Parkland Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Meeting on

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Quilters guild

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild meets 7 p.m. Jan. 8, at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3022 N. Second St., Emmaus.

This meeting will feature the guild’s annual quilt challenge, “Panel Play,” a friendly competition among members to design a winning quilted item from a fabric panel.

Entries will be displayed and guild members will vote for their favorites.

Entrants will then discuss their inspiration and techniques before the winner is announced.


Chosen Words

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Leave a little sparkle,

wherever you may go;

Say hello to people,

even those you do not know.

I found if you are happy,

and smile here and there,

You just might spread some sunshine, to people everywhere.

Frowning doesn’t do a thing

to ease an empty soul,

To spread and share some happiness,

Has always been my goal.

Shirley Binkley

Cedar View Apartments


Upper Macungie board adopts several resolutions

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Several resolutions were adopted by the board during the Upper Macungie Township supervisors’ December 2018 meeting.

Disposal of township records, authorization for submission of an application for a traffic signal at the intersections of Mill Creek Road and Grange Road, and Mill Creek Road and Uline Way.

Also included in the resolution list was approval of the development of Jenstar Properties, Inc. and the subdivision of Robert and Shawn Keller.

The Jenstar property is...

Roth honored for helping Santa

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of Good Will Fire Company No. 1, Trexlertown, honored one of their own for 25-plus years helping the fire department’s Santa Claus.

George Roth, “The Gipper,” was thanked for his years helping Santa in Upper Macungie, with a custom-made firefighting Santa Claus helmet.

The helmet, made by Cairns, is the premium all-leather New Yorker style.

Roth was honored for his devotion to the fire department first as a firefighter, and as the chief engineer of Tanker 2521...

District to borrow $30M

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Parkland School District is planning to borrow $30 million early in 2019 for construction of the Veterans Memorial Elementary School, in Upper Macungie, and other district projects.

Borrowing for the new school with a projected cost of $35.9 million, is also included in previous and future bond issues.

A resolution adopted at the Dec. 18, 2018, meeting specifies not only funding for the new school but also improvements to other buildings and facilities, purchase and...

Boy Scouts collect food for Parkland families

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Boy Scouts in the Parkland School District recently collected food throughout the area to feed 50 needy families.

Troops included Pack and Troop 1600, Jordan UCC; Troop 60, Jordan Lutheran Church; Pack and Troop 144, Laurys Station; Pack and Troop 72, Fogelsville, and Pack and Troop 150, Orefield.

The food pantry at Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, is staffed by volunteers, who help package and deliver the food to those in need.

Second Harvest Food Bank is the parent...

Classes being

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Want to become a beekeeper? Join experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association for their eighth annual Intro to Beekeeping classes 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 27 and March 13 and 27 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville.

Price includes all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers, and field trip to club apiary.

The classes are family friendly for all ages.

For more...

Teens wanted

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Creative collaboration fuels innovation, and the Teen Entrepreneur Challenge is poised to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs.

Penn State Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley LaunchBox, and Perkiomen School offer a 10-day summer camp for rising high school sophomores, juniors and seniors interested in developing the foundation for a successful business or product idea.

Students will learn key strategies for launching a startup and developing an...