Parkland Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Group to meet on June 5

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

Civil War

Civil War Round Table of Eastern Pennsylvania Inc., will host Dennis Frye, author, chief historian at Harper’s Ferry National Historical Park for a discussion titled “September Suspense: Lincoln’s Union in Peril” June 5 at the Holiday Inn Conference Center Lehigh Valley, 7736 Adrienne Drive, Breinigsville.

Dinner will be served 6:30 p.m. Program begins 7:30 p.m.

Reservations for the dinner must be made by May 31. Reservations are not required for just the program.

There is a fee for both the dinner and program.

Ruth Willistein

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

101 years old

Ruth Willistein, 101, died May 1, 2018, in Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was married for 48 years to Paul August Willistein Sr., who died May 1, 1991, at age 85.

Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Harvey Phaon Hartman and Minnie Frederick Hartman, of Fullerton, Whitehall Township.

She was a graduate of Whitehall High School, Class of 1934.

She was owner-operator of Wayside Flower Shop, Bethlehem; managed Bookman’s Book Store, Allentown, and was a governess in Philadelphia and Ocean City, N.J.

Northampton County senior menus

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, May 9: Roast pork with gravy, mashed sweet potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, May 10- Mother’s Day meal: Chicken Marsala, orzo with spinach, fresh golden beets, wheat roll w/margarine, strawberry creme, shortcake.

Friday, May 11: Baked meatloaf w/gravy, oven browned potatoes, grilled fresh vegetables, wheat bred w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, May 9: Tilapia with bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, mixed vegetables, chocolate pudding.

Thursday, May 10: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.

Friday, May 11: Chopped steak w/onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.

Monday, May 14: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey barbecue in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, cookie.

Tuesday, May 15: Breaded veal patty w/brown gravy, wheat pasta, butternut squash, applesauce.

183rd Legislative District

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Republicans Zach Mako, the incumbent, and Cindy Miller are each seeking a win in the May 15 General Primary to represent the 183rd Legislative District.

Whomever receives the most votes in the primary will face Democrat Jason Ruff in the November General Election.

The Press asked the candidates the following question:

Why did you decide to run for office in the 183rd Legislative District?

Zach Mako

ANOTHER VIEW

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Is big data trending?

Cambridge Analytica is closing.

In May 2 headlines in The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, the firm announced plans to file for bankruptcy and, effectively shut down.

Cambridge Analytica recently was at the center of a political storm after revelations of its role in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign and how big data harvested from social media can be used or misused.

In the British edition of the digital magazine WIRED, writer Christopher Stokel-Walker, reports the firm admits to no wrongdoing.

Chosen Words

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Red Roses

Oh, how I love roses, especially the Red!

I got a bunch for Mother’s Day, and very quickly said,

“Oh, thank you very, very much, however did you know,

Red roses are my favorite flower, and I love them so”?

“Mom, how could we not know”?

You mention all the time,

When red roses are upon the shelf,

You say, “I wish that they were mine!”

“What color is your chair, Mom?

You see, that chair is red.

You have red in every room,

And even on your bed.”

“You made it easy for us, Mom,