Parkland Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Lehigh County commissioners honor local residents

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh Commissioners, on Sept. 12, paid homage to one of the county’s most illustrious residents — Joseph R. Zeller, “statesman, patriot and recipient of the Freedom Foundation Award.”

Zeller was honored on the occasion of his 100th birthday on Sept. 19.

In a special resolution, commissioners thanked Zeller “for a lifetime of service to his community and his country.”

The resolution described Zeller as one who brought “unbounded vision, impassioned drive and unmitigated commitment to virtually any issue he addressed ...”

Board receives security update

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland Safety Administrator Dr. Anthony Naradko provided a school safety and security update to the board at a recent meeting.

He reported Pennsylvania Act 44, which took effect in June, specifies active assailant protocol for employees to follow and lists the school safety coordinator’s responsibilities.

Naradko noted Parkland has had a safety coordinator for five years and is already doing most of the requirements spelled out in Act 44.

He said the active assailant protocol, however, introduces new training with the key words “Run, Hide, Fight.”

166th Great Allentown Fair celebrates agriculture

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The 2018 Great Allentown Fair opened its doors to the public on Aug. 28 with its opening ceremony at the RCN Farmerama Theater.

With a promise of good times and food, excellent entertainment and quickly changing weather, this year’s fair, the 166th, was destined to be Great!

With the colors posted by the Lehigh Valley Composite Squadron 805, Civil Air Patrol, Egypt, the ceremony got underway.

Bev Gruber, president of the Lehigh County Agriculture Society was master of ceremonies.

Male bison transferred from Trexler Preserve

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners have given final approval for transfer of a male bison from Trexler Nature Preserve to the Catoctin Zoo and Wildlife Preserve, Thurmont, Md.

The male bison, born in 2013, is the result of a managed breeding program started in 2011.

The young male would predictably challenge the elder male bison and cause problems for the herd.

Lightbridge Academy to build in Upper Macungie Township

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Steve DiNunzio, franchise owner of the Lightbridge Academy Early Childhood Education facility, Bethlehem Township, recently held a ceremonial brick laying at his new facility in Upper Macungie Township.

The academy will occupy 50 percent of the new construction site at 249 Cetronia Road and is scheduled for completion before the end of 2018.

The Vine Church

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Pastor Adam Kern, of The Vine Church, which meets at the Schnecksville Grange, 5322 Route 873, has announced several forthcoming endeavors for the organization.

“We are rolling out a new children’s ministry and revamping the area downstairs,” Kern said.

“We’re transforming the basement where kids will want to come.

“And, we have a new director of children’s ministry with a background in education.”

The first children’s church lesson will be on Sept. 16.

BREAKING NEWS: Upper Macungie police issue fraud alert warning

Friday, September 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

On Sept. 11, a resident reported he received a telephone call from an individual who stated he was associated with Upper Macungie Township.

The individual stated he was seeking a monetary donation for the township and he would mail the resident a form to complete i to make the donation.

Upper Macungie Township is not soliciting donations from residents.

If you or a family member receives a phone call similar to this, contact Upper Macungie police at 484-661-5911 and make a police report.