Parkland Press

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Library plans truck display

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Hannah Killian, youth services librarian at Parkland Community Library, is planning a special event, "Touch a Truck," for people of all ages on the lawn at the South Whitehall Township municipal complex.

Township commissioners voiced enthusiastic approval at their Aug. 1 meeting for the event scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Sept. 29.

Killian foresees having fire trucks, ambulances, police vehicles and public works equipment on display for children and adults to see and touch.

Outside funds help Parkland School District

Thursday, August 16, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

Parkland School District Director of community and public relations Nicole McGalla reports that during the 2011-12 school term, $166,006 was raised in alternative revenue to ease the pain of declining income.

McGalla said sponsors helped out with several district events.

The staff breakfast, costing $3,200, was sponsored by Giant Markets and Chick-fil-A.

Outback Steakhouse sponsored the $1,700 retirement luncheon.

Board approves Ocean Spray plans

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by KEN PETRINI Special to The Press in Local News

Upper Macungie supervisors have given final plan approval for the proposed Ocean Spray facility.

There was some confusion at the Aug. 2 meeting as to whether the matter was on the agenda.

Ocean Spray recently reviewed revised plans with the planning commission.

"It had to do with downsizing the building," Director of Community Development Ken Molony explained.

After a discussion, supervisors decided to address the matter and gave quick approval.

Police advise using caution with door-to-door salesmen

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Berks-Lehigh Regional Police received complaints from two separate residents, one from Boxwood Court, the other from Elderberry Drive, on July 30 and 31 about a male going through the neighborhood purporting to be an intern with the Parkland School District.

The male, who was carrying paperwork that appeared to be a spreadsheet, attempted to ask questions ranging from satisfaction with the school district to athletics.