Parkland Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY JULY 20

·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, 8-9 p.m.

No space for truck parking

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

After more than a year of scrutinizing township streets in search of parking spaces for oversize vehicles, commissioners have not been able to find anything suitable.

The issue arose quite some time ago when a township resident was having difficulty finding a place to park his truck without raising objections from neighbors or nearby businesses.

At the June 21 meeting, Board of Commissioners President Tori Morgan commented on the matter.

“Our hope was to come up with some parking for oversize vehicles,” Morgan said. “Unfortunately, we didn’t come up with much.”

Little pantry at church offers free foodstuffs

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, has set up a small pantry at its main entrance this spring as a way to reach out to people who need food and other basic supplies in an emergency.

Interim Pastor Mark Swanson commented on the pantry.

“This is something to sustain life until they can get something more substantial,” Swanson said.

Built by The Journeymen with help from some Eagle Scouts, the pantry consists of a small cabinet with a door which is always unlocked.

Lehigh County provides option for proper disposal of worn flags

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by The Press in Local News

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the County Government Center, Courthouse and at Cedarbrook, South Whitehall, and Fountain Hill.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

The United States Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette — everything from flying it near other flags to instructions on how to raise and lower it.

County board doles out casino funds

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners had a second reading of the $133,755,495 Lehigh County Capital Plan for 2018-22, and then passed several motions to amend the bill at their July 12 meeting.

The capital plan, according to explanatory text, is a policy statement, not a budget or an appropriation.

A vote on the plan is expected July 26.

“The Capital Plan kind of kicks off the budget season,” Commissioner Michael Schware said in an interview.

Upper Macungie police seek public’s help to find missing man

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Upper Macungie police are asking for the public’s help to find a missing person.

Police say Philip Depinto, 86, a white male, standing 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 150 lbs. was last seen 2:30 p.m. July 19 at Strohl Chevrolet, 7831 Main St., Fogelsville.

Depinto is bald with gray hair on the sides and has green eyes,

He was driving a 1992 dark blue Subaru sedan with Pennsylvania registration “PHILD.”

Anyone with information to help find Depinto is asked to call 911 or use the non-emergency line 610-437-5252.

No performances planned by local concert association

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT AND JULIA FRITZ ; JFRITZ@TNONLINE.COM in Local News

The Allentown Community Concert Association will not be presenting concerts at Parkland High School in the near future.

According to the IRS website, the organization has lost its nonprofit tax exempt status and had its 501(c)(3) tax exempt status automatically revoked on Sept. 15, 2016.

The notice of automatic revocation posted Dec. 12, 2016, on the IRS website states the concert association’s federal tax exemption was revoked for not filing out a Form 990-series return for three consecutive years.

Florida boy on mission to thank every police officer in America

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Upper Macungie, State police receive sweet treat

A 9-year-old Florida boy, with help from family and some friends, made a special delivery July 13 to officers at the Upper Macungie Township Police Department and troopers with State Police Troop M, Fogelsville.

Tyler Carach of Bratt, Fla., dressed in a cape with doughnuts on it, delivered about 12 boxes of doughnuts to the Upper Macungie Township Police departments for the officers and troopers to thank them.

Tyler’s business card, which he hands out to police officers, along with their doughnut, states “I DONUT need a reason to thank a cop.”