Parkland Press

Friday, June 22, 2018

4-H Livestock Club performs community service project

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by ANN WERTMAN in Local News

More than a dozen members, leaders and parents of the Lehigh County 4-H Livestock Club pitched in with the spring highway cleanup program with the members of Seipstown Grange 1657.

This year, marked the 4-H Club’s eighth year of participation in this annual event and for the grange, its 29th year of participation.

They first took part in Keep America Beautiful and then PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program.

Cleaning litter from 11 miles of highway, 8 miles of which are Route...

Fogelsville churches, VFW honor fallen heroes

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Residents of Fogelsville attended a Memorial Day ceremony at the Fogelsville Cemetery to remember those who have fallen protecting the United States during its many wars.

The ceremony was led by Pastor Nelson Quinones of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fogelsville.

Members of Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville, honored their fallen comrades with prayers, brief speeches and a rifle volley.

Scouts from Troop 72, Fogelsville, were flag bearers.

A combined...

State Rep. Gary Day to host open house

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, invites residents of his district in Lehigh and Berks counties to join him and his staff at their district office open house 3-7 p.m. June 21 at the Good Will Fire Company No. 1, 7723 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.

Day reminds residents his office is available to help with a variety of state government-related services, even though it is located at a temporary location.

“Due to a fire at our previous location in Star Plaza in New Tripoli in March, we...

Park to get courts

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have approved construction of two basketball courts in Covered Bridge Park at a cost of $50,000.

The new items will replace volleyball courts at the athletic field entrance to the park along River Road.

Director of township operations Randy Cope commented on the plan.

“Volleyball courts were grossly underutilized, so we will turn this area into a facility that can be programmed with leagues, clinics, and small tournaments,” Cope said. “The...

N. Whitehall board reviews various plans

Thursday, June 21, 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...

Another View

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“Money does not create happiness.” — a proverb

On June 5, fashion designer Kate Brosnahan Spade was found dead in her apartment by her housekeeper. The 55-year-old died by suicide.

Three days later, celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain took his own life in France while working on his CNN television series. He was 61.

I remember hearing of the death of actor Robin Williams in 2014. I loved his movies, especially “Patch Adams” and “Dead Poets Society.” I think any character he...

Garden club presents Beautiful Gardens tour

Thursday, June 21, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Parkland Garden Club’s “Sharing Beautiful Gardens of the Lehigh Valley” will take place, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on June 30.

The self-guided event features eight residential gardens.

A silent auction and a creative demonstration by David Shimp, greenhouse manager at Phoebe Floral Shop, will be featured.

Tickets are available at C. Leslie Smith, Dan Schantz Greenhouse, Eagle Point Farm Market, Edge of the Woods Native Plants, Herbein’s Garden Center, Lehigh...