Parkland Press

Friday, March 23, 2018

Spag dinner

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lions club

Upper Lehigh Lions Club, Schnecksville, will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4-8 p.m. March 16 at the Schnecksville Fire Company pavilion.

The cost of the meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad bar, homemade dessert and a drink.

The proceeds will go to benefit the roof collapse rebuilding fund for the Schnecksville Fire Company.

For more information, call 610-398-2619.

Guest view

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

School property tax elimination act progresses

I want to provide constituents of the 40th Senate District with the latest update regarding the school property tax elimination fight in Harrisburg and what to expect in the near future.

Citizens across the commonwealth voted Nov. 7, 2017, to support the expansion of the state’s existing Homestead Exclusion program, allowing for up to 100 percent elimination of school property taxes on owner-occupied homes. Passage of the referendum was the first step in providing this critical elimination.

Firearm’s seminar

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Gary Day

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, is offering a special concealed carry seminar 6-8 p.m. March 22, at the Kutztown Grange, along South Kemp Street, Kutztown.

“This seminar is designed to inform people about the various intricacies of our state’s laws regarding firearms and how to safely interact with police when carrying a firearm,” Day said.

In addition, the presentation will include aspects of the Castle Doctrine law, which was passed a few years ago.

Guest speakers will include Berks County Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Roy E. Danner Sr.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

received Friend of Schnecksville Fair Award

Roy E. Danner Sr., 71, of Allentown, died March 5, 2018, in the hospice unit of Lehigh Valley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family.

He and his wife Sheila M. (Hawk) Danner were married nearly 53 years.

Born in Allentown, he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Evelyn L. (Shaffer) Danner.

For 38 years, he owned and operated Roy Danner Paving, which his family will continue to operate.

Before that, he was a mechanic at Jack Dankel Chevrolet, later becoming the used car sales manager.

Elsie V. Peters

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Keenagers member

Elsie V. Peters, 90, of Whitehall Manor, formerly of Slatington, died March 4, 2018, in the Inpatient Hospice Unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late George V. Peters.

Born March 28, 1927, in Lehigh Township, she was the daughter of the late Elwood C. and Emma M.A. (Ringer) Peters.

She was a floor worker in the receiving and marking department of the former Hess’s Department Store Warehouse, Whitehall, for 10 years before retiring in 1989.


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health And Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

Call Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4.

·Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth, is looking for active, compassionate volunteers to help take residents to physical therapy and beauty shop appointments in the facility.

Contact Michael Colon at 610-829-3686 or

Bettyjane Steiner

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

buyer for Hess’s

Bettyjane “BJ” Steiner, 90, died March 1, 2018, in her Allentown home.

The daughter of Raymond and Violeta Kistler Jones, she grew up on a farm near Lynnport.

She graduated from Slatington High School, Albright College and Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Her professional life reflected her many varied interests.

She was a women’s sportswear buyer for Hess’s Department Store, Allentown, taught life sciences in Somerset Area Junior High School, and chemistry at Minersville High School.

Egg hunt

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

St. John’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church St., both in Fogelsville, will be holding their annual community Easter egg hunt March 24 at Upper Macungie Park (Falcon Pavilion), Route 100 N. Fogelsville.

Rain date is March 31.

Registration begins at 9:15 am with the event starting promptly at 10 a.m.

All children from infant up to and including sixth grade are invited to participate.

Goodie bags for all participants.

For more information, call 610-395-5535.