Parkland Press

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Christmas spirit is merry at Lights in Greenawalds kickoff

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Fall winds and chilly temperatures were no match for festive holiday cheer as crowds of people helped kick off the Lights in Greenawalds Christmas light display Nov. 24 at 2040 Greenawalds Ave., South Whitehall Township.

Mike Yellak, founder and owner of Lights in Greenawalds, worked for about eight weeks to string hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights and arrange all the decorations.

He has been doing this for four years.

Jordan United Church of Christ honors fallen veterans with first ‘Wreaths Across America’ ceremony

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Jordan United Church of Christ, South Whitehall, joined more than 1,600 other groups to honor this nation’s fallen heroes on Dec. 14 with a Wreaths Across America ceremony.

The solemn day began in 1992 when the Worcester Wreath Co., Harrington, Maine, found itself with surplus wreaths at the end of the holiday season.

LV Active Life plans January 2020 events

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in January 2020.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

Jan. 4: Robin and Jim

Jan. 11: Hot Spanish Music Dance

Jan. 15, 25: DJ Jerry Deane

Jan. 18: KATO

Saturday dances will be offered 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m. in the Trexler Room.

Roth, Hein continue in board jobs

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School Board President Lisa Roth and Vice President David Hein were unanimously approved by fellow school directors to continue a second year in their positions.

Roth, a project coordinator at Air Products, joined the board 10 years ago when she was selected to fill the unexpired term of an member who resigned.

Since then, she was successful in 2011, 2015 and 2019 elections.

Roth commented on the vote during the board’s reorganization meeting on Dec. 3.

“I’m very honored to be serving as president for another year,” Roth said.

Commissioners approve C-PACE program with 8-1 vote

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners have appointed Heidi Baer to the board of directors for the Lehigh County Housing Authority, a nonpaid position.

Baer resides in North Whitehall Township.

Since the appeal by Lehigh County of the suit seeking to remove the Christian cross from the Lehigh County Seal was ruled in the county’s favor, the $100,000 set aside in the 2020 budget for expenses predicted in case of a loss, commissioners heard a first reading to release the money set aside to go back in the stabilization fund balance.

Kosher, vegetarian food truck is new at JCC

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

There is a new addition to the Jewish Community Center at 702 N 22nd St., Allentown.

Parked on the Tilghman Street side of the JCC, there is now a kosher and vegetarian food truck.

The Around the Table Catering Inc. food truck is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays, and it will be open all winter.

Owners Lee and Dror Levi will show hungry visitors the menu and help them make that special selection.

Order and wait for the meal to be prepared or call ahead and have it ready.

Santa and his helpers

Sunday, December 22, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Despite heavy rain early Dec. 14, Community Fire Company No. 1, Schnecksville, was able to complete Santa’s appointed rounds throughout the fire district.

Santa was located riding on a huge red sled with red lights and sirens while his elves braved rain-swept Route 309 through the village on foot, distributing oranges to residents along the way.

They luckily found their way back to the North Pole or in this case, the fire station with every elf and helper intact.