Parkland Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

A Fab tribute: Tony Kishman, ASO, join for Paul McCartney show

Friday, July 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Tony Kishman has a job to do. He does it well and gives the other Paul McCartney impersonators hell.

Kishman’s “Live And Let Die: A Symphonic Tribute to the Music of Paul McCartney” lands at 7:30 p.m. July 21, Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, and many Beatle and McCartney fans have got to get him into their life because he’s considered one of the best replicas around.

The concert is the first in the 2018-19 Allentown Symphony Orchestra Pops Series.

South Parkland repeats in LVL

Friday, July 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

South Parkland pitcher A.J. Palumbo’s mastery over Salisbury in the Lehigh Valley Legion Championship game July 12 at Parkland High School was so complete it could be bottled and sold.

Palumbo, of course, wasn’t the sole reason the Trojans won the game 7-0 along with their second consecutive league title, but he was undoubtedly the lead actor of a two-hour horror show for Salisbury’s batsmen. His 101-pitch, three hit, seven strikeout performance displayed all the aspects of superior pitching: Blazing velocity, late movement and pinpoint control.

Circle of Seasons welcomes spring at ‘May Faire’

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

The dreary weather May 12 did little to dull the luster of Circle of Seasons Charter School students and their families during a dazzling May Faire event.

The Mayfair program was a five-hour experience that “welcomes in spring and is a celebratory day,” said Alison Saeger, principal of Circle of Seasons.

The event began with a Maypole Dance featuring a tall pole where students hold and pull on “giant woven ribbons.”

Forget Einstein, Parkland’s Nina Cao is a relativity specialist

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Don’t worry if you did not ace high school AP physics. Nina Cao can pick up the slack.

Not only can the Parkland High School senior pick up the slack, the physics whiz can literally teach the class.

And, teach the class is exactly what she did May 23.

“Nina is one of the top students I’ve ever had,” Parkland physics teacher Sean Flueso said. “She’s extremely personable and will do a great job in presenting.”

Cao had the idea to lead a class on physics to her peers earlier this year.

Hess caps career at ODU

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

It was Easter weekend when Chad Hess had his greatest golfing moment to date. The Old Dominion University senior stepped up to the tee on the 14th hole, a par three with the pin 196 yards away.

The venue was the Brook Valley Country Club in Greenville, N.C. The Monarchs were there to play in the East Carolina Intercollegiate Tournament. Monarch donors and alumni were around the club, kicking back, recalling the old days and checking out the new kids on the block. The pressure was on, but Hess is clutch. Pressure is one thing, golf is another.

Ceremony honors World War I veterans

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

In his farewell address to Congress on April 19, 1951, Gen. Douglas MacArthur said “old soldiers never die, they just fade away.”

The Korea/Vietnam Memorial took that sentiment to heart as they celebrated its 13th anniversary of the U.S. Armed Forces Plaza on April 29 at the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

Food, fun and music highlight Members of Retirement Age luncheon

Thursday, May 31, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

It’s noon on a Thursday and by all appearances, nothing is happening at Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church, Allentown.

But looks can be deceptive.

Go to the back of the church and head down the flight of stairs.

Enter the large room on the right, and discover there is a festival going on.

There is fellowship. There is friendship. There are jokes (some are good), laughs, plenty of tasty food and plenty of good cheer.

There’s talk of the old days, the current days, and yes, the future days. It’s a celebration.