Parkland Press

Monday, September 24, 2018

Free health, fitness program offered at Weis

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Classes aim to lower risk factors for diabetes, heart disease

Individuals who want to get fit, prevent diabetes and lower their risk of heart disease can get some free help in a program being piloted in Lehigh County.

Wilkes University is partnering with Weis Markets in Schnecksville and First 13 Athletics to pilot the Group Lifestyle Balance program.

Staff will work with individuals to make lifestyle changes to prevent disease and lower risk factors.

Sustainable Energy Fund seeking member on board of directors

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sustainable Energy Fund is seeking an experienced and passionate professional who lives or works in the 29-county area comprising the PPL rate territory to fill a vacant seat on the organization’s board of directors.

Ideal candidates should share a commitment to the Sustainable Energy Fund mission and a desire to work collaboratively.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume via email to or via mail to Sustainable Energy Fund, 4110 Independence Drive, Suite 100, Schnecksville, PA 18078.

Love of country brings veterans together at Mickey D’s

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Love for the American flag and their service in the Army, Navy and Air Force has brought a group of strangers together over coffee and Big Macs.

Ron Hanna of South Whitehall, spokesman for the group which meets 10 a.m. Tuesdays at McDonald’s, 721 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall, said their relationship began about five years ago.

“It is a fun group,” Hanna said. “We discuss anything and everything, and what is happening in people’s daily lives and with their loved ones.”

Slatington, Walnutport Main Street Bridge closure set for Aug. 15

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Engineering District 5 has announced work is delayed until Aug. 15 to make repairs to the Main Street Bridge over the Lehigh River in Slatington Borough, Lehigh County, and Walnutport Borough, Northampton County.

The bridge is one of four in the Lehigh Valley being repaired under a $2.5 million contract.

On Aug. 15, Main Street will be closed and detoured between Route 873/Walnut Street in Slatington and Railroad Street in Walnutport. The bridge is estimated to be opened in October.

The detour will use Routes 873, 248 and 145.


Thursday, August 9, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·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.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.

Let the music play!

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

Musikfest celebrates 35th anniversary

The country’s largest free music festival is celebrating its 35th year.

In the big tent at Festplatz last Friday evening, ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert energized the early crowd with palpable excitement during the opening ceremony.

“I think it’s time to get this started!” she shouted. By “this” she meant a brief ceremony honoring so many years of success and those who have made it possible, namely former Mayor Paul Marcincin and 13 volunteers who have participated in every single Musikfest.

New job created in business office

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Parkland School Board has approved Patricia Denicola for a newly created position as an additional assistant director of business administration.

She joins an office which includes Director of Business Administration John Vignone and Assistant Director of Business Administration Frank Pearn.

District Superintendent Richard Sniscak commented on the new position during the July 24 meeting.

“We have a growing amount of staff,” Sniscak said. “When we lost our benefits coordinator, we restructured.