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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.

Lehigh Valley high school students visit China

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by BARBARA CAMPBELL Special to The Press in Local News

Twenty-three Lehigh Valley and 15 Texas students left June 27 from the Tilghman Square Shopping Center, South Whitehall for a trip to China. The group left June 27 and returned July 13.

Barbara Campbell, former Parkland elementary teacher, and her husband, Tom, an engineer for Mack Trucks, led the People to People group.

While in China, they visited Shanghai where they had a breath taking view of the city on the glass sky walk of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the tallest in Asia and the third tallest in the world.

Trojan alumni plan golf tourney Aug. 17 at Iron Lakes Country Club

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

The 16th annual Parkland Trojan Alumni Varsity Club golf tournament will take place Aug. 17 at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall. The tournament will take place rain or shine.

Participants are invited for coffee and doughnuts at 6:45 a.m.

At 7:30 a.m., an opening ceremony with bagpipes, dedicated to the memory of the late David Davis, club member and supporter of Parkland sports, will take place.

Refreshments will be available along the course.

The event will conclude with a pig roast feast at Willow Tree Grove.