Parkland Press

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Article By: McNair

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by McNair in Social News

Couple celebrates

50th anniversary

Grayson and Janet McNair, of Lower Macungie Township, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise on the Danube River and visits to several ports-of-call in three countries. They also visited Vienna, Austria, for three days.

They are pictured at the statue of Johann Strauss in the Stadtpark (city park) along one edge of Vienna's Ringstrasse.

The couple were married Aug. 18, 1962, in Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg...

Article By: Flexer

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 by Flexer in Social News

Couple celebrates

50th anniversary

Clinton and Patricia (Heil) Flexer of Emmaus celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 29 with a surprise dinner at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church given by their family in the same reception hall used by the couple 50 years earlier.

The couple were married Sept. 29, 1962, at Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church, Salisbury Township.

They have four children, David, Diane and Todd Flexer and Wendy Breunig, and six...

Driver's Ed

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit 21 is offering driver's education theory classes and behind-the-wheel training for qualified high school students in the Parkland school district.

The goal of the student driver education program is to teach young people to be safe and responsible drivers.

For students who complete both driving theory instruction and behind-the-wheel Instruction, CLIU 21 offers the opportunity to complete the Pa. DMV road test during the last behind-the-wheel...

Regional Police Beat

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

Sunglasses stolen

from vehicle

A 30-year-old woman reported to State Police Troop M Bethlehem that a pair of black Oakley sunglasses valued at $200 and $3 in change was stolen from her unlocked vehicle in the 5000 block of Elmhurst Drive, North Whitehall Township, sometime between 5 p.m. Sept. 9 and 7:30 a.m. the next day.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact state police at 610-861-2026 and reference incident number M01-1425436.



Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

Signe Witson, LSW, is presenting a Life Space Crisis Intervention Skills for Parents program from 7-8:30 p.m. Oct. 4, Nov. 1 and Dec. 6 at Parkland Community Library, Walbert Avenue, South Whitehall.

The class is designed for parents to learn the basics about preventing conflicts with kids and helping them process conflict.

The program is limited to 20 participants.

To attend, call 610-398-1361 ext. 13.

Kratzer Elementary needs repairs

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by SUSAN RUMBLE Special to The Press in Local News

A feasibility study conducted by USA architects, with input from the Parkland School District administration, compiled a list of recommendations for maintaining and improving facilties, updating technology infrastructure and security systems, and replacing school buses at a cost of $24 million.

At the school board's Sept. 18 meeting, architect Paul Swartz reported his firm evaluated the conditions and infrastructure of each Parkland building to offer a "roadmap" of projects for the...

Rescue Mission

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

WAEB 790 AM radio is having its annual spaghetti dinner to benefit the Allentown Rescue Mission 4-7:30 p.m. Oct 6 at Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.

The dinner will feature morning radio personality Bobby Gunther Walsh, thousands of his famous, secret-recipe, homemade meatballs and all-you-can-eat spaghetti.

There is no fee for dinner, but a free-will offering is encouraged.

This year's event holds a very special meaning...

Editor's View

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by JOHANNA BILLINGS in Opinion

My birthday will be here soon. I will celebrate it by doing absolutely nothing.

I have jokingly dubbed my birthday "National Do Nothing Productive Day."

It's not celebrated nationally but it should be. It's not that I think my birthday is worthy of becoming a holiday, but rather I believe modern life has become overscheduled, making it necessary to actively seek time to do nothing.

Everyone should have one day a year to celebrate as a personal "Do Nothing Productive Day...

Medical society

Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Foundation of the Pennsylvania Medical Society is offering its annual $1,000 Myrtle Siegfried MD, and Michael Vigilante MD, scholarship to first-year medical students who are residents of Berks, Lehigh or Northampton counties.

Requirements include full-time enrollment in an accredited U.S. medical school.

To help local medical students offset the cost of education, former foundation trustee, Elena Pascal, and her sister, Carla Vigilante, established this scholarship in 1999...