Northwestern Press

Monday, December 17, 2018

Event for Porter on Dec. 16

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


A tricky tray and basket raffle will be held to help Northwestern Lehigh High School student Porter Lilley, 15, on Dec. 16 at the North End Gun Club, 7211 Herber Road, New Tripoli.

Porter, who has acute lymphoblastic leukemia, was almost four years in remission when the disease returned.

Doors open at noon. Drawings start at 3 p.m.

Specials and 50/50 tickets, food, drinks and baked goods will be available to purchase.

All ages are welcome to...

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Santa Claus is coming to town

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

New Tripoli volunteer firefighters will be aiding Santa Dec. 22 as he makes his annual run through the community.

Santa will be at the fire station at noon to visit with youngsters. He will take off from the fire station atop a firetruck starting around 1 p.m.

To have Santa deliver a personal gift to a child, deliver it to the fire station by Dec. 17. Firefighters will be there 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday.

Make sure the child’s name and address are on the gift.


Doll collection on display

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, will display some of the 400 dolls in its collection during December.

The vast assortment of dolls from many different countries were donated by Harriet Backenstoe and Dorothy Knauss.

For more information, call 610-820-2400 or visit

Northwestern Middle School First Marking Period Honor Rolls

Sunday, December 16, 2018 by The Press in School

Principal’s Honor Roll

Grade 6: Siena Almonti, Benjamin Bachman, Brook Balliet, Grace Bilowith, Paige Bissell, Aiden Braadt, Lydia Brooks, Elyse Browning, McKenna Burns, Mikayla Cerullo, Sophia Cornell, Olivia Costa, Ella Dangello, Ethan Davis, Kaytlin Dietrich, Joshua Farber, Jared Felch, Syenna Flores, Megan Fornwalt, Aidan Freeman, Keri Frisch, Max George, Shannon Green, Justine Gross, Katherine Gruen, Cole Hausman, Victoria Heckman, Adyssen Hofmann, Adrianna Hummel, Garrett Jones...


Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News


DEC. 13

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

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Call 610-298-2710.

·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. Pinochle and bingo. Beverages and doughnuts served. Must be age 55 or older. Open to residents of all areas. For information, call...

Cookies, crafts and Santa ... what could be better?

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The craft tables at the annual Weisenberg Lowhill Historical Society Christmas Cookie and Soup Sale at Werleys Corner were filled with more crafts than in other years.

This was thanks to Debi Zvanut who went hunting for new items to interest the youth who came to the sale.

Chief among the crafts were trees and reindeer made of cork to be decorated with the variety of items Zvanut brought along with her.

The sale, on Dec. 7 and Dec. 8, featured wreaths, made at Lyon Creek...

Historic bank opens it vault for holiday open house

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

When the Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society has its annual holiday open house, as it did Dec. 1, visitors are amazed at the collection of memories.

Some individuals have been inside the old New Tripoli Bank building, now home to the historical society, before and wonder what new items they will find.

Others are newcomers, surprised at the depth of the collections.

Willard Snyder, who worked at the bank, said it is amazing how many former bank customers he meets there. He...

Lights in Greenawalds once again draws crowds

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Mike Yellak of Greenawalds Avenue, South Whitehall Township, kicked off his second annual Lights in Greenawalds show on Nov. 25 with thousands of Christmas lights and displays to provide Christmas cheer to Lehigh Valley residents.

The upgrades were huge with more than 10 new display scenes, and an upgraded concession barn.

Visitors experiences a warm, cozy feeling as they walk through the archway of lights.

Santa Claus made a grand entrance and photos could be taken with...