Parkland Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

Students earn degrees

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in


Brock Andrew Rabenold of Kutztown and Angela Marie Turczyn of Breinigsville, recently graduated from Albright College, Reading.

Rabenold, a graduate of Kutztown Area High School, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in digital studio art.

Turczyn, a graduate of Emmaus High School, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics and secondary education, cum laude.

Jane Golden, founder and executive director of Mural Arts Philadelphia offered a commencement address after being awarded an honorary degree of humane letters.

Robert P. Amore

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Nativity Lutheran Church

Robert P. Amore, 60, of New Tripoli, died July 3, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

He and his wife, Patricia G. (Rauch) Amore, were married 36 years last October.

Born in Phillipsburg, N.J., he was a son of the late Salvatore and Joyce (Snover) Amore.

He was a chemical worker for 28 years at GEO Specialty Chemicals, South Whitehall.

A member of Nativity Lutheran Church, Allentown, he enjoyed bowling in the Lehigh Valley for many years and participated in HO slot car racing.

Guest View

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State budget is smoke, mirrors and contradictions

After Gov. Tom Wolf introduces the state budget in February, legislators spend a lot of time debating, horse-trading and using it for point-scoring with constituents before its scheduled passing by June 30.

Along the way, there is posturing by both parties and the governor as they plead their respective cases to taxpayers about special interests. It might be education, minimum wage, health care or any of another dozen or so hot-button topics.

Curtis C. Rabert

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Neffs fire chief

Curtis C. Rabert, 91, formerly of Neffs, died July 12, 2019, in Mahoning Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Lehighton.

He was the husband of the late Ruth V. (Ringer) Rabert.

Born March 12, 1928, in Washington Township, he was the son of the late Willard W. and Grace E. (Mertz) Rabert.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy during World War II.

A tinsmith, he worked for several roofing and metal fabrication companies in the Lehigh Valley.

He also was a custodian in the swimming pool area of the Parkland High School.

Another View

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

‘The Eagle has landed’: Man walks on moon 50 years ago

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.”

These are the famous words spoken by Neil Armstrong, the American astronaut who was the first person to walk on the moon. Armstrong was also an engineer, a pilot and a college professor.

After the Apollo 11 mission, Armstrong said his microphone didn’t pick up the word “a,” so what he actually said was, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.”

During Apollo 11, which occurred from July 16, 1969, to July 24, 1969, Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin captured Americans back home.

Students on

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 by The Press in

J. Madison

Nicolette Chuss of Fogelsville and Harrison Hall of New Tripoli were named to the president’s list for the spring 2019 semester at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Students who earn president’s list honors must carry at least 12 graded credit hours and earn a GPA of 3.900 or above.

Chuss is majoring in communication sciences and disorders. Hall is majoring in biology.


The following Muhlenberg College students were recognized for their academic achievement and named to dean’s list for spring 2019.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations; or visit

Wednesday, July 10: Marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, red beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, July 11: Apricot nectar,beef BBQ on a bun, pasta salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Friday, July 12: Macaroni and cheese w/ bacon and tomatoes, wax beans, baby kale and spinach salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, blueberry fluff.

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, July 13, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 10: Boneless pork ribs, mashed potatoes, mixed vegetables, roll, vanilla pudding.

Thursday, July 11: Turkey cacciatore, broccoli, whole wheat penne, fresh fruit salad.

Friday, July 12: Cheeseburger, potato salad, vegetable soup, mixed berries.

Monday, July 15: Stuffed cabbage, mashed potatoes, roll, cherry gelatin.

Tuesday, July 16: Asian BBQ turkey, mixed Asian vegetables, brown rice, crackers, fresh fruit salad.

Wednesday, July 17: Chicken pot pie, roasted red potatoes, green beans, fresh pineapple.


Saturday, July 13, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Summer Theatre “Goes”: Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” July 11-28, continues Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre’s 39th season. The cast includes, above, Mia Scarpa (Reno Sweeney), center, with, from left, the Sailor Quartet (Ethan Lynch, Zach Rabishaw, Caden Fraser, James Du Chateau). The show includes Robert Fahringer (Moonface Martin) and Jarrod Yuskauskas (Lord Evelyn Oakleigh). Porter’s 1930s’ score includes “I Get a Kick Out of You” and “You’re the Top.” The story is about madcap antics on an ocean liner bound from New York to London.