Northwestern Press

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

LOWHILL TWP: Zoo celebrating Penguin Awareness Day

Friday, January 18, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, is hosting Penguin Awareness Day with feedings of the African black-footed penguins 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Jan. 20.

There will also be a fun assortment of conversation, crafts and activities.

Stop by the Bison Room and make a penguin bracelet, then see if it matches any of the penguin’s identification bands at the zoo.

For more information, call the zoo at 610-799-4171.


Morgenland Church, 3120...

WEISENBERG TWP: Mei Liewe Freind,

Friday, January 18, 2019 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Wann’s maeryets newwlich is un der Newwel geht in die Heh, gebt’s ball Regge; wann er fallt, gebt’s en scheener Daag.

If morning fog rises, it will rain before the day is over; if it falls, the day will be fine.

Fer Naasblude soll mere en roder Bendel um der Hals binne. To stop nosebleed, tie a red string around the neck.


New Tripoli Fire Company, 7242 Decatur St., New Tripoli, is opening its doors Jan. 17 to Pennsylvania Dutch classes under the auspices of...

Christ’s Church at Lowhill donates to Autism Society, Lehigh Valley

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Money donated by visitors to view the Christ’s Church at Lowhill’s Lights of Wonder presentations was recently given to the Autism Society, Lehigh Valley chapter.

Jason Ruhe, organist, is in charge of the Lights of Wonder program and, when a photo was taken of all those who helped with that presentation, there were many from the church family.

Wanda Kalusky and Cindy Smith do the outreach for the church.

Smith said they had the best attendance, 1,500, in the history of...

Friedens Lutheran youth present Christmas fantasy

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Betty Davis, director of the children’s program at Friedens Lutheran Church, Stony Run, said the youth were too young the past few years to present a full-fledged musical but as they got older she wanted to try again.

That program became a reality when “The One and Only Original Christmas Factory, a Christmas Musical Fantasy Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas” was presented as part of the Dec. 9, 2018, church service.

Eleven youth and the senior choir were involved in...

State Police Beat

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say United Presbyterian Church, 6750 Route 873, Washington Township, reported a memorial tombstone was knocked over sometime between 12:01 a.m. Dec. 31, 2018, and midnight Jan. 2.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026.

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Michael E. Kline, 22, of Allentown, was operating a 2009 Honda CBR600RR motorcycle 4:23 p.m. Jan. 1, southbound along Sell Road, Lowhill...

Contest deadline extended

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in School


Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has announced the deadline for students to submit ideas for the department’s Innovations Challenge is extended to Jan. 25.

Students in grades nine through 12 are invited to explore innovative technologies and methods — aside from laws and educational campaigns — to get drivers to slow down in work zones.

The Innovations Challenge aims to educate students on challenges the department faces and encourage them to consider...


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Dear reader:

I am concerned about Lily.

Last month, Sesame Street, the beloved children’s program responsible for lessons on topics such as numbers, letters and rubber duckies, revealed to online viewers one of its cast members, a deep fuchsia plush muppet with long hair named Lily, was dealing with homelessness.

Lily, who is described as about 7 years old, and her family lost their apartment and moved in with Lily’s teacher and friend Miss Sofia.

In several...