Northwestern Press

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Golf tournament

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Greater Northern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce is hosting a mini golf tournament 5:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 6 at Bear Rock Junction, 8184 Route 309, New Tripoli.

Proceeds benefit the GNLCC Scholarship Fund, awarding students from Parkland, Northern Lehigh, Northwestern, Northampton high schools and LCTI.

For more information or to register, contact Kylie Adams, manager of Affiliated Chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, at

Silent auction on Aug. 16

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Jenn’s House

A silent auction for Jenn’s House will be held noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville.

Drawings to start at 4 p.m. Participants do not need to be present to win.

There is a per single card fee or participants can pre-order five cards for discounted price.

All tickets will be available for pick up at the door on the day of the event.

Mail ticket requests with checks payable to: Jenn’s House Silent Auction, c/o Patricia Hower, 6318 Hilltop Road, Orefield, PA 18069.

Bee webinar

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Penn State Extension will be holding a live webinar titled “Bee Biodiversity in Pennsylvania” as part of their pollinator series 3-4:15 p.m. July 15.

Learn all about the over 430 species of bees in Pennsylvania.

Registration deadline is July 15.

For more information, go to or

Canceled for this year

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Kempton Fair

After reviewing all possible options at a joint meeting of the board of directors of the Kempton Community Center and its Kempton Fair Committee, the group has decided to cancel the Kempton Fair for 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and turn its focus to 2021’s fair.

KCC has several other events planned for this year, however, including Summerfest on July 11, the postponed Kempton Spring Sale on Aug. 15, Kempton Power Pulls on Sept. 11 and Trunk-or-Treat in October.

Knitters are needed

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Jewish Federation of Lehigh Valley, 702 N. 22nd St., Allentown, is calling all those who knit or crochet to make small 2-inch hearts to be given to older adults as part of its Heart 2 Heart project.

For pattern instructions, go to

Hearts will be accepted through July 5.

Place them in a sealed plastic bag and drop them off in the mailbox at the Jewish Family Service or mail to JFS, 2004 W. Allen St., Allentown, PA 18104.

Tournament set

Friday, June 5, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Sheftel Fund

The Justin Sheftel Memorial Fund will host its 16th annual softball tournament 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Lehigh County Athletic Fields, corner of Broadway and Parkway Road, South Whitehall. Rain date is Sept. 13.

This free event open to the public is in honor of Justin Sheftel, who was killed in 2005 in Ocean City, Md, shortly after graduating from Parkland High School.

For more information, schedule and activities, charities, scholarship winners, sponsorships, go to

Offering free Russet potatoes

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Uglies CHIPS

When Dieffenbach’s Inc., the makers of the Uglies® Kettle Cooked Potato Chip, headquartered in Womelsdorf, Berks County, heard from a potato supplier potatoes that were going to waste, they stepped in to help out the farmer and the community.

In partnership with E.K. Are & Sons, Inc. and Dutch Country Transport, Uglies Brand is bringing these potatoes to the community when they need it most.

Drive-thru fundraiser

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

LV Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting a special Cruise LV Zoo Drive-Thru fundraiser 11 a.m.-2 p.m. May 21-25.

The zoo will allow guests who have purchased tickets to drive through the zoo and say hello to their favorite residents while supporting the zoo and the care of the animals.

Due to capacity restrictions, tickets are extremely limited and must be purchased in advance online only.

Tickets are nonreplaceable and nonrefundable.

For more information or to purchase tickets, go to

Virtual programs are offered

Thursday, May 21, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

L.V. Zoo

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will be celebrating World Turtle Day on its Facebook account May 24.

There will be a lineup of entertaining and educational events on turtles including the zoo’s conservation mascot, Radley, the Sea Turtle.

Log on to the Zoo’s Facebook account May 31 to celebrated World Otter Day.

The zoo will be offering content on the zoo’s North American River Otters, Naya and Luani.

For more information about these programs, go to