Parkland Press

Thursday, May 24, 2018

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Community Memorial Day services planned in Upper Macungie

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1028 Church St., and St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, are hosting a joint community Memorial Day service 10 a.m. May 28 at the Fogelsville Union Cemetery.

The service will be led by the Rev. Nelson Quinones and the Robert M. Fegely VFW Post 8282, Breinigsville.

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will assist at the service. Everyone is welcome to attend.

In addition to assisting at St. John’s joint Memorial...

Former U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent joins CNN

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Former Congressman Charlie Dent has joined CNN as a political commentator.

His first appearance as a CNN political commentator was on Erin Burnett OutFront May 21.

Dent emailed The Press May 22 stating he is not a CNN employee but his arrangement with CNN is exclusive.

He also said he will continue to reside in Allentown.

In September 2017, Dent announced he would not seek an eighth term in the U.S. House of Representatives representing the then 15th District...

Rooms needed at the manor

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland Manor Vice President David Harte, a retirement facility underway at the former West End Racquetball Club, asked South Whitehall commissioners to approve additional rooms for the venture.

Harte reported, during the April 18 meeting, market studies indicate more single occupancy rooms, than the architect had originally proposed, are recommended.

“We have a big demand for private occupancy rooms,” Harte told the board. “That’s the demand in the market place.


Firefighters train on RIT

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Police Log

Cetronia and Greenawalds firefighters trained on Rapid Intervention Team drills April 30 at the Troxell Building, South Whitehall.

The goal of the exercise was to bring Cetronia firefighters up to speed on techniques to rescue fellow firefighters in the event of a structural collapse, flash over or any unexpected occurrence at an active fire scene.

Greenawalds firefighters have been dispatched as RIT responders throughout Lehigh County.

With the addition of Cetronia...

Bo Tkach Foundation donates to Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund

Thursday, May 24, 2018 by The Press in Local News

For families that need assistance, the Bo Tkach Under the Helmet and Hat Foundation and the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund are there.

Members of the two nonprofit organizations met recently in Palmerton to share ideas about how each of them can continue their mission of helping others.

Tkach, a son of Jim and Sandi Tkach, then of Slatington, was a scholar-athlete who graduated in 2001 from Northern Lehigh High School and went on to become a stellar athlete at Wilkes University....

Group to meet on June 7

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Radio club

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. on June 7 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “E-M-E for the Small Station” presented by Skip/W1PV and Howard/AE3T.

Ham radio operators and others interested in ham radio are welcome to attend.

For more information, go to or call 610-432-8286.

Group to meet on June 5

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host Dennis Frye, author, chief historian at Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park for a discussion titled “September Suspense: Lincoln’s Union in Peril” June 5 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Dinner will be served 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by May 31. Reservations are not required for just the...

5K Run/Walk

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

N. Whitehall

The Ironton Rail-Trail 5K Run/Walk, presented by Emmaus Run Inn and Ironton Rail Trail, will take place June 10 at the athletic fields, North Whitehall.

Walkers will start at 9:30 a.m. and runners begin at 10 a.m.

Race day registration is from 8-9:30 a.m.

Awards include overall male and female, first through third place, and male and female runners in each age group.

Advance registration may be done at under events and...

Yard, bake sale

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, is having a multifamily yard and bake sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 26.

Bring a nonperishable food item to support the Christ’s Church Lowhill Food Pantry. Refreshments will be available. For information, call 610-395-0763.

Dances planned at the grange

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Wescosville, across Route 222 from Walmart, will have a monthly Saturday night concert and dance 7-10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month.

The Honky-Tonk Dukes will be playing live Classic Country music and 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll.

All ages are welcome to attend. There is an entry fee at the door.

Snacks will be provided. Bring a potluck dish.