Parkland Press

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Scout designs, builds fowl pen at animal sanctuary

Thursday, January 31, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Tyler Durfey recently completed his Eagle Scout project, a pen for rescued fowl at Gress Mountain Ranch and Sanctuary, Orefield.

Durfey, a Life Scout with Boy Scout Troop 12, Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall Township, decided to build the pen after the owner of the ranch, Kathryn Gress, provided him a list of project ideas.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Good Will Fire Company having annual fastnacht sale

Upper Macungie Township is having a free family game night 6-9 p.m. Jan. 25 at Independent Park Community Center, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.

No registration is required to attend.

Light refreshments will be served or bring your own.

The township is offering a free basic boating course sponsored by the Pa. Fish and Boat Commission from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 9 at Independent Park Community Center.

Students must be at least 12 years of age to attend.

Bimbo Bakery to bring 100 jobs to Upper Mac

Thursday, January 24, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.

The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.

More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.

Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified plant (LEED) is expected to begin in a few months and be completed by the end of this.

Bimbo Bakery to bring 100 jobs to Upper Mac

Thursday, January 17, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Horsham-based Bimbo Bakeries USA, which makes Arnold and Stroehmann breads, is building a new state-of-the-art bakery in Upper Macungie Township.

The company, which is planning a $75 million facility at 105 Boulder Drive, Breinigsville, will produce bread and buns for the Northeast.

More than 100 jobs are expected to come to the area when it begins operation in early 2014.

Construction of the 240,000-square-foot Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified plant (LEED) is expected to begin in a few months and be completed by the end of this.

Upper Macungie

Thursday, January 10, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Upper Macungie Township offering SAT practice test Jan. 19

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, will be having its monthly breakfast 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Jan. 13.

Menu includes eggs, pancakes, toast, homefries and choice of two meats: sausage, bacon, ham and/or mackerel.

The fire company's 49th annual fastnacht sale is now beginning. Pickup will be Feb. 9, 10 and 11.

To place an order, call 610-398-3152 or 610-395-1194.

The fire company needs volunteers to help with the sale.

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Good Samaritan killed in Upper Macungie Twp.

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A Ohio man was killed when he was struck by a motor vehicle at 9:44 p.m. Dec. 26, 2012, on I-78, Upper Macungie Township when he went to assist the driver of a vehicle that was disabled from a previous crash.

Richard Helms, 60, of 2065 W. Clifton Ave., Cincinnati, was pronounced dead at 10:31 p.m. at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim said.

Grim said Helms death is attributed to multiple blunt force injuries.

He ruled the death an accident.

Police departments investigate abduction, jewelry store robbery

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

South Whitehall and Bethlehem Police are conducting a joint investigation into the Dec. 28, 2012, abduction of a Bixler's store employee from his Bethlehem home and the armed robbery of the jewelry store at 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Police say at approximately 7 p.m., the employee was forced by three armed men to open a safe at the store and to remove Rolex watches and jewelry.

The amount of merchandise taken has not been determined, South Whitehall police say.

Action artist donates paintings to help non-profits

Thursday, January 3, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Artist Pam Dent has found a unique way to help the less fortunate in the Lehigh Valley.

Dent, who has been painting since 2009, donates her paintings to non-profit agencies to auction off as fundraisers.

She also gives some of her pieces to family and friends as gifts.

"My first painting that sold was of Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter," Dent said. "It sold at an art auction at The Baum School of Art in the spring."

Upper Macungie

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Library movie night on Jan. 9, 2013

Come and spend a fun afternoon swapping knitting tips and tricks with the Knitting Circle from 1:30-4 p.m. Dec. 27 at the Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave, South Whitehall.

Bring knitting materials and enthusiasm.

The Knitting Circle is for knitters of all ages and skill levels.

Family storytimes begin 10:30-11 a.m. on Jan. 9, 2013, for children 18 months to 3 years.

There will be stories, songs and games for the whole family to share.

Younger and older siblings may attend.

S.W. police make arrest in burglaries

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

South Whitehall Police Officer Mark Keeler alleges in an affidavit of probable cause Joseph Anthony Carazo, of 1020 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, repeatedly broke into the Paragon Building, 1611 Pond Road, South Whitehall Township, in an attempt to obtain the cleaning contract for himself.

According to police, Carazo entered the building between Sept. 23 and Nov. 25, when it was closed for business.

Carazo allegedly admitted to being in the building from late at night to the early morning hours to sabotage the cleaning company.