Parkland Press

Monday, April 6, 2020

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, April 4, 2020 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, April 1: Stuffed peppers w / meat sauce, dilled carrots, mashed potatoes, whole wheat dinner roll, cherry gelatin.

Thursday, April 2: Pulled pork sandwich, vegetable soup, coleslaw, whole wheat sandwich roll, sugar cookie

Friday, April 3: Cheese ravioli w/tomato sauce, Italian vegetable medley, crackers, Greek yogurt, cantaloupe

Monday, April 6: Steak Diane, Capri vegetable blend, baked potato wedges, whole wheat dinner roll, chocolate pudding

Lehigh County farmers show they care

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Pennsylvania Farm Bureau’s Farmers Care Program recognizes the commitment of farm families to raising healthy food for communities in the commonwealth.

And, at the same time, it shows one way farmers volunteer to help those in need.

The Pennsylvania and the Lehigh, Bucks, Montgomery, Northampton/Monroe and Berks farm bureaus support this program by collecting food, and monetary donations for Ronald McDonald House Charities, or other local charities.

Each year, the Women’s Leadership Committee of the farm bureaus participate in the Farmers Care Program.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Coronavirus is bad; we’ve overcome worse

So now we know what we are up against.

The federal government is preparing for up to 200,000 dead Americans and at least another month of social distancing.

The United States now has fully mobilized its national power against the coronavirus and President Donald Trump is preparing the nation for a long and difficult challenge ahead.

Armstrong asks all porch lights to shine during stay-at-home

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News

This weekend, on April 3 and 4, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong is asking for Lehigh County residents to come together for “Lights On Lehigh Valley.”

At this time, residents are asked to turn on their porch lights from 7-10 p.m. to show solidarity during the county’s stay-at-home order.

Residents are encouraged to take pictures of their porch lights and use the hashtag #lightsonlehighvalley to show their support.


Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

The fight against COVID-19 is a war:

War and conflict have been a ceaseless part of human history. The battle against the COVID-19 virus is an enemy no nation has ever met.

COVID-19 never tires. COVID-19 ceaselessly attacks, and COVID-19 is a survivor. COVID-19 is an awesome enemy but like all enemies in all wars, COVID-19 will be defeated.

In the battle to defeat COVID-19, there are an amazing number of organizations adopting military-style principles to defeat the disease and win the war for human health.

Virtual adoption session April 21

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News


Diakon Adoption and Foster Care will host a virtual information session on adoption and child foster care 6 p.m. April 21.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, information sessions are currently being conducted online.

Diakon staff will explain foster parenting, as well as the processes involved in adopting a child.

Participants also will learn about children and youths available for adoption, foster care and foster-to-adopt as well as medically-fragile foster care.

Viola M. Takacs

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Parkland Garden Club

Viola M. Takacs, 97, formerly of Ironton, died March 28, 2020, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the wife of the late John L. Takacs.

Born Jan. 26, 1923, in Slatington, she was the daughter of the late Henry H. and Florence S. (Stahley) Henritzy.

She was a sewing machine operator in various textile mills for many years before retiring.

Before that, she worked at the former Western Electric, Allentown, for several years.