Parkland Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

PennDOT offering motorcycle training

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation from now through October is offering an exciting line of Pennsylvania Motorcycle Safety Program clinics focusing on developing operator proficiency free of charge to prospective, experienced, and new riders who have a motorcycle learner’s permit or motorcycle license.

Developed by PennDOT’s program coordinator, Total Control Training Incorporated, PAMSP offers five training syllabuses tailored not just to hone a rider’s knowledge, but to test his or her ability to physically manipulate a motorcycle properly.

Hartzell seeks second term on board

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioner Dan Hartzell has announced he is running for a second, four-year term on the board.

Hartzell, 68, of South Whitehall Township, is a Democrat who took office in January 2016.

A Lehigh Valley native, he is a Whitehall High School and Kutztown University graduate.

A former Morning Call reporter, editor and columnist, Hartzell covered municipal government during more than 38 years in the news business before retiring in 2014.

He wrote the “Road Warrior” question-and-answer column on travel and transportation matters.

School district plans tax hike

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School Board and administration, during the April 26 seminar, reviewed the proposed $186.5 million budget for 2019-20 and reported the tax rate needed to provide for it.

The plan calls for a 15.77 mill tax rate, a 2.27-percent increase over 2018-19.

For each $100,000 of assessed property value, a property owner would have a $35 increase in taxes.

The impact on the average residential assessed value of $227,870 would be an increase of $79.75 over the previous term.

Fogelsville native presents floral demonstration

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Fogelsville native and successful florist Michael Grim recently brought an educational and entertaining floral program to St. John’s UCC, Fogelsville.

Grim and husband, Jim Osburn, demonstrated their flower and place setting expertise in front of a church full of old friends, family and new admirers.

Since leaving Allentown and moving to Manhattan and then Bridgehampton, Long Island, Grim’s reputation has grown to now count Billy Joel, Christy Brinkley and Julie Andrews as his clients.

Justin Sheftell Tourney to take place on June 15

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

The 15th annual Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament will take place June 15 at the Lehigh County Athletic Fields.

What started as a friendly softball game in 2005 in memory of Sheftel, who was hit and killed by a drunken driver just hours after graduating from Parkland High School, has now donated more than $450,000 to the Lehigh Valley community.

For the 15th Anniversary, an anonymous donor will match any new donations, including increased donations to the 2019 tournament from past donors.