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Parkland OKs full-day kindergarten

Thursday, January 28, 2016 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

When the new term begins in September, Parkland 5-year-olds will attend a full day of kindergarten, a change from the half-day in effect since the program began generations ago.

At the Jan. 19 meeting, the school board approved the transition to full-day kindergarten by a vote of 5-3, with one board member abstaining.

Kelly Rosario, director of curriculum, instruction and professional development, worked with 30 educators on an early literacy committee for more than a year to plan for the change.

Northern Valley EMS Auxiliary preparing apple dumplings

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, is ready with the first fundraiser of the new year.

The group will be preparing homemade apple dumplings for pick-up Jan. 24 or 25.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 to reserve dumplings by Jan. 18.

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The youth group of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will be hosting a Spuds and Suds lunch 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 17.

The menu features a baked potato with more than 15 toppings, and a beverage.

The event is a fundraiser for the young people’s trip to the UCC National Youth Event at Disney World in July.

Tori Morgan re-elected president

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Christina “Tori” Morgan was re-elected for another two-year term as president of the South Whitehall Board of Commissioners.

During the Jan. 4 reorganization meeting, Commissioners Thomas Johns and David Bond simultaneously nominated Morgan for the position.

She offered comments on her selection.

“It’s an honor to continue to serve,” Morgan said. “It’s an adventure.

“We have a very good board. I look forward to working with all of you.”

Glenn Block was re-elected for another term as vice president.

Booze and a show at AMC theater

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Patrons of the AMC theater in Tilghman Square shopping center, 4608 Broadway, South Whitehall, can look forward to more than just a movie for their entertainment experience.

American Multi-Cinema Inc. is planning to implement a new food and beverage concept called MacGuffins Bar and Lounge.

Customers ages 21 and older will be able to purchase beer, wine or cocktails to consume at their seats while watching the movie.

Before installing the bar, AMC has to obtain a liquor license.

Tesla proposes car chargers at Tilghman Square, S. Whitehall

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Taking a leap into the future, South Whitehall commissioners listened to representatives of Tesla Motors propose installing eight electric vehicle charging stations at Tilghman Square shopping center, 4650 Broadway.

Jesse Karp and Max DeZegher traveled from New York City to the Aug. 5 commissioners' meeting to explain their proposal.

Tesla Motors, headquartered in California, is on the Aug. 26 zoning hearing board agenda.

Booze and a show at AMC theater

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Patrons of the AMC theater in Tilghman Square shopping center, 4608 Broadway, South Whitehall, can look forward to more than just a movie for their entertainment experience.

American Multi-Cinema Inc. is planning to implement a new food and beverage concept called MacGuffins Bar and Lounge.

Customers ages 21 and older will be able to purchase beer, wine or cocktails to consume at their seats while watching the movie.

Before installing the bar, AMC has to obtain a liquor license.

Union Lutheran youth do mission work in Detroit

Thursday, August 20, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Nine high school students and two advisers from Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, traveled to Detroit, Mich., this summer for a national denominational event that included worship, learning experiences, mission work and fun.

After an 11-hour trip on a bus shared with youth from other Lehigh Valley churches, the group settled in a hotel for the weeklong Evangelical Lutheran Church in America national youth gathering.

They were accompanied by Cathy Shaffer, assistant to Pastor Dennis Moore at Union Lutheran, and Doug Collins, youth group adviser.

There's an app for that ... bus

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Technology will soon make it possible for parents, students and Parkland staff to track the location of all district school buses.

At the July 28 meeting, Peter Balestrini, senior program manager at Computer Aid Inc., explained how a new app will indicate where a school bus is at any time.

"This will make the bus driver's seat a high tech cockpit," Balestrini said. "It will tell whether the bus is late or off its designated run.

"It will tell parents when the bus will get to the stop and when it has arrived at its destination."

Wehr visits dam engineers

Thursday, August 13, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Determined to make certain the future of Wehr's Dam is in good hands, William H. Wehr made a surprise visit to the engineering firm hired by South Whitehall Township to evaluate the structure and to develop a five-year plan for its maintenance.

Wehr's personal connection to the dam is through his great-grandfather, also named William H. Wehr, who ran a mill powered by water from the dam in the early 1900s.

Contracts renewed for Sniscak, Troutman

Thursday, August 6, 2015 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School Board unanimously approved employment agreements for the leadership duo now sitting in the district office.

At th July 28 meeting, District Superintendent Dr. Richard Sniscak and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rodney Troutman were each re-hired for a five-year term effective July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2021.

Both men assumed their present jobs July 1, 2011.

Sniscak, then assistant superintendent, succeeded Dr. Louise Donohue when she retired.

Troutman advanced to the role vacated by Sniscak.