Northwestern Press

Thursday, August 22, 2019


Saturday, August 3, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

It’s Sunday afternoon, and my phone has already rung a handful of times.

It could be Microsoft, alerting me that my software license has expired.

Or PECO, suggesting I stay on the line to talk to a representative about lowering my energy bill.

Or a credit card company, stressing that my credit is fine but I might be able to lower my interest rate.

Or the federal government, advising me that I owe income taxes and a warrant has been issued for my arrest.



Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.


Touring Parkland’s gardens

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Parkland Garden Club sponsored its annual garden tour on a beautiful July 13.

Expecting between 150 and 200 visitors, Parkland Garden Club President Bonnie Keller was grateful for the fine weather for this year’s event.

Each home had members of the garden club checking in visitors and providing information as needed for the current garden, as well as directions to additional gardens.

Festival, craft show July 26, 27

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Upper Lehigh Lions will be having its 43 annual festival July 26 at Neffs Union Church Grove, 5550 Route 873 Neffs.

There will be refreshments from 5 p.m. The Scott Marshall Band will perform 7-10 p.m.

The Large Flower Heads will perform from 7-10 p.m. on July 27.

Refreshments will be served from 8 a.m.

There wall also be games and a raffle both days.

The Lions will also host its 24th annual craft show with 75 sites 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27....

Golf tournament on Aug. 9

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Ed foundation

Northwestern Lehigh Educational Foundation is sponsoring its annual golf tournament 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Olde Homestead Golf Club, 6598 Route 309, New Tripoli.

There will be a four-person scramble, breakfast, lunch and prizes.

For more information or to register, go to

Letter to the Editor

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

On Tuesday evening July 30, the South Whitehall Township government will hold its third meeting on the 2019 Revision of the Township Comprehensive Plan that will guide development in our community for the next 10 years.

This meeting is open to the public to report the input collected thus far regarding future development strategies for the township.

Many of us were caught off guard when large developments were brought into public view in recent years with...

Property tax/rent rebate application deadline extended

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The deadline for older adults and Pennsylvania residents with disabilities to apply for rebates on rent and property taxes paid in 2018 has been extended from June 30 to Dec. 31, the Department of Revenue has announced.

Each year the Department of Revenue evaluates the program as the statutory June 30 application deadline approaches to determine if funds are available to extend the deadline.

To date, funding has been available to allow all who qualify to benefit from the...