Parkland Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

Emergency personnel honored for bravery at Heather Glen

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Members of local police departments, fire companies, emergency medical services and other first responders were honored for their actions and bravery during the Sept. 22 Heather Glen Senior Living fire during a Nov. 9 award ceremony at the Fogelsville Fire Company.

Eighty-two senior citizens and five staff members were evacuated by these brave men and women after a three-alarm fire broke out just before 3 a.m. to the rear of the senior living facility at 415 Blue Barn Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Senior receives Pastorius award for German studies

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Pastorius Home Association each year recognizes seniors from local area high schools for their interest and achievements in the study of the German language.

This year’s honorees include Parkland High School student Mia Noelle Wanyo.

Each honoree was presented “The Pastorius Award for Excellence in German Studies,” letters of recognition, a subscription to German Life magazine and $50 college expense grants as outstanding 2018-19 school year German students.

Downed wires close Route 100

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 2015 Peterbilt tractor-trailer combo carrying an oversize load closed a section of Route 100 at Mohr Lane, Upper Macungie Township, for more than 24 hours after taking down several wires around 2:18 p.m. Nov. 8.

According to Upper Macungie Township police, Gary L. Hughes-Oneal, 38, of Morgan, Utah, was driving the permitted oversize load, accompanied by both lead and rear pilot vehicles.

Police say the front pilot car operator reported he saw approximately 1-inch to 2 inches of his height-pole touch a wire across Route 100, near the entrance to the Applewood neighborhood.

Article By: Susan Bryant sbryant@tnonline.com

Friday, November 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Aimee and John Good, owners of The Good Farm, Germansville, have been training Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s first apprentice as part of a new program for vegetable growers.

Eileen Cipriani, deputy secretary for Workforce Development with the Department of Labor and Industry, and Department of Agriculture Special Assistant for Workforce Development Scott Sheely toured The Good Farm recently to discuss the program.

Germansville farmers training PASA’s first vegetable grower apprentice

Friday, November 8, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Aimee and John Good, owners of The Good Farm, Germansville, have been training Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture’s first apprentice as part of a new program for vegetable growers.

Eileen Cipriani, deputy secretary for Workforce Development with the Department of Labor and Industry, and Department of Agriculture Special Assistant for Workforce Development Scott Sheely toured The Good Farm recently to discuss the program.

Man charged after attack on teen at Dorney Park

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 18-year-old Allentown man was arrested and charged with one count of aggravated assault, one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, and two counts of simple assault after he allegedly attacked two individuals around 7:24 p.m. Oct. 19 at Dorney Park, South Whitehall Township.

According to South Whitehall Police Chief Glen Dorney, Jorge Alberto Ortero, allegedly slashed the top of a 14-year-old girl’s left hand with a razor blade.

She sustained a large laceration requiring treatment at St. Luke’s, Allentown.

Homecoming float winners are announced

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in School

Parkland High School recently announced the winners of the homecoming float parade held Oct. 11 at the football game at Orefield Middle School stadium.

The winners of the float contest included: PALS- Avengers, first place; National Art Honor Society, second place; Dance Team- Care Bears, third place; Conservation Club, Most Sustainable; Interact’s Stuff the bus won Spirit of Parkland and SADD’s organ and tissue donations won for Best Theme.

Petco awards local animal shelter $50,000 grant

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Volunteers with The Sanctuary at Haafsville as well as cats and dogs they care for, and area residents are benefiting from a grant initiated a year ago by founder Liz Jones.

Dave Mariano, district leader with Petco Foundation, honored the animal shelter at 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, on Sept. 14 for how it is using a $50,000 grant awarded to the shelter earlier this year.

Donna Dougherty, with The Sanctuary events and fundraising team, addressed the audience.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Calling all canines: Barktoberfest will be on Oct. 12

Thursday, October 10, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township and Keystone Consulting Engineers will host Barktoberfest 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Oct. 12 at Upper Macungie Park, 1625 N. Route 100, Fogelsville. Rain date is Oct. 13.

A demonstration by the police K-9 team will be presented 12:30 p.m., with music, activities, giveaways by vendors, a pet parade and costume contest with prizes.

Pet parade registration takes place 11 a.m. to noon at the welcome table. Winners will be announced at 1:10 p.m.

Admission is free. All pets must be on a leash to attend.