be given free consultation services thanks to the partnership between the state Department of Agriculture and Rodale Institute, under the proposed Pennsylvania Farm Bill.

The farm bill will invest more than $24 million in Pennsylvania agriculture, encouraging producers to cultivate more resources.