Parkland Press

Friday, April 19, 2019

Parkland hosts community resource fair

Friday, April 19, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Parkland High School’s community resource fair welcomed members of the public April 6 to meet and speak with representatives of various service organizations from the Lehigh Valley.

Greeting visitors to this year’s resource fair was a Toyota Mirai provided by Air Products, Trexlertown.

The Mirai is a hydrogen fuel cell electric car providing exceptional fuel economy and emitting water as its only exhaust.

Test drives around the school parking lot were available for licensed drivers.

Porch damaged by fire

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn volunteer firefighters were dispatched just after 5 p.m. March 31 to a house fire at 965 Hollow Court, South Whitehall Township.

Also responding were Western Salisbury firefighters who brought along a supplemental aerial truck and Alburtis firefighters for a rapid intervention team.

Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel were dispatched to provide EMS coverage, if needed, as was a township police officer.

All clear given after hazmat response to bishop’s office

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lehigh County Special Operations Team, Cetronia volunteer firefighters, Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, Allentown City paramedics and South Whitehall police responded to a possible hazard materials incident around 11 a.m. March 26 at the office of the bishop for the Allentown Catholic Diocese.

The office, located inside the American Bank building, 4029 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall, was evacuated, as was the bank.

All aboard!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Agri-Plex is local stop on the ‘Train Meet Express’

The Allentown Train Meet Association recently celebrated its 40th year at the Allentown Fairgrounds Agri-Plex.

Hundreds of tables were filled with a large variety of model trains with the iconic Lionel brand the most prevalent.

Prices ranged from just a few dollars for small parts up to the thousand dollar range for highly collectible and desirable train engines.

ATMA members set up a large train display in the complex, much to the delight of children and adults alike.

Good Will Fire Company volunteers have fastnacht fever

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown had its annual fastnacht sale March 2 at the fire station.

With a large crew at work, the fire company made more than 3,000 dozen of the doughy Lenten treats.

The work took dedication and long hours of hard work from members of the fire department, the ladies auxiliary and the community to make such a huge quantity of fastnachts.

Good Will Fire Company is one of the last Lehigh Valley organizations to use potatoes in its recipe, making them true to the original deep-fried.

Jahde predicted more winter

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Grundsau Lodsch 16 members celebrate the groundhog

When Jahde and his nephew Lee traveled via raft down the Jordan Creek on Feb. 2, the senior groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter.

With the 6-8 inches of snow that fell in the Lehigh Valley from the afternoon of March 3 into the next morning, Jahde may just have been right with his prognostication.

Jahde, the Grundsau 16 mascot, however, did not give away any additional weather secrets at the annual gathering to honor his celebrity status.

Purse bingo benefits softball booster club

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Parkland High School’s cafeteria was filled with bingo players Feb. 24.

All were eager to win a special purse or other prize at the school district’s Softball Booster Club purse bingo.

The cafeteria was filled to near capacity as hundreds of bingo players dabbed bingo cards hoping to shout out B-I-N-G-O.

Both varsity and junior varsity players were on hand to help sell bingo cards, display the purses, and add high energy to the program.

Coaches and booster club members worked the kitchen, called bingo numbers and were there in support of the softball players.

Seipstown Grange makes donations to community groups

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

At a recent gathering hosted by Weisenberg Township Volunteer Fire Company, Seipstown Grange 1657 gave back to the community and to the Lehigh Valley.

Grange Master Brian Wetzel called the event to order with a welcome followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

Assisted by Grange Treasurer Mark Miller, Wetzel spoke briefly about the grange’s mission and quickly moved into the evening’s main agenda by presenting $1,000 checks to the grange’s selected charities.

Seipstown Grange 1657 celebrated its 103rd anniversary in 2018.