Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Jaindl family names Parkland’s newest elementary school

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Parkland School Board announced June 19 David and Jackie Jaindl, and their children have been given the courtesy of naming its newest elementary school as an expression of appreciation for their recent land donation.

The elementary school will be in the middle of one of the district’s fastest growing areas of new residential construction.

David Jaindl made a presentation expressing his passion for serving military veterans and therefore proposed the name Veterans Memorial Elementary School.

This name was subsequently approved by the school board.

Farmland preservation celebrated

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Fink family honored for having Bicentennial Farm

State and county dignitaries were recently welcomed to David and Sonia Fink’s Heidel Hollow Farm in Germansville.

The June 7 visit had a dual purpose.

This year, Lehigh County’s Agricultural Land Preservation Program and the Pennsylvania Bureau of Farmland Preservation are celebrating 30 years of permanently preserving farms for agricultural production in both the commonwealth and in the county.

More than 5,270 farm owners, have preserved over 550,000 acres in Pennsylvania, which leads the nation in the number of farms and acres preserved.

State Rep. Gary Day to host open house

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, invites residents of the his district in Lehigh and Berks counties to join him and his staff at their district office open house 3-7 p.m. June 21 at the Good Will Fire Company No. 1, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

Day reminds residents his office is available to help with a variety of state government-related services, even though it is located at a temporary location.

Historical society presentation celebrates Pa. Dutch culture

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Neil Oswald, president of the Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society, welcomed members, friends and families to the group’s 19th annual banquet.

The program, given by Dr. William Donner, was on the “Evolution of Pennsylvania Dutch Culture.”

Donner is coordinator of the Pennsylvania German Studies at Kutztown University.

Oswald told a short story about a man who visited the Grand Canyon and took a wrong step and fell.

He caught a bush and yelled for help. A voice came down saying, “Son, if you want me to help you just let go. I’ll take care of you.”

Garden club presents Beautiful Gardens of Lehigh Valley tour

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Parkland Garden Club’s “Sharing Beautiful Gardens of the Lehigh Valley” will take place, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 30.

The self-guided event features eight residential gardens.

“We asked each gardener to think about what makes their garden a ‘gardener’s garden,’” said Barbara Campbell, co-chairwoman of the tour.

Taking part in the tour are:

·Edge of the Woods, Orefield, features native plants, perennials, grasses, shrubs and trees;

·The Ying and Yang concept is incorporated at the home at 3015 Suncrest Dr., Allentown;

Forget Einstein, Parkland’s Nina Cao is a relativity specialist

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Don’t worry if you did not ace high school AP physics. Nina Cao can pick up the slack.

Not only can the Parkland High School senior pick up the slack, the physics whiz can literally teach the class.

And, teach the class is exactly what she did May 23.

“Nina is one of the top students I’ve ever had,” Parkland physics teacher Sean Flueso said. “She’s extremely personable and will do a great job in presenting.”

Cao had the idea to lead a class on physics to her peers earlier this year.