Northwestern Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

2-alarm fire destroys home in Upper Macungie Twp

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown; Upper Macungie Township Station 56; Fogelsville; Alburtis; Macungie; Weisenberg; Tri-Clover; Woodlawn and Topton fire departments were dispatched at 5:55 a.m. July 22 for a two-alarm house fire at 1124 Mosser Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel provided medical assistance and rehabilitation, Trexlertown Fire Chief Stephen Oplinger emailed The Press.

He said Chief Gross from Station 56 was in command and...

Family reunion on Aug. 5

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The 99th Schneck Family Reunion will take place 1 p.m. on Aug. 5, rain or shine, at Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville.

Afternoon schedule will be meeting and social time with families; 4 p.m. evening meal; followed by bingo, children games, horseshoes and volleyball.

Bring a covered dish, lawn chairs, cakes for cake walk, and bingo prizes for all ages, including children.

Hot dogs and beverages will be provided.


Trexlertown Grange celebrates 100th anniversary

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of the Trexlertown Grange No. 1755 celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Grange June 22.

Organized Feb. 14, 1918, and chartered on April 1, 1918, the Trexlertown Grange added its voice to that of many other granges throughout Pennsylvania and the nation.

The mission of the Grange is to promote community and family connections, though it was originally started at the end of the Civil War in order to help southern farmers improve their farming techniques.


Northwestern German teacher retires after 13 years

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in School

After 13 years of teaching German to high school students German, Jan Sutermeister is bidding auf Wiedersehen to her classroom at Northwestern Lehigh and hallo to her new future.

Sutermeister has both German and English certifications, which equipped her to teach both subjects.

“I always wanted to do something with German,” she said. “I just had to take a few extra classes in German civilization and history.”

Sutermeister has had an affinity for languages for as long as...

Concerts are rescheduled

Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The City of Allentown’s 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series have rescheduled three dates so far this season due to inclement weather.

Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates:

The Municipal Band has been rescheduled to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park;

Crazy Hearts “Saturday in the Park” series is rescheduled to 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and

Municipal Band is rescheduled to 7 p.m. on Sept. 11 at West Park.



Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Calvary Moravian Church, 948 N. 21st, Allentown, stands warm and inviting in the West End of Allentown.

The church was established on the Moravian premise that ministering often means meeting people where they are, and sometimes rolling up one’s sleeves to do it.

“We really see ourselves at Calvary — and Moravians historically — with smaller churches that try to focus less on doctrine and dogma and more on what is in the end of our motto —

“In all things love,” said...


Wednesday, August 1, 2018 by MARY BITTNER HENRY in Columns

Ee Vadder kann besser 99 Kinner Ernehre wie 99 Kinner ee Vadder. One father can support 99 children better than 99 children one father.

Denk zweemol, schwetz eemol. Think twice, speak once.


“Noah’s Incredible Cruise,” a children’s musical, will be the theme for the sixth annual music and drama camp for children at Ziegels Union Church, 9990 Ziegels Church Road, Breinigsville.

Youngsters must have completed kindergarten.

The camp is scheduled to take...

The Family Project: Handling question

Friday, July 27, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Social News

Q. My five-year-old daughter’s new best friend comes from a family with same-sex parents. I am stuck on how to begin to answer questions she may have about this. Can you help me with some pointers on how to handle the discussion?

The first reaction from the panel was that there is an assumption that the daughter is going to have questions about her friend’s parents.

“There probably will be a conversation about this at some point,” observed panelist Mike Daniels. “If the parents...

It was a tornado!

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

She had just parked her car at the barn across the driveway from her house when she heard buckets rolling down the macadam. Then, she heard the roof of the farm workshop explode.

Sonia Fink, co-owner of Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville, described what she heard as she tried to make it to safety when an EF0 tornado ripped through her family farm just before 6 p.m. July 22.

“I struggled to make it to the tree,” Fink said.

That tree, between the driveway where her car was...