Parkland Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

Pa. State Police Beat

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Police Log

Sunglasses stolen

from vehicle

Thomas W. Plassl, 3837 Mcintosh Drive, North Whitehall Township, reported to police a pair of white Oakley Gascan sunglasses was stolen sometime between 9:30 p.m. March 7 and 2 a.m. the next day from the center console of his vehicle, State Police Troop M Bethlehem say.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026.

Jewelry stolen

from home


Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Club to meet on April 5

The Rotary Club of Allentown, will be hosting speaker JB Reilly noon April 5 at the Holiday Inn, 9th and Hamilton sts., Allentown.

Reilly, of Allentown Renaissance, is developing One City Center, a $200-million office campus across from the new Phantoms Arena at 7th and Hamilton sts.

For more information about the Allentown Rotary Club, go to


Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Presentation April 5 on music

Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding will be hosting speaker Diane Wittry, musical director and conductor for the Allentown Symphony, at a luncheon discussion "Making Beautiful Music" noon-1 p.m. April 5 in Seegers Union, Room 111 and 112 at Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown.

This discussion is free and open to the public.

Bring lunch or buy lunch at Seegers Union. Sodas will be available for purchase in the room.

Leave ample time to locate on-street parking.

For information, go to


Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Books needed for sale

The American Association of University Women are accepting book donations from 9 a.m.-noon through April 15 and with an additional dropoff between 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays.

The items will be sold at AAUW's used book sale 10 a.m.-8 p.m. April 24-26 and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 27.

Preview Day is 2-6 p.m. April 23.

Donation dropoff and book sale location is the Memorial Pool Building, 307 Illick's Mill Road, Bethlehem.

Proceeds benefit the Let's Read Math project.

Visit for information.


Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Workshops set for April 6, 20

St. John's United Church of Christ, in conjuction with Phoebe Home Services, is offering a series of dementia education workshops 10 a.m. April 6 and 20, and May 11 and 25, at 1027 Church St., Fogelsville.

There is a per session fee and each session will be on a different topic.

There is limited space available for 40 people per session.

Registration for the event begins at 9:30 a.m.

For more information, call the church at 610-398-7015 or go to

Mikayla's Voice

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Triathlon on June 29

Mikayla's Voice Tri for Inclusion is having a triathlon 8:30 a.m. June 29 for children and young adults of all abilities ages 7-18 at at Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

The triathlon includes a 100 yard swim, 3-mile bike ride and a .625 mile run.

To register, go to

For more information, call Kimberly Resh at 610-746-2323 or visit

Music club

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Concert set for April 7

The Allentown Music Club will be presenting "An Ensemble Program" 3 p.m. April 7 at Hope UCC , 1031 Flexer Ave., Allentown.

Performers will be Thomas Siemiatkoski, Barbara Martyska, Jane Ellen Knotnek, Vivian Golatz and Sally Hill.

The Martha Marcks Mack Scholarship for Young Vocal Artists will be presented to Kendra Domotor, who will perform.

To attend, call 610- 435- 4659.

Wallace D. Vance

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

heavy equipment operator

Wallace D. Vance, 85, of New Tripoli, died April 1, 2013, at home.

He was the widower of Perna "Olene" (Leath) Vance.

Born in Gordonsville, Tenn., he was a son of the late Joseph W. and Allie (McCaleb) Vance.

A heavy equipment operator for W.E. Yoder Inc., Kutztown for many years, he was a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers 542.

He honorably and faithfully served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

Craig E. Knauss

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

secretary of Trojan Alumni Varsity Club

Craig E. Knauss, 76, of Allentown, died March 25, 2013, in his home.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Harry L. and Thurza (Evans) Knauss.

He was a senior engineer at New Jersey Zinc for 52 years before retiring in 2009.

He was the current secretary of the Parkland Trojan Alumni Varsity Club, and a member of the Lehigh County Senior Citizens Center, and Allentown Patriots Red Old Timers.

He was active in sports throughout his entire life playing baseball, softball, horseshoes and volleyball.