Parkland Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Traffic calming policy explained at South Whitehall board meeting

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

In response to residents’ complaints of excessive speed and cut-through traffic in neighborhoods, South Whitehall staff developed a draft policy and procedures for officials and concerned residents to work together for a safer community.

At a recent commissioners’ meeting, George Kinney, director of community development, offered a presentation on the proposed traffic calming policy.

The idea for the document came from PennDOT when the township asked for technical assistance to decrease speeding along Dylan Drive.

Good Will Fire Company volunteers have fastnacht fever

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown had its annual fastnacht sale March 2 at the fire station.

With a large crew at work, the fire company made more than 3,000 dozen of the doughy Lenten treats.

The work took dedication and long hours of hard work from members of the fire department, the ladies auxiliary and the community to make such a huge quantity of fastnachts.

Good Will Fire Company is one of the last Lehigh Valley organizations to use potatoes in its recipe, making them true to the original deep-fried.

Naugle seeks re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Longtime County Clerk and employee, Andrea E. Naugle, has announced she will seek re-election as Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records.

Naugle, of Allentown, has served as the first Lehigh County Clerk of Judicial Records since January 2008.

She oversees the civil, criminal, recorder of deeds and register of wills divisions.

Before her election as clerk of judicial records, Naugle was elected to three terms, beginning in 1995, as clerk of courts, overseeing the civil and criminal divisions.

Fourth generation joins family funeral home

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Amanda L. (Nester) Ebeling of Weisenberg Township has joined the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, as a fourth generation funeral director.

Ebeling received her Pennsylvania license in funeral directing in June 2018 and will be working in a partnership with her father, Robert S. Nester, at their family’s funeral home.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology in 2000 from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County.


Thursday, March 14, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli. Call 610-298-2710.

·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. For information, call 610-751-0912.

·Lehigh Valley Blue Star Mothers support group for members and veterans of armed services and their families, 7 p.m. Weichert Realtors, 2330 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem. MARCH 15

·Men’s Prayer Breakfast 7 a.m. at Cracker Barrel Restaurant, Fogelsville. All men are welcome. MARCH 16

Minnich announces bid for Lehigh County Coroner

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

With the recent announcement that Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim is retiring, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.

Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006.

By 2007, he began as a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been promoted by Grim.

Board OKs extension for Hotel Hamilton plans

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Hotel Hamilton development proposed for a 5.3-acre site along Hamilton Boulevard, with plans dating back to 2015, received another 12-month time extension from South Whitehall commissioners.

Construction of a hotel and two other commercial buildings, possibly a bank and pharmacy, at the northeast corner of the Cedar Crest/Hamilton Boulevard intersection in Dorneyville had been proposed by developer Atul Patel.

He also agreed to preserve the historic King George Inn on the site.

Pedestrian hit by car in Upper Macungie Township

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 37-year-old Michigan man was struck by a 2017 Toyota Corolla driven by Andrew Pollock, 28, of Allentown 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the 5600 block of Tilghman St., Upper Macungie Township.

According to Upper Macungie Township police, Brandon Rambus of Detroit, Mich., was attempting to walk cross Tilghman Street when he was struck by Pollock’s car that was westbound on Tilghman Street near Blue Barn Road.

Rambus was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township for serious injuries, police say.

Pollock was uninjured.

Article By: susan rumble Special to The Press

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School District Business Manager John Vignone has reported the gap between revenue and expenditures in the proposed 2019-20 budget was lowered from $8.99 million to $5.99 million since his previous statement in January.

Vignone said during the Feb. 19 school board meeting, the district can project about a $2 million increase over the previous amount from real estate revenue, earned income tax and interest.

On the expenditures side, Vignone said retirements of long-term employees announced in January will yield savings through attrition.