Parkland Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

South Whitehall woman charged with dealing methamphetamines

Monday, May 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 44-year-old South Whitehall Township woman has been charged with dealing methamphetamine as part of ongoing investigation into methamphetamine trafficking.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond’s office, Jamie E. Oldt of the 3300 block of Edinburgh Lane, was taken into custody without incident May 4 at her home by investigators with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

Five inducted to Parkland’s Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Five Parkland High School graduates recently joined the list of noted honorees as members of the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The education foundation hosted its Seven Wonders of Parkland Distinguished Alumni Gala and Silent Auction May 7 at the Holiday Inn, Breinigsville.

The gala began with a cocktail reception featuring high school senior and singer/songwriter Skylar Gutman, and the Strolling Strings, under the direction of Brian Mishler, and students in the Makerspace program demonstrating their projects.

Stephens Funeral Home offers pet loss seminar

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Stephens Funeral home, Upper Macungie, recently hosted Kathryn Jennings, founder of Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support for a pet loss and grief seminar.

Jennings said she founded Day by Day after she lost her three schnauzers, Pookie Poo in 2012, and Hallie Boo and Sallie Lou in 2013.

Jennings, certified as a pet loss professional and certified in pet loss and grief companioning, said Day by Day, a nonprofit organization, was established to assist pet owners companions on their grief journey.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Upper Macungie offering junior emergency services academy

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township is accepting applications for its 2018 Junior Emergency Services Academy, a week-long experience for kids to learn the fundamentals of first-responder professionals.

The academy will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-27 at Upper Macungie Station 56, 6510 Schantz Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Enrollees must be township residents who are 12- to 16 years old by July 23. Class sizes are limited.

For information, go to uppermac.org.

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Carbon County man killed in Weisenberg Twp crash

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 58-year-old Carbon County man was killed when his car struck the porch at the headquarters of the Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society around 5:48 p.m. May 2.

The building, the former Zimmerman’s Hotel is located at the intersection of Werley’s Corner and Holben’s Valley roads, Weisenberg Township.

David Shaver of Lansford was pronounced dead 6:30 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

An autopsy was performed May 3.

The cause of his death is pending further investigation, Grim said.

Driver dies in N. Whitehall crash

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

An 81-year-old Northampton County man was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree around 6 p.m. April 28 in front of 3914 Mauch Chunk Road, North Whitehall Township.

Robert Drey of Lehigh Township was pronounced dead by Lehigh County Deputy Coroner Richard Kroon 6:40 p.m. at the scene, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

According to the coroner’s office, an autopsy was performed April 30 to determine the cause and manner of Drey’s death.

Grim said the cause of his death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries and ruled the death and accident.

County students participate in 4-H conference

Thursday, April 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Nearly 600 young people descended on State College earlier this year for the Pennsylvania 4-H State Leadership Conference or the Junior Leadership Conference.

Five youth from Lehigh County participated including Emily Mittl of Kempton, Liana Panik of Emmaus, Sophia Vargas of Germansville, Ian Royer of Schnecksville, and Kaytlin Dietrich of Kempton.

The weekend was an opportunity for 4-H’ers to come together for leadership training, networking, and learning experiences.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: St. John’s Lutheran selling buns

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will be having a spring flower fundraiser until April 30.

American Girl Club, for kids in second to sixth grade, will meet at 6 p.m. April 12.

Everyone is invited to learn more about the historical time period as well as enjoy some activities and crafts.

For more information or to register, call the library at 610-398-1361.

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St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., is accepting orders until April 15 for its cinnamon bun bake sale from April 22-24.

‘The Hunchback’ to roam Parkland’s stage

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Parkland thespians will perform “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” April 12-15 at the high school.

“The Hunchback of Notre Dame” tells the story of deformed bell-ringer Quasimodo, the son of Jehan Frollo, who was raised by his uncle, Dom Claude Frollo, the arch deacon of Notre Dame in 15th century Paris.

This two-act musical is based on Victor Hugo’s 1831 novel.

Reese Diaz, who portrays Quasimodo, and Alex Atiyeh, who plays Dom Claude Frollo, commented on their characters.