Parkland Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Get Prepared Parkland safety event on Sept. 14

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie, South Whitehall and North Whitehall townships will host their annual Get Prepared Parkland safety event 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 14 at Parkland High School, 2700 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall.

Everyone is invited to participate in demonstrations and presentations to earn giveaways.

There will be CPR and fire extinguisher training, burglary prevention, school bus, firearm, car seat and home generator safety presentations, junior firefighter obstacle course and survival kit preparation for home and car.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Union UCC preparing for Blues Nite Out in the grove

Thursday, August 22, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The 16th annual Blues Nite Out will be staged Aug. 23 and 24 in the Union United Church of Christ grove, Neffs.

On Friday, the food stand will open at 5 p.m. Jake Kaligis and his band will perform from 7-10 p.m.

Refreshments will be available 4 p.m. on Saturday

From 4-6:30 p.m., Bev Conklin will make a return performance with her band and headliner and local favorite, the Sarah Ayers Band and James Supra on harmonica will entertain from 7-10 p.m.

Stop in for turkey barbecue, pulled pork, sausage sandwiches, hot dogs, chili, homemade baked goods and ice cream.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: St. John’s Lutheran hosting dinner

Friday, August 16, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, is hosting a free community dinner from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 16 in the fellowship hall.

Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy burgers, hot dogs, drinks and more.

For information, call the church office at 610-395-5535.


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall Township, will be showing the movie “The Petrified Forest” 1 p.m. Aug. 19.

Book Quest will meet 7-8 p.m. Aug. 20 to discuss a short story.

New members are welcome to attend.

NORTH WHITEHALL TWP: Outdoor activities offered at Union UCC

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, will have its 10:30 a.m. on Aug. 11 worship service in the grove.

Afterward, all are invited to a family picnic for fun, fellowship and food.

Free hot dogs, barbecues, chips and drinks will be provided. Bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.

After lunch, everyone is welcome to take part in a cake walk, play bingo or join in the annual softball game.

In case of rain, the picnic will take place in fellowship hall.

The men’s group of Union UCC will have a bean bag tournament in the grove 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 14.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Upper Macungie Twp police celebrating National Night Out

Monday, August 5, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township police will participate in National Night Out 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane.

This year’s event will feature food trucks, moon bounces, face painting, rides and amusements including a zip line, dunk-a-cop, Home Depot kids crafts, 50/50 raffle and more.

There will also be K-9 and traffic stop demonstrations, PPL safety demonstration, “Big Rig” trucking simulator and emergency vehicle displays.


The township will be showing the movie “Mary Poppins Returns” Aug. 9 at Grange Park, 360 Grange Road.Activities start 7 p.m.

NORTH WHITEHALL: NOVA grillin’ up some barbecued chicken

Friday, July 12, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley Emergency Medical Services, NOVA, will be serving barbecued chicken dinners noon to 6 p.m. on July 20.

The full-course meal includes half a chicken, corn on the cob, pickled cabbage, baked potato, dinner roll and dessert.

The meal may be enjoyed in the air-conditioned social hall or may be packaged for take out.

Reservations must be made in advance.

Call Julie at 610-262-7749 for tickets.


NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP: Upper Lehigh Lions install new officers for 2019-20

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Members of the Upper Lehigh Lions Club had an enjoyable evening with dinner at Villa Lentini and installation of officers for 2019-20 by Past District Governor Fred Folland.

Ronald Smith is the new president, succeeding Ruthann Krause in the leadership position.

Richard Wisser and Marsha Johnston are first- and second vice presidents.

William Rabe was named secretary. Kevin Schmidt will serve as treasurer and Ronald Gabel was named assistant secretary/treasurer.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Fireworks Spectacular July 6 in Breinigsville

Thursday, June 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township, along with Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S Burkholder funeral homes, will host the Breinigsville Independence Day fireworks spectacular July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Rain date is July 7.

Concession stands open at 3 p.m. and WTAP TV personality Uncle Jeffery will begin broadcasting at that time.

There will be music by the Allentown Municipal Band at 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned patriotic sing-along at 8:15 p.m.

The patriotic reading will start around 9:10 p.m. with the grand fireworks spectacular at dusk.

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Upper Macungie to host shredding event on June 22

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township, in partnership with certified tennis professional Brian Bleam, will host tennis clinics for all levels at Ricky Park, 5875 Ricky Ridge Trial, Orefield, and Blue Barn Park, 5770 Snowy Orchid.

Adult and junior tennis session two are scheduled for June 17 to July 17.

There is a fee to attend and registration is required.

The township and the Nanny Loft will offer a one-day safe sitter class 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. June 17 at the Upper Macungie Township Building, 8330 Schantz Road, Breinigsville.

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union UCC offers Sunday School adventures

Friday, May 31, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, invites all children, preschool through grade five, to join some super stupendous summer vacation adventures on three Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

The first destination will be Africa, scheduled for June 9. The second will be Italy on July 21, and then to Greece on Aug. 18.

Children will travel with Director of Christian Education Kathy Bonsell and her tour guides to the different countries and learn about their culture, food, faith and music.