Parkland Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

LCCC awards Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund scholarships

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Community College student Aldonair Alphonse was awarded the 2018 Krysta Hankee Memorial Leadership Scholarship Award in the amount of $2,000.

The award was presented by Kimberly Bentz, director of sales and marketing at Pacesetter Enterprises and vice president of the Krysta Hankee Memorial Fund.

Alphonse received the award at a luncheon provided by LCCC’s Foundation.

Also making the award were Bill and Christine Hankee, Krysta’s parents.

Alphonse is...

NORTH WHITEHALL: Union UCC offers Sunday School adventures

Monday, June 3, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

Union United Church of Christ, Neffs, invites all children, preschool through grade five, to join some super stupendous summer vacation adventures on three Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

The first destination will be Africa, scheduled for June 9. The second will be Italy on July 21, and then to Greece on Aug. 18.

Children will travel with Director of Christian Education Kathy Bonsell and her tour guides to the different countries and learn about their culture, food, faith and music....


Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Things are getting busier at The Press. We’ve just finished covering musical theater productions, junior/senior proms and Memorial Day services. Now, we’re preparing for high school graduations — celebrating the achievements of our area students, many of whom we’ve featured on our pages since their elementary days — and the ever-popular summer camps.

Our work here is to capture the happenings in our communities in print, via stories and photographs, and online, through our website....

Tax increase lowered

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School District officials announced a drop in the proposed tax increase for the 2019-20 term from the 2.27 percent at the budget seminar in April to 1.88 percent at the May 21 school board meeting.

Business Manager John Vignone commented on the action.

“This was a well thought out decision,” Vignone said. “It is based on financial stability and positive revenue trends.”

The millage rate now stands at 15.71, a 0.29-mill increase over the previous year.


Pavilion dedication

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Commissioners of the Ironton Rail-Trail will have a dedication of the recently constructed IRT Levans Road Trailhead pavilion 10 a.m. June 9 at 3256 Levans Road, North Whitehall Township.

There will also be a 5K Run/Walk from the pavilion to Portland Street and back.

Constructing the pavilion on this section of trail, which was opened in 2016, fulfills the goal of the IRT Master Plan.

It took 23 years of dedicated work by members and friends of the IRT...