Northwestern Press

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Foster families

Monday, August 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Felines and Fidos, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is looking for families to foster kittens until they are ready to be adopted.

They can’t take in feral moms and their kittens unless they can live with a foster family/parent until they get adopted.

Once the feral mom is done nursing, she would be returned to her outdoor life, but the kittens need human attention, love, interaction so they’ll be great companions for humans.

Lately, they have...

LCA reps attend Lynn meeting

Monday, August 5, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Charles Volk and Liesel Gross, of the Lehigh County Authority, brought some hope to Lynn Township supervisors.

They outlined the steps being taken to free up more EDU’s for houses waiting to be hooked up to the sewer system.

They will have another meeting at the township building sometime in the future.

Fire Chief Peter Christ noted that the fire company did not have a key for a dry hydrant in the town house development.

Firefighters would not be able to use the...

Dog T.A.G.S. info available at Christ’s Church yard sale

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

During the Christ’s Church at Lowhill 250th anniversary celebration and yard sale on July 27, Jarrod Clouse, with the help of his friend, Gus, explained the Train, Assist, Guide, Serve program, which began in 2012, that provides service dogs to veterans with disabilities.

Though the Dog T.A.G.S. training costs $25,000, the veteran never has to pay for the dog or its training.

A counselor/trainer helps the veteran and his or her dog work together and make sure the dog is trained...

Grant to aid Lehigh County in fight against gangs

Monday, August 5, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced a partnership between his office, the Lehigh County Regional Intelligence and Investigation Center and the Washington field office for Homeland Security Investigations to address transnational criminal activity involving gangs has resulted in a $1.1 million grant.

“Today I am extremely pleased to announce that as a result of this partnership, the U.S. Government through HSI is awarding a grant in the amount of $1.1 million to...

Day camp

Monday, August 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh County Extension office is offering a 4-H Ag Explorers Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 for youth ages 8-18 at the Lehigh County Agriculture Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall Township.

The day is full of different agricultural adventures as youth learn about the world around them.

Learning about different farm animals and how to make butter are a couple examples of what campers will learn.

Campers will also explore how their food...

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Upper Macungie Twp police celebrating National Night Out

Monday, August 5, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township police will participate in National Night Out 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane.

This year’s event will feature food trucks, moon bounces, face painting, rides and amusements including a zip line, dunk-a-cop, Home Depot kids crafts, 50/50 raffle and more.

There will also be K-9 and traffic stop demonstrations, PPL safety demonstration, “Big Rig” trucking simulator and emergency vehicle displays.


The township will be...

History on display at Christ Church at Lowhill

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

Outside was the cemetery. Inside were displays of historical items at the Christ’s Church at Lowhill 250th anniversary celebration on July 27.

Some of the oldest headstones were found in the corner of the property directly behind the church.

Jim Bachman came from his home church at Lynnville because some of his ancestors were buried at Christ’s Church.

He spoke with Dale Watt, who is considered the cemetery historian.

Watt said there are many Civil War soldier...