Parkland Press

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Jahde to give weather preview

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Grundsau Lodsch Nu. 16 Am Jahden will welcome Jahde, the groundhog, and his nephew, Lee, 7 a.m. Feb. 2 at Wehr’s Dam Park, South Whitehall Township, to predict the weather for the next six weeks.

While waiting for the groundhogs to arrive, everyone is invited to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag and sing Pa. Dutch songs amidst several other happenings.

All are welcome to attend this family occasion.

For additional information, call 610-395-4282.

Classes being

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Want to become a beekeeper? Join experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association for their eighth annual Intro to Beekeeping classes 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 27 and March 13 and 27 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville.

Price includes all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers, and field trip to club apiary.

The classes are family friendly for all ages.

For more information call 610-737-7676 or visit

Accepting race applications

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Registration is now open for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley’s Ready, Set, Gold 8K Run/5K Walk to be held April 13 at the Ironton Rail Trail, Coplay.

Run begins 8:30 a.m. The 5K Walk will begin at 9 a.m. Registration and packet pickup begin 7 a.m.

Come early and check out the merchandise table and the raffle.

Visit with various characters and listen to music before the event.

Reading program being offered

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is running its popular Adult Winter Reading Program until March 3.

Participates are entered into weekly raffles to win great prizes such as gift certificates, museum passes and show tickets provided by local businesses and organizations.

They also have the chance to log books and attend library events such as the Library Cafe to gain entries into a grand prize drawing at the end of the program.

The more you read and attend, the more chances to win.

Discussion on Feb. 5

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host author Dr. Cheryl Renee Gooch to discuss her newest book, “Hinsonville’s Heroes: Black Civil War Soldiers of Chester County, Pennsylvania,” Feb. 5 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Fogelsville.

The book traces and interprets the lives of 18 men from a black community, who served in the Civil War to end slavery, and their families’ efforts to ensure they are remembered for their role in reunifying the country.

Italian dinner on March 16

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Members of Union Lutheran Church, 5500 Route 873, Schnecksville, are cooking up an all-you-can-eat Italian buffet dinner 4-7 p.m. March 16.

Menu includes salad, breadsticks, chicken Marsala, baked ziti, white vegetable ziti, pasta with Alfredo sauce, sausage or marinara.

Advance tickets are available at the church office. Proceeds benefit church youth.

Takeout will be available.

For more information, call the church office at 610-767-6884.

Pasta night on Jan. 26

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Members of Greenawalds United Church of Christ, 2325 Albright Ave., South Whitehall, are cooking up pasta for a dinner 4:30-7 p.m. Jan. 26. Proceeds will benefit Family Promise of Lehigh Valley, which assists homeless children and their families.

Meal includes a variety of pasta and sauces, meatballs, salad, roll, dessert and beverages.

Tickets will be available at the door.

For more information about pasta night, call the church at 610-435-1763 or visit