Parkland Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Ground broken for new Veterans Memorial Elementary School

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Parkland School District officials, contractors, and local and state legislators, turned out for a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Veterans Memorial Elementary School, on Long Lane, Upper Macungie Township.

The 90,000-square-foot building is expected open in 2020 and accommodate 700 students.

It will be the ninth elementary school in the Parkland School District.

The land was donated by the Jaindl Family and was named by David and Jackie Jaindl.


S. Whitehall toddler to lead Lehigh Valley Heart Walk

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

When the annual Lehigh Valley Heart Walk steps off at the SteelStacks complex, Bethlehem, on Sept. 22, a local boy thriving with a congenital heart defect will lead the way.

Wyatt Yaworski, 2, of South Whitehall, and his family want to inspire others with heart disease and encourage support for the American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization dedicated to building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Erin and Chris...

Murder mystery

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield, is hosting a murder mystery dinner at 6:15 p.m. Sept. 8. Doors open at 5:45 p.m.

A ticket includes a buffet of roast beef and turkey and a seat to the best show in town.

This event will benefit Second Harvest of the Lehigh Valley food bank. There is a fee per person.

To order tickets, send a check made out to Jordan Lutheran Church with a SASE to Lori Hamm, 406 Beverly Drive, Allentown, PA 18104.

Upper Macungie Police

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police say a 47-year-old male resident of the 100 block of Windermere Ave., reported to them 7:27 a.m. Aug. 29 personal items were stolen from his unlocked vehicle sometime during the overnight hours of Aug. 28 to 29.

In a separate incident, police say a 55-year-old male resident of the 200 block of Lenepe Trail, reported at 10:50 a.m. Aug. 29 items were stolen sometime overnight Aug. 28 to 29 from his unlocked vehicle.

4-H volunteer receives 2018 veterinary service award

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dr. Marie Weber of North Whitehall was presented the Distinguished Veterinary Service Award and honored at a Hall of Fame Luncheon and Keystone Veterinary Conference in August at the Hershey Lodge and Convention Center, Hershey.

The Distinguished Veterinary Service Award is presented to a member of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association for distinguished service to the veterinary profession over a period of years.

The Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association is an...

Sarah Ayers, James Supra entertain at Blue’s Night Out

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Once again, Sarah Ayers and her musical ensemble performed for a very appreciative crowd Aug. 25 at the annual Blues Nite Out at the Neffs UCC Grove.

James Supra, award winning Lehigh Valley harmonica artist, a fixture with Sarah Ayers, was on target with his voice and harmonica.

Al Wannamaker was energetic on drums.

Mitch Shelly brought up the bottom with his exquisite bass, and Dave Smith rounded out the group on guitar.

Cetronia officers, trustees donate to fire company

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The officers and trustees of the Cetronia Fire Company, No. 1, recently donated funds to the fire department with the approval of the club membership.

Fire company funds are raised from small games of chance, bingo, and other fundraisers.

Approximately $4,000 was donated to the fire department and was used to replace aging gas meters, which are carried in the fire apparatus.

Two MSA Safety Altair 5X Multigas Detectors were purchased. Each meter is capable of detecting up...

lunch menus

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Sept.6: M.S., H.S.: Mozzarella sticks with sauce, cheeseburger on roll, dinner roll. M.S.: steamed vegetable, also. Elem.: Pizza, cereal meal, steamed vegetable, also.

Friday, Sept. 7: Elem.: Soft shell taco with taco fiesta black beans, chicken nuggets, pizza, cereal meal, steamed brown rice. M.S., H.S.: Walking taco with taco fiesta black beans, chicken nuggets, steamed brown rice.

Monday, Sept. 10: Elem.: Turkey sausage patty, yogurt, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal...