Parkland Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

Student population increasing

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland’s administration and school board are engaged in an ongoing challenge to provide sufficient classroom space for the hundreds of new children moving into the district.

Although the school population has remained stable in the northern portion of Parkland, new housing developments in the southern section continue to crop up on what had been farmland in the southern areas.

Four years ago the district conducted a major redistricting project which involved moving some students northward to provide space for new arrivals in the south.

BREAKING NEWS: Hiker found dead down embankment in Lynn Twp

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Michael William Kaiser, 56, of Newportville, Bucks County, was found dead around noon today, Oct. 17, at the bottom of a 30-foot embanment off the Appalachian Trail, Lynn Township.

Kaiser had been reported missing after he entered the Appalachian Trail on Oct. 11.

According to police, Kaiser entered the Appalachian Trail at Route 309, Lynn Township, to hike.

North Whitehall welcomes new manager

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall’s new township manager was introduced to the audience by Solicitor Lisa Young during the Oct. 7 supervisors’ meeting.

Christopher Garges will begin his tenure at the end of this month.

In other matters, the township will hold a special event honoring Parkland School District veterans, only, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Nov. 11 at the pavilion behind the Schnecksville Fire Company.

Veterans must preregister at the township office by Nov. 1.

Anyone interested should contact the North Whitehall Township office for more details.

Petco awards local animal shelter $50,000 grant

Thursday, October 17, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Volunteers with The Sanctuary at Haafsville as well as cats and dogs they care for, and area residents are benefiting from a grant initiated a year ago by founder Liz Jones.

Dave Mariano, district leader with Petco Foundation, honored the animal shelter at 901 Nestle Way, Breinigsville, on Sept. 14 for how it is using a $50,000 grant awarded to the shelter earlier this year.

Donna Dougherty, with The Sanctuary events and fundraising team, addressed the audience.