Parkland Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Stephens Funeral Home offers pet loss seminar

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Stephens Funeral home, Upper Macungie, recently hosted Kathryn Jennings, founder of Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support for a pet loss and grief seminar.

Jennings said she founded Day by Day after she lost her three schnauzers, Pookie Poo in 2012, and Hallie Boo and Sallie Lou in 2013.

Jennings, certified as a pet loss professional and certified in pet loss and grief companioning, said Day by Day, a nonprofit organization, was established to assist pet owners companions on their grief journey.

Grants sought for park

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Director of Operations Randy Cope reported at the April 4 commissioners’ meeting, he is applying to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources for a $200,000 to $300,000 grant for improvements at Covered Bridge Park.

The funds would be used for a new 30-car parking lot for the soccer field, a new playground for all ages, including a tot lot, and landscaping.

Cope is also re-submitting a grant request to DCNR for $175,000 for renovations to the Mill House at the corner of Wehr Mill and River roads near the covered bridge.

Parkland receives 15 Freddy nominations for ‘Hunchback’

Friday, May 11, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland High School has received 15 nominations, the most of any school this year, for its production of the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Nominations include: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical; Outstanding Stage Crew; Outstanding Production Number for the “The Bells of Notre Dame”; Outstanding Chorus; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Use of Lighting; Outstanding Use of Costumes; Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra; and Outstanding Use of Scenery.

Parkland receives 15 Freddy nominations for ‘Hunchback’

Thursday, May 17, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland High School has received 15 nominations, the most of any school this year, for its production of the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Nominations include: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical; Outstanding Stage Crew; Outstanding Production Number for the “The Bells of Notre Dame”; Outstanding Chorus; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Use of Lighting; Outstanding Use of Costumes; Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra; and Outstanding Use of Scenery.

183rd Legislative District

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Republicans Zach Mako, the incumbent, and Cindy Miller are each seeking a win in the May 15 General Primary to represent the 183rd Legislative District.

Whomever receives the most votes in the primary will face Democrat Jason Ruff in the November General Election.

The Press asked the candidates the following question:

Why did you decide to run for office in the 183rd Legislative District?

Zach Mako

7th Congressional District

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Eight candidates, two Republicans and six Democrats, are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.

This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.

The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month.