Parkland Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Parkland board approves 2019-20 proposed budget

Thursday, June 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

According to information provided by the Parkland School District, the proposed general fund budget for the 2019-20 school year in the amount of $186,470,379 was approved by school directors, during the May 21 board meeting.

The news release states the balanced budget includes positive trending of the district’s total assessed valuation, which drives a higher dollar value per mill and increased revenues.

The proposed budget represents an increase of .29 mills or 1.88 percent...

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Upper Macungie to host shredding event on June 22

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township, in partnership with certified tennis professional Brian Bleam, will host tennis clinics for all levels at Ricky Park, 5875 Ricky Ridge Trial, Orefield, and Blue Barn Park, 5770 Snowy Orchid.

Adult and junior tennis session two are scheduled for June 17 to July 17.

There is a fee to attend and registration is required.

The township and the Nanny Loft will offer a one-day safe sitter class 9:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. June 17 at the Upper Macungie Township...


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News



·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m....

Parkland High School Third Marking Period High Honor Roll

Thursday, June 6, 2019 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Grade 9: Hosannah Karen Akploh, Nawaf Alio Alzahrani, Krushil Amrutiya, Kow Nkensen Arkaah, Alena Grace Attieh, Sara Rose Ayad, Justin Stephen Bartczak, Madeleine Jade Battista, Matthew Edward Bauer, Jessica Leigh Benninger, Rocco William Birns, Jeanne Ama Boateng, Annelise Noelle Boyd, Owen Gabriel Breininger, Makayla Marie Brunnabend, Sarah Kathleen Butkovich, Lyla Claire Campeotto, Santino Joseph Cardi, Emily Brooke Carl, Diane Susana Cedeno, Eui-Hyun Cha, Amanda...

Events planned for June

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in June.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

·June 8: Blue Notes

·June 15: Dave Machetti

·June 22: Kato

·June 29: Jerry Deane Music mix

Saturday dances are from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday dances are from 1-4 p.m...

Farmland preservation discussion at meeting

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

During the May 6 North Whitehall supervisors meeting, Township Manager Jeff Bartlett mentioned the upcoming May 21 ballot question concerning a proposed tax to be used toward farmland and open space preservation.

Unofficial results from Lehigh County Voter Registration Office show 1,183 of North Whitehall voters, 64.79 favored paying a 1/10th of one mill tax to be used exclusively for the preservation of farmland and open space.

An unofficial 643 voters, 35.21 percent of the...

Happy 100th birthday Emma Yorkey

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Emma Yorkey, a resident of Mosser Nursing home, Trexlertown, celebrated her 100th birthday with friends and family May 5 at Good Will Fire Company. No. 1, also in Trexlertown. A native of Topton, Yorkey was surrounded by well-wishers from near and far.

Yorkey, the mother of eight children, has 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

Group to meet on June 6

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP 5415

Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will meet noon June 6 at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.

The program will be on music therapy.

Nonmembers and guests are welcome to attend.

Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.

For more information, call 610-437-4265.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say a 39-year-old man from Farmingdale, N.Y. and a 36-year-old woman from Coplay engaged in a physical altercation 11:15 p.m. May 14.

The incident took place on the 4000 block of Hemlock Drive, North Whitehall Township.

Police filed a nontraffic citation for harassment against the two before District Judge Jake Hammond.

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say a crash occurred 2:43 p.m. May 28 between vehicles driven by Jerome Roscioli, 58,...