Parkland Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Students create safety video

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The state mandated Safe 2 Say Something program took effect in January, and Parkland School District administrators looked to students for help publicizing and demonstrating how the new effort works.

Teacher Jay Greth advised students in his film and video class on preparing a video to help peers recognize and report warning signs of threatening behavior.

School district Safety Administrator Anthony Naradko reported the Safe 2 Say Something initiative was part of Act 44 in the state legislature last June.

Parkland Community Library schedules public meetings

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland Community Library invites the public to meetings 7-9 p.m. March 7; or 8:30-11 a.m. March 8 at the Troxell building, Cedar Crest Boulevard, South Whitehall.

The morning meeting starts at 9 a.m. but come earlier for coffee and treats.

When arriving at the Troxell building, look for signs leading to the designated meeting room.

Pat Wagner, hired by the library board to do strategic planning, will be the facilitator of the meetings.

Judge Maria Dantos petitions for additional grand jury power

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin has announced the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has granted the petition of the Honorable Maria L. Dantos, supervising judge of the investigating grand jury, to allow the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas to resume use of an indicting grand jury.

Dantos petitioned the Pennsylvania Supreme Court at the request of Martin.

Upon the petition of Martin, Lehigh County empaneled its first ever investigating grand jury in 2001.

The ninth investigating grand jury is currently empaneled and hearing cases.

Eastern Star chapter initiates fourth generation in one family

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Four generations of one family came together recently at the Porter Chapman Lodge, North Catasauqua, for the initiation of Andrea Cote into Rose Croix Chapter 235, Region 12 B, Order of Eastern Star.

Cote is the granddaughter of Worthy Matron Tru Ann Berger and Worthy Patron Gerald Berger of Orefield.

These members in the Rose Croix chapter include great-grandmother Pauline Leindecker, 97; grandfather Gerald Berger, Andrea’s mother Deanna Cote and Andrea.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, February 21, 2019 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY,

FEB. 21

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

Media invited to tour Allentown State Hospital

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

On a tree-lined circular driveway off Hanover Avenue in a section of east Allentown, formerly called Rittersville, sits the closed Allentown State Hospital.

Members of the media were invited to tour the interior areas of the abandon psychiatric hospital on Jan. 24.

While a warm rainy day outside, it was a cold 37 degrees inside the hospital.

Giant begins deploying robots to food stores

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Following successful pilots that improved in-store efficiencies and freed employees up to better serve customers, Giant Food Stores has announced the introduction of a new robotic assistant to all of its 172 stores.

“Marty,” a tall gray robot with googly eyes, will soon be working alongside associates, thanks to a partnership between Ahold Delhaize USA services company Retail Business Services, Giant, and Jabil subsidiary Badger TechnologiesTM.