Parkland Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Wrestlers host Parkland Duals

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Sports

The Trojans went 4-1 at the Parkland Duals Saturday.

Parkland beat Central High (47-28) in the first round then took down Souderton (40-36) in the second round and beat Delaware Valley (31-28) in the third round.

Parkland lost to Boyertown, 51-19, in the fourth round before bouncing back with a 63-15 win over Mariana Bracetti Academy in the final round of the tournament.

PHS swimmers earn sweep over Canaries

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 by The Press in Sports

Parkland swept Allen in a swim meet last week. The Trojan girls team won 149-31, while Parkland’s boys rolled to a 134-32 victory.

In the girls meet, Shefalee Rane (200 free, breaststroke) won a pair of individual events, while teammates Natalie Link (IM), Kayla Johnson (50 free), Lexi Lehman (diving) Devon Corvaia (butterfly), Lauren Ceh (100 free), Claire Weaver (500 free) and Abigial Kirsopp (backstroke) won one individual event each.

8 DAYS A WEEK

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Camel back: Follow the star, and the camel, to Bethlehem for “El Dia de los Reyes” (“The Three Kings Day”), 3-6 p.m. Jan. 6, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem. The event is free and open to the public. New for 2019, “Three Kings Day” features Einstein “The Snow Camel” from Peaceable Kingdom Petting Zoo, Perkasie. Einstein went viral after spotted with his handler in a Lehigh Valley region snowstorm in November. He’s at SteelStacks, 3-5 p.m. Jan. 6. Those portraying Gaspar, Melchior and Balthazar present gifts donated by PPL Corp., B. Braun Medical Inc.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, Jan. 3: Pasta fajioli soup, smoked turkey-salami-provolone on bun / mustard, pickled cabbage, ambrosia.

Thursday, Jan. 4: Chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, dark sweet red cherries.

Friday, Jan. 5: Cream of mushroom soup, cheeseburger on a bun w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, Amish potato salad, fresh clementine.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, Jan. 2: Special New Year’s Day meal: Pork and sauerkraut, mashed potatoes, fresh orange.

Thursday, Jan. 3: Meatloaf with gravy, whipped potatoes, vegetable medley, pudding, wheat bread.

Friday, Jan. 4: Tilapia, whole grain pilaf, beets, fresh fruit, wheat bread.

Monday, Jan. 7: Roast pork, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, applesauce, wheat bread.

Tuesday, Jan. 8: Chef’s salad.

Wednesday, Jan. 9: Chopped steak w / onion gravy, scalloped potatoes, carrots, tropical fruit, wheat dinner roll.

Ben Franklin to invest $220,000 in area firms

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Northeastern Pennsylvania’s (BFTP-NEP) Board of Directors has approved the investment of $220,000 in support of regional economic development.

BFTP-NEP announces the following early-stage company investment that are provided in the form of loans with warrants.Those in the Lehigh Valley Press circulaton area include:

Christkindlmarkt 2018 set record of 90,000 visitors

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

More than 90,000 visitors attended Christkindlmarkt Bethlehem, the holiday marketplace at SteelStacks in Bethlehem weekends from Nov. 15-Dec. 23, setting a new attendance record for the event. Total 2018 attendance was 92,297, up nearly four percent over the previous record of 88,923 set in 2017.

Celebrating its 26th year, Christkindlmarkt included a record number of artisans and vendors, more than 200 in all, including 48 who were at the market for the first time.

Banana Factory project receives $150,000 grant

Friday, January 4, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

Bethlehem’s SouthSide community, artists and area youth education programs will be the beneficiaries of a $150,000 Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) grant awarded to ArtsQuest by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania through the Department of Community & Economic Development.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has announced that ArtsQuest will receive a $150,000 Special Projects Program (SPP) grant to be used toward the redevelopment and expansion of the current Banana Factory Arts Center to help eliminate and address blight in the three census tracts neighboring the arts center.