Northwestern Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

Middle school art displayed in board room

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Before the opening exercises of the January Northwestern Lehigh School Board meeting, President Bill Dellicker said having young people attending the meeting was a pleasure.

Middle school art instructor Christiana Fogel had artwork created by her students displayed on the wall of the board meeting room and the artists were there to receive audience accolades.

David Dovico, middle school principal, said he was excited to see the artwork all around the middle school and anyone...

Seniors do it themselves

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Once a month, seniors get together on a Thursday afternoon at Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, to make a DIY project under the leadership of Becky Wanamaker.

Wanamaker is in charge of adult programs and services at the library.

January’s project was to make a coaster from recycled CDs.

Wanamaker handed out CDs, various fabrics and material, glue and Mod Podge.

The group of women who were engrossed in the project, enjoyed the conversation, too.


Guest View II

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Last year, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed, and Gov. Tom Wolf signed Act 44, which establishes the Safe2Say Something program in each of the more than 500 school districts in Pennsylvania.

The explanation and training involved with this program began in mid-January, and the goal is to have every district on board within the next several months.

The program is already paying dividends. On Jan. 17, Hazleton police say a 14-year-old student was apprehended after...

Principals explain student achievement

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Weisenberg Elementary Principal Jill Berlet, and Northwestern Elementary Principal Maria Pulli presented information about student performance in their schools during the January school board meeting.

School performance was also given for area school districts for the purpose of comparison.

The information was offered as a resource for schools to communicate performance results and assist schools in focusing resources for continuous improvement.

Weisenberg had a score of...

4-H Club tours Weis Market

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Members of the 4-H Superkids Club recently took a tour of Weis Markets in Schnecksville.

The Superkids Club is for 4-H Cloverbuds ages 5 to 8.

4-H is delivered by Cooperative Extension, a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing.

Kids complete hands-on projects in areas such as health, science, agriculture, and citizenship, in a positive environment, where they receive guidance from adult...

Workshop offered on Feb. 23

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, is offering a “Resiliency in Relationships” workshop 9 a.m. to noon on Feb. 23.

Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for light refreshments.

Resilience is a trait that provides courage and strength to push through difficult times in many situations in life.

Evaluating this important characteristic and how to build it into ourselves and into our relationships is vital to our growth and health....

Fundraiser on March 9

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Players of the Stage is hosting a nonprofit fundraising event 6 p.m. March 9 at Kingdom Life Family Center, 4333 Lime Kiln Road, Orefield.

There will be an evening of performances by their staff, alumni and actors.

Also enjoy hors d’oeuvres, dessert bar, silent auction, and an opportunity to help POTS build a platform for the future.

Events planned this month

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St., Emerald, will have the following events this month.

·The Ministry of St. Peter’s will be offered at 5 p.m. Feb. 16, and 23 at Life Tree Café, Main and Chestnut St., Parryville.

·Christ’s Kids Club for youngsters ages 4 to 11 will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 20, and 27 at St. Peter’s Emerald.

·A family fun night with games, movies, refreshments and fellowship will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 22 at St...