Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

County executive threatens to veto tax vote

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Republican Lehigh County commissioners banded together forcing a tax cut commissioners on the other side of the aisle and county Executive Phillips Armstrong did not want and warned against.

The vote keeps real estate taxes at last year’s millage rate of 3.64, opposing the administration’s plan to raise the millage rate to 3.79 mills.

“It will be vetoed … as soon as it gets to my desk,” said Armstrong in an interview following the Oct. 24 board meeting.

The vote may be...

187th Legislative District

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

The winning candidate will serve a two-year term in office.

The Lehigh Valley Press weekly newspapers asked the candidates for the 187th Legislative District the following question: Is enough being done on the state level to battle the opioid crisis? Please explain.

Michael Blichar Jr., Democrat

The opioid crisis is one of the worst public health epidemics in Pennsylvania, especially in our rural communities. As someone who has personally known those lost to opioid...

Art auction

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Decorative Painters, a non-profit organization will be presenting its 27th annual art auction Nov. 4 at Whitehall High School, 2940 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

Once a year LVDP’s artists get together to have an auction of their hand painted items, all unique and one of a kind.

The preview time is 1:30 p.m. with a bidding time of 2 p.m.

For more information, call Bernice at 610-837-3854 or Rosalie at 610-261-0867.

NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP Basket social Nov. 2 at St. John’s UCC

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laury’s Station, will host a walk-in basket social from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 2 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 3,

The drawing begins 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Plenty of food and beverages will be available for purchase to eat in or take out.


The Auxiliary of Northern Valley EMS, NOVA, will have a bake, soup, and sandwich sale in the social hall, 2375 Levans Road, Ormrod, on Election Day, Nov. 6.

Thanksgiving is on its...

New teachers on board for 2018-19 school term

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in School

After sifting through 700 applications and conducting 300 interviews, Parkland administrators selected 52 individuals for professional positions during the 2018-19 school year.

Director of Human Resources Pam Kelly reported at the end of September about half are long-term substitutes to fill in for teachers out on temporary absence, such as maternity or family medical leave.

The remainder are occupying vacancies created by retirements, resignations or are new positions.



Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m. Call 610-398-9272.

·Alcoholics Anonymous 7 p.m. at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli. Call 610-298-2710.

·Cetronia Senior Center, 12:30 p.m., in the social hall behind the Cetronia Fire Company, 3950 Broadway. Pinochle and bingo. Beverages and doughnuts served. Must be age 55 or older. For info, call 610-751-0912.

·New Life Evangelical Lutheran...

Career Day: Parkland students practice journalism, photography

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by EMMA GEORGE, STUDENT in School

Susan Bryant, editorial assistant with the Parkland Press, told students during the Career Day presentation Oct. 26 at the high school about how she was sent on a mission one day to find Jesus, who was reportedly walking around South Whitehall.

Bryant said it was an experience she would never forget.

Maddie Hoelzel, a fellow student of this reported, took photos of all the students attending the presentation.

Maddie said she possibly wants to be an editor.