Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Board nixes rezoning request

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Project manager Mark Bradbury presented a request to South Whitehall commissioners for rezoning a 7.3-acre portion of land at the northwest corner of Route 309 and Snowdrift Road from Rural Residential to Neighborhood Commercial.

During the board’s Oct. 3 meeting, Bradbury stated a section of the tract owned by Theodore and Lynn Lopsonzski along Blue Barn Road is suitable for five or six houses.

Bradbury said the remaining portion includes a drainage channel, swale and a banked...

Michael Blichar Jr. is right choice for state representative, says writer

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

We need new leadership in the state House and the choice is clear: Michael Blichar Jr.

Blichar would bring fresh ideas and perspectives to the House of Representatives from the 187th District.

Though he is young, he has already held various leadership positions, serving as a member of Kutztown Borough’s planning commission and a trustee on Kutztown University’s Board of Trustees.

Blichar has bold plans for the 187th District.

A supporter of...

Discussion on Nov. 6

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

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host author Gordon Rhea for a discussion titled “On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864” Nov. 6 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by Nov. 1.

Reservations are not required for just the program.

There is a fee for both the dinner...

Halloween, craft fair on Oct. 28

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

Cedar Crest

Cedar Crest College will treat the community to some fall and Halloween fun when it opens its campus for a special event Oct. 28.

The college’s annual trunk-or-treat will run noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine, and the craft and vendor fair will run noon-4 p.m. in Lees Hall.

Representatives from local businesses and other participants will decorate their vehicles, fill them with candy and park them on campus for trick-or-treaters of all ages.

The fair will...

Election Policy

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

As we approach the Nov. 6 General Election, the Parkland Press and the Northwestern Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was Oct. 11.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.

Letters to the Editor...

Trick or treat

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


St. John’s UCC, 1027 Church St., Fogelsville, will have 20 cars decorated for the trick or treater’s 6-8 p.m. Oct. 26 in front of Strohl Automotive, 7831 Main St., Fogelsville.

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran, 1028 Church St., Fogelsville, will have a Halloween hot dog and soda stand at Strohl Automotive at the same time.

Everyone is invited to stop by during Trick-or Treat Night.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie Township police say a 38-year-old male resident of the 7500 block of Cetronia Road, Upper Macungie, reported to police just after 10 a.m. on Oct. 16 numerous pieces of landscaping equipment were stolen.

Police say a license plate was stolen sometime overnight Oct. 18 from one of the company trucks at Highland Tire, 6551 Tilghman St., Upper Macungie Township.

Anyone with information about this theft is asked to contact police at 484-661-5911.

Letter writers support having cross in Lehigh County seal

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

We’ve heard the Freedom From Religion organization has now taken Lehigh County to court to once again try to get the cross removed from the county’s seal.

Obviously, the FFR people are determined to erase any sign of our Christian heritage.

How would our Founding Fathers have responded to an attack like this?

They sacrificed so much so that we, in the USA, would be free to express our faith in God without fear of retaliation.

We fervently...

Respectfully Yours: Voicemail messages

Friday, October 26, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus, Social News

Dear Jacquelyn,

Leaving a voicemail message makes me uncomfortable. I don’t know what to say and how much information to leave. Many times, when I hear the dreaded recording, I just figure, I’ll try again later when they’re there. When I do muster up the courage to leave a voicemail message, I tend to stumble a bit or I feel like I’m rambling on. How much information do I really need to leave? Any tips would be appreciated.

Dear Reader, Talking to a person is very different...