Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Board OKs water projects

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have granted approval to two major water line replacements totaling more than $500,000.

Hickory Circle, projected to cost $275,000, received the go ahead with a bid of $198,000 awarded to Bellview Pump.

That lower-than-expected bid was in contrast to the higher-than-anticipated amount for Sieger Drive.

Although the work was forecast at $200,000, the lowest bid of three submitted was offered by Jaoa Bradley Construction at $309,757.

Assistant Public Works Manager Jerry Charvala commented on the Sieger Drive cost.

Bailey Wood Products celebrates 90th anniversary

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by VIOLET ALTHOUSE in Local News

During May, Bailey Wood Products, 441 Mountain Road, Kempton, marked its 90th year in business.

In continuous operation since 1928, this family owned business has prospered in good times and weathered adversity during bad times by hard work, bending with the times, and growing to become the modern specialty lumber business it is today.

In spring 1928, Hank Bailey was plowing the field across the road from the current location of the mill along Mountain Road, Kempton.

Emergency workers help reunite mom and babies

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

South Whitehall police, members of the public works water department and Cetronia firefighters were called out June 6 to help a lost family at the intersection of Cetronia Road and St. Luke’s West End Medical Center, South Whitehall.

A mother duck had her ducklings out for a stroll through the neighborhood when suddenly all of them disappeared.

After a careful search by South Whitehall Patrol Officer Kevin Azar, and Jeff Baker, fitness trainer at St. Luke’s West End Fitness Center, the babies were found in a storm drain near Cetronia Road.

Nutritionist helps keep Giant shoppers healthy

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Have you ever wondered how many calories you eat in a day?

Do you question which vegetables are better for you?

Are you thinking about how to lower your caloric intake? How to read a food label?

Stop wondering — at the Giant Food Market, Trexlertown, a nutritionist can answer all these questions and more.

Mary Ann Moylan, RD, LDN, CDE, who had been a hospital dietitian in the Lehigh Valley Hospital for many years, now has an office in the Giant.

Trexlertown, Greenawalds firefighters complete training

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Sixteen area volunteer fire departments added 26 firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received certificates of completion June 19 during a ceremony at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the ninth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held January to May at the Allentown Fire Department’s Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near Queen City Airport.

Good Will Fire Chief Steve Oplinger, and Deputy Chief Gary Mattox attended the graduation for Anthony Levan, Justin Kennybrew, and Evan Basset.

Individuality emphasized on platinum garden tour

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Luscious greenery, fragrant flowers and shrubs, birdbaths and birdhouses, decorative decorations and relaxing seating areas awaited visitors attending the Parkland Garden Club’s 20th annual garden tour.

“A Variety of Gardens Showing Unique Individual Style” featured eight gardens, a creative demonstration by Dave Shimp, greenhouse manager with Phoebe Floral and Home Decor, Allentown, and a silent auction.

Visitors touring the gardens were also treated to snacks and beverages.

S.W. parks to receive new items

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Director of Operations Randy Cope reports the disc golf course at Covered Bridge Park is the most frequently used year-round feature in the township park system.

At a recent meeting, he reported numerous improvements were made to the disc golf course over the past four years.

Now, however, the old baskets are worn hard and are difficult to see at times.

Commissioners granted Cope permission to proceed with purchase of new disc golf baskets at a cost of $7,329.