Parkland Press

Monday, June 17, 2019

‘Today is practice for tomorrow’

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Class of 2019 President Danielle M. Colapietro, carrying the class key, led approximately 758 of her classmates toward a new chapter in their lives, receiving their high school diplomas at Parkland High School’s commencement ceremony June 11 at the PPL Center, Allentown.

The procession of seniors dressed in red and gray gowns walked into the arena as the high school band, under the direction of Jason D. Lerew, performed “Pomp and Circumstance” by Edward Elgar.

Welcoming the...

New food pantry working to ‘crush hunger’ in the Parkland area

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A new food pantry — Parkland Community Aid Reaching Every Student— will open its doors June 19 at 5074 Kernsville Road, Unit 4, Orefield.

Katrina Sundstrom, executive director with Parkland C.A.R.E.S. said the food pantry, down the road from Kernsville Elementary School, began as a simple food drive to honor one of Parkland’s own.

Sundstrom, her husband Rich, daughter Sydni and son A.J. held a food drive to honor late bus driver Gary Smith.

“Mr. Smith was so much more...

Board OKs property maintenance code

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

North Whitehall supervisors had a public hearing before the board’s regular June meeting to discuss the adoption of the property maintenance code for the municipality.

Jeff Bartlett gave a short description of the ordinance before adoption along with some changes he suggested were necessary.

After the hearing was closed, the ordinance was adopted.

Rich Townsend asked for some clarifications of certain parts of the ordinance and after Solicitor Lisa Young explained the...


Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

In 2018, the police blotter published in the April 18 edition of the East Penn Press included an accident report from Pennsylvania State Police, Troop M, Fogelsville, reporting on a man getting hurt when his vehicle drifted off the road, hit a ditch and two trees, overturned and struck a pickup parked in a driveway.

The reason?

According to police, the driver took his eyes off the road while trying to retrieve his cellphone from the floor where he dropped it while pulling it...

Bittner, Werleys

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The 115th reunion of the Bittner and Werley families will be held 12:30 p.m. June 23 at Earl Adams Memorial Park Lower Pavilion, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville.

Family members are asked to bring a contribution for the potluck lunch at 1 p.m.

There will also be a short business meeting and raffle.

Descendants of the Bittner and Werley families are invited to attend.

Silver and Nothstein battle arson, together

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

The dog and the detective. Or in this case, Silver and Doug Nothstein.

Silver is a 2-year-old yellow Labrador retriever arson dog. Nothstein is a detective with the Bethlehem Police Department.

Together, they’ve forged quite the successful alliance since Silver became a member of the police department.

Nothstein from Lehighton said the process for Silver to become a member of the Bethlehem Police Department has been a project two and a half years in the making.


Money stolen at retirement home

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police say four thefts occurred at Country Meadows Retirement Community, 420 N. Krocks Road, Upper Macungie, between May 16 and June 6.

In the first theft, $138 was taken from the unlocked room of an 89-year-old resident between May 16 and 25.

During the second theft, $80 was stolen from the sock drawer of a 91-year-old male resident on May 29.

Police say in the third theft, $56 was removed from the room of a 95-year-old woman on May 30.