Parkland Press

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Dances planned at the grange

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Trexlertown

Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Wescosville, across Route 222 from Walmart, will have a monthly Saturday night concert and dance 7-10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month.

The Honky-Tonk Dukes will be playing live Classic Country music and 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll.

All ages are welcome to attend. There is an entry fee at the door.

Snacks will be provided. Bring a potluck dish.

Guest View

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

What would you think if you learned a New Hampshire-based private timber company was approved for a $50 million loan from the state of Pennsylvania to purchase timberland in northwest Pennsylvania at a 1-percent interest rate, with generous repayment terms?

What if you learned that the deal was not publicly advertised or competitively bid? Or, that this $50 million loan for the purchase of private timberland by a private company comes from a taxpayer-subsidized state program that is,...

Five inducted to Parkland’s Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Five Parkland High School graduates recently joined the list of noted honorees as members of the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The education foundation hosted its Seven Wonders of Parkland Distinguished Alumni Gala and Silent Auction May 7 at the Holiday Inn, Breinigsville.

The gala began with a cocktail reception featuring high school senior and singer/songwriter Skylar Gutman, and the Strolling Strings, under the direction of Brian Mishler, and students in the...

Parkland receives 15 Freddy nominations for ‘Hunchback’

Friday, May 11, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Parkland High School has received 15 nominations, the most of any school this year, for its production of the musical, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.”

Nominations include: Outstanding Overall Production of a Musical; Outstanding Stage Crew; Outstanding Production Number for the “The Bells of Notre Dame”; Outstanding Chorus; Outstanding Choreography; Outstanding Use of Lighting; Outstanding Use of Costumes; Outstanding Performance by an Orchestra; and Outstanding Use of Scenery.

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Heintzelman family donates $30,000 to Post Prom

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in School

David and Robert Heintzelman, and Robert’s children Matt and Erin, all four Parkland High School alumni, recently offered a pledge of $30,000 in support of Parkland High School’s Post Prom Party for the next three years, through a generous grant to the Parkland Education Foundation.

The Post Prom Party, celebrating its 17th year, takes place at Parkland High School after the Senior Prom.

Post Prom runs from 11:30 p.m. May 12 until 5 a.m. May 13 with the mission of keeping teens...

ANOTHER VIEW

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Cambridge Analytica is closing.

In May 2 headlines in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the firm announced plans to file for bankruptcy and, effectively shut down.

Cambridge Analytica recently was at the center of a political storm after revelations of its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and how big data harvested from social media can be used or misused.

In the British edition of the digital magazine WIRED, writer Christopher Stokel-Walker, reports...