Parkland Press

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Light show in December

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will be having its annual Lowhill Lights of Wonder to benefit two local families at 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 16, 17, 20-23 and 26-30.

There will be a Christmas carol sing-along at 5:45 p.m. before each light show.

Join church members at 5 p.m. for a special light show with extra music before the Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.

One-hundred percent of the donations will be presented to the Robert Kline and Brett Snyder families. Kline has cancer. Snyder has ALS.

Police accepting toy donations

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Upper Mac

Upper Macungie Township police are working on several initiatives.

The police department is an official Toys for Tots drop-off location.

Only new, unwrapped toys will be accepted.

The 2017 coat drive is also underway.

Bring gently used jackets to police headquarters and drop them in the donation bin.

Both bins are located in the front lobby at the police department, 37 Grim Road, Breinigsville, with 24 hour a day access, seven days a week.

Cookbook for sale

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is selling an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

For a small additional fee, purchase a navy blue canvas bag to go with the book.

This spiral-bound cookbook contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

The book contains an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes and modern dishes.

There are tried-and-true favorites, including German Potato Salad, Chicken Divan, Pork Barbecue and Moravian Sugar Cake.

Historical society open house on Dec. 2

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

New Tripoli

The Lynn Heidelberg Historical Society will have a holiday open house 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Dec. 2 at the old New Tripoli Bank, Madison St., New Tripoli.

Everyone is invited to come out for some Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas fun and history.

Tour the old bank building and view the historical society’s collection of memorabilia.

For family presents, choose from books from local authors about area history, 1876 replica maps of Heidelberg and Lynn townships, limited edition Ontelaunee Park ornament and more.

Tree lighting on Dec. 2

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

S. Whitehall

South Whitehall Township will have its annual tree lighting ceremony 5 p.m. Dec. 2 at Covered Bridge Park, 2465 Wehr Mill Road, South Whitehall.

There will be a Grandpop’s Bubble Festival, airbrush tattoos, S’more stations, dance performances, pictures with Santa and stilt walkers.

Music will be performed by Erin Kelly. Refreshments will be available.

For information, contact the South Whitehall Township Department of Parks and Recreation at 610-398-0401.

Accepting bonus

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Eligible veterans who served on active duty in the Persian Gulf Theater of Operations from Aug. 2, 1990 to Aug. 31, 1991 have until Aug. 31, 2018 to collect a special one-time payment to honor their service and sacrifice.

Applications for the Persian Gulf Conflict Veterans Bonus are due by Aug. 31, 2018.

The bonus program, administered by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, pays $75 per month for qualifying, active-duty service members, up to a $525 maximum.

Discussion on Dec. 5

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host Timothy H. Smith, licensed battlefield guide, historian and author for a discussion titled “Early Photography of the Gettysburg Battlefield” Dec. 5 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by Nov. 30. Reservations are not required for just the program.

There is a fee for both the dinner and program.