Northwestern Press

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Benefit for The Literacy Center at Muhlenberg

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“This evening represents what America has always stood for,” Dr. Nichola Gutgold said, as she opened the Oct. 4 program, Faces of Literacy at Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

“A nation built on the strength of immigrants, slaves, seekers, adventurers, hard workers and those willing to do what needs to be done to support their families, get ahead and to realize the American dream.

“Tonight, we will eat, drink and also take in the remarkable stories of three Literacy Center alumni...

More than 20,000 pounds of medication collected

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin recently announced 20,294 pounds of medications have been collected since 2014 at the permanent medication collection sites in Lehigh County.

In December 2013, permanent medication collection boxes were installed at 10 police departments.

Two other departments were added later, and additional boxes have been installed at three Lehigh Valley Hospital locations.

The funds for the boxes were provided through a grant program made...

St. Luke’s seeks donations for Wreaths Across America

Sunday, November 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News

St. Luke’s Hospital, Allentown, is helping to raise money to lay 1,500 wreaths at Resurrection Cemetery, Krocks Road, Wescosville, as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.

Each December, Wreaths Across America coordinates wreath-laying ceremonies to honor fallen veterans at more than 1,400 locations across the country, at sea and abroad.

This year’s event will take place Dec. 15.

“Our goal is to recognize every veteran at rest in Resurrection Cemetery,” said...

Pa Dutch

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Der Baydawg is widder doe,

Un es glabbert yo so in der Kich;

Blendy arwet fer mich,

Welsh-hawna un lots funn socha,

Muss ich now ready

macha in der Kich;

Es is g’shpboss fer mich,

Kucha un feel boi,

Shtana shunt in ra roi In der Kich;

Oh, es shwitzed mich.

De kinner kumma ol hame,

Wil wetta se acta wider

es same in der Kich;

Ei, es lechered mich.

Eb mer essa, duhna mer bayda,


Two South Whitehall residents injured in armed robbery

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Two residents from the area of Pierce and Van Buren drives, South Whitehall Township, sustained non-life-threatening injuries when they were assaulted by two individuals with knives 8:47 a.m. Nov. 19.

According to South Whitehall Township police, the residents were entering their vehicle when an altercation ensued between them and the individuals carrying the knives.

The residents fled in their vehicle. The suspects, who took an undetermined amount of cash, were last seen...

Another View

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Thank goodness. It is finally Thanksgiving, and Christmas is right around the corner.

That means it is publicly acceptable for me to watch the holiday movie “Miracle on 34th Street.” (I may or may not have started to watch this film before Halloween. Don’t ask my husband.)

I’m talking about the 1994 version. To be honest, I’m not one to watch many black and white movies. Some of my favorite movies are from the

’90s — “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Stepmom,” “Little Women,” “Mr...

State Police Beat

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say police were dispatched 2:36 p.m. on Oct. 24 for a disturbance in parking lot D at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, North Whitehall Township.

Upon arrival, the trooper discovered two 19-year-olds from Lehigh County, were allegedly involved in a verbal argument that escalated.

Police allege one teen grabbed at the other’s neck causing visible red marks.

The latter teen allegedly kicked the first teen’s vehicle...

Startups for Soldiers helps veterans to own businesses

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

With November commemorating Veterans Day and highlighting National Veterans Small Business Week, I wanted to spotlight a program I created to help those veterans seeking to start a business in Pennsylvania.

The Startups for Soldiers program was signed into law in 2016.

The law waives state business startup fees for individuals transitioning to the civilian workforce from the U.S. Armed Forces, as well as those serving in reserve units and the National Guard.

Startups for...

LIVING THE VINTAGE YEARS: In-home care can keep seniors independent

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK in Opinion

Sometimes others’ bad experiences scare us so much we become afraid to try similar endeavors ourselves.

Such was the case with me.

I had heard so many horror stories over the years from friends, neighbors and relatives about hiring home-care aides, when I recently was faced with that task, I was paralyzed with fear.

Reports of stolen watches and jewelry, cash and other valuable belongings filled my thoughts, making any meaningful action impossible.

It seemed every...

Chosen Words

Thursday, November 22, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The snow that came and covered everything

Remained through daylight and, as evening fell,

Followed by sleet, became an icy sheet,

Coating the wintry scene in sparkling beauty.

The house next door,

ablaze with indoor lights,

Shone like a mighty fortress in a field

Of frozen yard, empty of summer’s harvest;

A silent solitude no longer used

For picnicking, or busy child at play.

My tree nearby — that I could touch in summer...