Northwestern Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

Grundsau Lodsch Nummer Ains celebrates the groundhog

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The evening before Groundhog Day, the guest of honor at the 83rd Versommling of Grundsau Lodsch Nummer Ains an da Lechaw was none other than King Grundsau himself.

This year, as in every year previous, festivities were conducted in the uniquely Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect as soon as the Pennsylvania Dutch celebrants swore an oath to refrain from speaking English for the rest of the evening.

Dennis Hartman recited the oath at the lectern as lodge members assume the groundhog...

LVHN, Cetronia Ambulance Corps unveil state’s first mobile stroke unit

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Health Network Neurology Department, in partnership with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, recently unveiled the first Mobile Stroke Unit in Pennsylvania.

The ambulance, which houses a mobile computed radiography system is designed to diagnose and treat acute stroke victims before arrival at the nearest comprehensive stroke center.

Only Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, and St. Luke’s Fountain Hill are comprehensive stroke centers in the Lehigh Valley.


Equipment grant is announced

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, recently announced Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, Schnecksville, was awarded a state grant for equipment purchases to enhance its training programs.

The grant was made available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.

LCTI received $50,000 to purchase equipment for its logistic management, consumer sciences, food worker and welding programs.

A total of $1.2 million in competitive grants from the...

Penny party on Feb. 23

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Greenawalds United Church of Christ, 2325 Albright Ave., South Whitehall, is having a penny party Feb. 23.

There will be a light supper at 5 p.m. and games begin 6 p.m.

Purchase a box of numbers for $1. Bring pennies to play.

Everyone is invited to come out for an evening of fun.

Call 610-435-1763 for more information or go to

County exec visits board

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong visited Washington Township’s Feb. 5 board of supervisors’ meeting.

Armstrong told the board he wants to be sure the county is involved with all 25 municipalities in Lehigh.

A newsletter will be mailed out in May so all 150,000 families will know where their tax money is going, he said.

“I get a visitor every now and then who keeps me in the know about this area of the county,” he said, turning to resident Ed Ziegler.


Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Regarding the story on the Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting in the Jan. 24, 2019, edition of the Northwestern Press, I presented this information at the Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting in January after learning they had approved artificial turf for our stadium improvement project.

The board was aware of much of this information prior to approval but their decision must also reflect the community’s desires.

In speaking with a board member...

lunch menus

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Feb. 14: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Hamburger or cheeseburger, vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate yogurt, graham crackers, mini corn dogs, also.

Friday, Feb. 15: Early dismissal. No breakfast. No lunch.

Monday, Feb. 18: Presidents Day holiday. No school.

Tuesday, Feb. 19: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Stuffed bread sticks, dipping sauce, vegetable, fruit, milk. Elem., M.S.: Alternate yogurt and graham crackers, mozzarella sticks, also.

Wednesday, Feb. 20 Elem...

Italian dinner on March 16

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Members of Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville, are cooking up an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet dinner 4-7 p.m. March 16.

Menu includes salad, breadsticks, chicken Marsala, baked ziti, white vegetable ziti, pasta with Alfredo sauce, sausage or marinara.

Advance tickets are available at the church office. Proceeds benefit church youth.

Takeout will be available.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-6884.

Day, Geiger receive 4-H awards

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Lehigh County 4-H recently presented the Friend of 4-H Award to someone who continually supports the 4-H program and the youth involved.

“For many years, we have interacted with this individual at 4-H events,” said Kelly M. Weisner, extension educator with 4-H youth development at the Lehigh County Cooperative Extension. “On many occasions, he speaks to others about the value of this great program.

“We recognize state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, as the Lehigh County Friend of 4-H...

Another view

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

For those with a sweet tooth, a Valentine’s Day favorite might be tough to find this year.

Everyone is familiar with the classic Sweethearts candy featuring cute little messages such as “Be Mine,” “Let’s Kiss” and “True Love.”

However, due to a company buyout and health code violations, the original brand of these candies will not be ready in time for Valentine’s Day this year.

The original Sweethearts were made by New England Confectionery Company, better known as Necco...