Parkland Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Equipment to be bought for public works

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall commissioners, during their May 1 meeting, gave permission for Assistant Public Works Manager Jerry Charvala to purchase various pieces of equipment for the department.

The most costly item is a $21,871 Doosan air compressor to replace a 40-year-old Ingersoll-Rand unit that is past its life expectancy.

“This will be used on the streets with the jackhammer,” Charvala said.

A CUDA stainless steel parts washer will be obtained at a cost of $17,185 to replace...

Fun Day on June 8

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley’s largest Eid celebration will return to Cover Bridge Park, Wehr Mill Road, South Whitehall, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 8.

Now in its seventh year, the festival — with an emphasis on community and family — has grown in numbers since its inception.

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday which concludes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Festivalgoers can take part in activities such as a dunk tank, 18 different rides, pony rides, food...

Senior center offers various events in June

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in June.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

·June 1, 19: The Henry King Duo

·June 5, 22: Kato

·June 8: Blue Notes

·June 15: Dave Machetti

·June 29: Jerry Deane Music mix

Saturday dances are from 7-10 p.m. Wednesday...

Group to meet on June 6

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP 5415

Allentown AARP Chapter 5415 will meet noon June 6 at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown.

The program will be on music therapy.

Nonmembers and guests are welcome to attend.

Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.

For more information, call 610-437-4265.

Bittner, Werleys

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The 115th reunion of the Bittner and Werley families will be held 12:30 p.m. June 23 at Earl Adams Memorial Park Lower Pavilion, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville.

Family members are asked to bring a contribution for the potluck lunch at 1 p.m.

There will also be a short business meeting and raffle.

Descendants of the Bittner and Werley families are invited to attend.

School district implements ‘Mindfulness’ program

Thursday, May 30, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in School

During a recent Parkland School Board workshop, Director of School Services Brenda DeRenzo and Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development Kelly Rosario reported on social-emotional learning programs in the district.

“At Parkland, we’re ahead of the game,” DeRenzo said. “We implemented mindfulness starting with full-day kindergarten.

“This keeps moving with them K-12,” said DeRenzo.

She explained mindfulness encourages children to pay attention to...