Parkland Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Senior expo offered Sept. 14

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Area senior citizens are invited to state Rep. Zach Mako’s, R-183rd, second annual senior expo 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 14, at Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive, Cherryville.

The expo is free to attend.

Attendees will have the opportunity to visit with more than 75 local, state and federal agencies and organizations offering information on programs and services available to seniors.

Free flu shots will be available, assuming no manufacturing...

Union Lutheran youth attend ELCA gathering

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in School

Sixteen high schoolers and five leaders from Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, traveled to Houston this summer for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America National Youth Gathering.

They joined more than 30,000 other young people and leaders from around the country at the event held in the NRG Stadium.

Worship was led by the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, Bishop of the ELCA.

The contemporary Christian group, 10th Avenue North, performed in concert.

The Union...

The Vine Church

Sunday, September 16, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Pastor Adam Kern, of The Vine Church, which meets at the Schnecksville Grange, 5322 Route 873, has announced several forthcoming endeavors for the organization.

“We are rolling out a new children’s ministry and revamping the area downstairs,” Kern said.

“We’re transforming the basement where kids will want to come.

“And, we have a new director of children’s ministry with a background in education.”

The first children’s church lesson will be on Sept. 16.


Sharks rule at Parkland library’s interactive summer program

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Children attending Parkland Community Library’s “Libraries Rock” programs at Parkland elementary schools this summer, including Jaindl Elementary, learned the importance of libraries and reading.

Open to children from kindergarten to fifth grade, this fun, entertaining and educational interactive program was led by Jaclyn Hoimes, director of youth services with the library.

It was “Shark Day” at Jaindl Elementary School as Hoimes read “The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad...

State Police Beat

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

State Police Troop M, Fogelsville, say Bryan A. Glover, 25, Goose Creek, S.C. was driving a 2015 Hyundai Accent when it struck a concrete barrier 2:04 p.m. Aug. 31 on I-78, Upper Macungie Township.

According to police, Glover was allegedly driving too fast for conditions when attempting to negotiate a right curve in the roadway.

Police say he lost control of his vehicle which struck the concrete barrier between the lanes of travel.

The car received disabling damages and...


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or

·Center For Vision Loss, Allentown, needs volunteers to assist clients with visual impairment during a weekly walk at the Lehigh Valley...

Senior biker rides again

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Second Wind Dreams recently helped Sandy Smith, 83, a resident of Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation Center, South Whitehall, fulfill her dream of riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle one more time.

Smith was asked how her ride went.

She replied “ wonderful” and gave a two-thumbs up.

Smith, who owned and rode a Harley Davidson, said she began riding motorcycles in the 1960s when she was 25.

“I was tired of holding on when my husband was driving the bike,”...

Breakfast on

Sunday, September 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


United Church of Christ Greenawalds, 2325 Albright Ave, South Whitehall, is holding an S.O.S. Breakfast 8-11 a.m. Sept. 15.

The menu will include creamed dried beef on toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, toast, fruit, pastry and beverages.

A free will offering will be taken.

Proceeds will benefit Fellowship Hall flooring project and UCC Disaster Ministries.

For more information, call the church office at 610-435-1763.

School district sets goals

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

With the start of the 2018-19 school term, Parkland School District Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rod Troutman presented the board a review of district goals.

Many are ongoing; some have been completed and others are new.

He said as full-day kindergarten is now in its third year, district staff are working toward the goal of all students reading proficiently by the end of third grade.

Troutman stated integration of science, technology, engineering, math and medicine (...

UPPER MACUNGIE: Upper Macungie offering one-day safesitter course

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township and The Nanny Loft will be offering a one-day Safesitter Essentials course with CPR 9:30-4 p.m. Sept. 30.

Class content includes safety, child care, fire aid and rescue skills and life and business skills.

To register or learn more about the Safesitter course, visit

For information, go to


Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, is offering senior...