Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Small games talk on Oct. 25

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


To provide the most up-to-date information to holders of small games of chance licenses, state Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, will host a Small Games of Chance and Liquor Law Regulations Seminar.

The event will be offered 6-9 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Diamond Fire Company, 110 Main St., Walnutport.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Liquor Code Enforcement Officer Derrick DeVaney of the Bureau of Liquor Code Enforcement’s Allentown District Office will lead the presentation.


Open house on Oct. 27

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Schnecksville Fire Company, 4550 Old Packhouse Road, Schnecksville, will have an open house and truck dedication noon-4 p.m. Oct. 27 in the social hall.

Truck housing dedication will take place at 2 p.m.

There will be tours and refreshments.

There also will be an all-you-can-eat breakfast 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 28.

Schnecksville social club will open Nov. 1. Bingo starts on Nov. 5.

Painting society chapter to host art auction

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEPHANIE RAPHUN in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Society of Decorative Painters is hosting its 27th annual art auction Nov. 4 in the Whitehall High School cafeteria, 2940 MacArthur Road.

There will be a preview time starting at 1:30 p.m. The bidding begins at 2 p.m.

For the past several years, the auctions were held at Sheckler Elementary School, Catasauqua, but the group changed venues this year to generate even more interest.

Some of the profits earned from the auction will go toward...

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP: Psychic medium to visit park on Nov. 8

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie will host psychic medium Lauri Moore 7-8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8 at Independent Park Community Center, 150 Independent Park Road, Breinigsville.

Space is limited and there is a fee to attend.

For information, visit


Zion’s Union Church Maxatawny, 329 Church Road, Kutztown, will host the Miller-Keystone Bloodmobile for a blood drive 3:30-7 p.m. Nov. 6.

To donate, go to or call 1-800-223-6667.

For more...


Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Greenawalds Fire Company, 2500 Focht Ave., South Whitehall Township, will be having a Halloween parade, rain or shine, on Oct. 27.

Registration begins at noon. Judging starts at 12:30 p.m. Parade starts at 1 p.m.

Age groups for judging will be 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10 and older, and groups.

There will be a raffle and bake sale. There will also be refreshments after the judging and parade.

Candy bags will be given to all children.

Writer says she is voting for Pinsley

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

I believe Mark Pinsley is the best choice for Pennsylvania Senate in the 16th District.

Pinsley is a fresh face in a chamber that has become too entrenched with incumbents who don’t act in the best interest of we, the people.

It is our time now to vote these elected officials out and replace them with a new class that will work for us. Pinsley is just the one to do that.

Pinsley has served both his country and community.

A Pennsylvania native...

Letter writer supports Nothstein

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Marty Nothstein is a champion — a gold medal cyclist in the 2000 Olympic Games.

As a person, he has internalized the discipline, hard work, hardship, and rigorous resolve that are fundamental in the success and victory for achieving one’s goals in life.

All of these attributes aside, Nothstein has also succeeded as a leader at the nonprofit Valley Preferred Cycling Center, wherein he distinguished himself improving the organization’s finances and expanding...

Another View

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

One of the most powerful storms to hit the United States slammed into the Florida panhandle as a Category 4 hurricane on Oct. 10 before moving to Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia.

After the hurricane hit, I was glued to the television to watch live news broadcasts on the destruction of Hurricane Michael.

As I watched TV the next day, one Weather Channel broadcast on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael touched me emotionally.

Meteorologist Jim Cantore and his producer...

Ironton Telephone calls on community to join celebration

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Ironton Telephone Company recently sponsored a community day at its headquarters along Mauch Chuck Road, Ironton.

The program strived to connect members of the surrounding communities to each other as well as community resources.

Neffs Fire Department and Community Fire Company No.1, Schnecksville, displayed firefighting apparatus.

Northern Valley EMS personnel were on hand to educate anyone interested in learning basic first aid and provide services in the event of any...