Northwestern Press

Monday, September 23, 2019

‘Night’ almost ready to shine

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Night in the Country, the annual Northwestern Recreation Commission festival, will take place 4- 10 p.m. Aug. 17 with a rain date on Aug. 18, followed by fireworks at the rec fields.

‘Night’ Committee Chairwoman Kathy Hermany said one vendor wanted to sell a type of firework that was fired off at the event last year but she had banned it because of possible danger. She added that the same vendor could sell balloons.

Student members of the Science Olympiad will help park vehicles for the car show

Purple Heart recipient honored at national tribute

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Pfc. Michael J. Mescavage, the Pennsylvania Commander, Ret., of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, of Hamburg, is among those being honored as part of a national tribute to recipients on National Purple Heart Day.

The Purple Heart is presented to those injured or killed in combat. Aug. 6 was West Point Day for the tribute.

Mescavage’s wife, Annie, accompanied him on the trip.

Lions Club has festival in the grove

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club had a beautiful day July 27 for its annual Festival in the Grove, a fundraising event to further the work of the club.

Multiple vendors were on hand in the Neffs Union United Church of Christ Grove, Neffs, displaying a broad range of goods for sale.

Everything from antique kitchen utensils to jewelry, holistic health care and even products for the pets at home were available.

Dorney Park workers learn to ‘Stop the Bleed’

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of Dorney Park’s Safety Patrol were recently introduced to a program designed to control dangerous bleeding that occurs as a result of trauma.

The program, “Stop the Bleed” was presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network Adult Trauma Coordinator Bree Harrison and Emergency Room Director Brent Schoenfeldt, DO, at the park on July 24.

Attendees learned to pack wounds with a material designed for just such a task as well as using a tourniquet for severe extremity bleeding.

Future engineers build bridges

Monday, August 5, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Community College ‘s Early Learning Center is offering different STEM summer sessions for children ages 3 through 6, throughout July and the beginning of August.

The camp provides fun activities for children while incorporating academic learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Campers in the second session, July 15-19, learned the fundamentals of building bridges.

Early Learning Center Administrator Elizabeth Lipman said the campers are working really hard on building their own bridges, using their own designs.

Dog T.A.G.S. info available at Christ’s Church yard sale

Monday, August 5, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

During the Christ’s Church at Lowhill 250th anniversary celebration and yard sale on July 27, Jarrod Clouse, with the help of his friend, Gus, explained the Train, Assist, Guide, Serve program, which began in 2012, that provides service dogs to veterans with disabilities.

Though the Dog T.A.G.S. training costs $25,000, the veteran never has to pay for the dog or its training.

A counselor/trainer helps the veteran and his or her dog work together and make sure the dog is trained for the necessary service.