Parkland Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Emergency class being offered

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Upper Mac

Upper Macungie Township is accepting applications for its 2017 Junior Emergency Services Academy.

The academy will take place 9 a.m.-3 p.m. July 17-21 at Upper Macungie Station 56.

Enrollees must be township residents who are between 12-16 years old by July 17. Class sizes are limited.

For information or to register, log on to uppermac.org.

County board OKs contracts for 911 plan, center

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners approved two contracts, during their May 10 meeting, with Essential Management Solutions LLC to provide 911 regionalization consolidation management services.

Director of general services Rick Molchany explained the contracts to the board.

According to Molchany, the first contract will provide construction management for a consolidated 911 communications center and regionalized equipment plan.

Molchany said Lehigh County is different from...

Guest View

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Whether you live in a township that’s large or small, it takes a team to run it.

Township supervisors, managers, secretaries, road crews, first responders, code enforcement officials, and many others work together to ensure your family and home are safe and that you get the answers you need when you need them.

Of course, on the surface, your community may appear to be a quiet place.

What you may not realize, however, is that each and every day, the township is humming...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Athletic Department will offer sports camps at its main campus in Schnecksville. The camps will be held in June and July.

Cougar Camp Sports and Fun will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. All four sessions are for children in kindergarten through grade eight.

Students will learn age-appropriate fundamentals of basketball, baseball, volleyball, soccer and golf while playing other fun games and activities.

LCCC coaches and athletes...

lunch menus

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, June 1: Elem.: Popcorn chicken, hot dog on roll, salad bar, mini pierogies, baked beans. M.S., H.S.: Popcorn chicken, hot dog on roll, pierogies, baked beans.

Friday, June 2: Elem.: Mini burger sliders, chicken patty sandwich, salad bar, dinner roll, Tater Tots, vegetable. M.S., H.S.: Cheesesteak on roll, chicken patty sandwich, Tater Tots, vegetable.

Monday, June 5: Elem., M.S. H.S.: Mini corn dogs, chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, vegetable. Elem.: Pizza...

Fundraiser walk set for June 3

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Easter Seals

Easter Seals of Eastern Pennsylvania will host the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community 7:45 a.m. June 3 at DeSales University.

The 5K Walk will begin 9 a.m. and the One-Mile Fun Walk starts 9:15 a.m.

Both are fully accessible to strollers and wheelchairs. Registration is mandatory.

To register as an individual, join an Easter Seals team, create a team or be a sponsor, register at bit.do/walkdetails; call 610-289-0114 ext. 225; or email...

Chicken dinner on June 3

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

U.L. Lions

Upper Lehigh Lions Club will be having a chicken barbecue noon to 6 p.m. June 3 in the social hall at the Schnecksville Fire Co., Route 309, Schnecksville.

Bake sale items will be available to purchase.

Proceeds will benefit community projects.

For advanced ticket sales, call 610-398-2619. Walk-ins are welcome.

briefs

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

U.L. Lions

Upper Lehigh Lions Club will be having a chicken barbecue noon to 6 p.m. June 3 in the social hall at the Schnecksville Fire Co., Route 309, Schnecksville.

Bake sale items will be available to purchase.

Proceeds will benefit community projects.

For advanced ticket sales, call 610-398-2619. Walk-ins are welcome.

KEMPTON

The Kempton Fair, sponsored by the Kempton Community Center, 83 Community Center Drive, is set for June 15-17.

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Native Americans gather for powwow at Ontelaunee Park

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Puma played a song on the flute as people came to Ontelaunee Park for the annual powwow on May 20.

The drummers, Eagle Thunder and Midnight Elk, were setting up their drums soon after the morning rain stopped.

Barry Lee, the announcer, said it was his 18th year for announcing intertribal dances. They come from many nations. Differences in regalia indicate their home nation.

Lee talked about the Pan Indian boarding schools begun in the mid 1879 that tried to assimilate...

Fundraiser on June 17

Thursday, June 1, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Softball

The 13th annual Justin Sheftel Memorial Softball Tournament is set for June 17 at the Lehigh County Athletic Fields, Cedar Creek Parkway, Broadway and Parkway Road, South Whitehall Township.

Twenty-two teams will be competing and more than 800 friends, players, family and community members will attend.

St. Luke’s University Health Network will be returning as the presenting sponsor.

Former Philadelphia Eagles place-kicker and six-time NFL Pro-Bowler David...