Northwestern Press

Friday, April 19, 2019

Assistance hours on April 12

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


Appointments are available for veterans who have questions about benefits and services they have earned.

An outreach specialist from the American Legion will visit the Lower Macungie Township office of state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 12.

The office is in the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, Lower Macungie.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include assistance with...

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Churches offering Easter activities

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville, will have an Easter Egg Hunt for kids ages 1 through sixth grade at 2 p.m. on April 14, rain or shine.

An adult challenge course will also be offered.

Refreshments will be served in the grove following the egg hunt.

The church will observe Maundy Thursday with a Union Agape potluck meal (a form of Love Feast) 6:30 p.m. April 18 in fellowship hall.

For more information, call the church office at 610-285...

Tavern night on April 12

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


The last Tavern Night for the season at Governor Wolf Historical Society, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath, will be on April 12.

Doors open 6:30 p.m. and there will be music 7-10 p.m., provided by Pawnshop Bound. There will be food for sale by Macungie Farms.

Pawnshop Bound plays a mix of danceable rockabilly and old blues. The event is BYOB and you must be 21 years old to attend. Drinks and light snacks will be provided. Also featured will be a wine basket raffle...


Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The court system is ably handling the parents involved in Operation Varsity Blues, and the man behind the scam to influence college admissions’ decisions at some prestigious American universities.

It’s now time to stop talking about those who’ve allegedly committed the crimes and start thinking about all those who’ve been negatively impacted by their actions.

Each day, for weeks, we’ve seen images of celebrities Lori Loughlin and Felicity Huffman and scheme mastermind William...

Guest View II

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

On average, township supervisors in Pennsylvania earn just $1,875 a year. For this, they attend countless meetings, maintain and plow roads, build parks, and balance budgets. On top of that, these local elected leaders represent more Pennsylvanians — 5.5 million — than any other category of local government officials in the state. That’s 44 percent of the state’s population.

You may read about them in the newspaper or see them along local roads, plowing snow in the winter or patching...

Egg hunt on April 20

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


Jordan Evangelical Lutheran Church, Orefield, will host its annual community Easter Egg Hunt on April 20.

All children from infant up to and including sixth grade (age 12) are invited to participate.

Registration begins at 11 a.m. with the event beginning at 11:30 a.m.

There will be crafts, jelly bean and candy guessing games, goody bags and complimentary snacks and water for all the kids.

The hunt will take place rain or shine. In case of bad...

Guest View I

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Identity thieves have never shied from targeting society’s most vulnerable citizens such as our seniors and veterans.

Now, they have reached even lower lows — victimizing children — oftentimes ones younger than age 7.

To help protect both adults and children from suffering fraud, I will hold a shredder event for sensitive documents from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4, at the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building at 3402 Brookside Road, Macungie.

Lower Macungie...

Egg hunt

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


Grace Community Church, 1290 Minesite Road, Allentown, will have its annual egg hunt and activities for kids ages 1-12 at 11 a.m. on April 13 at the church.

Children will be separated by age for the hunt.

Refreshments will follow after the hunt.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Along the Way

As you wake up each morning,

and go through life each day,

You’ll face many challenges,

try not to go astray,

while searching for your destiny,

all along the way,

Along the way be sure to take the time to smell the roses

Along the way be sure to use your fingers and your “toes’s.”

What do I mean? Well, fingers can

extend a helping hand;

And “toes’s” can enable you

to walk through the land.