Parkland Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Term limits to be discussed at future county board meeting

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners discussed the ramifications of a proposed referendum amending the Home Rule Charter contained in a motion by Commissioner Amy Zanelli to limit commissioners to three terms.

Commissioner Nathan Brown speaking during the governance committee, before the regular Feb. 27 meeting, said he does not see a need for term limits in local government, which he defined as county government and below.

Chairman Marty Nothstein said he supports term limits for higher government levels.

Jahde predicted more winter

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Grundsau Lodsch 16 members celebrate the groundhog

When Jahde and his nephew Lee traveled via raft down the Jordan Creek on Feb. 2, the senior groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter.

With the 6-8 inches of snow that fell in the Lehigh Valley from the afternoon of March 3 into the next morning, Jahde may just have been right with his prognostication.

Jahde, the Grundsau 16 mascot, however, did not give away any additional weather secrets at the annual gathering to honor his celebrity status.

Senior center plans events

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors.

Various groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

March 9: Blue Notes; March 16: Gary Dee

Saturday dances will be 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m. Per person fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples welcome.

March 11-April 29: Peggy Sue will lead a line dancing class 1:45-3:15 p.m. Mondays.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, March 7, 2019 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY,

MARCH 7

·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.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families 7-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

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

County executive’s ‘story’ falls flat Armstrong apologizes for comments via email to The Press

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

As a way of explaining why he made no promises during his campaign for office, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong told what some considered a socially unacceptable “story” during his state of the county address about a supposed friend, a light blue Cadillac convertible and a “blonde.”

The Press contacted Armstrong for comment on his “story,” and the reaction of two Lehigh County commissioners when they heard what he had said.

Armstrong replied to The Press’ question via email on Feb. 26.