Parkland Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Firefighters battle fire at salvage yard

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

As this reporter was leaving the Parkland Press office at 1633 N. 26th St., South Whitehall, at 10 a.m. Aug. 28, smoke could be seen billowing into the sky from behind Grandview Cemetery.

Sirens could be heard as volunteer firefighters from Greenawalds, Woodlawn, Cetronia, and Tri-Clover fire departments responded to a fire at South Whitehall Salvage, 2000 Minnich Road, South Whitehall.

Greenawalds Assistant Fire Chief Adam Garger told The Press at the scene that the fire started in a pile of scrap metal near an old garage.

‘Get Prepared Parkland’ Sept. 14 at high school

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the August Upper Macungie Township supervisors’ meeting, residents learned Get Prepared Parkland will be offered at Parkland High School from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 14.

Upper Macungie, South Whitehall and North Whitehall townships will host this safety event.

Everyone is invited to participate in demonstrations and presentations to earn giveaways.

Rescue mission seeking make, serve meal donors

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Allentown Rescue Mission has been supporting the area’s homeless since 1900.

The mission serves 150 people every day at a cost of $2.37 per meal.

Donors can provide meals directly to the homeless through the mission’s make-and-serve program by providing a hot meal to serve residents.

The following dates available for the September meals: Sept. 5-7, 9, 10, 12-20 and 22-30.

To help, contact Terry Miklas at

For more information on how to help, visit or email

4-H’r elected AQHYA national director

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Trinity Packard, a junior firefighter, is president of the Lehigh County 4-H Equine Club, secretary of the Lehigh County 4-H Dairy Goat club, secretary of the Pennsylvania and Maryland Quarter Horse Associations, and is now a three-time national director for the American Quarter Horse Youth Association.

Packard, 16, from Slatington, is an 11th-grade student at Northern Lehigh High School.

For the past eight years, Packard has been an active 4-Her, who uses her leadership skills to help and inspire other youths.

Boy Scout builds jungle gym for goats at Lehigh Valley Zoo

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Zoo’s Animal Care and Maintenance staff recently had the opportunity to partner up with a local Boy Scout Troop to coordinate a project for the benefit of the zoo and the animals in the collection.

Enrichment such as this play structure is integral in making sure that the care that the animals that call the Lehigh Valley Zoo home have is constantly held to the highest standard.

S. Whitehall youth learn about law enforcement, EMS careers

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

South Whitehall Township’s Police Department sponsored a Summer Youth Police Academy during the week of Aug. 12-16.

The young cadets were introduced to police tactics, emergency medical service basics and fire/rescue operations.

On Aug. 14, Pennsylvania State Police Cpl. James Erme, landed a state police helicopter at the Lehigh County Sports Fields, Cetronia.

Erme introduced the youngsters to the role of the helicopter in supporting police, fire and emergency medical service in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Parkland student awarded Dr. Phillip Grubb scholarship

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Ai Orthodontics, Emmaus, recently awarded scholarships to patients who are pursuing continuing education.

Rayhan Rahman from Parkland High School, who is going to Penn State, received the Schreyer Honors College Dr. Phillip Grubb Scholarship, presented by Dr. Phillip and Sue Grubb.

In addition, Sydni Ernst from Allentown Central Catholic, who is attending Drexel University, was presented the Dr. William Baringer Memorial Scholarship by Barbara Baringer and daughter Brenda.

Senior center plans September events

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

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

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

Sept. 7, 18: The Henry King Duo

Sept. 21: Country Dance Band

Sept. 28: DJ Music Mix with Jerry Deane

Saturday dances will be offered 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance is from 1-4 p.m.

Per person fee includes light refreshments.

Singles and couples are welcome.