Parkland Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Not suspended for some offenses

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Pennsylvania Act 95 of 2018, signed into law by Gov. Tom Wolf, is now in effect to eliminate driver’s license suspensions for nondriving infractions in the commonwealth moving forward.

The law amends Title 75 of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes to reflect a driving privilege suspension will no longer be imposed for certain non-highway safety violations, including substance use violations.

Invasive plant class on July 24

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a calibration demonstration.

Register at

Pet adoptions on May 19

Thursday, May 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Howard Hanna real estate services, The Frederick Group, is hosting a free pet adoption day and family festival titled, Homes 4 Hounds, to support The Sanctuary at Haafsville and other local animal shelters, noon to 4 p.m. May 19 at the Frederick Building, 3500 Winchester Road, South Whitehall. Rain date is June 2.

Shelters attending include The Sanctuary at Haafsville, SOAR, Paws 2 Freedom, Brookline Lab Rescue, K9 Kop Project, Duke’s Delights, Bow Wow Meow, No Nonsense Neuter and Purina Nestle.

Public meeting on May 29

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The new Pennsylvania Redistricting Reform Commission is inviting the public to a regional meeting to talk about making the redistricting process fairer and nonpartisan 4-7 p.m. May 29 at Northampton Community College Alumni Hall, 3835 Green Pond Road, Bethlehem.

Gov. Tom Wolf created the 15-member bipartisan commission by executive order in November and appointed David Thornburgh, president and CEO of the nonprofit Committee of Seventy, as its chairman.

Show, swap meet on May 18

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Model “A” Club will present the Steve Ryan Model A/AA car show and swap meet 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 18, rain or shine, at the Good Will Fire Co., 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

There will be a Hubley model car display, technical presentation, pin striping by Jim Brand and a variety of model “A” cars.

Admission is free.

The swap meet is limited to early Ford model “A” parts only. No house hold items, dolls, modern tools or toys.

There is a small donation for swap meet spots.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Auto Theft Task Force has scheduled a free vehicle identification number etching event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at the Whitehall Township Public Works Building, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

The event is open to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles motorists can bring to the event.

VIN etching is the process of chemically etching a vehicle’s unique identification number on all windows and sunroofs.

Workshop on May 30

Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Country Meadows Retirement Communities, 460 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, is hosting a lunch and lesson session 4 “Finding Joy is Age-less” workshop May 30.

There will be a free complimentary lunch at 11 a.m., followed by the workshop at noon.

Learning how changing mindsets can bring more joy at any age and in any circumstance.

Understand the Power of a Pivot philosophy and its benefits.

Seating is limited.RSVP by May 17 to 610-395-7160 or