Parkland Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Senior adult lecture offered

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment, an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, is offering a lecture Oct. 6 in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

The lecture is “Engaging Workplace Wisdom: Tapping Your Experience.”

Sybil Stershic, author and thought leader in employee and volunteer engagement, will lead a discussion on what is important in taking care of those who mean the most to...

Basket bingo on Oct. 14

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Ladies Fellowship of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, 340 E. Hamilton St., Allentown, will host a basket and gift card bingo on Oct. 14.

Doors open at 11 a.m. Games begin 1 p.m.

There will be raffles, a silent auction and door prizes.

Refreshments will be available for purchase.

A ticket includes 20 games and four specials.

Bring a food item for the food bank and be entered into a drawing for a ticket to the winter bingo.


New group being offered

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall, is hosting a small group called, Starting Point, led by Pastor Eric Yeakel from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays for eight weeks. The group started Sept. 28.

Starting Point is for those with questions about faith and those who want to learn more about the Bible and Christianity.

To register, email

For more information, visit...

Meeting on

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Torch club

Lehigh Valley Torch Club will be meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Hamilton Family Restaurant, 645 Hamilton St, Allentown.

The meeting includes dinner and a lecture.

The topic will be “The Life and Times of Harry Trexler.”

For inquires about the club and attending the meeting call 484-619-3655.

Upcoming talks can be found at the Lehigh Valley Torch Club Facebook site under events.

Food services doing better financially

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in School

Although the Parkland School District Food Services Department still needs support from the general fund budget, less is required each year.

At a recent meeting, the board approved $200,000 for the food services fund in 2017-18.

Superintendent Richard Sniscak commented.

“They need it to break even,” Sniscak said. “They are doing better. Lunch counts are up and costs are down.”

He recalled a few years ago food services needed $400,000, then the amount decreased to...

Autumn bazaar on Oct. 14

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Jordan UCC

Jordan United Church of Christ, 1837 Church Road, South Whitehall, will have its Autumn Glory Bazaar Craft and Vendor Show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 14.

There will be two floors with more than 70 tables of crafts, and vendors will attend.

Lunch, pies, pumpkin rolls, mums, treasures, Christmas and yard decorations, party, books, and a Chinese auction will be available.

For more information, call the church office at 610-395-2218.

CONGREGATION CONVERSATION: Nativity Lutheran Church hosting new member luncheon

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by SYMAN HIRSCH in Local News

Nativity Lutheran Church, 4004 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, is hosting a prospective new member luncheon and information session 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 15 in fellowship hall.

This session is for those interested in joining Nativity.

Information relative to Nativity will be shared by the pastor and staff.

Child care will be provided.

Those desiring to unite with Nativity will be received into membership on All Saints Sunday, Nov. 5 at the late service.


Police advise residents of scam

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

South Whitehall Township police are advising residents about a recent scam.

A package from Best Buy was purchased with a couple’s credit card and delivered using their information.

The resident contacted Best Buy about the purchase and obtained a return label from them directly and returned the item using UPS.

The resident also closed the credit card which was used to make the purchase.

The next day a FedEx truck arrived with a return label, which was addressed to...

Youth cupcake contest features fall flavors

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Carrot Cupcakes

2-1/2 cups of King Arthur Flour

2 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

1-1/2 tsp. baking soda

2 tsp. cinnamon

2 cups sugar

1-1/2 cups oil

4 eggs

2 cups grated carrots

1 16 oz. can crushed pineapple in heavy syrup, drained

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

3/4 cup chopped Angel flake coconut

Combine all ingredients and mix well. Bake at 350º for about 15-20 minutes until done.

Cream Cheese Butter...

Fun run on Oct. 14

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Lily’s Hope

Lily’s Hope Foundation, to aid premature babies, is hosting a 5K Family Fun Run, Walk or Stroll Oct. 14 at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Breinigsville.

Registration starts 8 a.m. Run, walk or stroll starts at 9 a.m.

Run will be timed by Pretzel City Sports.

Post run/walk events in the Sunshine Celebration Zone include kids coloring area sponsored by Crayola, balloon artist, games, face painting, Moon Bounce, vendors, raffles and Lily and Aidan’s...