Northwestern Press

Monday, June 18, 2018

Choice decisions make this year’s prom a golden event

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Awash in Northwestern’s school colors, this year’s prom glittered in glamour as the members of the senior class celebrated one of the most iconic events of their high school career.

The prom took place at the Brookside Country Club in Macungie on the Sunday evening of the weekend that signals the unofficial start of summer.

“Since black and gold are our school colors, I thought it would be good to incorporate them into our prom,” senior Anna Horn said. “And, they fit the décor...

Prom goers search for style and comfort

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

According to a prom survey conducted by Yahoo, this year teenagers will be spending more than $500 on their prom, with a major part of that cost going to the purchase of the perfect prom dress.

So, it’s no surprise that many teens agonize over finding a style that they love.

Many students searched on line for their dream wear.

“I tried on maybe two dresses at the mall,” said Jessica Parker, but in the end, she bought her red and gold off the shoulder dress of stretch...

LYNN TOWNSHIP: St. Peter’s lighting campfire June 8

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

School will soon be recessed for the summer. With the end of the school year comes kids playing out and about.

Keep your eyes open for bikes and kids.

Enjoy your summer safely.


Jacob’s Church, New Tripoli, is hosting a Life Line Screening 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31 in the Activity Center.

Pre-registration is required.

Call 1-888-653-6450 or visit to set up an appointment and receive a discount.

Take a...

Group to meet on June 7

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Radio club

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

The program will be “E-M-E for the Small Station” presented by Skip/W1PV and Howard/AE3T.

Ham radio operators and others interested in ham radio are welcome to attend.

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

Food, fun and music highlight Members of Retirement Age luncheon

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

It’s noon on a Thursday and by all appearances, nothing is happening at Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Allentown.

But looks can be deceptive.

Go to the back of the church and head down the flight of stairs.

Enter the large room on the right, and discover there is a festival going on.

There is fellowship. There is friendship. There are jokes (some are good), laughs, plenty of tasty food and plenty of good cheer.

There’s talk of the old days, the current...

Turning Point expands into Northern Lehigh

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

In an ongoing effort to increase accessibility of domestic violence services throughout the Lehigh Valley, Lori Sywensky, executive director of Turning Point of Lehigh Valley, announces expansion of counseling services into the Northern Lehigh Area.

They have received a municipal commitment from Slatington Borough and are grateful for this partnership, which will make Turning Point easier to access for people in Slatington and the surrounding communities.

This announcement...

Care for the caregiver first

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A few weeks ago I heard a startling statistic that frightened me.

During a caregivers’ class at a local hospital, the facilitator told attendees that 80 percent of caregivers die before their patient does.

Initially, that news sounded unbelievable. Surely there was some mistake.

But the more I thought about that high figure, the more sense it made.

Often caregivers are consumed by the strenuous routine required in providing 24-hour care for a loved one who is...

County OKs Computer Aid contract

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Computer consultant company Computer Aid Inc., based in Allentown, finally saw a contract amendment approved May 23 when Lehigh County Commissioners, in a 6-1 vote with one abstention, gave their approval. Commissioner Amanda Holt voted “no” on the amendment.

Commission President and Republican nominee for the U.S. House of Representatives in the 15th District Marty Nothstein abstained from the vote.

He had been closely linked with the contract since he received an illegal...