Parkland Press

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Police advise using caution with door-to-door salesmen

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police received complaints from two separate residents, one from Boxwood Court, the other from Elderberry Drive, on July 30 and 31 about a male going through the neighborhood purporting to be an intern with the Parkland School District.

The male, who was carrying paperwork that appeared to be a spreadsheet, attempted to ask questions ranging from satisfaction with the school district to athletics.

Upper Macungie Township

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Blood drive at Zion's Church

Parkland Community Library will be hosting a night at the movies between 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 14 in the South Whitehall Building, 4444 Walbert Ave.

The library's Book Quest group for adults will meet 7-8:30 p.m. on Aug. 15 to discuss "Girl with No Shadow" by Joanne Harris.

New members are always welcome.

For more information about these events, call the library at 610-398-1361.

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Upper Macungie Township will be showing the movie "Puss in Boots" Aug. 10 in Breinigsville Park. Rain date is Aug. 11.

Krysta Cares Flight Club has first golf fundraiser for children

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The "KC Flight Club", a service branch of the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund, recently had its first golf fundraiser of 2012 "Courses That Care" "Miles That Matter" at Pleasant Hills Golf Course.

The Flight Club raises money to purchase gas cards for families who must transport children for continuing medical care.

Thirty-two golfers participated and more than $500 was raised to purchase gas cards.

Golfers participate in a two-player scramble format.

GILIO

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Neffs Postmaster Susan Gilio, who has served that community for nearly three years, retired July 31 after 28 and a half years with the U.S. Postal Service.

Prior to arriving at her Neffs assignment in October 2009, Gilio worked at the Lehigh Valley Postal Processing Center, first near Lehigh Valley International Airport, then along Route 512, Bethlehem.

She served as a clerk, window service helper, philatelic clerk and sales.

When the sales department downsized, she transferred to Neffs. Her only previous experience at a local post office was a brief stint in Limeport.

Gilio puts her stamp on Neffs community

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Postmaster retires from service

Neffs Postmaster Susan Gilio, who has served that community for nearly three years, retired July 31 after 28 and a half years with the U.S. Postal Service.

Prior to arriving at her Neffs assignment in October 2009, Gilio worked at the Lehigh Valley Postal Processing Center, first near Lehigh Valley International Airport, then along Route 512, Bethlehem.

She served as a clerk, window service helper, philatelic clerk and sales.

When the sales department downsized, she transferred to Neffs. Her only previous experience at a local post office was a brief stint in Limeport.

Local Boy Scouts trek through New Mexican wilderness

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by BILL FOLK Special to The Press in Local News

A crew of teenage Scouts and their leaders recently went on a life-changing summer trek through the Sangre de Cristo Mountains at Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, New Mexico.

Philmont covers 214 square miles of vast wilderness, with trails climbing from 6,500 feet to as high as 12,441 feet.

During the trek, Boy Scouts from Troops 1600 and 191 hiked more than 90 miles over 10 days.

The group of Scouts and their advisors carried everything they needed to survive during the trek on their backs while hiking from camp to camp.

Midshipman, 2009 Parkland grad killed in Berks County crash

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A promising young life ended all too soon Aug. 3 when U.S. Naval Academy Midshipman First Class Austin T. Zalik died in a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 78.

The 2009 graduate of Parkland High School, was killed when his pickup truck rolled down an embankment and was struck by a tractor-trailer on I-78, Greenwich Township, Berks County.

According to State Police Troop, L, Hamburg, Zalik's 1990 Toyota pickup was parked in the lot of Rauch's Service Station, 1510 Krumsville Road, (Route 737) facing I-78 when it rolled down the enbankment at 6:33 a.m. onto the interstate.