Northwestern Press

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Teen volunteer weekend set

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, is having a volunteer weekend for teenagers, ages 14 through 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 29 and 30.

Trail maintenance, managing and clearing out some invasive species so native plants can properly flourish and preventing spotted lantern fly infestations. Registered teenagers may be able to log their volunteer service hours.

Events planned for July

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in July.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

·July 3: KATO

·July 13, 17: King Henry Duo

·July 20: WE3 Band

·July 27: DJ Jerry Deane

Saturday dances are from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday dances are from 1-4 p.m. Per person fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples welcome.

Outdoor service on June 30

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, will have a special outdoor service 9:15 a.m. June 30 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie Township as part of the church’s 285th anniversary celebration.

There will be a special service, brunch, old-fashioned cake walk and entertainment by Balloons the Clown.

The Red Sand Project, an organization that brings awareness to human trafficking, will also be there.

The church has use of the park until dusk.

Applications being sought

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Fair Queen

The search is on for the 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to enter the competition that awards a $1,500 scholarship.

Bittner, Werleys

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The 115th reunion of the Bittner and Werley families will be held 12:30 p.m. June 23 at Earl Adams Memorial Park Lower Pavilion, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville.

Family members are asked to bring a contribution for the potluck lunch at 1 p.m.

There will also be a short business meeting and raffle.

Descendants of the Bittner and Werley families are invited to attend.

Invasive plant class on July 24

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a calibration demonstration.

Register at

Meeting on

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Radio club

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. July 11 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “Digital Mobile Radio and Packet Radio Roundtable” presented by Mark/W2MB.

Members and others interested always are welcome.

For more information, go to, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.