Parkland Press

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‘Muffin Man’ receives special delivery of sweet treats

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there has been noticeable shortages or difficulties obtaining important goods including, in at least one instance, a favorite food.

For Ryan Medina, 15, of Leesport, that favorite is Hostess Blueberry Mini Muffins but thanks to a sweet relationship with the bakery, he is well-stocked with tasty treats for the future.

Ryan has been known as the “Muffin Man” since he was 2 years old, according to his mother Melissa Medina, who spoke with...

Lily’s Hope aids families with preemies

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lily’s Hope Foundation is still committed to answering the emergency needs of families with premature babies in the Lehigh Valley and beyond.

Although the foundation had to cancel its spring fundraisers, an event called #ShareHopeSaturday is ongoing through May 16.

Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon curbside service is available at the office at 1148 S Cedar Crest Blvd., lower level, Salisbury Township.

For this event, supporters are urged to participate in a supply...

Offering virtual

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by The Press in School


Lehigh Carbon Community College will offer a series of seven virtual information sessions in May to help prospective students and their families understand the steps to applying and have the opportunity to ask questions in a live format.

The sessions will be offered via Zoom May 11-14.

Each of the sessions will focus on a career pathway, but students who are undecided on a major are invited to attend any of the sessions, as general information will be shared at each...

UPPER MACUNGIE: Library offering virtual programs

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, is introducing a mental health self-care series noon to 12:15 p.m. May 8, 15 and 22.

During May, the library will post videos, resources and other information every Friday on Facebook.

Crafternoons with Miss Mary will be offered 3-3:30 p.m. Fridays on Facebook through May 29.

Miss Mary will show how to make a fun craft with materials already in the home.

Virtual story time with Miss Mary will be posted 10-10:30 a.m....

Online graduation is planned

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Although Parkland‘s Class of 2020 graduation ceremony originally scheduled for June 9 at the PPL Center cannot take place due to COVID-19 restrictions, district officials are planning an online ceremony on the same date at 7 p.m.

Seniors may audition to be class speakers.

During the virtual graduation, student photos will be displayed as their names are read by the high school principal.

The Parkland television studio is producing the online celebration.


LOWHILL TOWNSHIP: Zoo offering virtual programs for families

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Lehigh Valley Zoo, 5150 Game Preserve Road, Schnecksville, will be holding its first ever virtual 1K-9 Dog Walk on May 9.

They are asking members of the community to bring their dogs and leashes for an enjoyable morning of exercise around their neighborhood, while they support the zoo.

By purchasing a per-person ticket for this event, participants will be directly supporting the conservation efforts at the zoo.

Ticket holders will also be able to pick up a goodie bag...

Police investigate two thefts from vehicles

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by SUSAN BRYANT in Police Log

Upper Macungie police have issued a theft advisory for area residents.

According to Crime and Community Services Division Commander Lt. Peter Nickischer, two residents reported April 28 that their vehicles were broken into at Valley Preferred Cycling Center, 1151 Mosser Road, Trexlertown.

According to Nickischer, the windows on two vehicles were broken sometime between 3:05-4:05 p.m. and personal items belonging to two individuals were taken.

Residents are reminded to...

Upper Macungie awards service citations to former fire chiefs

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Jacque Creamer and Leroy Gross were awarded distinguished service citations at the March 5 Upper Macungie supervisors meeting.

Creamer retired as Fogelsville Fire Company chief with eight years of service. Gross was credited with service as fire chief at Station 56 since 2008.

In other matters, the Keep PA Beautiful coalition has contacted the township to urge Upper Macungie’s participation in the project. They will give the township signs to erect at certain spots in the...