Parkland Press

Thursday, May 24, 2018

South Whitehall woman charged with dealing methamphetamines

Monday, May 21, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

A 44-year-old South Whitehall Township woman has been charged with dealing methamphetamine as part of ongoing investigation into methamphetamine trafficking.

According to an affidavit of probable cause obtained from District Judge Jake Hammond’s office, Jamie E. Oldt of the 3300 block of Edinburgh Lane, was taken into custody without incident May 4 at her home by investigators with the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office.

According to the affidavit, a confidential informant...

Parkland receives 15 Freddy nominations for ‘Hunchback’

Friday, May 11, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland High School has received 15 nominations, the most of any school this year, for its production of the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Nominations include: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical; Outstanding Stage Crew; Outstanding Production Number for the “The Bells of Notre Dame”; Outstanding Chorus; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Use of Lighting; Outstanding Use of Costumes; Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra; and Outstanding Use of Scenery.


Celebrating prom at SteelStacks

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

For the first time, Parkland’s senior class celebrated prom at SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

Seniors Lizzie Gonzalez and Connor Baker were crowned 2018 Prom Queen and King at the May 12 celebration.

After prom, students traveled by car, bus and limousine back to the high school for post prom activities.

Some of the activities they were looking forward to included a Karaoke sound station, Tapsnap, temporary tattoo artists, caricature artists and massage therapists, Laser Tag,...


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 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 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.


Autism fundraiser on May 19

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Live, Learn and Play, a Lehigh Valley non-profit dedicated to helping local families with autism and special needs children, is hosting a Superhero 5K and Family 1 Mile Walk and fundraiser for all family members 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19 at The South Mall, 3300 Lehigh St., Salisbury Township.

This event is sponsored by Good Shepherd Pediatrics.

Participants in this year’s race are encouraged to wear their Superhero capes and attire.

Prizes will be awarded...

Hays lecture on May 19

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Jill Youngken, chief curator/assistant director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, will present a slide-lecture at the museum titled “The Making of a General: The Life of General Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays of Allentown” at 1 p.m. May 19.

Brigadier General Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays, USA, who died earlier this year, was the first woman General in U.S. military history.

She graduated from what is now William Allen High School.


Senior fair

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


State Reps. Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, and Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, will host a senior fair from 9 a.m. to noon May 18 at the East Side Youth Center, 1140 E. Clair St., Allentown.

The senior fair will feature health and wellness screenings, as well as information about various state and federal programs.

Coffee and donuts will be available.

No reservations needed to attend.

Campground directory available

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2018 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory. This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 231 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers as well as tenters.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each area.

Each of the 231 members of the association is...