Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

OMS student Thomas Theiner receives patent pending

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Da Vinci Science Center announced June 20 the winner of the 2015 Inventors Lab Showcase, Thomas Theiner of Orefield, who successfully submitted his U.S. patent application and is now one of a few people in the country with patent pending status.

At the age of 12, Theiner, a student at Orefield Middle School, invented a competition or trick yo-yo having improved spin time.

The central yoke of the yo-yo is magnetically supported for substantially frictionless rotation about...

Tara Thorson wins apple pie contest

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Eight local cooks brought their best efforts to the Schnecksville Community Fair’s apple pie baking contest sponsored by the New Tripoli Bank.

The judges, all employees of the New Tripoli Bank, had the envious task of taste testing each pie, making notes and comparing their impressions to choose the three top pies.

When it was all done and eaten, Tara Thorson of New Tripoli took first place with her “TNT’s Cinnamon Bun Apple Pie.”

Sara Kurtz of Emmaus was second with her...

Bingo offered on Aug. 5

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, is hosting a bingo Aug. 5 at Emerald Fire Company, 7748 Penn St., Slatington.

Doors open 11:30 a.m. Games start at 1 p.m.

Prizes include vintage Longaberger baskets, Pampered Chef items, Tastefully Simple treats, Thirty-One bags, Boyd’s Bears and more.

The event also includes a bake sale and tricky tray.

Bring a donation of Purina Cat Chow (green indoor bag), litter (...

Kitten Kapers

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville, will be holding a cat and kitten adoption noon to 4 p.m. July 14, 21 and 28.

If you plan to adopt that day prior vet records from your past pets would be helpful in completing your adoption.

They are also holding a kitten shower noon to 4 p.m. July 21 at the animal shelter.

Join them for light refreshments and shower the kittens with small baby blankets, cat beds and KMR powder...


Thursday, July 5, 2018 by The Press in School

Honor Roll

Grade 6: Anthony Abdel Ahad, Fuka Abe, Joshua William Anderson, Kofi Darith Pre Arkaah, Diego Alejandro Artau Cruz, Ethan George Atiyeh, Victoria Ruth Ball, Jacob Patrick Barnes, Nathan Scott Bartholomew, Carly Paige Becker, Gwenevere Morgan Bishop, Kenisha Bonnaire-Fils, Sara Lynn Chapkovich, Joanna Enyang Chou, Ava Noelle Currier, Teresa Nicole Deery, Benjamin Robert DiIenno, Julian Daniel Ettinger-Finley, Tyler Leo Francisco, Felixe Keziah Villanueva Galan, Emerson...


Thursday, July 5, 2018 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Grade 6: David Joseph Anderson, Ahmar Imran Ashraf, Madison Elizabeth Bachrach, Amara Faith Barker, Abbey Elizabeth Bender, Rishika Bhati, Christian Michael Blanco, Alexander Dale Blickley, Eva Elizabeth Blizard, Anna Elizabeth Bodnar, Joshua Everett Boswell, Peter Joseph Boswell, Christopher William Brenkert, Colby Thomas Brisendine, Amanda Nicole Brown, Joshua Alexander Brown, Danica Lynn Butch, Isabella Carnero, Aiden James Lawrence Carson, Daysia Marie Carter,...

Emergency workers help reunite mom and babies

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

South Whitehall police, members of the public works water department and Cetronia firefighters were called out June 6 to help a lost family at the intersection of Cetronia Road and St. Luke’s West End Medical Center, South Whitehall.

A mother duck had her ducklings out for a stroll through the neighborhood when suddenly all of them disappeared.

After a careful search by South Whitehall Patrol Officer Kevin Azar, and Jeff Baker, fitness trainer at St. Luke’s West End Fitness...

Individuality emphasized on platinum garden tour

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Luscious greenery, fragrant flowers and shrubs, birdbaths and birdhouses, decorative decorations and relaxing seating areas awaited visitors attending the Parkland Garden Club’s 20th annual garden tour.

“A Variety of Gardens Showing Unique Individual Style” featured eight gardens, a creative demonstration by Dave Shimp, greenhouse manager with Phoebe Floral and Home Decor, Allentown, and a silent auction.

Visitors touring the gardens were also treated to snacks and beverages....

Trexlertown, Greenawalds firefighters complete training

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Sixteen area volunteer fire departments added 26 firefighters to their ranks when the new firefighters completed a rigorous five-month course and received certificates of completion June 19 during a ceremony at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

This was the ninth annual Bucks County Fire Academy course held January to May at the Allentown Fire Department’s Mack Station, 1902 Lehigh St., near Queen City Airport.

Good Will Fire Chief Steve Oplinger, and Deputy Chief...

Bailey Wood Products celebrates 90th anniversary

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by VIOLET ALTHOUSE in Local News

During May, Bailey Wood Products, 441 Mountain Road, Kempton, marked its 90th year in business.

In continuous operation since 1928, this family owned business has prospered in good times and weathered adversity during bad times by hard work, bending with the times, and growing to become the modern specialty lumber business it is today.

In spring 1928, Hank Bailey was plowing the field across the road from the current location of the mill along Mountain Road, Kempton.