Parkland Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Hunger walk on Oct. 14

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Greater Allentown CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 beginning and ending at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Registration begins 1 p.m.

Twenty-five percent of funds raised by the CROP Hunger Walk returns to the Lehigh Valley to support the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank and the Lehigh Conference of Churches Soup Kitchen.

The remaining 75 percent is used by Church World Service for disaster relief (e.g., for...

Basket social

Sunday, September 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Lynnville Church, 5129 Schochary Road, New Tripoli, is having a basket social 1-3 p.m. Sept. 29

There is no need to be present to win.

There will be a variety of baskets, craft vendors, baked goods, food, kids activities and more.

For more information, call 610-298-8064.

parkland lunch menus

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Sept. 13: M.S., H.S.: Chicken fries, hot dog on roll, pierogies, baked beans. Elem.: Cereal meal and salad bar, also. No pierogies

Friday, Sept. 14: Elem.: Mini burger sliders, chicken patty sandwich, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, Tater Tots, steamed corn. M.S., H.S.: Cheese steak on roll, chicken patty sandwich,Tater Tots. M.S.:Steamed corn, also.

Monday, Sept. 17: M.S., H.S.: Mini corn dogs, cheddar cheese meatloaf, sandwich on a roll, mashed potatoes with...

Finding tranquility at Jordan UCC’s Peace Garden

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Some find peace in church. Some also find peace in the Peace Garden on the grounds of Jordan United Church of Christ.

The Rev. David Charles Smith, Jordan UCC’s senior pastor, said the South Whitehall Township church refurbished about 2.5 acres of its 40-acre campus about 12 years ago for the garden.

Today, recently ordained Pastor Virginia Schlegel of St. John’s United Church of Christ, Whitehall Township, is leading the charge to maintain it.

“I think it is a beautiful...

Fundraiser walk on Sept. 23

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Valley Apraxia Network and Apraxia Kids are sponsoring a walk to benefit children with apraxia of speech Sept. 23 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane, Upper Macungie.

Childhood apraxia of speech is a challenging and complicated neurological speech disorder.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. Walk begins at 10:30 a.m. The walk is open to all adults and children. Entertainment will include DJ Jimbo and Moana will sing. In addition, there will be games, crafts and...

Spaghetti dinner

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Road, Krumsville, is holding a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Sept. 22.

The cost of the meal includes spaghetti with meatballs, fresh salad bar and homemade desserts.

Take-out will be available.

For more information, call 610-756-6210.

Editor’s View

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Tuesday was the 17th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, N.Y., the Pentagon in Arlington County, Va., and the crash of Flight 93 into a field in Shanksville, Somerset County.

On July 25, the remains of a 26-year-old man who worked at the World Trade Center were identified as a result of advanced DNA testing.

The remains of Scott Michael Johnson, which were recovered after the attack, were identified by the forensic...

Events planned for September

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in September.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

Sept. 19: The King Duo

Sept. 22: The Steel City Band

Sept. 29: DJ Music Mix with Jerry Deanne

Saturday dances will be 7:30-10:30 p.m. The Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p...

Breakfast offered

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Members of United Church of Christ Greenawalds, 2325 Albright Ave, South Whitehall, are cooking up an S.O.S. Breakfast 8-11 a.m. on Sept. 15.

The menu will include creamed dried beef on toast, scrambled eggs, sausage, home fries, toast, fruit, pastry and beverages.

A freewill offering will be taken.

Proceeds will benefit the Fellowship Hall flooring project and UCC Disaster Ministries.

For more information, call the church office at 610-435-1763...

Weisenberg-Lowhill Historical Society fall festival

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

There were brief rain showers during the Weisenberg-Lowhill Historical Society Fall Festival on Sept. 8 but not enough to stop the fun.

The parking lot was crowded and, at one point, word went around food was running out but that seemed to just be a rumor as fest-goers kept going through the line.

Lester Backenstoes, who brings farm equipment to the festival, brought along a homemade tractor this year.

The tractor, which had a 1929 Model A engine, a 1929 Model AA 4-speed...