Northwestern Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

New Hampshire firefighter pedals for Project Hero

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia Fire Department was the overnight host ON May 9 for a volunteer firefighter from Sandown, N.H.

However, unlike most visiting firefighters, Jerry Lachance didn’t arrive by car, fire truck or any motorized apparatus.

He instead arrived on his bicycle in the midst of a 2,800 mile ride from Miami, Fla., to Canada.

Lachance, a Vietnam veteran, is raising funds for Project Hero, a California-based nonprofit dedicated to raising money to support veterans and first responders who suffer from PTSD.

77th Memorial Day program held at Slatedale Cemetery

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

“Our flag does not fly because the wind moves it. It flies with the last breath of each soldier who died protecting it.” the Rev. James D. Robison, pastor of Good Shepherd UCC


The day was dreary as the Rev. James D. Robison, pastor of Good Shepherd United Church of Christ, welcomed people to the Memorial Day service at Slatedale Cemetery.

Students attend artists’ reception

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Maria Pulli, principal at Northwestern Elementary, headed the agenda for the Northwestern Lehigh School Board at its May 16 meeting.

She introduced Tracy Smoyer, elementary art instructor, who had brought 26 of her kindergarten to fifth grade art students to the meeting.

She said there had been 550 works of art put up in the school for the annual art show.

Students told about their work on a video. The kindergartners, Daniel Clare and Cameron Kahl, had made aquariums.

Jon Bond hosting ‘Kempton, Naturally’ art show on June 2

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Artist Jonathan Bond of Kempton will present his annual art show 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 2 at his art gallery at 59 Kempton Road, just outside the village of Kempton.

The show will be held in conjunction with the 13th annual Hawk Mountain Arts Tour held the same day.

“Kempton, Naturally” will feature more than 50 new originals.

Works include watercolors, oils on wood panel, pencil sketches, and egg tempera on wood panels.

All works are individually framed and available for purchase.

Limited edition prints, notecards and other unique gifts are available.

Choice decisions make this year’s prom a golden event

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Awash in Northwestern’s school colors, this year’s prom glittered in glamour as the members of the senior class celebrated one of the most iconic events of their high school career.

The prom took place at the Brookside Country Club in Macungie on the Sunday evening of the weekend that signals the unofficial start of summer.

“Since black and gold are our school colors, I thought it would be good to incorporate them into our prom,” senior Anna Horn said. “And, they fit the décor of our venue.”

Prom goers search for style and comfort

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

According to a prom survey conducted by Yahoo, this year teenagers will be spending more than $500 on their prom, with a major part of that cost going to the purchase of the perfect prom dress.

So, it’s no surprise that many teens agonize over finding a style that they love.

Many students searched on line for their dream wear.

“I tried on maybe two dresses at the mall,” said Jessica Parker, but in the end, she bought her red and gold off the shoulder dress of stretch polyester on line.

Creighton recertified as district judge

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Magisterial District Judge Thomas C. Creighton of Slatington was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work.

Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the educational program for magisterial district judges is held in Harrisburg.