Parkland Press

Friday, April 3, 2020

Dietz and Watson donates to Second Harvest

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Dietz and Watson, Philadelphia, donated 5,000 pounds of fresh meat, cheese and additional products Feb. 28 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley at Weis Market, 365 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

They also made a $2,500 cash donation.

Weis Markets is a retailer of Dietz and Watson products.

“Families Helping Families” is Dietz and Watson’s charitable program that works with local supermarkets around the country.

Firefighters respond to report of odor at medical office

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

South Whitehall volunteer firefighters from Cetronia, Greenawalds and Woodlawn, as well as firefighters from Western Salisbury and Alburtis were dispatched March 25 for a reported structure fire at the Lehigh Valley Physician Group practice, 3080 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

A call was made to the Cetronia Fire Department to report the smell of something burning.

The 911 Center was then notified by Cetronia firefighters to dispatch the call.

The Terrace at Phoebe celebrates Mardi Gras with prospective residents

Wednesday, March 18, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Terrace at Phoebe Allentown had a Mardi Gras open house on Shrove Tuesday.

Residents and prospective residents were treated to a cooking demonstration by Chef Mark Gellert, director of dining for Cura Hospitality, the food service provider for the Terrace.

The event provided both residents and prospective residents a glimpse of how older adults live at the Terrace at Phoebe.

The New Orleans delicacy prepared by Chef Mark was a Cajun shrimp etouffee, made with shrimp, onions, celery and green pepper.

Lily’s Hope prepares for gala

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Staff and volunteers with Lily’s Hope Foundation gathered March 7 at their headquarters along Cedar Crest Boulevard, Salisbury Township, to prepare for their annual St. Patrick’s Day Party for Preemies Gala.

Lily’s Hope Foundation is a nonprofit organization which supports families of premature babies with care packages tailored to the needs of each individual family.

Lily’s Hope was founded in 2013 when it became apparent to Jen Driscoll that preemies required a great deal of care while in a hospital and when going home.

Girl Scouts learn about notable women

Thursday, March 12, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Parkland Service Unit of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania recently participated in World Thinking Day 2020 at Union Lutheran Church, Neffs.

This year’s focus was on diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Scouts learned about notable women, such as Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967, and Ruby Bridges, the first black child to integrate a white school in Louisiana in 1960.

Both overcame gender-based obstacles.

Vehicle crashes into pharmacy

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Cetronia, Greenawalds, and Woodlawn fire departments responded around noon Feb. 19 for a car into the exterior wall of the CVS Pharmacy, 3010 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall.

According to South Whitehall Township police, the driver, who was pulling into a parking spot, accidentally hit the wall of CVS causing damage to the building and vehicle.

There were no injuries reported and the business continued operations after it was deemed safe to do so.

According to a Parkland Press photographer on the scene, the female driver of the car was from Allentown.

Firefighters bid farewell to Forrest Hausman

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Funeral services were held Feb. 20 for Forrest Hausman, former fire chief and fire police captain of the Good Will Fire Co. No. 1, Trexlertown.

Hausman, an active member for 60 years, served as fire chief, assistant fire chief, vice president and fire police captain.

He was the parade grand marshal for the 100th anniversary of the fire company in 2016.

Hausman was the longest active member of the fire company since its founding in 1916.

See obituary on page A4

Fire ‘snaps, crackles and pops’ cereal boxes in warehouse fire

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Volunteer firefighters from Fogelsville, Upper Macungie Station 56, Trexlertown and Greenawalds were dispatched for a reported fire Feb. 4 at DSC Logistics, 400 Nestle Way, Breinigsville.

Upon arrival, firefighters found boxes of breakfast cereals and treats burning inside the building.

A sprinkler system helped prevent the spread of the fire while firefighters used hoses to extinguish the remaining fire.

Weisenberg firefighters responded with a specialized exhaust fan to help clear smoke from the building.

Volunteers create special day for kids

Thursday, February 20, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Thirty-three Parkland students were treated to a special Christmas shopping spree lasr December thanks to the efforts of Target, the Parkland School District, South Whitehall and Upper Macungie police officers, Lehigh County Sheriff’s Department, Pennsylvania State Troopers and Parkland School Board member David Kennedy and his wife, Elizabeth.

The youngsters, three students from each of the 11 Parkland schools, were chosen by their guidance counselors to take part in participate in the annual Heroes and Helpers program.

Burning wood pellets damage S. Whitehall garage

Thursday, January 9, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia, Greenawalds, Woodlawn, Western Salisbury and Alburtis firefighters, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel, were dispatched 10:55 a.m. Dec. 20, 2019, for a structure fire at 3514 Broadway, South Whitehall.

Property owner Luis Alvarez reportedly opened the door of a pellet stove used to warm his garage allowing some burning pellets to fall on wood stored under the stove.

The fire quickly burned some of the corner of the garage, damaging the interior and melting siding on the outside.