Parkland Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

Klusaritz tops Democratic ticket in Primary Election

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

North Whitehall Township voters gave Democrat Dennis E. Klusaritz an unofficial 235 votes in Tuesday’s Municipal Primary Election, according to the Lehigh County Voter Registration Office, taking 64.74 percent of the vote.

He topped fellow Democrat Stephen Ewald who garnered an unofficial 128 votes, 35.26 percent of the vote.

Cohen, Hein, Maritch, Perlman-McKenna lead in primary election for school board directors

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The top four vote-getters in Tuesday’s Municipal Primary for Parkland School Board Director on the Democratic side of the ticket according to unofficial numbers from the Lehigh County Voter Registation Office were: Linda Perlman-McKenna with an unofficial 1,275 votes; Marie Maritch with an unofficial 1,016 votes; Robert M. Cohen with an unofficial 988 votes and David J. Hein with an unofficial 739 votes, with just two votes topping Marc Posegay, who received an unofficial 737 votes.

The four who crossfiled also led on the Republican ballot.

School pool to be resurfaced

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

With the approach of summer, the Parkland School Board has approved several major projects to be conducted in preparation for the 2017-18 term while students are not present.

The swimming pool at the high school will be resurfaced by Stonebridge Inc. at a cost of $336,800.

At a recent meeting, Superintendant Richard Sniscak reported the matter was planned for last year but bids exceeded the allocated amount.

“We have a different company and better pricing this year,” Sniscak said.

Hammond recertified as magisterial district judge

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Magisterial District Judge Jacob E. Hammond was again certified for service as a member of Pennsylvania’s Unified Judicial System after successful completion recently of continuing legal education course work.

Conducted by the Minor Judiciary Education Board and the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the educational program for magisterial district judges is given in Harrisburg.


Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News


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

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

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-2710.

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

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press 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.

Senior center announces events

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, will host the following programs for seniors:

May 20: DJ Bobby Koch, 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Trexler Room. Admission includes refreshments.

Good Vibrations Chorus is beginning a new season with a new director and will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. May 22. All singers are welcome.

Instructor Al Skeath will be hosting the following historical talks:

“The Golden Age of Hollywood 1930-1950” 12:30-1:30 p.m. May 24.

Additional historical talks include:

“Bizarre Tales from WWII” 1-2 p.m. May 22 with Ted LaRose;

Freddy nominations announced

Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Parkland’s ‘Pippin’ nominated for 17 Freddy awards

Parkland High school’s production of “Pippin” has been nominated for Freddy awards in the following categories:

·Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra;

·Outstanding Use of Scenery;

·Outstanding Use of Costumes;

·Outstanding Performance by a Male Ensemble Member, Max Hakim as Lewis;

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

·Outstanding Use of Lighting;

·Outstanding Small Ensemble Performance, Reese Diaz, Lisa Conte “Love Song”;

·Outstanding Choreography;