Parkland Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Students present research findings

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in

A team of Misericordia University student researchers in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program recently presented their scholarly work, “The Effects of Stabilization Exercise on Low Back Pain and Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnant Women: A Systematic Review,’’ at local, state and international conferences.

Graduate students Julie Bogaert of Bangor; Julia Marceca of Kinnelon, N.J.; Samantha Partington of Fogelsville, and Meghan Stack of Douglassville, collaborated with faculty advisor Amy Tremback-Ball, Ph.D., P.T., associate professor.

Events planned for January

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, 7860 Center St., Emerald, will have the following events this month.

·The Ministry of St. Peter’s will be offered at 5 p.m. Jan. 19 and 26 at Life Tree Café, Main and Chestnut St., Parryville.

·Christ’s Kids Club for youngsters ages 4 to 11 will meet 6-7:30 p.m. Jan. 23 and 30, at St. Peter’s Emerald.

·A family fun night with games, movies, refreshments and fellowship will be offered at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 25 at St. Peter’s Emerald.

For information, call 610-737-1450 or visit


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Lessons of compassion taught on a famous street

Dear reader:

I am concerned about Lily.

Last month, Sesame Street, the beloved children’s program responsible for lessons on topics such as numbers, letters and rubber duckies, revealed to online viewers one of its cast members, a deep fuchsia plush muppet with long hair named Lily, was dealing with homelessness.

Lily, who is described as about 7 years old, and her family lost their apartment and moved in with Lily’s teacher and friend Miss Sofia.

Upper Macungie Twp Police

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Items stolen from home

Upper Macungie Township police say a 74-year-old male resident of the 6100 block of Snowdrift Road, reported items were stolen from his home between 11:30 a.m. and 2:55 p.m. Jan. 3.

Police say a window on a Case Model 590 Super N backhoe belonging to Powerco, 7247 Penn Drive, was damaged sometime overnight Jan. 2 into Jan. 3 while it was parked in the parking lot of the business.

Police say the windshield of a Cat excavator was broken sometime overnight Jan. 3-4 in the area of the Good Will Fire Company, Trexlertown.

College Corner

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in

Local residents earn degrees


The following Class of 2018 students graduated during the spring commencement ceremony at Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown.

Allentown: Morgan Reiss graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, marketing; and

Laurys Station: Bradley Vasilik graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science.


The following students graduated with honors and distinctions during the spring 2018 commencement ceremony at Muhlenberg College, Allentown.

lunch menus

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 17: M.S.: Pasta with meat or marinara sauce, hot dog on roll, dinner roll, tossed salad. Elem.: Pizza, cereal meal, also. H.S.: Meatball Parmesan sub, hot dog on roll, dinner roll.

Friday, Jan. 18: M.S., H.S.: Toasted cheese sandwich, chicken nuggets, dinner roll, cream of tomato soup. Elem: Pizza, cereal meal, also.

Monday, Jan. 21: Professional Development Day. No School.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion


I was asked to write a poem about skiing,

Something I know little about;

I do know, however, it’s not for me,

Beyond a shadow of a doubt.

I know it’s a sport that many love,

It must be a thrill to be,

High up on the mountain top,

Waiting to be free;

Waiting to ski to the bottom

While gliding through the snow,

Must be an awesome feeling,

But I’ll never, ever know.

To freeze your nose and freeze your toes,

Doesn’t sound fun to me.

Inside the chalet, watching the fire,

Scholarships available

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in School


The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America is inviting college-bound high school seniors across the country to enter its 2019 Teens for Alzheimer’s Awareness Scholarship Essay Contest for the chance to earn money for college.

The annual program has awarded more than $250,000 in college scholarships since its inception.

The essay competition asks high school seniors to describe how Alzheimer’s has affected their lives, as well as share how they plan to make a difference in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease in the future.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Sharecare Faith in Action, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteer drivers age 18 and older to help safely transport people who are elderly and/or disabled to and from doctor appointments and with grocery shopping in the Lehigh Valley.

Contact Lynn Heiney at 610-867-2177 or

·Youth Volunteer Council of the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, is recruiting high school students from grades 10 to 12 and college students to participate in its inaugural Youth Volunteer Council.

For information, call 610-807-0336.