Parkland Press

Sunday, December 17, 2017

volunteer opportunities

Saturday, December 9, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email

·Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem, is seeking volunteers to...

Greenawalds Celebration

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Mike Yellak of Greenawalds, South Whitehall, enjoys sharing his passion for Christmas with the community.

So, for several years he has used his father’s property along Greenawalds Avenue to show this passion.

With hundreds of Christmas lights, animated lighting, and help from Santa and the Grinch, Yellak kicked off this year’s show Nov. 19.

Drawing spectators from as far away as Easton, Yellak was pleased to see all the smiling faces attend his Christmas creation.

Parkland graduate honored with Veteran of Influence Award

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Parkland High school graduate Richard Joseph “Joey” Fay was recently honored by the Philadelphia Business Journal as a recipient of the 2017 Veteran of Influence Award at an award ceremony held at the ballroom in the Ben Franklin Building in Philadelphia.

Fay, a 1998 Parkland graduate, also graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy.

He received his Master of Business Administration degree from Penn State.

A major in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves, Fay served in Fallujah...

Players of the Stage presenting ‘The Best Christmas Pageant Ever’

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Young actors with Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, have been practicing diligently to present the one-act play “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever.”

Based on Barbara Robinson’s work of the same name, the play tells the story of six delinquent children who go to church for the first time after learning snacks would be served.

Despite protests from church members, the youngsters are given roles in the Sunday School’s Christmas play.

Upper Macungie...

Contest deadline

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Sen. Browne

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, is urging middle and high school students to help find solutions to the growing heroin and opioid epidemic facing the state by producing a video aimed at focusing greater awareness on the crisis.

“Talk to Your State Senator,” a statewide video competition, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Senate with support from members of the Drug and Alcohol Service Providers Association of PA, is intended to get students involved in legislative efforts to...

Jordan Lutheran Church installs new pastor

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

The Rev. Dody Star Siegfried was installed as the new pastor of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, during a Eucharist and installation service and dinner Nov. 12.

Siegfried, the daughter of Roger Miller of Nazareth, Northampton County.

She told The Press she felt called by God to serve Jordan Lutheran as the senior pastor.

“Throughout the call process our conversations continually became deeper in the ways we could share together to do the ministry that God calls us to do...

Discussion on Dec. 5

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host Timothy H. Smith, licensed battlefield guide, historian and author for a discussion titled “Early Photography of the Gettysburg Battlefield” Dec. 5 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by Nov. 30. Reservations are not required for just the program....

Holiday shop on Nov. 30

Thursday, November 30, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Parkway Manor

Parkway Manor Elementary School, 768 Parkway Road, South Whitehall, will be having a Holiday Shoppe 5:30-8 p.m. Nov. 30.

The evening will include: a children’s shop, cooking decorating, raffle prizes, and a vendor fair including, LuLaRoe, doTERRA, Thirty-One Bags, Mary Kay, Nu Skin, Touchstone Crystal and so much more.

Pizza and snacks will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public.

For information, email...