Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Ollie’s plans upgrades

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Ollie’s Bargain Outlet, 4750 West Tilghman St., will be undergoing a renovation to the building as well as improvements to the parking lot.

Located on an 8.5-acre site, the property consists of a single floor, 69,528-square-foot commercial building with 200 existing parking spaces.

The building is located on the south side of Tilghman Street, west of the Tilghman Square shopping center.

The owners propose to install new exterior finishes and new retail spaces under an existing canopy area.

The plan includes a new entrance vestibule for a future store tenant.

Parkland Senior Academic Awards 2018

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

Elmer Gates Award: Alexandria Yannacone, Hugh Goncalves, Matthew Rice

National Merit Finalists: Nur Bookwala, Natalie Britton, Roy Ghosh, Sumedha Kanthamneni, Aryaman Khandelwal, Rohith Kumar, Habeeb Salau, Sara Zdancewicz

National Merrit Scholarships: Sumedha Kanthamneni, Aryaman Khandelwal, Rohith Kumar, Habeeb Salau, Sara Zdancewicz

2018 Coca-Cola Scholarship: Habeeb Salau, Aryaman Khandelwal

Roland J. Wotring Scholarship: Sara Zink, Ryan Deery, Aidan Thackray, Habeeb Salau, Connor Kramer

2018 United States Presidential Scholar: Aryaman Khandelwal

Cancer Support Community offers education, support programs

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

The Cancer Support Community of the Greater Lehigh Valley is offering the following free education and support programs for cancer patients and their caregivers in June.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are held at the Cancer Support Community 944 Marcon Blvd., Suite 110, Allentown.

Programs are offered free to people affected by cancer.

Class of 2018 graduates embark on a new chapter in their lives

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Class of 2018 President Robert A. Carlson, carrying the class key, led approximately 800 of his classmates toward a new chapter in their lives to receive their high school diplomas at Parkland High School’s commencement June 11 at the PPL Center, Allentown.

The procession of seniors, dressed in red and gray gowns, walked into the arena as the high school band, under the direction of Jason D. Lerew, performed “Pomp and Circumstance,” by Edward Elgar.

North Whitehall supervisors review plans

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors had two plans to review at their June 4 meeting.

The first was the Dollar General land development plan for Oakwood Lane.

Applicants were seeking preliminary/final approval and were requesting waivers on certain items in the ordinance.

Peter Spisszak, Christopher Sheaffer and Ted Donald discussed the plan with the board at length.

Oakwood Lane will be widened to two, 12-foot lanes with a 6-foot shoulder on one side.

A traffic study showed a left turn lane was not warranted.


Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

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

Flag Day concert offered on June 14

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The proud tradition of saluting Old Glory and this nation’s military on Flag Day by the historic 111-year-old Allentown Flag Day Association continues with a patriotic concert by the Great Allentown Band 7 p.m. June 14 in Allentown’s West Park, 16th and Turner streets.

Rain site is the William Allen High School auditorium.

Bugler Leena Harris will call for the presentation of the colors by the William Allen High School Navy JROTC.