Northwestern Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

Comedy night benefits boys and girls basketball

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

On Jan. 26 the basketball booster clubs from Northwestern Lehigh High School sponsored a comedy night at the Lynnport Fire Company.

Rosemarie Lister, president of the girls boosters; Kelly Hallman, vice president of the boys boosters; and Nadine Sevrain, vice president of the girls boosters were all busy getting things ready for the expected 200 people who would be coming for an evening of laughs.

The trio were wearing Hoop It Up Tigers badges.

All money comes back to...

Workshop offered on Feb. 23

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


Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, is offering a “Resiliency in Relationships” workshop 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 23.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for light refreshments.

Resilience is a trait that provides courage and strength to push through difficult times in many situations in life.

Evaluating this important characteristic and how to build it into ourselves and into our relationships is vital to our growth and health....

Chosen Words

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Birthdays are a given,

They began when we were born.

You celebrate them every year,

With birthday cakes, and horns.

You wish they didn’t come around

As fast as they seem to,

because each year it happens,

It adds another year on you.

When you are young, you cannot wait

For birthday time to come,

You cannot wait for years to pass

’Til you are 21.

Before you know the years go by,

And you are growing old...

Reading program being offered

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


Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is running its popular Adult Winter Reading Program until March 3.

Participants are entered into weekly raffles to win great prizes such as gift certificates, museum passes and show tickets provided by local businesses and organizations.

They also have the chance to log books and attend library events such as the Library Cafe to gain entries into a grand prize drawing at the end of the program.


Fundraiser on March 9

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


Players of the Stage is hosting a nonprofit fundraising event 6 p.m. March 9 at Kingdom Life Family Center, 4333 Lime Kiln Road, Orefield.

There will be an evening of performances by their staff, alumni and actors.

Also enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dessert bar, silent auction, and an opportunity to help POTS build a platform for the future.

STEAM powers learning at Makers’ presentation

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

A few weeks before last Christmas break, the Makers Club invited Northwestern Lehigh fifth-grade students to a unique event in the high school STEAM lab.

The Makers set up five stations where their younger counterparts could visit and interactively explore squishy circuits, a slime station, vortex cannon, origami, and laser cut snowflakes.

STEAM is a short form for science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.

The event is the collaboration between Tracy and...

Property tax, rent rebate applications are now available

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

Application forms for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program are now available for eligible Pennsylvanians to begin claiming rebates on property taxes or rent paid in 2018, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell announced Jan. 23.

The deadline to apply for a rebate is June 30.

Applicants may obtain Property Tax/Rent Rebate claim forms (PA-1000) and related information on the Department of Revenue’s website or by calling 1-888-222-9190.

It is free to apply for a rebate, and free...

Poster contest

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

Dental association

Third-graders across Pennsylvania will combine oral health education and creativity this February during the Pennsylvania Dental Association’s annual poster contest in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Those who participate in PDA’s poster contest will have a chance at winning several different prizes.

Three statewide winners will be selected from the entries.

The first-place winner will be awarded $500.

In addition...