Parkland Press

Monday, December 17, 2018

Kutztown University unveils SMASH room for students

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Kutztown University recently had a ribbon-cutting ceremony as the Department of Communication Studies officially opened the Social Media Analytics Strategic Hub in Rickenbach Learning Center.

KU President Kenneth S. Hawkinson, Provost Anne Zayaitz, Dr. Keith Massie, SMS area coordinator and Assistant Professor in Communication Studies and Dr. Robert “Moe” Folk, English professor and SMS program co-architect cut the ribbon.

This room will assist in student learning for the new Social Media Theory and Strategy major, one of the first created of this type in the United States

Parkland Garden Club celebrates Arbor Day

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Members of Parkland Garden Club continued their annual plantings of trees in memory of or in honor of loved ones Arbor Day at the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville.

Since 1980, the club has made 327 plantings around the local area.

This year, the 13 plantings made at the zoo were all made in memory of a loved one.

Scott Fenstermaker, groundskeeper for the zoo, planted this year’s trees and has provided 35 years of help to the club.

I scream, you scream for Da Vinci’s ice cream

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Science should be fun, and making ice cream is definitely fun, so the Da Vinci Science Center put the two together for its 10th anniversary of Ice Cream Wars competition.

The science center gathered 10 local companies, including radio station B104, WFMZ 69 News, PPL, Highmark Blue Cross, Air Products and the Da Vinci Science Center itself, on Jan. 6, to see which one could make the best tasting ice cream using liquid nitrogen, which froze the ice cream instantly.

A record crowd of 1,800 attended the competition.

Springhouse students rise to the challenge

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in School

Joey Fay honors middle school fundraising efforts

Marine Corps Reserve Officer Joey Fay, representing the Travis Manion Foundation, helps celebrate the lives of America’s fallen heros by giving presentations at schools.

By doing this, Fayencourages students and staff to take the lead in helping others.

A 1998 Parkland High School graduate, Fay recently visited Springhouse Middle School to spread his message.

Gov. Tom Wolf visits LCCC

Thursday, January 18, 2018 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Discusses CDL, manufacturing programs

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently visited Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, to discuss trucking and manufacturing positions with local company team leaders and students.

Wolf was introduced by LCCC President Dr. Ann Bieber, who helped lead discussion topics.

Upon his arrival at the college, Wolf, Bieber and LCCC Board of Trustees Chairwoman Roberta Marcus toured the commercial truck driver training facilities and the college’s new manufacturing mobile unit.

This mobile unit helps prepare workers for higher level jobs in manufacturing.

Reasons are clear why toy candy sale returns yearly to Schneck Log Cabin

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 by DANIEL HAMM in Local News

Suzanne Wainwright-Evans’ clear toy candy and cookie sale at the historic Schneck Log Cabin in Schnecksville offers a sweet view of the past for visitors to the annual event.

Wainwright-Evans makes the candy using classic molds.

Originally from Florida, Wainwright-Evans now lives in Slatington.

She wasn’t familiar with making this type of candy until she moved to Pennsylvania.