Parkland Press

Friday, March 23, 2018

Parkland Library plans porch enclosure to add more space

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

When two attempts to gain approval for construction of a new building were turned down by voters, Parkland Community Library staff and board members looked for ways to increase space in the existing location.

Director Debbie Jack commented on the matter to The Press.

“Where we are now is where we are staying,” Jack said. “At this point, we’re stuck here.”

The Neffs National Bank makes several donations

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

The Neffs National Bank presented checks Feb. 21 in the amount of $20,000 each to the Parkland and Northwestern Lehigh school district education foundations, and Lehigh Carbon Community College Foundation.

They also presented checks in the amount of $10,000 each to the Lehigh Valley Zoological Society and Wildlands Conservancy Inc., Emmaus.

“The donations were made in part through the bank’s participation in the state’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit program,” Kevin Schmidt, president and CEO of The Neffs National Bank, said.


Thursday, March 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·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 at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, meets 8-9 p.m.

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.