Parkland Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

Chosen Words

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A Patriotic March

God bless America!

She means so much to me,

Glory laud and honor,

and love for my country.

Our forefathers died for us,

so we could be free,

With their lives they paid the price,

for our liberty!

Hail to our red, white and blue,

Always hold them close to you.

Proudly fly our flag on high —

let it lead the way,

As we proudly stand and say,

I love the USA!

Come, march along with me.

Come along and sing,

Let our flag forever wave and

Let our freedom ring!

Shirley Binkley


Thursday, July 11, 2019 by The Press in Local News


·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Richard L. Grammes

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

co-owned Norma J. Restaurant

Richard L. Grammes, 88, of Coplay, went home to join the love of his life, Norma J. (Bieber) Grammes, on July 8, 2019.

Born May 6, 1931, in Trexlertown, he was the son of the late Mary C. (Braim) Kressler.

He faithfully and honorably served his country during the Korean War as an U.S. Navy airman.

He served aboard the USS Valley Forge and the USS Intrepid as a F4U Corsair chief mechanic.

He also served at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, flying on a Douglas JD-1 Invader.

Invasive plant class on July 24

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a calibration demonstration.

Register at

Mildred L. Wanamaker

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of St. Peter’s Methodist Church

Mildred L. Wanamaker, 96, formerly of Emerald, died July 3, 2019, in Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation, South Whitehall Township.

She was the wife of the late Edward B. Wanamaker.

Born Dec. 23, 1922, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Thomas J. and Phoebe D. (Ketterer) Phillips.

A member of and employed by St. Peter’s United Methodist Church, Emerald, as the caretaker for 40 years, she retired in 2006.

For 28 years, she served as secretary of the missionary society at the church.

Orefield student takes part in rally

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in


A group of seven Widener University honors students enrolled in a political science class on state and local government, recently traveled with Associate Professor Wes Leckrone to Harrisburg for Student Aid Advocacy Day.

Parker Robb of Orefield, a senior studying accounting, participated in this event.

Robb was among more than 200 students from 40 colleges and universities who took part in a rally at the state capitol April 9 and met with legislators.

Area state senators and representatives

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-187th

Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli

Phones: 610-760-7082; 717-787-3017.