Parkland Press

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Inferno destroys school bus garage, buses

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Parkland School District suffered a serious loss to its bus fleet when 16 buses inside, and another dozen buses parked outside the bus garage behind Orefield Middle School were either destroyed or damaged in an early morning fire on Feb. 23.

The 911 call reported someone saw smoke coming from the building, located along Stadium Road adjacent to the football field. Tri-Clover Fire Department Assistant Chief Mike Garris arrived on scene soon after the call and reported he saw smoke on...

Parkland Library enters Jan Brett competition

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall Township, is currently No. 52 in a nationwide competition to have a free visit with classic children’s author and illustrator Jan Brett.

More than 23,000 entries have been received nationally for the competition.

“I think it’s a lifetime opportunity to meet such a famous author and illustrator,” said Carly Simon, marketing coordinator with the Parkland Community Library. “Entering this contest means a lot for our library to give this...

Lecture, luncheon

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Women voters

The League of Women Voters of Lehigh County will present “Effect of Development on Our Bird Populations” 11:30 a.m. March 12 at Superior Restaurant, Emmaus.

Daniel Klem, Jr. Ph.D., Sarkis Acopian Professor of Ornithology and Conservation Biology, Muhlenberg College, will speak about how “up to a billion birds are killed each year, more than pesticides and oils spills” and what you can do about it.

There is a cost for the buffet luncheon payable at the door...


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 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.

Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or email

• America on Wheels Museum, Allentown, is seeking friendly, dedicated volunteers age 16 and older for the 2018 season.


Accepting poster

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Dental assoc.

Third-graders across Pennsylvania will combine oral health education and creativity this February during the Pennsylvania Dental Association’s annual poster contest in celebration of National Children’s Dental Health Month.

Those who participate in PDA’s poster contest will have a chance at winning several different prizes.

Three statewide winners will be selected from the entries.

The first-place winner will be awarded $500.

In addition, the...

Chosen Words

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Our hearts are with you Parkland,

Our tears are flowing, too;

It’s inconceivable, the atrocity,

That was brazenly cast on you.

It’s hard to understand why such

A monstrous thing took place;

To kill 17 people

Is a pure and sad disgrace!

The children never had a chance

To hide or get away,

But the heroes stood in front of them

And took the shots that strayed.

In every situation, there are heroes to be found,...

Tax office is moved

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Under the direction of Alvin C. Thompson, the South Whitehall Tax Office has been moved from its Walbert Avenue site to 2227 Albright Ave., Greenawalds, but the office has an Allentown mailing address.

Thompson reported the building is handicapped accessible and has a large parking lot.

Tax payments may either be taken to the new office in person or sent through the mail.

The tax office is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Thursday.

At a recent meeting, commissioners...

lunch menus

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by The Press in School

Friday, March 2: Elem.: Meatball or chicken Parmesan with pasta and sauce, pizza, cereal meal, tossed salad, steamed broccoli. M.S., H.S.: Meatball sub, chicken patty sandwich, tossed salad, steamed broccoli.

Monday, March 5: M.S., H.S.: Turkey sausage patty, yogurt, French toast sticks, hash brown patty. Elem.: Salad bar, cereal meal, Fruitables juice, also.

Tuesday, March 6: M.S., H.S.: Mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, dinner roll, steamed broccoli. Elem.: Salad bar, cereal...

Jim Thorpe coin debuts at area banks

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 by TIMES NEWS STAFF in Local News

The new Jim Thorpe $1 coin has made its debut at area banks.

The 2018 reverse design from the U.S. Mint depicts Jim Thorpe with the foreground elements highlighting his football and Olympic achievements.

Inscriptions are “Jim Thorpe,” “Wa-Tho-Huk” (Thorpe’s Sac and Fox tribe name), “United States of America” and “$1.”

The Native American $1 coin program celebrates contributions made by Native American tribes and individual Native Americans to the history and development...