Parkland Press

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Kathleen Harring is named 13th president of Muhlenberg

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in

The Muhlenberg College Board of Trustees has unanimously elected Kathleen E. Harring, Ph.D. as the next president of the College, as announced by Board Chair Richard C. Crist Jr. ’77 P’05 P’09 to the college community June 26.

“Kathy Harring is truly the right woman at the right time to lead our great institution,” Board Chairman Crist stated. “She has the wisdom, experience and energy to guide the college through these challenging times and into a bright future.

Chosen Words

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

What Happened to

We used to be able to voice our opinions,

Without any repercussions;

But, now when we speak our opinions,

We are “working with the Russians

With every word that comes out of our mouth,

No matter how simple or pure,

We are branded a racist with each word we say!

When will they find a cure?

A cure for insanity, taking over our home,

Why can’t people just leave us alone?

Hatred and racism all over the place!

Is there nowhere we can be safe?

We cannot express how we feel about things,

Student earns college degree

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in

N. Carolina

Josephine Parlaine Steidinger of Germansville graduated magna cum laude on May 9 from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C., with a Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical engineering and a minor in biological science.

During her four years at NC State, Steidinger worked as an administrative mentor for the Engineering Village, an ambassador for the College of Engineering and a research scholar at Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Children’s Cancer Center.

Steidinger participated in research in the psychology and biology departments at NC State.

Local residents on dean’s list

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in


Ryan Azar of Allentown and Allison Roberts of Breinigsville, were named to the fall 2019 dean’s list at Albright College, Reading.

Azar, a graduate of Parkland High School, majored in the Alpha program with a minor in film/video during the fall semester.

Roberts, a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, majored in psychology during the fall semester.

To be eligible for the dean’s list, Albright students must earn a GPA of 3.75 or better while taking a minimum of three graded courses during a semester.

Students join honor society

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in

Phi Kappa Phi

Matthew Dolak and James Wu, both of Allentown were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at University of Massachusetts.

Dolak and Wu were among approximately 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year.

Dolak was recently initiated into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.

Wu was initiated at University of Massachusetts.

Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter.

Giant Company supports small food businesses, farms

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Giant Company has announced the names of more than 100 recipients of its emergency grant program.

In partnership with Team Pennsylvania, the Giant Company originally designated $250,000 for the program, but due to the overwhelming response, the company decided to double the amount of funding available to $500,000.

In all, the company is awarding 110 grants to help support small businesses in Pennsylvania’s food supply chain affected by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Ambulance corps names Bob Mateff interim CEO

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Larry Wiersch retires

Cetronia Ambulance Corps’ Board of Directors has announced Bob Mateff will serve as interim chief executive officer.

Mateff joined Cetronia Ambulance Corps as chief operating officer in 2017.

He graduated from the Ambulance Service Manager Program in 2019 and currently serves on the Government Affairs Committee of the American Ambulance Association.

He was instrumental in the development of the Northampton County 911 Center and was former chairman of the Northeast Regional Counterterrorism Task Force.

St. Joseph the Worker having flea market through July 25

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

St. Joseph the Worker, 1879 Applewood Drive, Orefield is having its annual flea market through July 25.

Donations are being accepted until July 7. Doors are open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for no contact drop off.

Clothing, encyclopedias, school textbooks and dictionaries, broken items, computers, trophies and auto parts will not be accepted.

Furniture and gym equipment must be preapproved before drop off.

Email photos to or call 610-739-0463 for information.

Virtual visits now offered

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News


Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, in an effort to stay connected with adult and pediatric patients and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, is offering virtual visits with its physicians and physical, occupational and speech therapists and clinical psychologists — all from patients’ homes.

Patients can communicate in real time through a smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet.