Parkland Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Senior fair

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


State Reps. Peter Schweyer, D-22nd, and Mike Schlossberg, D-132nd, will host a senior fair from 9 a.m. to noon May 18 at the East Side Youth Center, 1140 E. Clair St., Allentown.

The senior fair will feature health and wellness screenings, as well as information about various state and federal programs.

Coffee and donuts will be available.

No reservations needed to attend.

Hays lecture on May 19

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


Jill Youngken, chief curator/assistant director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, will present a slide-lecture at the museum titled “The Making of a General: The Life of General Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays of Allentown” at 1 p.m. May 19.

Brigadier General Anna Mae V. McCabe Hays, USA, who died earlier this year, was the first woman General in U.S. military history.

She graduated from what is now William Allen High School.

Michael D. DeLong

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

2000 Parkland High School graduate

Michael D. DeLong, 35, from Hatfield, was stricken and died May 9, 2018, in his home.

Born in Allentown, he was a son of David H. DeLong III and Dianne (DiLella) DeLong of Allentown.

He would have celebrated his 36th birthday on May 11.

A Class of 2000 graduate of Parkland High School, LCCC and Kutztown University Class of 2004, he was employed by Wegmans for 20 years, most recently serving as a manager at the Warrington location.

He was an avid Lehigh Valley sports fan but his true passion was his Philadelphia Eagles and Atlanta Braves.

Donna L. Hartman

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

resident of Cedarbrook

Donna L. Hartman, 79, died Dec. 21, 2017, in Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

The daughter of the late Howard C. and Una L (Smith) Hartman, she is survived by a sister, Eleanor U. Petrich of Cherryville.

She was predeceased by siblings Carl R., Howard C., and Nevin C. Hartman.

Her graveside service will be noon May 18 in Jacob’s Union Cemetery, 8373 Kings Highway, New Tripoli, PA 18066.

The Rev. Michael Hothouse will officiate.

Visit to leave condolences for the family.

Dr. Kenneth E. Benson

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Asbury United Methodist Church

Dr. Kenneth E. Benson, 89, of Fogelsville, died May 1, 2018, in Lehigh Center, Lower Macungie Township.

He was the husband of the late Florence S. (Henderson) Benson.

Born in Indianapolis, Ind., he was the son of the late C. Herbert and Beulah Faye (Roberts) Benson.

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

Earning a doctorate from Lehigh University, he was employed at Lucent Technologies as a solid-state materials scientist for 40 years before retiring in 1994.

Guest View

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Why is Pennsylvania lending a private equity fund $50 million?

What would you think if you learned a New Hampshire-based private timber company was approved for a $50 million loan from the state of Pennsylvania to purchase timberland in northwest Pennsylvania at a 1-percent interest rate, with generous repayment terms?

What if you learned that the deal was not publicly advertised or competitively bid? Or, that this $50 million loan for the purchase of private timberland by a private company comes from a taxpayer-subsidized state program that is, by law, required to fund improvements to water and sewer plants?

Dances planned at the grange

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


Trexlertown Grange, 1183 Grange Road, Wescosville, across Route 222 from Walmart, will have a monthly Saturday night concert and dance 7-10 p.m. on the last Saturday of every month.

The Honky-Tonk Dukes will be playing live Classic Country music and 50s Rock ‘n’ Roll.

All ages are welcome to attend. There is an entry fee at the door.

Snacks will be provided. Bring a potluck dish.