Parkland Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

More town houses for Blue Barn Meadows

Friday, February 7, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners recently authorized construction of 69 town house units for Stage 3 of the Blue Barn Meadows subdivision of Posocco Equities.

The plan includes a 17-space parking lot and 1,280 feet of new roadway on 8.9 acres.

The overall Blue Barn Meadows project includes 207 townhouses on a 42-acre parcel. A small portion of the site is in Upper Macungie.

Stages One and Two of the development are already approved and under construction.


Friday, February 7, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Thomas Yezerski, chairman of the South Whitehall Public Safety Commission, telephoned The Press on Feb. 4 to say the safety commission had not “recommended” the KRE requested waiver to make left turns onto Broadway for a proposed fast-food restaurant at the corner of Cetronia Road and Broadway.

Yezerski was referring to the following published in the Jan. 30 edition of the Parkland Press when the director of planning and entitlements for KRE commented on the board’s resistance to the waiver and the left turn.

“We went to the public safety commission. They recommended it.”

Dan Kunkle settles in as director emeritus of nature center

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Dan Kunkle, director of the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, has retired from his mostly volunteer job.

He appreciates the many volunteers who helped make his time at the center so successful. He has received state and national awards and the center has received many more.

For 28 years he was a biology and environmental science teacher at Freedom High School until he took early retirement in 2004.

Lions collect supplies for homeless

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

LVHN’s Street Medicine Team also benefits from the donations

Channeling the spirit of charity and giving into the new year, local Lions Clubs had a collection drive at Friedens United Church of Christ, 7277 Route 873, Slatington.

The Jan. 11 event was designed to benefit the Lehigh Valley Health Network Street Medicine program and the local homeless population.

Volunteers have a super time at JCC fundraiser

Thursday, February 6, 2020 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

The Jewish Community Center was bustling with activity Jan. 28 during the annual Super Sunday program.

Chairwomen of the fundraiser were Dana Cohen and Naomi Schachter. They sought out volunteers to make phone calls asking for donations.

In addition to the phone calls, there was a group story time sponsored by the PJ Library.

Jennifer Einstein, who uses crutches to walk, read the book ”The Only One Club” to a group of children.

Parkland graduate provides relief at St. Luke’s physical therapy clinic

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

As experts at evaluating a person’s condition and administering treatment, a physical therapist helps individuals overcome aches, pains, injuries, and other ailments in order to improve their quality of life.

One such professional is Matthew Kosar, PT, DPT, and board certified clinical specialist in orthopedic physical therapy, who currently provides treatment at Physical Therapy at St. Luke’s. Kosar is the facility director of the physical therapy clinic at St. Luke’s Health Center, Fogelsville.