Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Plaque re-dedication Oct. 19 in Allentown

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County is having a rededication noon Oct. 19 of the plaque presented to the county in 1962 at the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Lehigh County Plaza, Seventh and Hamilton streets.

Originally placed on the Allentown National Bank building, the plaque was thought lost in 2012 due to the construction of Two City Center.

After it was located in the Allentown City Hall basement, it was reinstalled at the county Government Center.

Laurys Station Fire Company elects officers for 2018

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ROBIN HOOD in Local News

Laurys Station Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 recently held its 2018 fire company elections choosing Charles Eckhart as president; Jared Farkas as vice president; Robin Hood as recording secretary; Marie Hood as financial secretary; Eric Minford as treasurer; Ian Noll as chaplain, and Chris Greb, Dale Remaley and Matt Gray as trustees.

Also announced were the following fire line officers: Robin Hood, chief; Kevin Remaley, first assistant chief; Chris Greb, second assistant chief; Matt Desch, and Logan Noll, lieutenants; and John Bull, fire police captain.

Parkland grad remains on call at hospital during hurricane

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

When Hurricane Florence appeared to be closing in on Charleston, S.C,, an evacuation became necessary.

James Benner MD., a cardiac vascular cardiothoracic surgeon at Trident Hospital in that city knew e could not leave and would have to remain near to the hospital.

His wife, Veronica Poole Benner, took their children to a safer spot — south to Walt Disney World.

Dr. Benner is a graduate of Parkland High School as is his wife.

His parents Bob and Dolores Benner, live in South Whitehall.

Local teens compete in library cupcake war

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Lots of fun for teens happened Sept. 15 during Teen’s Cupcake Wars at the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.

Three cupcakes, already baked, were given to the seven contestants to decorate.

One was to be decorated with the contestant’s favorite book theme.

The second was to be decorated with a creative theme and the final cupcake was to be decorated just to enjoy eating.


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


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

Board swats at spotted lantern fly

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Director of Township Operations Randy Cope reports South Whitehall will be scheduling meetings and workshops to tell residents what to do to get rid of spotted lanternflies.

“We need everyone’s help to get control of this pest. We’re working diligently,” Cope said during at a recent commissioners’ meeting. “It’s a yearlong process of an eradication plan which will be an annual battle.”

He said sessions will include identification of the Tree of Heaven, a favorite of the lantern flies.

Board deals with various topics

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors discussed the upcoming farm preservation ordinance during their October meeting.

Township Manager Jeff Bartlett told supervisors they must pick a millage number for the ordinance.

The amount received with this tax increase will go toward purchasing development rights on property offered for the Ag Preservation District.

Bartlett suggested a .1 mill increase in taxes but the final figure is up to the board.

In other matters, Township Secretary Brenda Norder noted the budget meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22.