Parkland Press

Thursday, July 9, 2020

New assistant administrator joins staff at Union Lutheran

Thursday, July 9, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Katie Stauter has joined the staff of Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, as assistant office administrator.

A Parkland graduate, Stauter has been a lifelong member of Union Lutheran and has been involved in many church activities.

Since the pandemic halted in-person worship, Stauter has been producing YouTube services and devotional videos for the church.

Stauter has had experience as a professional photographer taking shots of the IronPigs, senior class pictures for Northwestern and Parkland high schools, and many portraits of families and children.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020 by DER OLDT MON LAWFED FER EN OFFICE in Local News

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Uprising takes place at Trexlertown mall

Thursday, July 9, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

There was an uprising June 17 in Trexlertown.

The event, however, had nothing to do with current unsettling events occurring throughout the United States and the world.

The uprising was a slow, deliberate process to raise the roof on the former Bon-Ton department store in the Trexlertown Mall.

UrbanAir, a children’s adventure company, has purchased the property in order to install its largest facility in North America.

BrightFarms offering virtual field trip

Thursday, July 9, 2020 by The Press in Local News

BrightFarms Selinsgrove, greenhouse, Snyder County, is bringing the field trip to families by filming an interactive tour designed to teach kids, parents and teachers about indoor farming.

BrightFarms Grower Charlie will walk through the greenhouse as viewers discover how BrightFarms brings fresh, tasty and delicious local produce to supermarkets in the region.

Kids will learn about the science behind indoor hydroponic growing:

•How they grow indoors all year-round (even in winter!);

COVID-19 resources updated

Thursday, July 9, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Penn State Extension provided the following information about resources available to the community regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Access the following resources:

·Prevention: Tips and best practices for hand washing, social distancing, and more to stay healthy.

·Personal and Family Resources: Information on cooking from your pantry, budgeting, activities to do with your children, protecting yourself from scams, keeping mentally fit and more.

Water balloons cool off Union UCC staff, pastors

Thursday, July 9, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The leadership of Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, had a water balloon challenge fundraiser June 28.

For a donation of toiletry items for the Lehigh Conference of Churches, participants were given water balloons to “cool off” pastors, staff and volunteers.

Following the challenge, participants were treated to ice cream, sparklers, devotions and music.

The Ridings moves ahead

Thursday, July 9, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Although activity at the Ridings development was halted for awhile due to COVID-19 pandemic restrictions, construction has resumed on the Schnecksville project.

Located along Schneck Road between Spruce Street and Hickory, Phase I of the Ridings will include 43 single family homes on 20 acres of land.

North Whitehall Township Manager Chris Garges reports the houses will be served by public water lines from either the Lehigh County Authority or Northampton Municipal Water Authority.

Dorney discusses accreditation, policy

Thursday, July 9, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners had a shortened business agenda during their July 1 virtual meeting.

During the correspondence period, Police Chief Glen Dorney noted the township police department had been assessed June 24 by the Pennsylvania Law Enforcement Accreditation Commission.

The department originally earned accreditation June 23, 2017, and is one of 120 agencies in the state to be accredited by PLEAC.