Parkland Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Township to replace water, sewer lines

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall will be undertaking a major project to replace water and sewer lines along Pennsylvania Street between Cedar Crest Boulevard and 28th Street.

Assistant Public Works Manager Jerry Charvala provided an overview of the work during the commissioners Feb. 6 meeting.

“This will involve replacing water main and service lines to the curb stop, sewer main and laterals to the curb line, as well as total street reconstruction,” Charvala said.

A tentative detour plan is proposed to bypass Pennsylvania Street to Fairmount, with enclosure of two blocks at a time.

LVHN, Cetronia Ambulance Corps unveil state’s first mobile stroke unit

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Health Network Neurology Department, in partnership with Cetronia Ambulance Corps, recently unveiled the first Mobile Stroke Unit in Pennsylvania.

The ambulance, which houses a mobile computed radiography system is designed to diagnose and treat acute stroke victims before arrival at the nearest comprehensive stroke center.

Only Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, and St. Luke’s Fountain Hill are comprehensive stroke centers in the Lehigh Valley.

Girl Scouts receive Gold Award honors

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Madison A. Kocher and McKenzie E. Greenawalt were two of 80 girls from the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, who recently earned Gold Awards, the highest honor and award a Girl Scout can receive.

To earn the award, the Girl Scouts must demonstrate extraordinary leadership through Take Action projects that have a sustainable impact in their communities and beyond.

Debbie Hassan, board chair of GSEP, was at the ceremony to share her remarks and honor the girls with this prestigious award.

Seniors do it themselves

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Parkland Library offers fun projects, friendly conversation

Once a month, seniors get together on a Thursday afternoon at Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, to make a DIY project under the leadership of Becky Wanamaker.

Wanamaker is in charge of adult programs and services at the library.

January’s project was to make a coaster from recycled CDs.

Wanamaker handed out CDs, various fabrics and material, glue and Mod Podge.

The group of women who were engrossed in the project, enjoyed the conversation, too.

All materials are provided at these DIY projects.

Contract ratified by teachers, board

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Parkland School Board and the Parkland Education Association have reached agreement on a three-year contract from Sept. 1, 2019 through Aug. 31, 2022.

The PEA represents 640 employees including teachers, nurses, guidance counselors and other professional staff.

PEA members ratified the agreement in a daytime vote on Jan. 22.

That evening, at the public meeting, the board approved the contract, with members Lisa Roth, Bob Bold, Carol Facchiano, David Kennedy, Marie Maritch, and Linda Perlman-McKenna voting in favor.

Board OKs warehouse

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have granted conditional approval to Griffin Industrial Realty Inc. for construction of a 156,000-square-foot warehouse at 4741 Chapmans Road.

The unanimous vote was taken around 11 p.m. after a lengthy discussion during the Jan. 16 meeting.

The 13.8-acre property, owned by the estate of Fred J. Jaindl, is situated west and north of 84 Lumber and east of the Pennsylvania Turnpike.

The plan proposes a 120-car parking lot with a reserve area for an additional 46 cars.

Jahde says

Thursday, February 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

‘Six more weeks of winter’

Members of the Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 Am Jahden (Groundhog Lodge No. 16 on the Jordan) celebrated the annual Pennsylvania German tradition of looking for the groundhog’s shadow.

Jahde and nephew, Lee, traversed the frozen Jordan Creek near Wehr’s Dam at Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall, Feb. 2 to reveal their prognostication for this year’s Groundhog’s Day celebration.

Though Punxsutawney Phil had predicted an early spring this year, Jahde was adamant there will be an additional six weeks of winter as he saw his shadow during the beautiful sunrise on the Jordan.

Celebrating 50 years of Tchaikovsky shows

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Nearly 250 guests celebrated 50 years of consecutive performances of the seasonal ballet scored by Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky and brought to the stage by the Ballet Guild of the Lehigh Valley and Pennsylvania Youth Ballet.

The 50th anniversary Nutcracker Celebration held Dec. 16, 2018, was hosted at the Historic Hotel Bethlehem.