Parkland Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Grundsau says six more weeks of winter

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Mid 30-degree temperatures did not deter the 50-plus groundhog aficionados from gathering 7 a.m. Feb. 2 at Wehr’s Dam, South Whitehall, to watch Jahde and his nephew, Lee, float down the Jordan Creek.

As members and supporters of Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 awaited the groundhog’s weather prediction, they were treated to cookies and hot beverages.

Lodsch Haaptmann David Adam of Orefield opened this year’s ceremony by welcoming everyone in Pennsylvania Dutch.

Cetronia Ambulance offers apprenticeships

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Cetronia Ambulance Corps has designed a four-year program to create a career pathway for unemployed and underemployed Lehigh Valley residents to become paramedics.

The apprentices initially work for six months as nonemergency paratransit drivers to learn customer service skills and the geographic location of hospitals and health care facilities.

During this time, they take a noncredit emergency medical technical course at Lehigh Carbon Community College and prepare for national EMT certification tests.

Pennsylvania Farm Show angel food cake second-place winner

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Angel Food Cake with Strawberry Crème Filling

Loretta Sterner


Angel Food Cake

1-1/4 cup flour

1-3/4 cup sugar

1/4 tsp. salt

1-1/2 cup egg whites (about 10 eggs)

1 tsp. cream of tartar

1 tsp. vanilla

Beat egg whites until they form stiff peaks. Then add cream of tartar and vanilla.

Sift flour, sugar and salt about five times.

Gently combine egg whites and dry ingredients, then pour into ungreased 10-ince tube pan.

Place in a cool oven.

Turn oven to 325 degrees.

2020 Census postcards to be mailed in mid-March

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The U.S. Census Bureau kicked of its 2020 decennial census Jan. 21 in the rural Village of Toksook Bay, Alaska.

National Census Day, however, isn’t officially observed until April 1.

Robert F. Toth Jr., area census office manager with the Philadelphia Regional Census Center, Allentown Area office, 3900 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall, told The Press Jan. 17 his office, which covers Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Monroe, Luzerne, Lackawanna, Pike and Wayne counties, is still in the recruiting phase of hiring workers.

Fast-food restaurant planned for Broadway and Cetronia Road

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have granted approval to KRE Spring View Commercial for a fast-food restaurant on a one acre site at the southeast corner of the Broadway and Cetronia Road intersection.

The proposed 3,400-square-foot building includes 34 parking spaces. A drive-thru is not planned, however.

For two hours at their Jan. 15 meeting, commissioners discussed KRE’s request for a left-turn lane from the restaurant driveway onto Broadway.

There were quite a few objections to the plan.

On the Cetronia Road side of the property, a left turn is not permitted.

For the Record

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Thank you to South Whitehall Commissioner Diane Kelly for calling the Parkland Press and letting us know there was an error in the South Whitehall commissioners’ story in the Jan. 23 edition.

An entire paragraph was missing. The following is what should have been printed:

“[Joe] Setton then appointed [Matthew] Mobilio as vice president. This was seconded by [Christina “Tori”] Morgan.

The motion failed 3-2, as Kelly, Mobilio and [Michael] Wolk voted against, and Morgan and Setton in favor.

Matthew Schutter escorted from county meeting

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners’ meeting had a rocky start Jan. 22 when, immediately after Chairwoman Amy Zanelli led the Pledge of Allegiance, former county commissioner candidate Matthew Schutter began interrupting the proceedings with a call for “a point of order.”

According to Ann McFarlane, author on parliamentary procedure on the Jurassic Parliament Web page, calling for a point of order is reserved for a member of the deliberative body to make after being recognized by the presiding officer.