Parkland Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

South Whitehall responds to NAACP travel advisory

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

South Whitehall Township has issued a statement in reply to the travel advisory for “minorities and persons of color” issued Aug. 29 by the Allentown Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People regarding travel in and to the township.

According to the advisory, posted on the group’s Facebook page, the travel advisory was issued “to warn minorities to be aware of personal safety in interactions with South Whitehall Township’s Police Force,” which the Allentown Branch of the NAACP says “lacks any African American Police Officers.”

It was a tornado!

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

Heidel Hollow workshop roof damaged

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 parked and the edge of the property where her house is located, more than likely saved her life.

Farmland preservation celebrated

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Fink family honored for having Bicentennial Farm

State and county dignitaries were recently welcomed to David and Sonia Fink’s Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville.

The June 7 visit had a dual purpose.

This year, Lehigh County’s Agricultural Land Preservation Program and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Farmland Preservation are celebrating 30 years of permanently preserving farms for agricultural production in both the commonwealth and in the county.

More than 5,270 farm owners, have preserved over 550,000 acres in Pennsylvania, which leads the nation in the number of farms and acres preserved.

‘Hunchback’ sweeps the Freddy Awards

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland High School thespians garnered the most Freddy Awards and Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical for their presentation of the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” during the May 24 presentations at the State Theatre, Easton.

In addition, Parkland received Freddy Awards for:

·Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra;

·Outstanding Use of Scenery;

·Outstanding Chorus; and

·Outstanding Production Number for “The Bells of Notre Dame;

‘Hunchback’ sweeps the Freddy Awards

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland High School thespians garnered the most Freddy Awards and Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical for their presentation of the musical “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” during the May 24 presentations at the State Theatre, Easton.

In addition, Parkland received Freddy Awards for:

·Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra;

·Outstanding Use of Scenery;

·Outstanding Chorus;

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·Outstanding Production Number for “The Bells of Notre Dame;

Post prom festivities provide revelers with safe party fun

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland students lined up at the high school starting around 11:30 p.m. May 12 following the 2018 Prom at Bethlehem’s SteelStacks.

Post prom events and activities, at the high school, were geared by the Post Prom Committee to hold their interest until 5:30 a.m. the next morning.

Some of the activities included a karaoke sound station set up in the driver room, and Tapsnap in the library conference room.

New Jersey woman charged

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Police Log

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin announced May 17 a New Jersey woman has been charged in relation to an overdose death which occurred in 2016.

Meredith Corbet, 28, of 909 Adrienne Avenue, Greenwich Township, Warren County, N.J., was charged with one count each of drug delivery resulting in death and conspiracy to commit drug delivery resulting in death, both felonies of the first degree.

Parkland receives 15 Freddy nominations for ‘Hunchback’

Friday, May 11, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland High School has received 15 nominations, the most of any school this year, for its production of the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Nominations include: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical; Outstanding Stage Crew; Outstanding Production Number for the “The Bells of Notre Dame”; Outstanding Chorus; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Use of Lighting; Outstanding Use of Costumes; Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra; and Outstanding Use of Scenery.

Parkland receives 15 Freddy nominations for ‘Hunchback’

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland High School has received 15 nominations, the most of any school this year, for its production of the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Nominations include: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical; Outstanding Stage Crew; Outstanding Production Number for the “The Bells of Notre Dame”; Outstanding Chorus; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Use of Lighting; Outstanding Use of Costumes; Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra; and Outstanding Use of Scenery.

Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers welcome new advertising director

Friday, April 6, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Business Showcase

Terry Plinke has been named the new advertising director for the Lehigh Valley Press’ eight weekly newspapers.

Plinke started her career in medical laboratory sales in 1976.

She and her husband, Richard, worked together in Outdoor Marketing Systems, creating transit advertising for bus shelters and on buses.

Born and raised in Reading, Berks County, the mother of three adult sons and her husband live in the West End of Allentown.