Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Flag disposal sites created

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY

In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the county Government Center, courthouse and both Cedarbrook South Whitehall and Fountain Hill locations. Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

Lehigh Valley Small on Scale hosts 41st annual dollhouse show

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Lehigh Valley Small on Scale hosted its 41st annual dollhouse show and sale July 15 at the Holiday Inn, Fogelsville.

Miniature enthusiasts, collectors and vendors braved thunderstorms, downpours and gray skies to attend the show held in one of the ballrooms at the venue.

Vendors included a specialist in tools to build small homes to scale, and artists who create miniature animals and trees to add exacting detail to the many designs.

Ridge Farm hearing postponed

Friday, July 20, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The South Whitehall planning commission meeting scheduled for July 19 in the Parkland High School auditorium to discuss conditional use review of the portion of Ridge Farm, east of Cedar Crest Boulevard has been postponed.

Gregg Adams, planner from the township Department of Community Development, reports the applicant, Kay Builders, requested to have the meeting postponed.

The section of the development under consideration is comprised of 661 dwelling units in the Traditional...

Guest View

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The Purple Heart is awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces who are wounded or killed during service.

It was created by Gen. George Washington, whose appreciation of the importance of a soldier in any campaign impelled him to recognize outstanding valor and merit by granting a commission or an advance in rank for the person concerned.

Unfortunately, in the summer of 1782, he was ordered by the Continental Congress to cease doing so — as there were no funds to pay...

Binkley shares her love of poetry at L.V. Active Life

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life members and guests celebrated the last day of spring, June 20, with a poetry reading by poet Shirley Binkley of Allentown.

Some of the poems Binkley read were: “Life is a Gift,” “America’s in Distress,” “Adopted,” “A God Moment,” “My Rubber Ducky” and “What if it was Your Child.”

Binkley, who publishes her own poetry, has written 191 poems. Of these, 81 have been published.

Her first book of poems is titled “One Size Fits All: Poetry for Every...

Seniors explore books at Luther Crest

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Once a month, on the second Tuesday around 3 p.m., Parkland Community Library Senior Book Club meets at Luther Crest retirement community, South Whitehall Township.

On June 12, there were 11 women who met to discuss “Olive Kitteridge,” by Elizabeth Strout.

Lisa Cawley, library reference assistant, led the discussion.

A lively discussion ensued as some loved the book and one lady did not like the book at all.

About half the group members live at Luther Crest.

Toll increase approved

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

pa turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

The most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year...

Writer says fleeing immigrants can strengthen

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Our country is being destroyed by immigration.

We are experiencing an invasion that threatens our health, our economy and our ultimate viability.

The immigration of insects, invasive plants, animals and pathogens can destroy us.

The immigration of families fleeing violence can strengthen our economy and our country.

William Klein

Master Watershed Steward

New Tripoli

Fundraiser July 21 for AID

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

KOSPIA FARMS

Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, in conjunction with NewsRadio 790 WAEB and Bobby Gunther Walsh, will host a family friendly fundraising event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21.

The event includes food, live music, activities and more with all proceeds donated to Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals with little or no hope elsewhere. Animals in Distress keeps every animal admitted and provides medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food, shelter...