Northwestern Press

Friday, April 19, 2019

Car show on June 1

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Area Corvette Club will host its 18th Springfest Car Show June 1 at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus, across from the Promenade Shops, Center Valley.

This is a judged event featuring more than 50 awards.

Partial proceeds from this all-Corvette show go to the Angel 34 Foundation, which provides funding for pediatric cancer research.

Classes include street stock, modified and custom, as well as best-of-show and sponsor’s awards.


Two charged with setting barn fires

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

A Northampton woman and a former junior firefighter have been charged with setting multiple barn fires in Northampton County.

Pennsylvania State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Samantha Rose Keeney, 24, was charged April 4 in connection with the fires.

The first fire was at 3646 Cedar Drive; the second at 786 Fir Drive, both in Lehigh Township, and on March 29 there was another at 4413 Cherryville Road, Allen Township.

Keeney has been charged with causing or risking...

Crush hunger fundraiser

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Parkland Community Aid Reaching Every Student Food Pantry, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is hosting a Crush Hunger with Parkland C.A.R.E.S. fundraiser 6:30-11 p.m. April 26 at the Holiday Inn, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Party with the Slippery Band while enjoying light hors d’oeuvres served by butlers.

There will be an open bar with beer, wine and soda from 6:30-7:30 p.m.

A cash bar with spirits will be available throughout the evening....

Run/walk on April 13

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley is hosting its 10th annual Ready, Set, Gold 8k Run/5k Walk on April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

Registration opens at 7 a.m. with the opening ceremony at 8 a.m.

The 8k Run will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the 5k Walk starting at 9 a.m.

Kid’s Fun Run and obstacle course begins at 10:30 a.m.

Also featured at the event will be music, games, raffles, food, coffee and fun.

All participants...

Temple Beth El, Congregation Brith Sholom Families celebrate Purim

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Members of Temple Beth El, South Whitehall, and Congregation Brith Sholom, Bethlehem, recently celebrated Purim.

The congregations, of which many members wore festive costumes, came together to read the Book of Esther and joyfully use their noisemakers for the Jewish holiday.

Purim celebrates the victory of the Jewish community in Persia, led by Queen Esther and her cousin Mordechai, over a plot, formulated by Prime Minister Haman and King Ahashuerus, to murder the Jews.



Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Registration is open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to take place April 13 at Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

Run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K walk begins 9 a.m. Registration at 7 a.m.

Come early and look at the merchandise table and take a chance at the raffle.

Visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.

Classes begin on May 22

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Muhlenberg College Wescoe School of Continuing Education’s, West Allentown, first summer term will begin May 22 and end July 3.

Classes are offered both during the day and on weeknights.

There will also be online opportunities.

Registration has begun and will continue until the first day of classes.

Summer study provides opportunities for high school students to get a head start on their college education, for traditional students from other...

Players of the Stage to perform ‘The Outsiders’

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a Christian home-schooled theater group, will present “The Outsiders” April 11-13 to benefit Hope Kids of Allentown.

The play is based on S.E. Hinton’s novel of the same name, and adapted by Christopher Sergel.

The play tells the 1960s story of the conflict between two rival gangs, the working class “Greasers” and the upper class “Socs” as told by Ponyboy Curtis, a young Greaser.

North Whitehall resident Jake Diem, who plays Ponyboy Curtis spoke...

Town hall is planned

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, is inviting area residents to a town hall meeting where they may ask questions and voice concerns about state and local issues.

The town hall be 7 p.m. April 18 at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley, 41 S. Carlisle St., Allentown.

No registration or RSVP is required.

Staff will be on-hand to assist with state-related issues.

For more information, call Schlossberg’s office at 610-821-5577.