Parkland Press

Friday, June 23, 2017


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

I am having a hard time watching television these days, and I suspect many are in the same situation.

The Hallmark Channel has now become my “go-to” station.

To me, it seems we have lost our sense of trust, decency, manners and security.

Recently, this is just some of what we have been exposed to:

• A comedian holding an inappropriate image of our president;

• People physically removed from planes because of overbooking;

• Concertgoers, travelers and...


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township will be showing the movie “Pete’s Dragon” June 9 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane. Activities start at 7 p.m.

Junior golf will be offered by The First Tee of Lehigh Valley for children 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays at Independent Park, 150 Independent Road, Breinigsville.

Session 1 runs from June 19 to July 12. Session 2 will run July 17 to Aug. 9.

Children will be offered life skills experience, teaching the unique nine core values:...

Adopt-A-Pet event June 24

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate, 4095 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall, is having an Adopt-A-Pet event 3:30-5:30 p.m. June 24.

Homes for Dogs was one of the most successful projects Coldwell Banker offices across the country ran two years ago when the network helped 20,000 dogs get adopted in approximately nine months.

The event is co-sponsored by the Sanctuary at Haafsville, Upper Macungie.

Everyone is invited to come out and see the dogs...

Board prepares to dissolve authority

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners voted recently to begin the process of terminating the board of authority which owns and oversees the water and sanitary sewer systems serving township residents.

Board President Christina “Tori” Morgan commented on the matter.

“On a day-to-day basis, absolutely nothing changes,” Morgan said. “Operationally, nothing changes.”

She added efficiency will increase as the level of bureaucracy decreases.

Although there was little discussion...

Parkland schools collect food for Second Harvest to help combat hunger in the community

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by JENNIFER BODISCH in School

Team work was the word for the day as representatives from all Parkland schools converged at the high school recently to help wrap pallets filled with various foodstuffs.

These pallets were then loaded onto trucks and taken to Second Harvest Food Bank, Nazareth. This 12th annual event was a district-wide effort in combatting hunger in the community.

In the month prior to the massive food delivery, students and staff from each of the eight elementary, two middle schools and the...

Hein wins 4th spot on Democratic ticket for school board director

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

David J. Hein has beaten Marc Posegay in the casting of lots held at high noon June 2 at the Lehigh County Government Center, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown.

Hein and Posegay were tied for fourth place with 751 votes each following the counting of absentee ballots after the May 16 Municipal Primary Election for Parkland School Board director, according to information from the Lehigh County Voter Registration web page.

The winner was decided via a vase filled with 16 balls with the...

Parkland High School Second Marking Period High Honor Roll

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Grade 9: Heba Bashar Abdelaziz, Jasmine Nichelle Adams, Kyle Richard Adams, Armin Bahojb Almasi, Reece Christopher Bartman, Rachael Michelle Bath, Rylie Marie Bauer, Nicholas Scott Bealer, Zachary Thomas Berger, Thomas Andrew Broadhurst, Steven T. Bronzo, Joseph Michael Brown, Mackenzie Elle Brunell, Holbert Ivan Carrasquilla, Lauren R. Ceh, Dhruv Nimish Chokshi, Thomas Donato Colarusso, Noah Calvin Colon, Mia Elizabeth Coval, Mathew Crespo, Megan N. Crist, Amanda...

Fair set for June 15-17

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News


The Kempton Fair, which started in 1957, is alive and well in Kempton, Berks County.

Sponsored by the Kempton Community Center, 83 Community Center Drive, the fair is set for June 15-17.

The refurbished event will bring new energy and direction, but with more of the feel of yesteryear.

There will be three evenings of tractor and truck power pulls, and drags; and popular musical talents Crazy Hearts, Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway, and the Hannah...

Program planned

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Asbury Church’s Parish Nurse Health Ministry joins Sacred Heart Hospital to present a program entitled “Understanding The Influence Of Personality On Behavioral Health” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 in the Wesley Center of Asbury Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

This program is open to all who are interested in renewing their faith and knowledge on holistic health for the mind, body and soul.

Join them in awareness of depression, stress, addiction and...

Strawberry fest, basket social

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 4118 Main St., Slatedale, will be having its annual strawberry festival and basket drawing noon to 6 p.m. June 11. The fest will be held rain or shine.

Refreshments include everything from hot dogs to delicious strawberry shortcake. This year’s entertainment will be “Joyful Noise.”

A basket social will also be held with the drawing at 5 p.m.

For more information, call Dianne at 610-767-5646.