Parkland Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Dennis Nemes named to election board

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County commissioners have appointed Dennis Nemes to serve on the county board of elections.

Nemes, a former principal at Northwestern Lehigh High School, was later principal at Allentown Central Catholic High School.

He replaces Gail Coffin on the election board.

Commissioner Percy Dougherty was back in his seat after a hospital stay resulting from a fall at his home.

He had missed at least two meetings due to his accident and subsequent recovery time....

Gov. Tom Wolf approves grant to North Whitehall Twp fire co.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

In recognition of the service and sacrifice of volunteer firefighters throughout Pennsylvania, the Wolf Administration announced $646,891 in new funding to help rural communities guard against the threat of wildfires in the state’s forests and other undeveloped areas.

Recently approved grants include: Community Fire Company No. 1 of North Whitehall Township, Schnecksville, $5,274.

“Across the state, these funds will benefit 132 volunteer fire companies serving rural areas and...

Joe Hanna announces re-election bid for sheriff

Tuesday, January 15, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Joe Hanna, a Republican, has announced his bid for re-election for Lehigh County sheriff.

Elected to office in 2015 after a 34-year career with the Allentown Police Department, he retired as chief of police, and was a former Lehigh County detective.

Hanna says he is proud of the innovations he has brought to the sheriff’s office, including creation of new policy and procedures consistent with best practices in law enforcement.

He anticipates the office will be accredited...

’Tis the season for cops and kids

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Christmas 2018 was special for more than 30 Parkland students thanks to the efforts of Target store employees, Pennsylvania state troopers, South Whitehall, Upper Macungie and Allentown police officers, Lehigh County Sheriff’s deputies, and Dorney Park security officers.

The 33 youngsters who took part in the annual Heroes and Helpers program were treated to lunch at Chickie and Pete’s at Dorney Park, and a shopping spree at Target.

The day began with the students meeting with...

Follow the yellow brick road to KU

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Rather than lament the frigid temperatures and bleak landscapes so typical of January, area residents can travel the yellow brick road and escape to the Land of Oz.

Join some of the most beloved characters brought to life by a local acting troupe in their version of the “The Wizard of Oz,” produced and directed by Kempton resident Tom Nardone.

His daughter, Christine Nardone Storch, is serving as musical director.

“The Wizard of Oz is a classic almost everyone wants to...

VFW Post 12099 announces Voice of Democracy winners

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by ANN WERTMAN in School

While it was just two periods away from holiday vacation, several classes under Parkland teachers Dale Ritter and Calliope Volikas found themselves absorbed in a question-and-answer period with Brig. Gen. Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays VFW Post 12099 officer Rear Admiral Retired David P. Keller, U.S.N.; and Sgts. Alexandra Avila and Keenan Albright, both combat veterans and recruiting officers of the Pennsylvania National Guard.

The students had gathered to honor their school’s 2018-19...