Parkland Press

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Seniors tie dye at library

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

A group of seniors participated Sept. 20 in a do it yourself tie-dyeing project with all the materials provided at the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.

Each person was given a cloth shopping bag to tie dye although some brought a shirt or other fabric they wanted to tie dye.

Becky Wanamaker, adult services and programming librarian, gave all the participants plastic gloves and showed them the various colors and the technique for tie dyeing fabric.

The more than 15 women were very enthusiastic about the project.


Thursday, November 15, 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 from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

Lehigh County executive vetoes budget change

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Making good on a promise, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong vetoed the proposed budget for 2019 on Oct. 31 because an amendment passed by county commissioners rolled back the millage rate from the proposed 3.79 mils to 3.64 mils.

Armstrong made the announcement in a special news conference at the county administration building attended by the press, members of the Armstrong administration, a couple of aspiring commissioners and Lehigh County Commissioner Amy Zanelli.

Armstrong warned against letting the commissioners’ amended budget harm the county’s bond rating.

No tax hike in Upper Mac

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

The 2019 preliminary budget was presented to Upper Macungie supervisors at their Nov. 1 meeting.

Anticipated revenue is $34,288,119 with expected expenditures of $32,473,689.

Residents can, therefore, expect no tax increase.

The board noted 36.3 percent of the budget covers contractual services such as engineering fees.

Receipts from permits, fees, charges, etc. cover 34.1 percent of the income.

Supervisors voted to adopt the budget during their December meeting.

Resident Bob Burns of Fogelsville brought a stormwater issue before the board.