Northwestern Press

Monday, February 18, 2019

Northwestern graduate wins $25,000 in national scholarship competition

Friday, February 1, 2019 by The Press in School

LIM College senior and 2015 Northwestern Lehigh High School graduate Kelsey White has been selected as the 2019 winner of the National Retail Federation Foundation’s Next Generation Scholarship competition.

Her award was announced Jan. 13 during the annual NRF Foundation Gala in Manhattan.

White is the first LIM College student to receive this prestigious national honor.

The NRF Foundation Next Generation Scholarship is the pinnacle achievement for students at the 75 NRF...

Jahde to give weather preview

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 Am Jahden will welcome Jahde, the groundhog, and his nephew, Lee, 7 a.m. Feb. 2 at Wehr’s Dam Park, South Whitehall Township, to predict the weather for the next six weeks.

While waiting for the groundhogs to arrive, everyone is invited to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and sing Pa. Dutch songs amidst several other happenings.

All are welcome to attend this family occasion.

For additional information, call 610-395-4282...

Italian dinner on March 16

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Members of Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville, are cooking up an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet dinner 4-7 p.m. March 16.

Menu includes salad, breadsticks, chicken Marsala, baked ziti, white vegetable ziti, pasta with Alfredo sauce, sausage or marinara.

Advance tickets are available at the church office. Proceeds benefit church youth.

Takeout will be available.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-6884.

New Tripoli Bank donates to emergency medical services

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Local News

New Tripoli Bank recently donated $10,000 to Northern Valley EMS Inc. (NOVA) and $10,000 to Cetronia Ambulance Corps. The bank recognizes that these community organizations are vital to the health of the community.

NOVA provides nonprofit emergency medical services to Walnutport, Slatington, and the townships of North Whitehall, Washington, Heidelberg and areas of Lowhill. They operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps is the largest community-based...

Board creates director position for Cedarbrook

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners have approved an amendment to modify the 2019 budget authorizing creation of a new job position — Director of Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation.

They needed the new slot so they can pay for a director to replace Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, which gave up the contract to manage the facility in South Whitehall. The annual salary for the position is $123,136.

In other business, commissioners commemorated the long service of Deputy Controller...

Reading program being offered

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is running its popular Adult Winter Reading Program until March 3.

Participates are entered into weekly raffles to win great prizes such as gift certificates, museum passes and show tickets provided by local businesses and organizations.

They also have the chance to log books and attend library events such as the Library Cafe to gain entries into a grand prize drawing at the end of the program.


Another View

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

For 35 days, we Americans watched as President Donald Trump shut down the federal government and was at an impasse with the U.S. House and Senate over $5.7 billion in funding for a border wall between the United States and Mexico.

This partial shutdown, which affected federal agencies including the Transportation Security Administration, Centers for Disease Control, the Food and Drug Administration, law enforcement agencies, and parks and museums, left 380,000 federal employees...

Game night on Feb. 8

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


New Jerusalem Zion UCC, 1456 Krumsville Road, Krumsville, (across from Greenwich Elementary school) is hosting cabin fever game night 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 8 at the church.

Everyone is invited to a night of fun and fellowship playing board games for all ages.

Refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call 610-756-6892.