Parkland Press

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Student participates in political simulation session

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in School

Standing in front of a room full of other rising seniors, Parkland student Aryaman Khandelwal, 16, made his opening statement promoting unity between parties and decrying his opponent for the position of governor.

Khandelwal was one of around 300 of Pennsylvania’s rising seniors chosen to attend Keystone Boys’ State, a weeklong political simulation run by the American Legion, where students represent the various aspects of city, county and state governments.

KBS is a completely immersive program with the motto “a week to shape a lifetime.”

Local residents on dean’s list

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in

Wisconsin

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized the following students named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester:

Orefield: Sydney Krassen, School of Human Ecology, Dean’s High Honors; Melissa Lyman, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Dean’s List.

To be eligible for the Dean’s List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester.

Richard N. Shoemaker

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1979 Parkland graduate

Richard N. Shoemaker, 56, of Kunkletown, formerly of Slatington, died Sept. 17, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife Katyjo L. (Dottery) Shoemaker were married 13 years.

Born Nov. 7, 1960, in Allentown, he was the son of Russell L. Sr. and Virginia D. (Marshburn) Shoemaker.

A 1979 graduate of Parkland High School, he was a security guard for several security companies in the Lehigh Valley before retiring.

Fundraiser gala on Nov. 11

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

PCFLV

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley and Bennett Maserati of Allentown will host the Hearts of Gold Gala 6-11 p.m. Nov. 11 at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall Township.

The evening will feature a live auction of stunning artwork created by local pediatric cancer patients, wine tree, silent auction, live painting by local artist Lauren Kuhn (which will then be auctioned off during the live auction) and much more.

Black tie optional. Gold attire preferred.

To purchase tickets and register to bid, go to pcflv.org.

Frank J. Klucsarits

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

retired from Hercules Cement

Frank J. “Lefty” Klucsarits, 83, of Whitehall and Northampton, died peacefully on Sept. 13, 2017.

He and his wife Penelope “Penny” (Kosits) Klucsarits were married 39 years at the time of her death in 1999.

A son of the late Frank R. and Theresa (Kroboth) Klucsarits, he was a 1952 graduate of the former Coplay High School.

A millwright at Giant Cement, Dragon, he retired from Hercules Cement after a lifetime of service.

Open house on Sept. 23

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Islamic center

The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley will host a fall open house 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at their Islamic Center, 1988 Schadt Ave., Whitehall.

Everyone is invited to meet your Muslim neighbors and it is a great way for everyone to get to know each other.

In addition to information about Islam and Muslims, there will be delicious ethnic food, Arabic calligraph, lady’s henna hand painting, guided tours of the center and more.

For information, email info@malv.org.

Local students on dean’s list

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in

CCU

Emily Petraglia and Megan Seier were named to the dean’s list for the 2016 fall semester at Coastal Carolina University.

Petraglia of Orefield is a freshman majoring in biology. Seier of Breinigsville is a senior majoring in theater.

The dean’s list recognizes students who achieve a grade point average of 3.25 (freshmen) and 3.5 (upperclassmen) or higher out of a possible 4.0.

RAP

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Friday, Sept. 22

Parkland Community Library Board of Directors, workshop meeting, 3:30 p.m. at the library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Parkland School Board, 7 p.m. in the district administration building, 1210 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Lehigh County Commissioners, meet 7:30 p.m. in the public hearing room of the Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Parkland Community Library Board of Directors, meet 7 p.m. at the library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall.