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School District News

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in School

Coming Events

Oct. 2-7: Homecoming Week “Parkland Pays it Forward” Includes Garter Bowl, Daily Celebrations, hallway decorating contest, float building and parade at the football game and Saturday night dance when Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.

Oct. 9: No School. Columbus Day.

Oct. 13: Elementary students receive free Emoji Ice with lunch purchase in all elementary schools.

Oct. 13 and 14: Parkland High School fall play, “Pride and Prejudice,” 7:30 p.m...

Fundraiser gala on Nov. 11

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


The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of Lehigh Valley and Bennett Maserati of Allentown will host the Hearts of Gold Gala 6-11 p.m. Nov. 11 at Iron Lakes Country Club, 3625 Shankweiler Road, North Whitehall Township.

The evening will feature a live auction of stunning artwork created by local pediatric cancer patients, wine tree, silent auction, live painting by local artist Lauren Kuhn (which will then be auctioned off during the live auction) and much more.

Black tie...

Editor’s View

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

The secular zealots who originally challenged Lehigh County’s official seal in 2015 will not be happy until all symbols of Christianity are removed from public view.

The Freedom From Religion Foundation in Wisconsin, which supported four Lehigh Valley members’ efforts to have the Latin cross in the center of the county seal removed, must be smiling smugly after a federal judge’s decision Sept. 28.

U.S. District Court Judge Edward Smith upheld the group’s viewpoint — well, sort...

County board OKs Roberts’ youth services job

Thursday, October 5, 2017 by DOUG GRAVES in Local News

Paula Roberts’ appointment as Lehigh County’s Children and Youth Services director was confirmed Sept. 27 with a unanimous vote by Lehigh County commissioners Sept. 27.

Two weeks ago, commissioners approved the appointment during the first reading of the proposal.

Roberts, serving as acting director for two weeks, can now put on her full director’s hat.

With the department for 26 years, Roberts replaces former director Pamela Buehrle.

“We have a lot of talent and...


Thursday, October 5, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with a.m. cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or email

·Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts, 321 E. Third St., Bethlehem, is seeking volunteers to work in the school’s box office...