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Inductees namedfor wall of honor

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Parkland School District Education Foundation has announced the 2013 inductees who will don the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The wall of honor, established last year, is located inside the main entrance of the high school.

Wall plaques highlight the inductee achievements and include a current photo as well as the inductee's Parkland senior picture.

The people on the wall serve as an inspiration to all students to achieve excellence and remind the entire community of Parkland's commitment to a quality educational program.

North Whitehall

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Remembering the way Schnecksville used to look

With the long-awaited Sand Spring and Orchard roads, and Route 309 intersection improvement project now underway, that section of Schnecksville has a very different appearance.

At least a half-dozen trees were removed in front of houses on the east side of Route 309.

Throughout the changing seasons, those stately maple trees added natural beauty to the area.

I remember shuffling through their fallen leaves on the sidewalks while walking to school, years back and in recent times, too.

College Corner

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Indiana Univ.

Local student

serves as leader

Emily Parker, of Orefield, a speech-language pathology and audiology major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, was selected to serve as an orientation leader for the university's 2012 Welcome Weekend events.

IUP orientation leaders help to mentor more than 3,000 freshman students during their first weekend at IUP, helping to smooth the transition to college life.

Marcus Spiegel crowned Mr. Parkland 2013

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Parkland High School auditorium was filled with anxious and cheering family and fans during the annual Mr. Parkland contest Feb. 9.

Fifteen seniors Boima Anderson, Nathan Case, Chris D'Imperio, Tyler Duff, Jake Grim, Luke Klecan, Akil Lewis, Zach Luettgen, AJ Mehta, John Pellosie, Alex Petyerak, Josh Reichard, Xavier Roden, Chad Snyder and Marcus Spiegel competed for the title exhibiting a variety of talents.

Music, karate, dance and humor were all used by the contestants to show their individual talents.

College Corner

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Quinnipiac Univ.

L.V. residents

on dean's list

Wesley Breisch of Allentown and Katherine Kolbe of Orefield were named to the fall 2012 semester dean's list at Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Conn.

To qualify for the dean's list, students must earn a grade point average of at least 3.5 with no grade lower than C.

Full-time students must complete at least 14 credits in a semester, with at least 12 credits that have been graded on a letter grade basis to be eligible.

Part-time students must complete at least six credits during a semester.

Lehigh County offering fingerprinting service

Thursday, February 14, 2013 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Regional Central Booking Center offers a fingerprinting service to the public in Lehigh County Prison, Allentown.

People who need fingerprints to get various licenses and to meet job requirements for some government, insurance, security, nursing and teaching positions may go to the prison, 38 N. Fourth St., Allentown, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and from 4-8 p.m. Monday to Friday and tell a corrections officer at the front desk they are there for prints.

The $25 fee may be paid by cash or money order.

Women's Health facility opens in South Whitehall

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by LOU WHEELAND Special to The Press in Local News

Coordinated Health celebrated the opening of a gynecology and plastic surgery practice Jan. 24 at 1405 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall Township.

Gynecologists Bruce Viechnicki, M.D., Gayllyn Faust Rakos, D.O. and Deborah Villeneuve, M.D. provide a full-range of care throughout the spectrum of a woman's life, from adolescent gynecology through menopausal management and geriatric medicine.

This new Women's Health facility provides several diagnostic and therapeutic modalities for the diagnosis and treatment of various diseases.

The Neffs National Bank celebrates 90 years of service

Thursday, February 7, 2013 by NATALIE BOMBATCH Special to The Press in Local News

For The Neffs National Bank, 2013 is an important year.

This year, the bank is celebrating its 90th anniversary with special promotions, such as a seminar on financial planning, a food drive to support a local food pantry and more.

The Future

The community keeps the bank thriving and the bank keeps the community thriving. The Neffs National Bank finds that it's important to be regularly active in the community.

Every year, not just for the 90th anniversary, the bank encourages all board members and employees to be involved in local non-profit organizations.


Thursday, February 7, 2013 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, lunch 12:30 p.m.; meeting at 1 p.m. New members welcome.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, from 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 meets 7-9 p.m. at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.