Parkland Press

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Dual enrollment meetings scheduled

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News


Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold two special orientation sessions for high school students who will be dual enrolled in college courses at LCCC this fall. Students and parents will learn about what to expect as a dual enrollment student and be able to ask questions about the upcoming semester.

Sessions are scheduled 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Register online at https://...

PPL Center welcomes Browne’s Family and Community Expo

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Although in its 13th year, 2019 is the first time state Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, has hosted his Family and Community Expo at the PPL Center, 701 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

The Aug. 1 indoor event provided area children an opportunity to stock up on school supplies, and for their families to stock up on knowledge about the services available at various Lehigh Valley government offices and community organizations.

Previous expos took place at Bucky Boyle Park.

“This is...

Purple Heart recipient honored at national tribute

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Pfc. Michael J. Mescavage, the Pennsylvania Commander, Ret., of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, of Hamburg, is among those being honored as part of a national tribute to recipients on National Purple Heart Day.

The Purple Heart is presented to those injured or killed in combat. Aug. 6 was West Point Day for the tribute.

Mescavage’s wife, Annie, accompanied him on the trip.

They checked-in at the Thayer Hotel at West Point on Aug. 5. The next day included a tour...

Budget receives green light

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

After nearly a year of consideration of projected revenue and expenses, Parkland’s school board has granted unanimous approval to the $186.5 million budget for the 2019-20 school term.

Superintendent Richard Sniscak commented at the June 25 meeting.

“This is a big night when it all comes into shape,” Sniscak said.

He noted the spending plan was vetted at many board and committee meetings, as well as at retreats among administrators, other staff, and board members...

Power lines being upgraded

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


PPL Electric Utilities has notified Upper Macungie police utility workers will begin upgrading power lines in the township and other municipalities this month.

According to PPL, this project will improve electric service and reliability throughout the region.

Construction will take place on PPL property and will include the use of helicopters and heavy construction equipment.

Work will continue until the end of the year.

Police and PPL ask that...

Two swales, some weeds and a tree irritate Upper Macungie residents

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Township resident Richard Seltzer told Upper Macungie supervisors at their July meeting he has been waiting five years for someone to cut down a tree near his property along Farm Bureau Road.

He claims the tree is only about three feet from the roadway.

“The township has done nothing,” Seltzer stated.

During the discussion, Supervisor Kathy Rader noted the tree is on a neighbor’s property.

Supervisor Jim Brunell told Seltzer the township does not have the right to...

Color Andy the Ambulance

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Cetronia Ambulance Corps, in honor of #NationalColoringBookDay, wants children to be creative by coloring “Andy the Ambulance” colored page to be entered into the contest.

·Download and save the image, then print the coloring page. To down the image, go to

·Have the child (12 and under) color it using whatever tools they want; crayons, colored pencils, markers, paint, etc.

·Drop it off or send it to...

Senators Hughes, Browne tout early returns on Safe2Say Something program

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Senators Vincent Hughes, D-7th, Philadelphia/Montgomery, and Pat Browne, R-16th, are praising the results of the Safe2Say Something anonymous threat reporting program following the first report by the Office of the Attorney General released on Aug. 1.

The OAG reported 23,494 tips have been received since S2SS began, Jan. 14, 2019, through the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 2019.

Nearly 20,000 of the tips received came from the S2SS mobile app, which can be downloaded...

Board OKs full-time safety director

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Dr. Anthony Naradko has been appointed full-time director of safety and security for the Parkland School District.

Previously, his position also included assistant principal at the high school.

Naradko oversees the Safe2Say Something program which teaches students and staff how to recognize warning signs, especially in social media, of individuals who may be a threat to themselves and to other people.

Students are encouraged to say something to a trusted adult or use the...

Board meets finance manager

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Director of Finance Stephen Carr introduced Scott Boehret, the new township finance manager, during the June 19 South Whitehall commissioners’ meeting.

A native of Wapwallopen, Boehret worked in public accounting the last three years and recently passed his CPA exam.

In other matters, Director of Operations Randy Cope announced 450 children are enrolled in the summer playground program with 28 others on the waiting list.

Cope said the township has five Little Free...