Northwestern Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Students work with Makerspace program

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by LINDA DEIBERT in School

The Makerspace program is designed so students can be creative, solve problems and do some basic work in coding.

Northwestern and Weisenberg elementary schools began introducing students to the program last fall.

Kelly Rissell from the school district information technology department, spearheaded a grant request sent to the state for funds to purchase Makerspace technology for the elementary schools.

When the grant was approved, Northwestern Lehigh Educational...

Meeting on

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Radio club

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab” by presenter Tom Frankenfield.

Hams and others interested in ham radio are welcome to attend.

For more information, go to or call 610-432-8286.

2-alarm fire destroys home in Upper Macungie Twp

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown; Upper Macungie Township Station 56; Fogelsville; Alburtis; Macungie; Weisenberg; Tri-Clover; Woodlawn and Topton fire departments were dispatched at 5:55 a.m. July 22 for a two-alarm house fire at 1124 Mosser Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel provided medical assistance and rehabilitation, Trexlertown Fire Chief Stephen Oplinger emailed The Press.

He said Chief Leroy Gross from Station 56 was in command and...

Final plans discussed for ‘Night’

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The July 25 meeting of the Northwestern Recreation Commission covered last minute details of the Night in the Country celebration scheduled for 4 p.m. Aug. 18.

“Night” Committee Chairwoman Kathy Hermany told recreation commission members six light towers, donated previously, will need to be rented.

Fifteen have been donated but that is not enough with 20 considered a minimum. Some of the lights need to be picked up. Some will be delivered.

There was a request to place...

Celebration set for Aug. 18

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Road, Slatington, will celebrate its 15th anniversary 1-4 p.m. Aug. 18.

Activities include debut of a Lehigh Gap Nature Center mini documentary, Lynn Shupp’s photo exhibition: NJZ Remains: The West Plant, Chad and Brian’s History of the Lehigh Gap, ice cream, and fellowship.

For more information, call 610-760-8889.

Children sometimes have to make mistakes to learn from them

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Over the years, I have written about how my three (now adult) children have vacillated between thinking their parents are bumbling idiots to believing that we are seers full of enlightenment and wisdom. As I move from being the parent to the consultant/coach for our youngest child, my ideas or suggestions are often met with “Yes, mother! I know that, mother!”

Clearly, we are currently in bumbling idiot mode.

My son moved out of his college apartment last May along with three of...


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, Bethlehem, is looking for individuals to volunteer at the 2018 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk Sept. 22. We will provide lunch. Event will be held at ArtsQuest SteelStacks on Founders Way. Contact Andrea King, 484-245-6262,

·ArtsQuest, Bethlehem, needs volunteers as it celebrates its 35th anniversary of Musikfest, a volunteer-driven festival benefiting Lehigh Valley and...

NOVA Auxiliary has fundraiser

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Northern Valley Ambulance Ladies Auxiliary had a chicken barbecue fundraiser on July 21 at the ambulance station’s headquarters in Ormrod.

On the menu was half barbecue chicken, baked potato, roll, corn on cob, pickled cabbage and dessert.

Ed Lorah, owner of Lorah’s Pig Roasters and Farm Market, Walnutport, barbecued 400 chickens for the auxiliary.

The food was available to take out or eat in.

Another view

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.” -Edgar Allan Poe

Beer lovers around the world are looking forward to a different kind of holiday. International Beer Day (IBD) will be celebrated Aug. 3 this year.

According to the official International Beer Day website, this event has taken place the first Friday in August since its inception in 2007, and is celebrated in 200 cities globally, 80 countries and six continents. The day is intended to “unite the world...