Northwestern Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

The Great Allentown Fair Junior Baking Cookies, Brownies or Bars Contest winners

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News


1/2 cup butter (1 stick) melted

1 egg - PA Preferred - Weis brand

1 packed cup of light brown sugar

1 Tbs. vanilla extract

3/4 cups flour

5 graham crackers broken into small pieces (about 2 cups)

1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows

4 1.55 oz. Hershey bars broken into pieces (about 1-1/2 cups)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Spray 8x8 glass cooking pan with cooking spray - set aside

3. In microwave safe bowl melt...

High school anticipates homecoming celebration

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Now that the 2018 homecoming court has been chosen, all systems are go for one of the most anticipated events on the high school calendar.

Baylie Alley, Kirstin Dorney, Shante Duminie, Natalie Masetti, Madilyn Riegel, Jaymi Smith, Lilyana Wagner and Alyssa Zack were selected from the girls in the senior class.

Hayden Bobbyn, Daniel Burke, Zachary Creighton, Willard Dellicker, Ryan Haas, Nolan Hernandez, Tyler Lobach and Samuel Seyfried were selected from the boys for a coveted...

Seeing double at the fair

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The 2018 Great Allentown Fair, which ran Aug. 28-Sept. 3, sponsored a family look-alike contest on the Centennial Stage in the Agri-Plex

Mother and daughter, father and son and, even a father and daughter duo, entered the contest.

The Great Allentown Fair Queen McKenzie Hagenbuch, with help from Schuylkill County Queen Julie Wychunas, were judges for the contest. First-place winners were Ray Bleil and daughter Maggie, 5, of Allentown. Kyle French and his dad, Don, took second...

Day offering info fair

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, is sponsoring senior fairs in Lehigh and Berks counties.

The Upper Macungie Township Senior Fair, offered jointly with state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, will be 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 18, at Country Meadows, Building 4, at 410 North Krocks Road, Allentown.

In addition to information tables and representatives from local, state and federal governments, as well as private agencies, both events will include door prizes and free...

Board OKs outside counsel for lead issues

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners gave a first reading to and voted 5-4 to hire the law firm Anapol Weis to serve as counsel for the county and “several other unnamed counties” to press the goal of making much of the county’s older housing stock safe from lead contamination.

Commissioners Dr. Percy Dougherty, Marty Nothstein, Amanda Holt and Brad Osborne, all Republicans, voted against the measure at their Sept. 26 meeting.

Nathan Brown and Marc Grammes, also Republicans, voted for...

Presentation on

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Little White Church, Third and Columbia, Palmerton, will be hosting Rick Smith for a presentation titled “Jack the Ripper” 7 p.m. Oct. 15.

This presentation is being sponsored by the Palmerton Historical Society.

For more information, call the Palmerton Heritage Center at 610-824-6954.

lunch menus

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Oct. 4: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Golden chicken nuggets with whole-grain soft pretzel. Alternate: mozzarella sticks.

Friday, Oct. 5: Elem.: M.S., H.S.: Pizza day. No alternate.

Monday, Oct. 8: No school. In service day.

Tuesday, Oct. 9: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Breaded chicken tenders with whole-grain split top dinner roll. Alternate: pizza.

Wednesday, Oct. 10: Elem., M.S., H.S.: French toast stix breakfast meal, sausage or yogurt, hash browns. Alternate: pizza....