Parkland Press

Friday, March 22, 2019

Fourth generation joins family funeral home

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Amanda L. (Nester) Ebeling of Weisenberg Township has joined the Robert S. Nester Funeral Home, 8405 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, as a fourth generation funeral director.

Ebeling received her Pennsylvania license in funeral directing in June 2018 and will be working in a partnership with her father, Robert S. Nester, at their family’s funeral home.

She earned her Bachelor’s degree in physiological psychology in 2000 from Arcadia University, Glenside, Montgomery County.


Bond refunding helps budget

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School District Business Manager John Vignone reported, at a recent school board meeting, a bond refunding conducted in mid-February worked out well for the district.

“It was twice as good as we thought,” Vignone said. “We were projecting $250,000 and got $500,000.”

He explained the bond was refunded from a higher to a lower rate of interest, with market conditions working in Parkland’s favor.

“This $500,000 reduces our debt service payment over three years and...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 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.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families 7-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran...

Jahde predicted more winter

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

When Jahde and his nephew Lee traveled via raft down the Jordan Creek on Feb. 2, the senior groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter.

With the 6-8 inches of snow that fell in the Lehigh Valley from the afternoon of March 3 into the next morning, Jahde may just have been right with his prognostication.

Jahde, the Grundsau 16 mascot, however, did not give away any additional weather secrets at the annual gathering to honor his celebrity status.

Just two evenings before...

LCCC to host FAFSA completion nights

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College has scheduled FAFSA completion nights at both the main campus in Schnecksville and the Donley Center in Allentown.

Current and future applicants for fall 2019 enrollment are encouraged to attend a free work session with LCCC financial aid staff who will guide applicants through the FAFSA form completion and submission process.

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is a critical component for students applying for financial aid...

lunch menus

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, March 7: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Chicken fries, hot dog on roll, pierogies, baked beans. Elem.: Salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, also. M.S., H.S.: Sidelines also.

Friday, March 8: Elem.: Mini burger sliders, chicken nuggets, pizza, cereal meal, Tater Tots, steamed corn. M.S., H.S.: Cheese steak on roll, chicken nuggets, Tater Tots. M.S.: Steamed corn, also.

Monday, March 11: Elem.: M.S.: H.S.: Mini corn dogs, cheddar cheese meatloaf, sandwich on roll, pizza, cereal...