Parkland Press

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Post prom festivities provide revelers with safe party fun

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland students lined up at the high school starting around 11:30 p.m. May 12 following the 2018 Prom at Bethlehem’s SteelStacks.

Post prom events and activities, at the high school, were geared by the Post Prom Committee to hold their interest until 5:30 a.m. the next morning.

Some of the activities included a karaoke sound station set up in the driver room, and Tapsnap in the library conference room.

The cool ‘kids’ go to Cedar Crest College

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Goat yoga helps ease exam jitters

You’ve heard of goat cheese. How about goat’s milk?

There’s goat hoof trimmers and Billy Goat Industries Inc.

The Stones broke your heart on Goat Head’s Soup.

Heard about “goat yoga?” Seriously. Goat yoga.

If you haven’t, don’t worry.

Unscientifically, most goats are oblivious to this postmodern foray into health and self-enlightenment.

A few cultured and lucky goats — the cool kids — know the score and received an up-close and personal view into a mind-body yoga workout May 1 at Cedar Crest College, Allentown.

The Final Countdown

North Whitehall Twp welcomes new public works director

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the North Whitehall Township supervisors’ May meeting, Richard Deemer was introduced to the audience as the new public works director.

In other matters, Jarett Zuber’s one lot subdivision was one of two development items on the North Whitehall agenda.

The Zuber plan was reviewed and the request for waivers was discussed.

The planning commission has given the plan an unfavorable review as there were issues outstanding.

Bob Bold honored as Friend of Education

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Parkland Education Association recently honored its first Friend of Education — Robert E. Bold.

The honor was bestowed at a dinner of the Lehigh-Northampton Counties local association of the Pennsylvania State Education Association.

Bold has been a member of the Parkland School Board since 1999.

He served as president of the board five terms and vice- president three terms.

He leads the Buildings and Grounds Committee and is the legislative liaison for Region 8. He was a founding school board representative to the Parkland Education Foundation for six years.

Bo Tkach Foundation donates to Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

For families that need assistance, the Bo Tkach Under the Helmet and Hat Foundation and the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund are there.

Members of the two nonprofit organizations met recently in Palmerton to share ideas about how each of them can continue their mission of helping others.

Tkach, a son of Jim and Sandi Tkach, then of Slatington, was a scholar-athlete who graduated in 2001 from Northern Lehigh High School and went on to become a stellar athlete at Wilkes University. After years of struggling with an obsessive-compulsive disorder, he took his own life in 2007.

Rooms needed at the manor

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland Manor Vice President David Harte, a retirement facility underway at the former West End Racquetball Club, asked South Whitehall commissioners to approve additional rooms for the venture.

Harte reported, during the April 18 meeting, market studies indicate more single occupancy rooms, than the architect had originally proposed, are recommended.

“We have a big demand for private occupancy rooms,” Harte told the board. “That’s the demand in the market place.

“We’ll have the same number of people.

USS Intrepid celebrating 75th anniversary

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 16 will mark the 75th anniversary of the commissioning of the USS Intrepid (CVS-11), the World War II-era Essex class aircraft carrier that is now home to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City.

To mark the occasion, the Intrepid Museum is putting out a coast-to-coast “all call” for former Intrepid crew members to be reunited in a special 75th Commissioning Anniversary Celebration Weekend from Aug. 16-19 on board the Intrepid.

The museum is also accepting donations of personal artifacts and memorabilia from former crew members and their families.


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.