Northwestern Press

Monday, October 22, 2018

HEIDELBERG TOWNSHIP: Church having basket social on Oct. 5

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by KAREN JENSEN PARRY in Columns

Spread the word! On Oct. 5, Heidelberg Union Church will have a basket social 5-7:30 p.m. in fellowship hall. The public is invited to attend.

Basket donations valued at $20 are being sought as well as donations of items for door prizes.

Basket items should be placed in a clear cellophane gift bag with a 3-inch by 5-inch index card attached describing the contents of the basket.

Some ideas for baskets are as follows; children books, baby and kitchen items, seasonal...

Women’s event

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


Glory to Glory Family Church, 658 Noble St., Kutztown, is hosting a women’s conference with guest speaker Adalis Shuttlesworth 6 p.m. Oct. 12, and at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Music will be performed by Central Assembly’s Song Team.

For more information, go to

National Fire Prevention week

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Opinion

According to the National Fire Prevention Association website, this year’s National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 7-13, campaign, “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” is about educating people on the three basic but essential steps to take to reduce the likelihood of having a fire — and how to escape safely in the event of one:


Look for places fire could start. Take a good look around your home. Identify potential fire hazards and take care of them....

Walkers raise funds for children with apraxia

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Approximately 200 Lehigh, Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties residents participated in the 2018 Greater Allentown Walk for Apraxia Sept. 23 to raise funds and awareness for kids with apraxia of speech.

According to an Apraxia Kids news release, “Childhood apraxia of speech is a very challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder.

“This little-known disorder makes it difficult or impossible for children to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and/...

Food bazaar on Oct. 6

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


Emmanuel UCC, 16th and Chew Sts., Allentown, is having a food bazaar 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 6.

Kitchen will be open. Homemade items include soups, sauces, desserts, pies and more.

For more information call the church office weekdays 9 a.m. to noon at 610-437-2531 or Diane at 610-398-0258.

Nestle donates for trail

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Eric Andreus, resource manager for Nestle Pure Water, attended the Sept. 26 meeting of the Northwestern Recreation Commission bearing gifts.

He presented another $2,500 to the commission to be used on the walking trail.

This brings the Nestle donations to $25,000.

“We’re glad to help,” Andreus said.

Andreus said if the walking trail is dropped due to expense being much more than expected the money can be put to another use.

President Justin Smith got a...

LYNN TOWNSHIP: Pioneer Applefest on Oct. 6

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by BERNADETTE SUKLEY in Columns

The 14th annual Pioneer Applefest will take place 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 6 at Ontelaunee Park.

There will be pioneer and Native American Indian demonstrations, with live music all day.

Food and beverages, including candied apples, apple dumplings, apple cider and other treats, will be available.

Enjoy hayrides, tractor and car shows, craft vendors and super smart dogs taking on agility courses.


The clothing closet at Ebenezer UCC, New Tripoli, will be...