Northwestern Press

Monday, June 18, 2018

Nestle Waters donates to Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Eric Andreus, representing Nestle Waters, attended the May Lynn Township supervisors’ meeting to give the water report.

He discussed monitoring data and the work that has been done in the township.

He also presented a donation of $15,000 to be used for work at Ontelaunee Park.

Over the years, approximately $275,000 has been given to the township by Nestle Waters.

Donald Christ noted that Eagle Scout Nolan Hernandez wants to donate time for a project in the park....

Ceremony honors World War I veterans

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

In his farewell address to Congress on April 19, 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur said “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

The Korea/Vietnam Memorial took that sentiment to heart as they celebrated its 13th anniversary of the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza on April 29 at the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

The program focused on the centennial of World War I, acknowledged Lehigh Valley residents from the U...

Yard, bake sale on June 16

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Asbury UMC

The Asbury United Methodist Church In Missions indoor yard sale will be 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. June 16 in the Wesley Center, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

Household items, furniture, books, tapes, CDs, DVDs, toys, games, puzzles, sporting goods, garage tools, small appliances, and much more may be available.

There will be no clothes, TVs, computers or exercise equipment.

Proceeds benefit community and worldwide mission programs.

The Great...

Weisenberg Fire Co. responds to Upper Macungie garage fire

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

According to an email from Trexlertown Fire Chief Stephen Oplinger, Weisenberg, Macungie, Alburtis, Lower Macungie and Topton firefighters were called for a second alarm to assist Upper Macungie firefighters at a garage fire at a home at 9359 Trexler Road, Breinigsville.

Volunteer firefighters from Good Will Fire Company No. 1 Trexlertown, Fogelsville and Upper Macungie Station 56, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, were dispatched just before 3 p.m. on June 3 for a...

Concerts planned for June

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will perform in concert 6:30 p.m. June 10 at Luther Crest retirement community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall.

This concert is open to the public.

The band will also be performing an Arts in the Park concert 1:30 p.m. June 16 and a Sousa concert 7:30 p.m. June 29, both at West Park, 16th and Turner Sts., Allentown.

Another view

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all.”

Before acting, I ponder this phrase taught to me by my mother years ago. If whatever I am about to say or do does not fit the framework of “something nice,” I simply refrain from putting it out to the world.

This second look has stopped me from doing a lot of things I know I would have regretted.

“When anger rises, think of the consequences,” Confucius said.

Instead of always saying what is on...


Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Are there new faces in your neighborhood?

If so, it’s no surprise. At PPL Electric Utilities, we know that more than 200,000 of our residential customers set up new electric service or transfer their existing service in an average year.

That’s about 15 percent of our residential customers, which might seem like a lot at first.

But when you think of all the situations where people move, it makes sense. That 200,000 includes college kids moving into their first off-campus...

Parkland Garden Club celebrates Arbor Day

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Members of Parkland Garden Club continued their annual plantings of trees in memory of or in honor of loved ones Arbor Day at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

Since 1980, the club has made 327 plantings around the local area.

This year, the 13 plantings made at the zoo were all made in memory of a loved one.

Scott Fenstermaker, groundskeeper for the zoo, planted this year’s trees and has provided 35 years of help to the club.

“We work in tandem with the zoo...

Flag Day concert offered on June 14

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The proud tradition of saluting Old Glory and this nation’s military on Flag Day by the historic 111-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association continues with a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band 7 p.m. June 14 in Allentown’s West Park, 16th and Turner streets.

Rain site is the William Allen High School auditorium.

Bugler Leena Harris will call for the presentation of the colors by the William Allen High School Navy JROTC.

Old Glory will be waving proudly to the...