Parkland Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Rotary awards scholarships to nine students

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Allentown-West Rotary had its annual scholarship awards breakfast May 8 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville, where nine students were recognized for their accomplishments.

The winners and guests, as well as representatives from Northwestern Lehigh and Parkland school districts, LCCC and Lehigh Career and Technical Institute joined the Rotarians to celebrate.

Students from the four institutions submitted online applications and a committee chose the winners.


Native Americans return to Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

For three days in May, dancers and families of Native Americans take over Ontelaunee Park, in Lynn Township.

On May 17, demonstrations were given for school children about how the Native American lived.

Then, Saturday and Sunday were given over to powwows with the grand entries beginning at noon.

Barry Lee, of Conestoga, a member of the Munsee tribe was the announcer.

He gave the program for the opening as the grand entry, words of prayer, a flag song with the...

lunch menus

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, May 30: M.S., H.S.: Mac and cheese, chicken patty sandwich, dinner roll. M.S.: Steamed broccoli, also. Elem.: Salad bar, cereal meal, also.

Friday, May 31: Elem.: Mini burger sliders, chicken nuggets, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, Tater Tots, steamed corn. M.S., H.S.: Cheese steak on roll, chicken nuggets, Tater Tots. M.S.: Steamed corn, also.

Monday, June 3: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Mini corn dogs, cheddar cheese meatloaf, sandwich on roll, mashed potatoes with...

Concert offered on June 1

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown’s Department of Parks and Recreation’s 2019 “Saturday in the Park” concert series begins at 7 p.m. on June 1 with the BC Combo at West Park, between 15th and 16th streets and Linden and Turner streets.

Five concerts are planned as part of the Saturday in the Park series. They are all presented in West Park until Sept. 10.

BC Combo is a group of singer-songwriters who bring their wealth of experience and passion to blues, jazz, swing, folk, R&B,...

Hawk Mountain Arts Tour to showcase local artists

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

This June 1, Hawk Mountain will become more than a wildlife sanctuary and an international conservation training site.

As the nucleus of the Hawk Mountain Arts Tour and Sale, it becomes a magnet for art and nature lovers as well.

The event takes place every year on the first Saturday in June.

Art lovers may appreciate and purchase original works at one of the fifteen stops along the 25-mile self-guided tour through Albany Township that includes artists’ homes or studios...

Letter to the Editor

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

On April 13, the Rural Preservation Association held its 23rd annual Cleansweep for the four Northwestern Lehigh townships. Though it is always a day of hard work, friends and neighbors coming together in community participation never fails to make it enjoyable.

Lowhill Township again generously donated the use of its facilities, and the township crew assisted in preparing for the event by coordinating placement of the containers at the township site.


Area state senators and representatives

Sunday, June 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-...

Board honors Cedarbrook for its dodransbicentennial

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation is celebrating its 175th anniversary — that is the nursing homes’ “dodransbicentennial” for those Parkland Press readers who love obscure facts.

That word had Lehigh County Commissioners a bit stumped as they approved a resolution honoring the occasion at their May 22 meeting.

In other matters, commissioners also had a first reading for a bill to authorize a lease for The Seed Farm, also known as Lehigh County’s Agricultural Incubator...

Bond, Kline release new art book, CD

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Jonathan Bond and Dave Kline have released “The Place I Call Home,” a collaborative art book and double CD package that celebrates the natural beauty and wonderful folklore of Berks County.

“The Place I Call Home” set includes 75 original works of art and 24 music tracks that combine visual and auditory themes about love, loss, life, death, adventure, spirituality and of course, humor.

A 16-page booklet with lyrics tells the stories about the place they both call home.