Parkland Press

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Community welcomes Elke home from CHOP

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The parking lot at Springhouse Middle School was filled with vehicles, police cars and fire engines on May 23.

Drivers were lining up for a parade to drive by Elke Lindenmuth’s house.

Elke had just been released from Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she had been a patient for 11 weeks, since the beginning of April.

Elke, a student at Parkway Manor Elementary, is now finally home.

Although she will be visiting CHOP for her autoimmune deficiency, she also will be recuperating at home.

Helpline available for behavioral resources, referrals

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Department of Human Services has announced the launch of a 24/7 support and referral helpline staffed by skilled caseworkers to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency.

“Pennsylvanians will overcome this crisis together by following the guidance of public-health professionals who advise social-distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but physical isolation does not mean social isolation,” DHS Secretary Teresa Miller said. “We must support people where they are during this time of crisis.”


Thursday, June 25, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Roger Hudak a booster for South

Bethlehem Mayor Robert Donchez gives Roger Hudak a lot of credit.

“Roger’s motivation, energy and commitment of his personal time has been invaluable to the City of Bethlehem, especially the South Side,” Donchez said of Hudak.

Hudak acknowledges the South Side has for decades had to overcome negative attitudes about where to live.

Immigrants coming to this country to work at Bethlehem Steel in the mid-20th century settled on the South Side to be near where they worked.

Library opens at Roma Building

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Parkland Community Library reopened June 15 at its new temporary location in the ROMA Building, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 302, South Whitehall.

According to the library’s Enewsletter, the library has limited pickup and drop-off hours in accordance with Gov. Tom Wolf’s and the State Librarian guidelines during the yellow phase.

Hours are by appointment only.

When a patron places holds online or with library staff, they will call patrons to arrange a one-hour window for them to pick up their materials.

Graduates receive diplomas, yearbooks

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Complying with all aspects of rules surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic affecting this country, Parkland High School had a drive-through diploma and yearbook pickup at the high school on June 10.

Many of the graduates wore their caps and gowns, even though they were confined to their vehicles.

Following the pickup in the circle, graduates were permitted to have their photos taken by a professional photographer near the entrance to the pool.

KU president provides update on summer classes, activities

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Kutztown University President Dr. Kenneth S. Hawkinson sent the following message to the KU campus community.

The State System presidents received direction from the chancellor regarding 2020 summer sessions and other planned summer activities at our universities.

In keeping with the strategy being pursued by the governor to protect the health and safety of all Pennsylvanians, and in the interest of securing the safety of our faculty, staff and students, as well as our communities, the chancellor is directing:

KU ensemble wins music award

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News

DownBeat Magazine, one of the premier and longest-running jazz and commercial music magazines in the U.S., has honored Kutztown University for the third year in a row, placing the university in the Undergraduate College Outstanding Performance category of its annual Student Music Awards.

KU’s Rock Ensemble I shares the honor with ensembles from University of Miami and Vanderbilt University.

Student performers include Aidan Burke of Allentown on keyboard, and David Schucker of Kempton on trumpet.