Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Board nixes rezoning request

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Project manager Mark Bradbury presented a request to South Whitehall commissioners for rezoning a 7.3-acre portion of land at the northwest corner of Route 309 and Snowdrift Road from Rural Residential to Neighborhood Commercial.

During the board’s Oct. 3 meeting, Bradbury stated a section of the tract owned by Theodore and Lynn Lopsonzski along Blue Barn Road is suitable for five or six houses.

Bradbury said the remaining portion includes a drainage channel, swale and a banked area.

Painting society chapter to host art auction

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters is hosting its 27th annual art auction Nov. 4 in the Whitehall High School cafeteria, 2940 MacArthur Road.

There will be a preview time starting at 1:30 p.m. The bidding begins at 2 p.m.

For the past several years, the auctions were held at Sheckler Elementary School, Catasauqua, but the group changed venues this year to generate even more interest.

Some of the profits earned from the auction will go toward an art scholarship for a Whitehall High School senior.

KU Council of Trustees names new officers for 2018-2020

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Kutztown University Council of Trustees has appointed new officers for the 2018-20 academic years.

Jim Ludlow of Fogelsville was appointed vice chair. He has been a member of the Council of Trustees since 2013.

He is president of Liquid Interactive, a digital marketing agency in Allentown.

His company specializes in digital strategy, technology and design, including marketing, web design and e-commerce solutions.

Before that, Ludlow served Air Products and Chemicals Inc., for 19 years handling senior and director level management assignments.

Ironton Telephone calls on community to join celebration

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Ironton Telephone Company recently sponsored a community day at its headquarters along Mauch Chuck Road, Ironton.

The program strived to connect members of the surrounding communities to each other as well as community resources.

Neffs Fire Department and Community Fire Company No.1, Schnecksville, displayed firefighting apparatus.

Northern Valley EMS personnel were on hand to educate anyone interested in learning basic first aid and provide services in the event of any mishaps during the event.

Dirt track race cars were on display as well.

Drug Take Back on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by The Press in Local News


The 16th National Take Back Day drug collection event has been scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27.

During that time, Lehigh County residents can take expired and unused prescription, and over-the-counter medications to police departments and other locations in the county.

County residents may also dispose of capsules, pills, including pet medications and liquids.

Syringes and Sharps will not be accepted.

Residents who dispose of medications will remain anonymous, and no questions will be asked.