Parkland Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

FREDDY AWARDS PRESENTED Parkland takes home 5 awards

Friday, May 26, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Parkland’s ‘Pippin’ takes home 5 Freddy awards

Parkland High school’s production of “Pippin” won Freddy Awards last night in the following categories:

·Outstanding Use of Costumes;

·Outstanding Performance by a Female Ensemble Member, Kayleigh Scott as Berthe;

·Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role, Alex Atiyeh as Charlemagne;

·Outstanding Chorus; and

·Outstanding Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role, Reese Diaz as Pippin.

Singing gospel is a way of life for Lynda Randle

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Gospel singer Lynda Randle is no stranger to Heidelberg Union Church. She performed at the church in Heidelberg Township for her fourth time May 12.

Approximately 350 people attended her concert.

Jack Snyder of Lynn Township helped promote Randle’s concert.

He has been a Heidelberg Union Church member more than 50 years.

His musical group “Jack and Friends” opened for Randle, playing a mix of country western and gospel music.

PennDOT highlights work zone safety with workers memorial

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation joined with safety partners May 11 at the PennDOT Cedar Crest Boulevard Stockpile in South Whitehall Township, to highlight work zone safety as part of road construction season.

To raise work zone safety awareness, the PennDOT Workers Memorial will be traveling throughout PennDOT District 5, which includes Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill counties, over the next several weeks.

According to Penn-DOT statewide data, there were 2,075 crashes and 16 fatalities within work zones in 2016.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY MAY 25

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·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.

Pro-life group puts Parkland School District on notice regarding student club

Thursday, May 25, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

According to information provided by the Thomas More Society, Chicago, Ill., Parkland High School Superintendent Richard Sniscak was sent a demand letter May 17 from attorneys at that organization.

The letter charges the high school’s denial of a request by some students to form a pro-life student group is unconstitutional and must be reversed.

According to the email from the public relations firm representing the Thomas More Society, last fall, two students tried to start a Students for Life group at Parkland.