Parkland Press

Monday, November 12, 2018

Wild wins 7th U.S. House seat

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Congresswoman-elect Susan Wild, D-7th, in Nov. 6 election night victory speech in Coordinated Health Club Level Lounge, Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

In unofficial results, with 100 percent of the vote tallied for 339 of 339 precincts reporting,

Wild received 137,122 votes or 53 percent to Republican Marty Nothstein receiving 111,862 votes or 44 percent and Libertarian Tim Silfies receiving 7,899 votes or 3 percent of 256,883 votes cast.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Missing in Action: Another Euphemism

What do these words mean?

Missing ... disappeared from the earth?

Does “in action” mean inaction on our part?

Action ... what kind of action?

Why not call it war?

Seeing my dad anguish over the loss

Of his beloved nephew throughout his life

Just one of many

Sailors, soldiers, nurses, pilots

Never to be seen again

My only hope is that now

Having passed on to the other side

They are reunited once again

And that some day we will learn

That euphemisms do not speak truth

D.J. Hausman-Hill


Book signing on Nov. 17

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Parkland Community Library will be hosting award-winning children’s book illustrator and author Rosemary Wells for a Max and Ruby Celebration and book signing 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 17 in the auditorium at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

Everyone is invited to hear Rosemary Well’s stories about her writing and illustrating process of her beloved characters including Max and Ruby.

Buy signed Rosemary Wells books, sold by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, with a percentage of proceeds benefiting the library.

They’re not scruffy, they’re fundraising Upper Macungie police growing beards to help others

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

The Upper Macungie Township Police Department is once again taking part in “No Shave November.”

Officers were granted special permission to forego shaving Nov. 1 to Dec. 1 in lieu of donations that will be divided between two special organizations: Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital and Crime Victims Council of the Lehigh Valley.

Officers who participate will wear silicone bracelets designating they are participating, and they must donate $50 to the cause.

Officers who participate will be charged a “penalty” if they shave before the end of the initiative.

lunch menus

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Nov. 8: M.S., H.S.: Roast turkey with gravy, potato filling, dinner roll, steamed green beans, ice cream. Elem.: Cereal meal, also.

Friday, Nov. 9: M.S., H.S.: Chicken fries, hot dog on roll, pierogies, baked beans. Elem.: Salad bar, cereal meal, also.

Monday, Nov. 12: M.S., H.S.: Mini corn dogs, cheddar cheese meat loaf sandwich on roll, mashed potatoes with gravy. Elem.: Cereal meal, also.