Parkland Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Germansville family waits years for egg roll

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Loribeth Knauss learned about the National Egg Roll held each year at the White House in Washington, D.C., when it was mentioned on a television talk show.

Knauss of Germansville, found the application information by Googling egg roll.

Those accepted to attend are chosen by lot. The fourth time around was the magic one for the Knauss family when Knauss learned she, husband Troy, and children Kaylynn, 5, and Clara, 4, were lottery winners.

The 30,000 winners were sent tickets.

Egg hunters fill New Life Church sanctuary

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Two miles away, the snow was gone but at New Life Lutheran Church, New Tripoli, it was still four-inches deep when the Easter Egg Hunt was scheduled on March 24.

The hunt was rescheduled for March 31 and the weather was near perfect.

By 2:30 p.m., kids were registering for the 3 p.m. event. From the registration table they went to a prize egg table.

Buckets of eggs for each age group guaranteed each child would receive a prize. In addition they were given a coupon for a Kid’s Meal at Texas Roadhouse.

Update given on Ridings at Parkland

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Township Secretary Brenda Norder notified North Whitehall supervisors April 2 that a conditional use hearing would be held 7:30 p.m. April 26.

The hearing will concern a proposal to construct a stand alone Dollar General store.

In other matters, as the 180-day waiting period for the inclusion of the Hoffman tract, 88.597 acres along Scheidys Road, into the Ag Security District has expired, the board voted to add the property to the plan.

Joe Piperato and Phil Malitsch addressed the board on the Ridings at Parkland subdivision.

Boulay returns with concert for cancer survivors

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by MAKENNA MASENHEIMER in Local News

Dr. Richard “Rick” Boulay is presenting “You Will Be Found: Songs and Lessons of Cancer Survivorship,” a concert and open forum for cancer survivors and their caregivers, 2 p.m. April 14, at First Presbyterian Church of Allentown, 3231 Tilghman St., Allentown.

When Boulay’s wife was diagnosed with leukemia about 10 years ago, his understanding of the disease changed.

Parkland honors fellow students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Close to 2,000 Parkland High School students attended a “walkout” March 14 at the school to honor the 17 killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Fla., shooting on Feb. 14.

The students gathered in the gymnasium to see a video presentation their fellow classmates prepared to highlight the lives of each person killed in the rampage.

The overwhelming emotion seen on the students faces during the presentation was sadness with tears being shed as each individual’s hopes and dreams were read, as a photo appeared on a large screen.

Upper Lehigh Lions cook up spaghetti dinner fundraiser

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club recently cooked up a spaghetti dinner fundraiser in the pavilion of the Schnecksville fire company.

Several hundred hungry neighbors and friends enjoyed good food and friendship.

With help from Boy Scout Troop 57, Neffs, and Parkland High LEO Club members, efficiency was on the menu, as well as the good food.

L.C. Conservation District needs volunteers in May

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County Conservation District is looking for volunteers with an interest in the environment for the 2018 Lehigh County Envirothon.

The high school event will take place May 1. The middle school event will take place May 3, both at Pool Life Sanctuary at Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus.

Volunteers may assist either or both days. Help is needed 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Expertise in the topics is not required.

‘Party for Poppa K’ charity founder gives back by funding ‘positivity’ assemblies

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

As a result of his 14th year of fundraising to spread positivity in his community, Peter J. Kareha, William Allen High School Class of 2002, has used his charity “Party for Poppa K” to fund eight assemblies in the district’s middle schools.

Kareha raised $19,630 for Laughing At My Nightmare Inc. in late 2017, with the stipulation a portion of the donation be used by LAMN founders Shane Burcaw and Sarah Yunusov.

An interview with L.C. Sheriff Joe Hanna

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

We have established a model for cross training throughout the office where we are exposing all our deputies, security staff and administrative personnel to different aspects of what our office is responsible for on a daily basis. For example, we are training our court deputies in the operations of our warrant division. Our goal is to offer as much cross training office-wide as possible.

Orefield resident awarded $2,500 medical scholarship

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Medical Auxiliary’s Scholarship and Educational Fund of $2,500 was awarded to Patrick J. Collins by The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society.

Collins, a fourth-year medical student at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, is the son of J. John and Michele Collins of Orefield.

After countless experiences, Collins has concluded his central drive to become an emergency physician is the gratifying feeling he is making a difference.