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Facebook changes news feed

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Facebook has changed its news feed, and has decreased the amount of local news you will see on the site. But there is a way to make sure you still see the local content from the Parkland Press.

According to Facebook, your news feed will prioritize posts from friends and family over businesses and pages, including local newspapers.

Luckily, Facebook allows users to prioritize pages so you see their content first. If you want to continue seeing articles from the Parkland Press,...

Chosen Words

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Winter is Still Here

It hasn’t snowed for several weeks now,

And the temperature outside is delightful;

We enjoy the splendor

of the warm sunny days,

Then the weather begins to turn frightful.

Winter is still here.

The weather man said

we would have lots of snow

A total of 3-6 inches;

After the snowfall,

the temperature will climb,

Up to 50, without any hitches.

You wasted your time to shovel the snow...

Spag dinner

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lions club

Upper Lehigh Lions Club, Schnecksville, will be holding an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner 4-8 p.m. March 16 at the Schnecksville Fire Company pavilion.

The cost of the meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad bar, homemade dessert and a drink.

The proceeds will go to benefit the roof collapse rebuilding fund for the Schnecksville Fire Company.

For more information, call 610-398-2619.

SOUTH WHITEHALL: Trivia Night March 13 at library

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by SYMAN HIRSCH in Columns

Parkland Community Library, 4422 Walbert Ave., South Whitehall Township, will host Marvel and DC Comics Illustrator Scott Hanna 12:30-2:30 p.m. May 5 for a special appearance for Free Comic Book Day at the library.

He will discuss his career as one of the top comic book illustrators, participate in a question-and-answer session and demonstrate his artistic process.

Hanna’s work will also be on display.

His appearance will take place in the South Whitehall Township...


Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

You may know him as No. 26 — Saquon Barkley, the standout running back for Penn State’s Nittany Lions.

In the Whitehall-Coplay area, we know him simply as Sa-Sa, a Coplay resident and 2015 Whitehall High School graduate.

You might have seen Saquon Barkley in the new Nike commercial, sporting the new Vapor Untouchable 3 football cleat.

You might have seen him in the Combine coverage on the NFL Network or videos on Twitter, running a 40-yard dash in just 4.41 seconds,...

Soup, salad and spuds meal to benefit Hope missions

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Maria Piltz and Dawn Mengel were the coleaders of the soup, salad and spuds fundraiser to benefit various missions at Hope Community Church, Claussville.

The missions run on a three-year basis with this summer’s a local mission to benefit the elderly in the area around the church.

The next one will be an international mission, followed by a national one. The national mission helps the elderly or people in need at other places around the country.

The international mission...

Board looks to enhance gateways

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners have approved a project to examine options for enhancements to the public areas and visual character of the township.

Penn Praxis, an extension of the University of Pennsylvania design studio, will use architectural students to conduct an investigation of three sites and offer suggestions for improvements.

South Whitehall Director of Community Development George Kinney, reported at the board’s Feb. 7 meeting.

“It’s typically pretty good...

Fire damages home in South Whitehall

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Cetronia, Woodlawn, Greenawalds, Western Salisbury and Alburtis fire departments, along with Cetronia Ambulance Corps personnel responded Feb. 6 for a house fire at 3250 Hamilton Blvd, South Whitehall Township.

A resident of the home called 911 around 8 p.m. to report a fire had started in the outside of the house after he had used a large propane heater to melt ice from a sidewalk.

The fire was traveling up the exterior of an entrance way, and beginning to enter the enclosed...

Local educator honored by environmental education association

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Jacqueline McLaughlin, associate professor of biology at Penn State Lehigh Valley, Center Valley, was recently recognized by the North American Association for Environmental Education.

McLaughlin was honored with the Higher Education Educator of the Year Award, given to educators for promoting environmental education and using the environment as a context for learning in their teaching.

In 2004, McLaughlin founded Connecting Humans and Nature through Conservation Experiences,...

When changing the clocks ...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin is asking county residents to take the time to clean out their medicine cabinets when they change their clocks for Daylight Saving Time on March 11.

“Lehigh County residents should take this opportunity to identify and dispose of unused and expired prescription and over-the-counter medications, some of which can be both dangerous and addictive,” Martin said. “These drugs need to be removed from homes in a timely manner.

“Doing so in...