Northwestern Press

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Concert on April 22

Thursday, April 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band will present a special concert 3 p.m. April 22 at the historic Zion’s Reformed United Church of Christ, 622 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

This unique program was created by conductor Ronald Demkee to coincide with the special exhibit “Last One In: American Ideals in Conflict with American Attitudes,” on immigration at the Liberty Bell Museum, which is housed within the church.

The exhibit will feature editorial cartoons about each wave of...

Congressman to resign

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, has announced within the last hour that he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.


Germansville family waits years for egg roll

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Loribeth Knauss learned about the National Egg Roll held each year at the White House in Washington, D.C., when it was mentioned on a television talk show.

Knauss of Germansville, found the application information by Googling egg roll.

Those accepted to attend are chosen by lot. The fourth time around was the magic one for the Knauss family when Knauss learned she, husband Troy, and children Kaylynn, 5, and Clara, 4, were lottery winners.

The 30,000 winners were sent...

Visiting artist helps Weisenberg students create mural

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in School

Caren Frost Olmsted, a mural artist from New Jersey, recently visited Weisenberg Elementary School for 11 days and helped 431 students create a mural on the wall outside the cafeteria.

Art teacher Karly Sacco commented on the visit.

“We had an amazing time,” she said of the unique project. Sacco brought four students and a slideshow to the March 27 Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting.

Eric Riggins introduced the artist saying she chose the perfect spot for the mural...

Egg hunters fill New Life Church sanctuary

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Two miles away, the snow was gone but at New Life Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, it was still four-inches deep when the Easter Egg Hunt was scheduled on March 24.

The hunt was rescheduled for March 31 and the weather was near perfect.

By 2:30 p.m., kids were registering for the 3 p.m. event. From the registration table they went to a prize egg table.

Buckets of eggs for each age group guaranteed each child would receive a prize. In addition they were given a coupon for a...

Weisenberg polling place to remain at Hope Church

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

As Supervisor Tom Wehr was absent, Linda Gorgas took over to direct the Weisenberg supervisors’ April 9 meeting.

Of note is the change back to the original polling place for township voters.

The polling location will remain at Hope Community Church, contrary to what was stated at the board’s March meeting, as it was decided Weisenberg Fire Company would not have adequate parking available.

In other matters, Tony Werley noted New Enterprise was awarded the bids for road...

‘Party for Poppa K’ charity founder gives back by funding ‘positivity’ assemblies

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

As a result of his 14th year of fundraising to spread positivity in his community, Peter J. Kareha, William Allen High School Class of 2002, has used his charity “Party for Poppa K” to fund eight assemblies in the district’s middle schools.

Kareha raised $19,630 for Laughing At My Nightmare Inc. in late 2017, with the stipulation a portion of the donation be used by LAMN founders Shane Burcaw and Sarah Yunusov.

The two were to speak to Allentown students about their experiences...