Parkland Press

Friday, April 19, 2019

Another View

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

If you’re like me, you’re enjoying the warmer weather that comes with spring and anticipating the really warm days of summer.

One thing I don’t enjoy is the buzzing I hear swarming around me when I’m outside at an event or playing with my son in the backyard.

Although I have a fear of bees — I’ll save the traumatic childhood experience for another time — I know how important they are to plants, our environment and even the economy. says, “Plants need bees to...

Guest View

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“Social Security numbers are one of the most valuable pieces of information a scammer can get a hold of, leaving the rightful owners of those numbers vulnerable to a whole slew of scams involving identity theft,” Bill Johnston-Walsh, AARP Pennsylvania state director said recently. “Scammers have a particularly devious way of getting those numbers — by pretending to be from the Social Security Administration itself.”

Johnston-Walsh described how the scammers operate:

•You get a...

Town hall on April 18

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, is inviting area residents to a town hall meeting where they may ask questions and voice concerns about state and local issues.

The town hall will be 7 p.m. April 18 at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley, 41 S. Carlisle St., Allentown.

No registration or RSVP is required.

Staff will be on-hand to assist with state-related issues.

For more information, call Schlossberg’s office at 610-821-5577.

Scholarship applications due

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Garden Club will award a $1,000 college scholarship to a graduating high school senior who will be studying plant science, landscape design, ecology, horticulture, conservation or a related field. Applications are due May 1.

For information or an application, call B. McFadden at 610-432-4782.

Jared Hanna seeks seat on county bench

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Assistant District Attorney Jared J. Hanna has announced he is running for a seat on the Court of Common Pleas in Lehigh County.

Hanna explained why he is running for office.

“I believe my love of the Lehigh Valley, my voracious interest in the law and my legal experience have given me a unique understanding of the challenges our community and courts will face over the next 10 years and beyond.”

This opening on the bench became available when Judge Carol McGinley...

NORTH WHITEHALL: NOVA having indoor yard sale

Friday, April 19, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod, will have an indoor yard sale 9 a.m.-2 p.m. April 27 in the social hall.

Food will be available for purchase.


Schnecksville Fire Company will sponsor an all-you-can-eat breakfast in the main hall from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on April 28.


Parkland Community Library is having a new kind of fundraiser through Dan Schantz’s Greenhouse, 2031 29th St. S.W., Allentown.

The library will be selling...

Basket bonanza

Friday, April 19, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Easter egg hunters at Hope Community Church, Weisenberg Township, received a chocolate bunny and a colorful drinking cup as they registered for the church’s egg hunt on April 13.

Inside the sanctuary, Pastor Ken Kalisz told the Easter story and included the fact eggs are associated with Easter because they are a symbol of rebirth, just as Jesus was reborn after his crucifixion.

The anxious, soon-to-be egg hunters then watched a 5-minute video, which included Jesus on the cross...

New Tripoli Bank mentoring team of college students

Friday, April 19, 2019 by The Press in Local News

New Tripoli Bank is mentoring a team of Kutztown University students participating in the 2019 Conference of State Banking Supervisors Community Bank Case Study Competition.

Sasha-Lee Hayward, Melissa Jenkings, Wesley May and Zachary McGowan will be working with bank CEO and President Dave Hunsicker and Executive Vice President John Hayes to evaluate how New Tripoli Bank has been impacted by the 2018 Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act.

The students...