Parkland Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Parkland Garden Club says, ‘You Can Do It’

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Parkland Garden Club recently hosted guests for a program called “Floral Design: You Can Do It” at the Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall.

Trieste Blasko of Schnecksville and Barbara Campbell of Lower Macungie, co-chairs for the garden club garden tours, captivated their audience with stunning floral arrangements that made the room smell like spring.

“This was the first time either one of us have done a hands-on presentation like this,” Campbell said.


Board previews budget

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School District Business Manager John Vignone presented a preview of the 2018-19 budget to the board at its Nov. 21 meeting.

Vignone said the district will not raise taxes more than the 2.4 percent Act 1 Index issued by the state.

Therefore, the maximum allowable mill increase for the new budget will be 0.36, or $36 on every $100,000 of assessed property value.

The new tax rate would be no higher than 15.49 mills.

Vignone reported the district plans to...

Country Meadows welcomes Fogelsville Elementary students

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in School

More than 100 first-grade students from Fogelsville Elementary School recently spent a special morning at Country Meadows Retirement Community, Upper Macungie Township.

During the intergenerational event, the children met veterans and other residents living at Country Meadows.

At the end of the program, seniors and students were entertained by Magic and Illusion by Tom Yurasits.

Cookbook for sale

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown, is selling an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

For a small additional fee, purchase a navy blue canvas bag to go with the book.

This spiral-bound cookbook contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

The book contains an eclectic mix of handed-down family recipes and modern dishes.

There are tried-and-true...

Police accepting toy donations

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Upper Mac

Upper Macungie Township police are working on several initiatives.

The police department is an official Toys for Tots drop-off location.

Only new, unwrapped toys will be accepted.

The 2017 coat drive is also underway.

Bring gently used jackets to police headquarters and drop them in the donation bin.

Both bins are located in the front lobby at the police department, 37 Grim Road, Breinigsville, with 24 hour a day access, seven days a week...

lunch menus

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, Dec. 7: M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken, hot dog on roll, pierogies, baked beans. Elem.: Salad bar, cereal meal, also.

Friday, Dec. 8: Elem.: Mini burger sliders, chicken patty sandwich, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, Tater Tots, celery sticks with dip. M.S., H.S.: Cheese steak on roll, chicken patty sandwich, Tater Tots, celery sticks with dip.

Monday, Dec. 11: M.S., H.S.: Mini corn dogs, chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, tossed salad. Elem.: Pizza,...

Light show in December

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Christ’s Church at Lowhill, 4695 Lowhill Church Road, New Tripoli, will be having its annual Lowhill Lights of Wonder to benefit two local families at 6 p.m., 6:45 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 8, 9, 16, 17, 20-23 and 26-30.

There will be a Christmas carol sing-along at 5:45 p.m. before each light show.

Join church members at 5 p.m. for a special light show with extra music before the Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m.

One-hundred percent of the donations will...