Parkland Press

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Walk, run on April 7

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

For the last eight years, the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley’s run, walk and kids fun run has been a Lehigh Valley favorite of runners and walkers alike.

This year’s event will take place April 7 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

PCFLV’s goal this year is $80,000.

The event will feature a 8K run, 5K walk, and a kids fun run and obstacle course for kids 12 and under.

There will also be a raffle with fabulous prizes, music, food, entertainment.

Take a trip through the looking glass

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Stagemakers at the J presents ‘Alice in Wonderland Jr.’

Whatever one may wish to be, dreams and imagination often provide an escape from reality for a moment.

Eventually, however, everyone learns to appreciate whatever one already has.

Stagemakers at the J is presenting “Alice in Wonderland Jr.,” an enchanting musical about a girl named Alice who escapes into a world of her own imagination she believes will be better than where she is currently.

After having several madcap adventures with a variety of colorful characters, Alice eventually discovers the grass is not always greener on the other side.

Israel’s Consul General Dani Dayan visits JCC

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the founding of Israel, and there will be many celebrations in 2018.

Consul General of Israel Dani Dayan spoke at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, Feb. 6 to begin the first of a year full of festivities.

Eva Levitt, president of the Jewish Federation Lehigh Valley, introduced the program on behalf of the federation.

Dr. Eric Fels, board president of the Jewish Day School, introduced Dayan.

Fels spoke of Dayan’s history and long list of accomplishments.

Fire police welcome newest member

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have accepted and approved Jason M. Werley as a member of the special fire police for the Cetronia Fire Department.

He joins Bob Hines and Capt. William Kordilla on the team.

Kordilla said a state statute governs the requirements for special fire police training and prescribed what they may do.

He said an applicant must first be accepted by the fire department, then sworn in by a district judge, and finally read for acceptance at the board of commissioners.

Board commends Good Shepherd for work at Cedarbrook nursing home

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Before the regular meeting of Lehigh County commissioners on Feb. 14, Director of General Services Richard Molchany, during the General Services Committee meeting, briefed the board on plans to consolidate Lehigh County’s and the City of Allentown’s 9-1-1 services.

In other matters, when Commissioner Marty Nothstein called the regular meeting to order, commissioners appointed Paul Semmel of North Whitehall Township and Adele Bonn Shannon of Center Valley to the Lehigh County Conservation District.

Knit one, purl two

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Knitting Circle meets at library to share yarns

Once a month, on the fourth Thursday between 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Parkland Community Library in South Whitehall welcomes knitters into the Knitting Circle to sit, talk and to knit or crochet.

The knitters share yarns about their projects, where they buy supplies, and other knitting tips or shortcuts.

They are a congenial group of women, who enjoy the company and conversation of others.

Kathryn Borbacs, who has been stopping by for seven years, is still knitting and enjoys meeting with the group.


Thursday, February 22, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·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 at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Alumni club supports athletes

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

For 67 years, the Parkland Trojan Alumni Varsity Club has worked to promote and encourage participation in extracurricular athletic activities in the school district.

President Ron Bealer reports the club provides educational scholarships for athletes, offers support for various school activities, advances social and physical improvement among students, and promotes camaraderie for all district athletes and friends.