Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Soil issue affects general fund

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The $10 million borrowed by Parkland School District for capital projects earlier this year may be depleted before the next bond issue anticipated for January or February 2019.

At the Oct. 23 meeting, the board approved a resolution to use the general fund for capital needs until new money is received, probably in March 2019.

The district will then reimburse the general fund.

Although the capital projects fund is directed toward a variety of district needs, this year, it...

Book signing on Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Parkland Community Library will be hosting award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Rosemary Wells for a Max and Ruby Celebration and book signing 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in the auditorium at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

Everyone is invited to hear Rosemary Well’s stories about her writing and illustrating process of her beloved characters including Max and Ruby.

Buy signed Rosemary Wells books, sold by...

Browne and Day sponsor senior expo

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, and state Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, recently sponsored a senior expo at Country Meadows Retirement Community, Upper Macungie.

Multiple vendors and support agencies were on hand offering help with Medicare plans, retirement income strategies and veteran support.

Lehigh Valley Hospital nurses were on hand to administer influenza vaccines.

Health Networks Laboratories personnel performed cholesterol and glucose screening studies as well.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

What do these words mean?

Missing ... disappeared from the earth?

Does “in action” mean inaction on our part?

Action ... what kind of action?

Why not call it war?

Seeing my dad anguish over the loss

Of his beloved nephew throughout his life

Just one of many

Sailors, soldiers, nurses, pilots

Never to be seen again

My only hope is that now

Having passed on to the other side

They are reunited once again


American Legion Post 16 honors those lost in war

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Opinion

Allen O. Delke Post 16 American Legion of Slatington recently had a memorial service at Union Cemetery, Slatington.

The service began with a parade from the Legion Post to the cemetery. Boy, Cub and Girl Scouts were marching with the Legion members.

Slatington High School band, under the direction of David Carroll, played several numbers.

Charles Rowlands was honored as the oldest Post member at age 97 with 76 years of membership.

Henry Distler of St. John’s UCC...

Another View

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Veterans Day celebrates all who have served our country honorably in both war and peace.

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Day was originally called Armistice Day and observed the anniversary of the end of World War I, Nov. 11, 1919.

This day has continued as a celebration of those who served our country. The day was declared a national holiday in 1938, and the name change became official in 1954.

Armistice Day was made a national holiday “to...

Craft fair on Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield, will have its 26th annual fall craft fair 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17.

There will be more than 50 crafters, Christmas gifts, delicious soups, barbecue, pies and other baked goods.

Eat in or take out will be available.

This year’s raffle will benefit Family Promise of Lehigh County, an ecumenical and interfaith effort to provide transitional housing and meals to homeless families, allowing them to stay...