Northwestern Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Germansville family opens home to New York teen

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Germansville residents, Jim and Laura George, could not wait to welcome back their Fresh Air child, B.J, this summer through The Fresh Air Fund’s Friendly Towns Program.

The George family has hosted B.J, 13, from the Bronx, N.Y. since 2016.

B.J has gone hiking, kayaking, camping and exploring with the George family.

“Going kayaking was a great memory,” Laura said. “B.J was nervous at first but once he overcame that, he really enjoyed it.

“It was neat to witness B....

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Gun club hosting clay competition Aug. 12

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Open to the public! On Aug. 12, Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club, New Tripoli, will host its fifth annual “All Clays Competition” 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Office opens at 8 a.m.

Participants shoot one round of each clay target discipline offered.

The competition includes one round of 25 targets of skeet, one round of 25 targets of American trap, one round of 25 targets of wobble trap, and one round of 25 targets of international trap.

For more information, call Roger Wanamaker at 484...

Celebration set for Aug. 18

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Road, Slatington, will celebrate its 15th anniversary 1-4 p.m. Aug. 18.

Activities include debut of a Lehigh Gap Nature Center mini documentary, Lynn Shupp’s photo exhibition: NJZ Remains: The West Plant, Chad and Brian’s History of the Lehigh Gap, ice cream, and fellowship.

For more information, call 610-760-8889.

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Night in the Country set for Aug. 18

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

The annual Night in the Country festival will get underway 4 p.m. on Aug. 18 at the Northwestern Recreation Commission Community Park, Northwest Road and Route 309, New Tripoli. Rain date is Aug. 19.

There is a suggested donation for adults and children under 12.

Contact Kathy Hermany at 610-442-0012 or email to volunteer.

Call Janice Meyers at 610-767-9297 ext. 14 or email...

Law seeks to save lives of expectant mothers, babies

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, met July 20 at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, with Dr. Amanda Flicker, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and OB-GYN residency program director, to discuss his recently enacted law creating a maternal mortality review committee and how the new committee can help save lives of expectant mother and babies.

Mackenzie said 32 states have maternal mortality review committees either in operation or in development.


Let the music play!

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The country’s largest free music festival is celebrating its 35th year.

In the big tent at Festplatz last Friday evening, ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert energized the early crowd with palpable excitement during the opening ceremony.

“I think it’s time to get this started!” she shouted. By “this” she meant a brief ceremony honoring so many years of success and those who have made it possible, namely former Mayor Paul Marcincin and 13 volunteers who have participated in every...