Parkland Press

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Meeting on May 14

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Garden club

Parkland Garden Club will meet 7:30 p.m. May 14 at Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield.

Nadia Hassani will present “Forgotten Small Fruit from the Old World.”

There is a small fee for guests to attend.

For more information, contact Darlene at 610-366-2008.

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Upper Macungie offering junior emergency services academy

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township is accepting applications for its 2018 Junior Emergency Services Academy, a week-long experience for kids to learn the fundamentals of first-responder professionals.

The academy will take place 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 23-27 at Upper Macungie Station 56, 6510 Schantz Road, Upper Macungie Township.

Enrollees must be township residents who are 12- to 16 years old by July 23. Class sizes are limited.

For information, go to uppermac.org.

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Parkland High School welcomes businesses to job fair for students

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Parkland High School was the scene of a unique event on March 1.

A job fair for high school students was held in the auxiliary gymnasium. Students were invited to explore a wide variety of summer and part time jobs available in the Lehigh Valley.

More than 50 business and community organizations provided information on jobs available for students and for career employment.

Stagemakers to perform ‘Once Upon a Mattress’

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Stagemakers at the J will perform “Once Upon a Mattress” 7 p.m. May 10 and 13; and at 2 p.m. May 13 at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown.

The play is about King Sextimus, who due to a curse, is unable to speak. And, his unappealing wife, Queen Aggravain, has taken control of the kingdom.

She is determined to keep their son, Prince Dauntless, from ever getting married. The only way a princess can ever become the prince’s betrothed is by passing a rigorous sensitivity test...

District News

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Coming Events

May 10: Freddy Award Nominations announced live on WFMZ TV, noon; Senior Citizen Dinner 5:30 p.m. High school orchestra concert 7 p.m.

May 12: Parkland Senior Prom, Steel Stacks, 6 p.m. Post Prom at high school from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.

May 17-19: 15th annual Festival of the Arts.

May 18: Early dismissal high school and middle schools, 1 p.m. Elementary schools at 1:45 p.m.

May 21: High school academic awards night.

May 24: Freddy...

Spring carnival

Sunday, May 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Ironton

The Ironton Elementary PTO in Parkland is hosting its annual Spring Family Carnival 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 11.

There will be tons of fun games, bubbles, face painting, a dunk tank and lots of incredible food donated or discounted by local vendors.

Safety seat inspections

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

CETRONIA

The Emmaus Police Department will have a child passenger safety technician at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 14 and June 20 to check child restraint systems for proper installation.

To schedule an appointment, call 610-967-3113.

7th Congressional District

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Eight candidates, two Republicans and six Democrats, are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.

This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.

The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month...

L. Valley LaunchBox accepting applications for summer camp

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in School

Creative collaboration fuels innovation, and the Teen Entrepreneurship Summer Challenge is poised to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs!

Penn State Lehigh Valley, Lehigh Valley LaunchBox and Perkiomen School is offering a two-week summer camp for rising high school juniors and seniors interested in developing the foundation for a successful business or product idea June 18-29.

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

Safety seat inspections

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

CETRONIA

The Emmaus Police Department will have a child passenger safety technician at Cetronia Ambulance Corps, 4300 Broadway, South Whitehall, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on May 14 and June 20 to check child restraint systems for proper installation.

To schedule an appointment, call 610-967-3113.