Parkland Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Cetronia officers, trustees donate to fire company

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The officers and trustees of the Cetronia Fire Company, No. 1, recently donated funds to the fire department with the approval of the club membership.

Fire company funds are raised from small games of chance, bingo, and other fundraisers.

Approximately $4,000 was donated to the fire department and was used to replace aging gas meters, which are carried in the fire apparatus.

Two MSA Safety Altair 5X Multigas Detectors were purchased. Each meter is capable of detecting up to six gases, including natural gas, simultaneously.

4-H volunteer receives 2018 veterinary service award

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dr. Marie Weber of North Whitehall was presented the Distinguished Veterinary Service Award and honored at a Hall of Fame Luncheon and Keystone Veterinary Conference in August at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey.

The Distinguished Veterinary Service Award is presented to a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association for distinguished service to the veterinary profession over a period of years.

Upper Macungie to recruit new firefighters

Friday, September 7, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Of all the calamities that could occur in one’s lifetime, fire may just be the worst.

Research conducted by the National Fire Protection Association for 2016 showed the following: a fire department responded to a fire every 24 seconds; one civilian death occurred every 2 hours and 35 minutes while fire injuries occurred every 34 minutes.

In 2016, there were 475,500 structure fires with 3,390 civilian deaths and 14,650 civilian injuries. One structure fire was reported every 66 seconds.

Ground broken for new Veterans Memorial Elementary School

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Parkland School District officials, contractors, and local and state legislators, turned out for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Veterans Memorial Elementary School, on Long Lane, Upper Macungie Township.

The 90,000-square-foot building is expected open in 2020 and accommodate 700 students.

It will be the ninth elementary school in the Parkland School District.

The land was donated by the Jaindl Family and was named by David and Jackie Jaindl.

Sanctuary at Haafsville shelter benefits from slimy fundraiser

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LONI WELLER in Local News

Cori Campbell, a fourth-grade student at Willow Lane Elementary School, Macungie, chose to act on kindness, not in a small way but rather in a slimy way.

Campbell is the founder and primary operator of the business, Slime Time.

She created several varieties of slime, a product that is currently very popular with children.

In addition to basic slime, she offers specialty slimes such as diamond slime and variety packs including the rainbow pack and the beach pack.

The young entrepreneur debuted her products at the recent Willow Lane Elementary open house.

Sarah Ayers, James Supra entertain at Blue’s Night Out

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Once again, Sarah Ayers and her musical ensemble performed for a very appreciative crowd Aug. 25 at the annual Blues Nite Out at the Neffs UCC Grove.

James Supra, award winning Lehigh Valley harmonica artist, a fixture with Sarah Ayers, was on target with his voice and harmonica.

Al Wannamaker was energetic on drums.

Mitch Shelly brought up the bottom with his exquisite bass, and Dave Smith rounded out the group on guitar.