Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Information session

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

PENN STATE

The Penn State Extension Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton Counties will be training a new class of volunteers this fall.

The program provides 40 hours of horticultural training for citizens that have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more and a strong desire to make a difference by volunteering in the community.

The new training program will begin on Oct. 18 and continue on subsequent Thursdays from 6-9 P.M. through March 2019...

Allentown recycling is only for city taxpayers

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

Allentown’s recycling program is only for City of Allentown taxpayers.

In May, the City of Allentown announced a change in the electronics recycling program for the recycling of televisions, computers, printers and other electronics for residents of the city.

The recycling is only for City of Allentown residents.

ONLY Allentown residents should call the Bureau of Recycling and Solid Waste at 610-437-8729 or visit allentownpa.gov/recycle under electronics-additional...

Bethlehem man charged after vehicle found in pond

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 23-year-old Bethlehem man was charged with false reporting of a theft or conversion of a vehicle after reporting to police at 12:54 a.m. June 30 his vehicle was stolen on June 29 from Hometown Diner, 8732 Hamilton Blvd, Upper Macungie Township.

Upper Macungie police say an investigation revealed Michael P. Connelly was never at the diner.

Police allege Connelly told them he concocted the story of the stolen vehicle so his parents would not know he damaged the vehicle.

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Parkland librarian answers technology questions

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

Once a month, on the first Tuesday of the month, Parkland Community Library gives area residents an opportunity to take part in a program titled, “Technical Tuesday.”

Participants ask questions about their devices, such as smartphones, computers or iPads. These information sessions are held at Luther Crest retirement community, 800 Hausman Road, South Whitehall.

Becky Wanamaker, adult services and programming librarian, is in charge, helping to provide the best advice for those...

School board OK’s 2018-19 budget

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School Board has granted unanimous final approval to the $179,349,218 budget for 2018-19 at its June 26 meeting.

The real estate tax rate is 15.42 mills, 0.29 mill higher than the previous term, an increase of 1.92 percent.

For every $100,000 of assessed value, the property owner will pay an additional $29.

Taxes for a property at the district average residential assessed value of $226,989 increase $65.83, for a total obligation of $3,500.17.

To balance...

L.C. Sheriff Hanna initiates canine program

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for Lehigh County.

Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth use canines to assist with daily operations, law enforcement functions and security activities.

The Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office established a canine program for three primary objectives: first, to enhance security for the facilities and properties in Lehigh...

Bingo offered on Aug. 5

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

FF&F

Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is hosting bingo Aug. 5 at Emerald Fire Company, 7748 Penn St., Slatington.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. Games start at 1 p.m.

Prizes include vintage Longaberger baskets, Pampered Chef items, Tastefully Simple treats, Thirty-One bags, Boyds Bears and more.

The event also includes a bake sale and tricky tray.

Bring a donation of Purina Cat Chow (green indoor bag), litter (white...

SPRINGHOUSE MIDDLE SCHOOL SIXTH MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Grade 6: Ahmar Imran Ashraf, Ethan George Atiyeh, Madison Elizabeth Bachrach, Victoria Ruth Ball, Jordan Dominic Balogh, Amara Faith Barker, Nathan Scott Bartholomew, Abbey Elizabeth Bender, Rishika Bhati, Christian Michael Blanco, Alexander Dale Blickley, Joshua Everett Boswell, Peter Joseph Boswell, Christopher William Brenkert, Colby Thomas Brisendine, Amanda Nicole Brown, Joshua Alexander Brown, Danica Lynn Butch, Isabella Carnero, Julian Andrew Carty, Chloe Breton...

OREFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL SIXTH MARKING PERIOD HIGH HONOR ROLL

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Grade 6: John Everett Aldrich, Ella Christine Amadio, Marc Anthony Danny Aoun, Andrew Richard Baer, Jaylynn Marie Bennett, Ava Ceceilia Best, Anna Ruth Bigert, Salvatore Thomas Boccadoro II, Lascelles Lance Bonner, Stella Gene Bowers, Daniel Paul Carlson, Kanye Diamonte Cartagena, Leon Chen, Madelyn Rae Choma, Russell Francis Clark, Lucas Brennan OConnell Dee, Devi Aparna Dhamo Durairaj, Jacob Ethan Dubow, Kyan Patrick Egolf, William Michael Atmore Farrell, Dylan...