Parkland Press

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Antique appraisal on Sept. 30

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Family Promise of Lehigh County will have an antique appraisal fair, auction and sale from 9-3 p.m. Sept. 30 at Jordan UCC, 1837 Church Road, South Whitehall Township.

Antique and collectible vendors will be on site.

John Pfeiffer of Slatington is schedule to be the auctioneer.

Food will be available for purchase.

There is a fee for appraisals and rental space. Admission will be free.

All proceeds will benefit Family Promise.

For information, contact Susanne Preisler, fundraising coordinator at 610-841-2178.

One-in-three U.S. drivers can’t pay

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

According to a new AAA survey, 64 million American drivers would not be able to pay for an unexpected vehicle repair without going into debt, highlighting the importance of taking every precaution possible to keep your car running smoothly.

Although an average repair bill can cost a driver up to $600, the price can soar higher when a vehicle has been poorly maintained.

Upper Macungie resident honored by Temple University

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in School

Leah Wenhold, a recent graduate of Temple University with a Bachelor of Science degree in geology, was the recipient of a Diamond Award.

The Diamond Award is the highest recognition given by the Division of Student Affairs to Temple University undergraduate students.

This recognition is based on a holistic evaluation of students’ accomplishments.

The award is reserved for those who have demonstrated superior leadership, academic achievement, service to the university, and an impact on the community.

Car show on Sept. 3

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Slatington Lions Club will have a car show Sept. 3 at Slatington Airport, 1000 Airport Lane, Slatington. Rain date is Sept. 4,

There will be six classes for every 10 years beginning with pre-1940 and ending with 2000-present.

Special awards will be given: Ted Kistler memorial award, mayor’s award, president’s choice, people’s choice, most altered, best of show, oldest driven car at show, Masonic award and Hankee Eye Catcher Memorial Award.

Show is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. First 200 preregistered cars will receive a magnetic dash plaque.

Schneck family to gather

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The 98th Schneck family reunion will be held 1 p.m. Aug. 6, rain or shine, at Union Evangelical Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville.

Attendees are asked to bring a covered dish, lawn chairs, cakes for the cake walk and bingo prizes for all ages.

The schedule includes meeting and social time with families, a meal served at 4 p.m., bingo, children’s games, horseshoes and volleyball.

There will be free hot dogs and drinks.

For information, call Jim Schneck at 610-965-8990.

Crafts in Grove at Neffs Church

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

U.L. Lions

Upper Lehigh Lions Club is presenting Crafts in the Grove from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 29 at Neffs Union Church Grove, 5550 Route 873.

Featured entertainer is singer and performer Matt Miskie.

Crazy Hearts will perform 7 to 10 p.m. July 28 and The Large Flower Heads will perform 7 to 10 p.m. July 29.

Breakfast will be available 8-11 a.m.

There will be a free health fair, including Lehigh Valley Community Resource Center/Child Safety ID Services, Miller-Keystone Blood Bank, Sparky the Fire Dog and blood pressure screening.

state police beat

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

DUI issued in Upper Mac

State Police Troop M Fogelsville, stopped William Leard Floyd, 23, of Manning, S.C., for an alleged motor vehicle violation around 4:30 p.m. July 4 on I-78 East, Upper Macungie Township.

Police allege Leard was under the influence and in possession of a controlled substance.

Charges were filed with District Judge Michael Faulkner, Upper Macungie.

State Police Troop M Fogelsville responded around 3 p.m. June 30 to I-78 East, Upper Macungie Township.


Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls has a full house during inaugural week

Last month, the Lehigh Valley celebrated a first when it became home to the debut of the Let’s Build Construction Camp for Girls.

The camp welcomed teen girls ages 14-18 for a week of instruction, study and hands-on experience in construction trades, architecture, engineering and construction manufacturing.

Chosen Words

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

God’s World

It truly is God’s world! I thank him every day, as I awake

And see the sun as nighttime rolls away.

When I arise each morning, there’s color everywhere;

The trees, the grass, the flowers, all swaying in the air,

The colors of the rainbow reflecting from the sun,

The vast blue sky, with wispy clouds, they float by one by one.

The shades of green are varied, and as you look around,

The yellows, reds, and purples are poking through the ground.

The time of year won’t matter; in summer, spring or fall,