Northwestern Press

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Township adds attractions in Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The people in the park were walking alone or in couples, some with dogs or with babies in strollers.

They wanted to take advantage of the early morning coolness.

Homer Snyder built and then operated Ontelaunee Park in Lynn Township, for 37 years until 1966.

After serving as a music venue, the park was abandoned and became home to weeds and a swamp.

The township bought the land and the first project was to clear the area and create a master plan to resuscitate the...

Power lines being upgraded

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

U. MACUNGIE

PPL Electric Utilities has notified Upper Macungie police utility workers will begin upgrading power lines in the township and other municipalities this month.

According to PPL, this project will improve electric service and reliability throughout the region.

Construction will take place on PPL property and will include the use of helicopters and heavy construction equipment.

Work will continue until the end of the year.

Police and PPL ask that...

Rain doesn’t deter 5K fundraising run for food pantry

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

The Girls on the Run club was scheduled to have their season ending 5K run at the Lehigh Parkway, but due to the weather it was canceled and there was no rain date.

The students were devastated so Jill Berlet, principal of Weisenberg Elementary School generously allowed the club to use the school grounds to complete their goal.

A track measuring of 5K in length was set around the school allowing the girls and their running buddies to complete their goals in running a 5K.

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Dual enrollment meetings scheduled

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold two special orientation sessions for high school students who will be dual enrolled in college courses at LCCC this fall. Students and parents will learn about what to expect as a dual enrollment student and be able to ask questions about the upcoming semester.

Sessions are scheduled 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Register online at https://...

Senators Hughes, Browne tout early returns on Safe2Say Something program

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senators Vincent Hughes, D-7th, Philadelphia/Montgomery, and Pat Browne, R-16th, are praising the results of the Safe2Say Something anonymous threat reporting program following the first report by the Office of the Attorney General released on Aug. 1.

The OAG reported 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14, 2019, through the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2019.

Nearly 20,000 of the tips received came from the S2SS mobile app, which can be downloaded...

‘Night’ almost ready to shine

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Night in the Country, the annual Northwestern Recreation Commission festival, will take place 4- 10 p.m. Aug. 17 with a rain date on Aug. 18, followed by fireworks at the rec fields.

‘Night’ Committee Chairwoman Kathy Hermany said one vendor wanted to sell a type of firework that was fired off at the event last year but she had banned it because of possible danger. She added that the same vendor could sell balloons.

Student members of the Science Olympiad will help park...

Day invites residents to spotted lanternfly seminar

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) is inviting local residents to join him Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Good Will Fire Company No. 1 in Trexlertown for a seminar about the spotted lanternfly and how it could affect them.

“The spotted lanternfly can harm crops, which can affect the quality and price of food for local residents,” Day said. “This problem affects farmers, but it also has the potential to affect the broader community.”

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senators Vincent Hughes, D-7th, Philadelphia/Montgomery, and Pat Browne, R-16th, are praising the results of the Safe2Say Something anonymous threat reporting program following the first annual report by the Office of the Attorney General released on Aug. 1.

The OAG reported 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14, 2019, through the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2019.

Nearly 20,000 of the tips received came from the S2SS mobile app, which can be...

Lions Club has festival in the grove

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club had a beautiful day July 27 for its annual Festival in the Grove, a fundraising event to further the work of the club.

Multiple vendors were on hand in the Neffs Union United Church of Christ Grove, Neffs, displaying a broad range of goods for sale.

Everything from antique kitchen utensils to jewelry, holistic health care and even products for the pets at home were available.

Boy Scouts with Troop 57, Schnecksville, were selling Krispy Kreme...