Parkland Press

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Board looks to enhance gateways

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have approved a project to examine options for enhancements to the public areas and visual character of the township.

Penn Praxis, an extension of the University of Pennsylvania design studio, will use architectural students to conduct an investigation of three sites and offer suggestions for improvements.

South Whitehall Director of Community Development George Kinney, reported at the board’s Feb. 7 meeting.

“It’s typically pretty good stuff that comes out of them,” Kinney said.

Vendor bingo

Saturday, March 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Forgotten Felines and Fido’s animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is holding a vendor bingo March 4 at the Emmaus Fire Company No. 1, 50 South 6th St., Emmaus.

Doors will open at noon with game starting at 1:15 p.m.

There is an admission fee.

Make sure to mention at the door you are there to support Forgotten Felines and Fido’s and the admission fee will go to FF&F.

Phoebe Ministries to purchase Rodale real estate

Friday, March 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Plan calls for first wellness-focused independent living project in the region

According to information provided by Phoebe Ministries and Rodale Inc., upon sale of the Rodale business to Hearst in January, the Rodale family wanted to ensure its property, nearly 40 acres in the heart of Emmaus, would be put to use in a way that would continue to enhance the community and support health and wellness in the region.

Engineer reinvents herself as food truck entrepreneur

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by JENNIFER GLOSE in Local News

As a child, Jacqueline Curley, now of South Whitehall, had no idea she would grow up to be a top salesperson in one of the world’s largest corporations, while also being the only woman in her global engineering role.

But, what Curley did know in her youth, growing up in Wilkes-Barre, is she loved math and interacting with and helping people.

So, she was determined to find a career that cultivated these passions.

Armstrong says county workers have ‘strong work ethic’

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“Please know that I am so very humbled that the voters trusted me to manage our county over the next four years,” said the new Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong, addressing a convivial crowd of county officials, politicians or their representatives and other guests Feb. 22 during his State of Lehigh County address.

Executive Armstrong, speaking at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, introduced his remarks by assuring the attendees that they are interested in putting progress over politics.

Tax office is moved

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Under the direction of Alvin C. Thompson, the South Whitehall Tax Office has been moved from its Walbert Avenue site to 2227 Albright Ave., Greenawalds, but the office has an Allentown mailing address.

Thompson reported the building is handicapped accessible and has a large parking lot.

Tax payments may either be taken to the new office in person or sent through the mail.

The tax office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

At a recent meeting, commissioners granted authorization to Thompson to appoint Sandra Dieter and Lynn-Anne Kocon as deputies.

Parkland Library enters Jan Brett competition

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall Township, is currently No. 52 in a nationwide competition to have a free visit with classic children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett.

More than 23,000 entries have been received nationally for the competition.

“I think it’s a lifetime opportunity to meet such a famous author and illustrator,” said Carly Simon, marketing coordinator with the Parkland Community Library. “Entering this contest means a lot for our library to give this literacy experience to our community’s youngest readers.”

Upper Macungie Twp board makes various appointments

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Upper Macungie supervisors have accepted the planning module for the new Parkland elementary school, Hidden Meadows Phase 1C, Parkland Fields street-lights and the township manager’s salary via resolutions.

In other business, Duane Dellecker was appointed flood plain administrator and Hartco Environmental LLC was awarded the contract to install a flow monitoring system at a cost of $16,503.84.

The change in the name of Abigail Lane to Krocks Road will move forward with approximately a dozen properties affected.

Kay Builders gives presentation on Ridge Farm

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The South Whitehall planning commission presided over a lengthy meeting at Orefield Middle School Feb. 25 concerning Ridge Farm, a Kay Builders undertaking of 741 housing units on 190 acres of land held by Jeras Corporation.

The project proposes development on the north and south sides of Huckleberry Ridge, and the east and west sides of Cedar Crest Boulevard, between Walbert Avenue and Huckleberry Road.