Parkland Press

Saturday, March 17, 2018

NORTH WHITEHALL: Italian dinners on various menus in North Whitehall

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union Lutheran Church, Schnecksville, will host an all-you-can-eat Italian dinner from 4-7 p.m. March 10.

Menu includes salad and breadsticks, chicken Marsala, baked ziti, white vegetable ziti, pasta with Alfredo, sausage or marinara sauce, cake, and beverages. Proceeds benefit church youth.

Tickets will be available at the door but a discount is given if purchased in advance from the church office between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Call 610-767-6884 for more information.


Parkland Library plans porch enclosure to add more space

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

When two attempts to gain approval for construction of a new building were turned down by voters, Parkland Community Library staff and board members looked for ways to increase space in the existing location.

Director Debbie Jack commented on the matter to The Press.

“Where we are now is where we are staying,” Jack said. “At this point, we’re stuck here.”

After meeting with South Whitehall officials to look at options for constructing a 4,000- to 5,000-square-foot...

Firearm’s seminar

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Gary Day

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, is offering a special concealed carry seminar 6-8 p.m. March 22, at the Kutztown Grange, along South Kemp Street, Kutztown.

“This seminar is designed to inform people about the various intricacies of our state’s laws regarding firearms and how to safely interact with police when carrying a firearm,” Day said.

In addition, the presentation will include aspects of the Castle Doctrine law, which was passed a few years ago.


Vendor bingo

Saturday, March 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Forgotten Felines and Fido’s animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is holding a vendor bingo March 4 at the Emmaus Fire Company No. 1, 50 South 6th St., Emmaus.

Doors will open at noon with game starting at 1:15 p.m.

There is an admission fee.

Make sure to mention at the door you are there to support Forgotten Felines and Fido’s and the admission fee will go to FF&F.

If you bring a donation of Purina Cat chow (green indoor bag),...

Phoebe Ministries to purchase Rodale real estate

Friday, March 2, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Plan calls for first wellness-focused independent living project in the region

According to information provided by Phoebe Ministries and Rodale Inc., upon sale of the Rodale business to Hearst in January, the Rodale family wanted to ensure its property, nearly 40 acres in the heart of Emmaus, would be put to use in a way that would continue to enhance the community and support health and wellness in the region.

With that in mind, Rodale and Phoebe Ministries entered into an...

Engineer reinvents herself as food truck entrepreneur

Thursday, March 1, 2018 by JENNIFER GLOSE in Local News

As a child, Jacqueline Curley, now of South Whitehall, had no idea she would grow up to be a top salesperson in one of the world’s largest corporations, while also being the only woman in her global engineering role.

But, what Curley did know in her youth, growing up in Wilkes-Barre, is she loved math and interacting with and helping people.

So, she was determined to find a career that cultivated these passions.

And she did, rising through the ranks with a 28-year career...


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

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