Parkland Press

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Kids use creativity, circuitry to design light-up greeting cards

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Youngsters in grades two through five combined creativity and circuitry to make light-up greeting cards at the recent paper circuits Tinkerlab at Parkland Community Library.

The full room of kids couldn’t wait to sit and listen to what Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes had in store.

Hoimes gave instructions for making a creative card that lights up.

Each child received the necessary materials to create their own lighted greeting card.

Then, with colored...

Car show on June 1

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Area Corvette Club will host its 18th Springfest Car Show June 1 at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus, across from the Promenade Shops, Center Valley.

This is a judged event featuring more than 50 awards.

Partial proceeds from this all-Corvette show go to the Angel 34 Foundation, which provides funding for pediatric cancer research.

Classes include street stock, modified and custom, as well as best-of-show and sponsor’s awards.


Letters to The Editor

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To The Editor:

On March 7, there was a North Whitehall Township meeting. Jeff Bartlett presented the township board and a crowded audience, a plan to rezone a track of Kernsville Road and another track of Route 309 in Orefield to light industrial.

I feel it is important that all North Whitehall residents are informed that such an action is being discussed for approval.

Several residents shared complaints about the trucking company on Kernsville Road, and how they are not...

Mexican grill to open

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Habaneros Mexican Grill, LLC is planning to open at 3104 Hamilton Blvd. across from the historic King George Inn at a site formerly occupied by Cali Burrito.

At their March 6 meeting, South Whitehall commissioners approved the intermunicipal transfer of a liquor license from P.T. Mohan, Inc., 221 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, to the proposed Habaneros Mexican Grill, in Dorneyville.

Speaking on behalf of the Habaneros Mexican Grill, Sean Ganey said the restaurant will seat up to 80...

Referendum idea for commissioner term limits fails

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

A motion to put a referendum on term limits before voters failed in a 5-2 vote on March 13 during the Lehigh County Commissioners’ regular meeting.

The sole sponsor, Commissioner Amy Zanelli, could not muster enough support to pass the measure.

Even fellow Democrat Dan Hartzell could not be persuaded to support his colleague with his vote. He sided with Republicans to vote against the measure.

“We need to use reason instead of emotion,” Hartzell said. “This implies long...

Another View

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

For months, I have been looking for a good nutritional plan/diet I can follow that would help me change my poor eating habits; however, choosing one has not been easy.

Even after months of researching different plans, I am more confused by the nutritional information I have read on the Internet.

As I still have not found one that fits all my specific nutritional goals, I opted to begin March eating healthy nutritious foods.

And, what better timing as March is National...

Open house on April 9

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Carbon Community College will host an open house for prospective students and their families 6-8 p.m. April 9 in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville.

LCCC admission and financial aid representatives, academic advisors as well as academic program coordinators will be on hand to answer questions.

The open house is an excellent opportunity for prospective students of all ages to tour the campus, learn about...

People of all faiths come together to mourn those lost in mosque shootings

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by PAUL CMIL in Opinion

The Muslim community called a news conference in Whitehall Township March 15 to express its sorrow and outrage at the attack earlier that day on two New Zealand mosques.

The loss of life from such a wanton violation of human decency shocked the world.

The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley opened its doors to others in the community. Dr. Mirza Baig, MALV vice president, welcomed members of all different faiths who had gathered.

In his address, Imam Basheer Bilaal...

Potpie dinner

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


New Bethel and Jerusalem “Red” churches, Kempton, along with Friedens Lutheran Church, Stony Run, are hosting a chicken potpie dinner 5-7:30 p.m. on March 30 at the Kempton Rod and Gun Club.

Meal includes potpie, side dishes, dessert and beverages.

Takeout will be available. Bring a canned good for the local food bank.

Proceeds will go to the Berks Food Bank, the Nicaraguan Christian Children’s Center (CICRIN), and the gun club.

For tickets, call...

Jordan Lutheran celebrates 285 years serving the community

Wednesday, March 20, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, kicked off its year-long 285th anniversary celebration with a luncheon following the March 3 worship service.

Luncheon guests dined on glazed ham, scalloped potatoes, green beans, rolls, beverages and apple crumb pie for dessert.

After the luncheon, church members Elwood Laudenslager and Ted DuBois, both of South Whitehall, and Ruth Kemp of The Lutheran Home at Topton shared the church’s history.

“The church building was dedicated July...