Parkland Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

Lehigh County senior menus

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 14: Salisbury steak, whipped potatoes, Brussels sprouts, cookie.

Thursday, June 15: Turkey with gravy, biscuit, peas and carrots, Mandarin orange.

Friday, June 16: Chicken Caesar salad, oatmeal cookie, fresh fruit.

Monday, June 19: Pulled pork, vegetable medley, peaches.

Tuesday, June 20: Crab cake, roasted potatoes, diced beets.

Wednesday, June 21: Barbecued chicken, lentils, carrots, tropical fruit.

Another View

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Global approach necessary to combat climate change’s environmental effects

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, saying the agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.

So, what is the Paris Climate Agreement and its terms?

Class of 2017 Top 3 percent out of 773 students

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in School

Alexander Bushinsky, Nicholas Benjamin Carri, Victoria R. Cervantes, Simon Chen, Alana Marie O’Connell Dee, Rachel G. Eichman, Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Serena Claire 3 Johnson, Aneesh Arun Kapoor, Jerry Law, Anna Y Li, Esther Lui, Sai Krishna Mallipedhi, Ana Paula Martinez, Arvind S. Parthasarathy, Ojas V. Patel, Shaumik S. Phadke, Max Prehl, Blake E. Sidleck, Lisa C. Stein, Max H. Stempel, Yogeshwar Avinash Velingker, Allison M. Wilcox and Joshua C. Yang.

Allentown Fair accepting applications for 2017 queen

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The search is on for the 2017 Great Allentown Fair Queen, who will represent the fair’s mission during the event’s Labor Day week run and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the nonprofit organization, which has been operating the fair for 165 years, is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry.


Thursday, June 15, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·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.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Daddy’s little girl

I am fortunate. My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.

I still call him “Daddy.”

I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden, and bathe and groom our dog.

We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher,” “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.

Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Get rid of ‘vulgar’ programming

To the Editor:

Thank you and ditto from me to Bruce Frassinelli for his opinion article in the May 4 issue of The Press.

I have been wanting the courage to lash out at someone for a long time but did not know how to address the vulgar, obscene, profane programming on TV and the radio (songs using obscene words) lyrics played today.

I don’t call it music. It is noise pollution.

It is everywhere — malls, even grocery stores, restaurants, outdoor areas where someone like me would just like to sit quietly, read and enjoy scenery.

Parkland Senior Academic Award Recipients

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in School

Roland J. Wotring Scholarship: Patrick J. Ferry, Brooke A. Shimer, Sarah C. Young

National Merit Finalists: Nadim M. Amin, Mandy Dang, Sunayana Jampanaboyana, Hyunbin Kim, Anna Y. Li, Natalie L. Ondrey, Arvind S. Parthasarathy, Derrick C. Shi, Yogeshwar Avinash Velingker, Joshua C. Yang

National Merit Special Scholarship Candidates: Simon Chen, Hayley Isabella Sandoval

National Merit Air Products Scholarship: Anna Y. Li, Arvind S. Parthasarathy, Derrick C. Shi

National Merit PPL Scholarship: Hayley Isabella Sandoval

Marjorie S. Sinclair

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

made ’crosses in your pocket’

Marjorie S. Sinclair, 95, of Neffs, died June 9, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Muhlenberg Campus, Bethlehem.

She was the wife of the late Vincent R. Sinclair.

Born Dec. 24, 1921, in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Kate (Schmoyer) Orner.

She was a former member of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Allentown, and a special friend of Jordan UCC, South Whitehall.

Very well known for her ministry of making “crosses in your pocket,” she made thousands of these, 2,000 of which went to Liberia to a church and school sponsored by Jordan UCC.