Northwestern Press

Thursday, August 22, 2019

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

My first run for office came in 2002 as a 23-year-old Allentown kid.

I ran because I was concerned about education funding and job creation, labor rights and veterans’ health care.

But when talking to voters, it was clear their biggest concern was — wait for it — property tax relief.

So here I was, someone who never owned a home, talking to voters about how I was going to address the rising costs of property taxes.

To no one’s surprise, I lost that race.

In...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

AREA STATE SENATORS

& REPRESENTATIVES

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-...

volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Allentown Rescue Mission, Allentown, needs a volunteer to do weekly gardening: to donate, plant flowers, and weed the Gateway Center entrance.

Call Rosaria Stoops at 610-740-5500.

·Equi-Librium Inc. (Equine assisted activities and therapies), Nazareth, needs volunteers, age 14 and older.

Call Devin Munoz at 610-365-2266.

·Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Allentown, invites volunteers to come and make an impact on girls in the community and watch as they make...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

We would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who came to our assistance after our SUV was hit by a truck at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Cedar Crest Boulevard on July 26.

Immediately, people came to try to help us but our SUV was on its side and we were trapped.

One gentleman was able to open the back of our SUV and crawl inside, lowering the back seats and supported me so I was not hanging by my seat belt.

...

Dorney Park workers learn to ‘Stop the Bleed’

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

Members of Dorney Park’s Safety Patrol were recently introduced to a program designed to control dangerous bleeding that occurs as a result of trauma.

The program, “Stop the Bleed” was presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network Adult Trauma Coordinator Bree Harrison and Emergency Room Director Brent Schoenfeldt, DO, at the park on July 24.

Attendees learned to pack wounds with a material designed for just such a task as well as using a tourniquet for severe extremity bleeding....

Chosen Words

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

There are so many bad things in this world,

They keep happening every day;

I wish I could make them all go away, but,

I Can’t Fix It!

Hatred, violence, shootings, oh my!

Robberies, beatings and more;

People killing each other,

Just to settle the score, but,

I Can’t Fix It!

All of the happiness we used to share,

Times when everyone used to care;

Seems to have vanished, and I don’t know where, but,

I Can’t Fix...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Here are the facts as we know them as of this past weekend:

There was another shooting – the 250th of the year.

Aug. 4: Dayton, Ohio: mass shooting in historic district, 9 dead, 27 injured.

Aug. 3: El Paso, Texas: mass shooting in Walmart, 22 dead, 24 injured.

Aug. 2: Pomfred, Md.: domestic shooting, three dead, 1 injured.

Aug. 2: Suffolk, Va.: multiple crime scenes, two dead, three injured.

Mass shootings in the United States this year, according to...

A time to ROAR at Christ’s Church at Lowhill

Monday, August 5, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Corin Watt greeted guests as they arrived for the recent Vacation Bible School at Christ’s Church at Lowhill.

As the theme for VBS was ROAR, the church was filled with animals both upstairs and downstairs.

The wooden animals were made by Watt’s brother-in-law, Roy Pickering, of New York.

Stuffed animals were brought to the church by the children, pictures were cut out from a large sheet of paper, and trees were purchased from Oriental Trading.

Giraffes and rhinos...

Future engineers build bridges

Monday, August 5, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Community College ‘s Early Learning Center is offering different STEM summer sessions for children ages 3 through 6, throughout July and the beginning of August.

The camp provides fun activities for children while incorporating academic learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Campers in the second session, July 15-19, learned the fundamentals of building bridges.

Early Learning Center Administrator Elizabeth Lipman said the campers are...