Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

Nonprofits in pipeline to receive grants

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society will likely receive a $2,000 grant, $3,000 less than the newly formed nonprofit had requested from the county.

Lehigh County commissioners approved a motion to amend the bill to reduce the original $5,000 to $2,000.

At the previous meeting, during the first reading of the bill, Commissioner Percy Dougherty opposed the idea of giving $5,000 saying other deserving organizations which have been operational for many years were only...

Traffic safety officers are honored by DUI Task Force

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Police Log

Top city, borough, township and Pennsylvania State Police traffic safety officers were recognized with awards at a ceremony July 2 at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

The awards recognized the officers who made the largest number of driving under the influence arrests and issued the greatest number of traffic citations in police jurisdictions in the area.

The ceremony is held annually under the auspices of the DUI Highway Safety Task Force.

Recognized for most city citations...

Parkland High School Third Marking Period Principal’s Honor Roll

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by The Press in School

Principal’s Honor Roll

Grade 9: Suchir Vikram Agarwal, Susan Usama Ahmed, Joseph Charles Algard, Madelyn Farrell Amadio, Taran Reddy Anantasagar, Catherine Therese Anderson, Hannah Elizabeth Arocho, Emily Patricia Babinchak, Pranav Balabhadra, Alexa Camille Balogh, Victor Adam Baran, Kriti Siri Baru, Muhammad Samer Basha, Cole David Bednar, Pierce Matthew Bell, Joshua Michael Beltrame, Ava Paige Bendetti, Anna Mary Benner, Lindsay Anne Berger, Haley Marie Bowman, Alyssa Rose Cahill,...

HAPPENINGS

Saturday, July 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY, JULY 12

·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 from 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous....

Fundraiser July 21 for AID

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

KOSPIA FARMS

Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, in conjunction with NewsRadio 790 WAEB and Bobby Gunther Walsh, will host a family friendly fundraising event 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 21.

The event includes food, live music, activities and more with all proceeds donated to Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals with little or no hope elsewhere. Animals in Distress keeps every animal admitted and provides medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food, shelter...

Toll increase approved

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

pa turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

The most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year...

LCTI offers summer camp for area students

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Students in grades five through eight recently took part in a two-week long session at Camp Lehigh Career and Technical Institute, where they could spend a week in four classes of their choice.

The classes were not only fun but they helped the students with career exploration.

Some of the choices were Compufun, Cuisinartists, Digital Padawan and Forensic Fun.

There were 21 classes from which to choose.

They were only available in June so look out for the classes...

Parkland district chooses St. Luke’s as medical partner

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Parkland School Board has selected St. Luke’s University Health Network as the district’s medical partner for a three-year term which began July 1.

Through an agreement approved at the June 26 school board meeting, St. Luke’s will provide preventive; emergency and rehabilitation care; physicals; and other related services to students and staff.

A team of five athletic trainers and physician specialists will be available for the Parkland athletic program and the district in...