Northwestern Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Heidelberg Church kids going on river rampage

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Calling all kids! Heidelberg Union Church’s Vacation Bible School will be offered 6-8 p.m. July 16-20.

Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are encouraged to come and learn about the love of Jesus through this year’s program, “Rolling River Rampage.”

There will be Bible story time, games, crafts and snacks.

To register or for those interested in helping or have any questions, call 610-767-4740 or email


Saturday, July 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous....

Pollinator exhibit on display at Nature Center

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Great Room at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington, was filled with butterflies and bees, pollinators on photographs taken by Bonnie Pancoast and exhibited as a way of showing the importance of these small creatures in our lives.

They are displayed on the flowers they pollinate to create a colorful exhibit.

Pancoast is a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist who went through 55 hours of training in Bucks County.

The program is much like the Master Gardeners with hours...

Bingo offered on Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is hosting a bingo Aug. 5 at Emerald Fire Company, 7748 Penn St., Slatington.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. Games start at 1 p.m.

Prizes include vintage Longaberger baskets, Pampered Chef items, Tastefully Simple treats, Thirty-One bags, Boyd’s Bears and more.

The event also includes a bake sale and tricky tray.

Bring a donation of Purina Cat Chow (green indoor bag), litter (...

Kitten Kapers

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will be holding a cat and kitten adoption noon to 4 p.m. July 14, 21 and 28.

If you plan to adopt that day prior vet records from your past pets would be helpful in completing your adoption.

They are also holding a kitten shower noon to 4 p.m. July 21 at the animal shelter.

Join them for light refreshments and shower the kittens with small baby blankets, cat beds and KMR powder...

Toll increase approved

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

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The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

The most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year...

Student receives full scholarship to Pa. Free Enterprise Week

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in School

Dylan Jeanes, son of Brad and Katie Jeanes of Schnecksville and a junior at Northwestern Lehigh High School, has been granted a full scholarship to attend Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week 2018 on the campuses of Lycoming College or Pennsylvania College of Technology, both in Williamsport.

Pennsylvania Free Enterprise Week is a weeklong economic education program that offers students an inside look at the private enterprise system and the way the free market functions.



Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Last week with the excessive heat wave in the Lehigh Valley, I overheard some of my neighbors talking about taking their kids to a local water park.

Shortly after hearing that conversation, I received an alert from about an article titled “July is Peak Time for Illness from Feces in Pools.”

The article dated June 28 and written by E.J. Mundell talked about the safety of recreational swimming in summer.

Summer is a time when many Americans spend their days...

Worker opposed to union dues withdrawal

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

It’s not often that U. S. Supreme Court decisions are cited in the chambers of the Lehigh County Commissioners, but county employee Francisco Molina did exactly that June 27 when he addressed the board during the public comment part of the agenda.

Medina, who has work for the county since 2004 and for the Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth since 2006, said he does not want the county to provide his banking information to Service Employees International Union so the union can...

LCTI offers summer camp for area students

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Students in grades five through eight recently took part in a two-week long session at Camp Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, where they could spend a week in four classes of their choice.

The classes were not only fun but they helped the students with career exploration.

Some of the choices were Compufun, Cuisinartists, Digital Padawan and Forensic Fun.

There were 21 classes from which to choose.

They were only available in June so look out for the classes...