Parkland Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

Doughnuts and stories bring dads to library

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

In anticipation of Father’s Day, Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, offered a dads and doughnuts program June 15, with story time for youngsters and the doughy delicacies for all.

All the children were looking forward to taking their fathers to the library to hear stories about doughnuts and then to actually eat doughnuts.

Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes first read three books about doughnuts, “Please Mr. Panda,” by Steve Antony; “The Hole Story of the Doughnut,” by Pat Miller; and then “If You Give a Dog a Donut,” by Laura Numeroff.

Lighthouse Baptist honors first responders

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

June 9 was a special day at Lighthouse Baptist Church in Breinigsville.

For the past five years, first responders have been honored on the second Sunday of June. Cheryl Summerfelt and Bob Walker, organize the day.

Summerfelt contacted 18 organizations and invited their members to visit the church that day.

On the table in front of the altar were statuettes of a policeman helping a child and a fireman.

Pastor Hal Hopkins welcomed everyone.

“We are so glad you are here,” Hopkins said to the first responders.

New Tripoli resident concerned after hearing loud explosion near her home

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A New Tripoli resident is concerned after hearing a loud explosion near her home around 7:15 a.m. June 25.

Micki Tapper of Flint Hill Road spoke with The Press by telephone the next day about the explosion.

“My first thought was a tree fell on our house. We (Micki and husband Gene) live on five areas,” Tapper said. “I went outside and looked around, but didn’t see anything.”

She said the explosion shook her house and windows.

Tapper said there is nothing she knows of in the area that would have caused the explosion.

Breinigsville fireworks July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie Township in partnership with the Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S Burkholder funeral homes will be hosting the Village of Breinigsville Independence Day fireworks spectacular July 6 at Earl Adams Memorial Park, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville. Rain date is July 7.

Concession stands will open at 3 p.m.

WTAP TV Personality Uncle Jeffery will also begin broadcasting live at 3 p.m.

There will be live music by the Municipal Band of Allentown beginning at 7 p.m. with an old-fashioned patriotic sing-along at 8:15 p.m.

Allentown Flag Day Association

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The City of Allentown and the Allentown Flag Day Association, along with residents and others from throughout the Lehigh Valley celebrated Flag Day, June 14, with a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall Plaza, Allentown.

The Allentown Police Department Honor Guard presented the colors at the event.

Buglers were Bob Sedlock Jr., representing Post 576 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and Allentown Police Department Officer Christopher Matthews.

Master of Ceremonies for the Flag Day presentation was retired Air Force Maj. Gen. Gerald Still.