Parkland Press

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Chosen Words

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The ‘Floater’ and the ‘Fly’

The other night I saw a fly,

it flew right past my eye;

I ran for the fly swatter, and I

really, really tried,

To kill that pesky fly.

Well, I looked left and I looked right,

And much to my surprise,

I saw that fly where’ere I looked,

It was a ‘floater’ in my eye!

Well, I relaxed and looked no more,

I thought that I was done;

When, suddenly, before my eyes,

There was another one!

Another floater, (so I thought),

Oh, there it goes again!

But then I KNEW it was a FLY,

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, July 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 for locations or visit

Wednesday, July 18-National Hot Dog Day: Hot dog on a bun, baked beans, cole slaw, fresh canteloupe, iced brownie.

Thursday, July 19: Tomato juice, chicken pot pie, green peas, tossed greens and dressing, wheat roll with margarine, chilled pears.

Friday, July 20: Apple juice, cheese steak sandwich with onions and sauce, Italian marinated vegetable salad, fresh plum.

Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer Theater

Friday, July 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare in Love,” through Aug. 5, Main Stage

“King Richard II,” July 19-Aug. 5, Main Stage

“All’s Well That Ends Well,” July 25-Aug. 5, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare for Kids,” July 25-Aug. 2, Main Stage

Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre

Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion, 2400 Chew St., Allentown., 484-664-3333

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 18: Tilapia with bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

Thursday, July 19: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Friday, July 20: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.

Monday, July 23: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey barbecue in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, seasonal fruit.

Tuesday, July 24: Breaded veal patty w/brown gravy, wheat pasta, butternut squash, applesauce.


Friday, July 20, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Broadway in Allentown: Frankie Grande (J. Pierrepont Finch) and Meredith Kate Doyle (Rosemary Pilkington) star in the Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre (MSMT) production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” through July 29, Baker Theater, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, Allentown. MSMT co-founder Charlie Richter directs the musical. Muhlenberg dance program director and founder Karen Dearborn choreographs the production, with music direction by Bryan L.

Charles W. Watkins

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

truck driver

Charles W. Watkins, 69, of Slatington, died July 14, 2018, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Mary R. (Regnier) Watkins.

Born July 15, 1948, in Harrisburg, Ill., he was the son of the late Eliham and Bulah (Tison) Watkins.

He was a truck driver at Creat Logistics, Harrisburg, before retiring.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War era.

Robert L. Folk

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

car salesman

Robert L. Folk, 78, formerly of Macungie, died July 15, 2018, at Gardens for Memory Care at Easton.

He and his wife Annamae J. (Daniels) Folk were married 59 years in May.

Born in Buena Vista, Berks County, he was a son of the late Clarence S. and Helen (Meals) Folk.

A car salesman in the Lehigh Valley for many years, he worked for Becker Subaru, Outten Chevrolet and Scott Chevrolet.

Before that, he worked in the printing industry for 20 years in Lehigh County.

He was also a barber in Berks County for many years.