Parkland Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Parkland tops Freddy noms

Friday, May 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Among the 154 Freddy Awards nominations for 2018, Parkland tops the list with 15, with Emmaus next with 14. Here’s the tally:

Parkland: 15

Emmaus: 14

Bangor Area: 13

Dieruff: 10

Southern Lehigh: 10

Saucon Valley: 9

Northern Lehigh: 9

Freedom: 8

Belvidere: 7

Hackettstown: 7

Easton Area: 6

Moravian Academy: 5

Northampton Area: 5

Warren Hills Regional: 5

Whitehall: 5

Allentown Central Catholic: 4

Liberty: 4

Nazareth Area: 4

Catasauqua: 3

Phillipsburg: 3

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, May 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 16: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, May 17: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, May 18: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, May 21: Steamed white fish, Spanish rice, roasted pepper blend, fresh pear.

Tuesday, May 22: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, May 23: Barbecue beef Rib-A-Que, roasted potato, corn, banana.

Nominations for 2018 State Theatre Freddy Awards on WFMZ-TV

Friday, May 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The 2018 Freddys Awards Ceremony will be broadcast at 7 p.m. May 24 from the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, on 69 WFMZ-TV and

Tickets for the awards ceremony are made available through participating schools.

Rehearsal tickets and Freddy Awards Preview Party tickets are available for the May 23 awards ceremony dress rehearsal. Ticket information:

Rehearsals for the opening number of the broadcast featuring four students from each of the 29 participating schools began May 10 at the State Theatre.


Friday, May 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Special “Evening”: “An Evening with Michael McDonald” will be presented at 8 p.m. May 20, Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe. With a career that encompasses five Grammys, McDonald’s “Wide Open,” set for release Sept. 15, will be his first album of original material in 17 years. McDonald, above, was a member of Steely Dan before joining the Doobie Brothers in the mid-1970s.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, May 18, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 16: Orange juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, pasta salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, May 17: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, baby greens with ranch dressing,wheat bread with margarine, dark red sweet cherries.

Friday, May 18: Roast beef w/gravy, scalloped potatoes, whole kernel corn, wheat bread with margarine, ambrosia.

Monday, May 21: Pineapple juice, chili con carne over bread bowl with cheddar cheese garnish, baby kale and spinach w/ ranch dressing, Mandarin oranges.

Autism fundraiser on May 19

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News


Live, Learn and Play, a Lehigh Valley non-profit dedicated to helping local families with autism and special needs children, is hosting a Superhero 5K and Family 1 Mile Walk and fundraiser for all family members 10 a.m.-2 p.m. May 19 at The South Mall, 3300 Lehigh St., Salisbury Township.

This event is sponsored by Good Shepherd Pediatrics.

Participants in this year’s race are encouraged to wear their Superhero capes and attire.

Prizes will be awarded for the most unique and outstanding costumes.

Campground directory available

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Campground Owners Association has released the 2018 edition of the Pennsylvania Campground Directory. This free, four-color glossy magazine, lists 231 campgrounds and RV resorts in Pennsylvania and is a must for all RVers as well as tenters.

The annual PCOA Directory divides the state into eight geographic areas with maps, color coding, and detailed facility listings for PCOA member campgrounds within each area.

College Corner

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in

Local residents


The following students were named to dean’s list for the fall 2017 semester at Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

Students with a term grade-point average of 3.50 or higher were recognized for this academic achievement.

Allentown: Nicollette Amico, William Baar, Kyla Buck, Abdu-allah Jaber, Mitchell Knafo, Shelby Knafo, Meredith Lipson, Morgan McDevitt, James DeMatteo, Makenzie O’Brien, Natalie Trachtman,

John Wrigley, and Vicky Wrigley;

Fogelsville: Brandon Eden;

New Tripoli: Quentin Bernhard;

Orefield: Anthony Fillis; and

Service News

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in

Valley residents graduate basic

Air Force

U.S. Air Force Airman Leidy C. Moreno Lopez, Airman Kevin Feliz, Airman Dion J. Fleming, Airman Isael A. Tejada, Airman 1st Class Chad J. Krause and Air Force Reserve Airman Ezequiel Perez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airmen completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.


Thursday, May 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.