Parkland Press

Friday, March 23, 2018

Chosen Words

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Opinion


I am possessed by the words in my head.

I’d rather be sleeping in bed, instead.

They haunt me and taunt me, and drive me insane,

Until I get up and start writing again.

I sort of enjoy all those words, in some way,

It’s fun, and I’m anxious to see what I say!!

The words keep on coming, time after time,

The words continue to end in a rhyme.

I tried to give up, but that didn’t work;

I started to feel like I was a jerk.

Someone was feeding me words I could share,

And suddenly, I didn’t seem to care!

lunch menus

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in School

Friday, March 16: Elem.: Chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks with sauce, pizza, cereal meal, shamrock-shaped soft pretzel, steamed peas, shamrock frozen juice cup. M.S., H.S.: Trojan chicken bowl, mozzarella sticks with sauce, dinner roll, steamed peas.

Monday, March 19: Elem.: Mini chicken sliders, stuffed crust sticks with sauce, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, baked beans, green pepper strips with dip. M.S., H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich, stuffed crust sticks with sauce, baked beans, green pepper strips with dip.

Two men facing drug charges in South Whitehall

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin recently announced two men were charged following a drug arrest at the Howard Johnson Inn and Suites, 3220 Hamilton Blvd., South Whitehall.

Ronald L. Hughes, 42, no current address, and Jonathan Lasalle, 26, of 605 Ridge St., Bethlehem, are each facing four counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, a felony; four counts of possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor; and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

Firearms seminar

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, is offering a special concealed carry seminar 6-8 p.m. March 22, at the Kutztown Grange, along South Kemp Street, Kutztown.

“This seminar is designed to inform people about the various intricacies of our state’s laws regarding firearms and how to safely interact with police when carrying a firearm,” Day said.

In addition, the presentation will include aspects of the Castle Doctrine law, which was passed a few years ago.

Guest speakers will include Berks County Sheriff Eric J. Weaknecht. Doors open at 5 p.m.


Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health and Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

If interested, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or

·Equi-Librium Inc., Nazareth, needs volunteers age 14 and older to be horse leaders and side helpers to assist during horseback riding and cart driving lessons for children and adults with special needs.

Parkland student named 2018 global teen leader

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in School

We Are Family Foundation has announced the 2018 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders, representing 11 countries on five continents.

Parkland High School student Aryaman Khandelwal is one of 33 teens innovating technology to improve health care, develop agricultural solutions to increase food security, promote unity and tolerance to bridge the current political divide and equalize education access for students everywhere.

These teen leaders are addressing some of the world’s most pressing issues across the spectrum.

Another view

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Gap Inc. normalizes breast-feeding

I’m one happy Gap customer. Not only do the company’s jeans fit me well, its ad posted online featuring a mother breast-feeding her child made me especially happy and proud.

During a recent photo shoot, Adaora Akubilo, the model in the photo, paused a moment during the shoot to breast-feed her son Arinze, who got hungry while she was working. The mother and son moment was posted on Instagram Feb. 22 with two photos and the hashtag #LoveByGapBody.

Some of the comments to the photos posted on Gap’s Instagram page include: