Parkland Press

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Serving teens alcohol is harmful to cognition, development

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Last week, I found myself performing the very tedious task of reattaching an ear on a ceramic bunny.

My cat has an issue with the little figure standing upright, so she takes great pleasure in knocking it on its side.

I have no idea why, and usually, I just place the lopsided bunny back on its feet and walk away. But this time, the figurine had fallen to the floor, and the tip of one ear broke off.

To Vote or Not to Vote

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To vote or not to vote

That is the question

Whether it is better

to refrain from voicing

our opinion

Or living with the results

of our decisions

Is something each

citizen of voting age

has to decide

Could it be that you

have always voted for

the WRONG man?

To that, I reply,

Elect a woman!

Could it be that you

feel your vote

will not count?

It will if you

are registered!

Could it be that

you are disappointed

with the quality

of each candidate?

Guest View

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Saying thank you to our community’s first responders

The words “thank you” do not seem adequate when a group of people have come to your aid in one of life’s challenging moments.

In March, dozens of volunteer firefighters, fire police and emergency medical service personnel reacted quickly when a fire broke out in the plaza where I operate my district office.

My staff and I were already at an event in another part of the district when we received calls that the Bagel Bunch restaurant located right next to us was on fire.

7th Congressional District

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

Eight candidates, two Republicans and six Democrats, are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.

This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.

The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month.

James A. Maehrer

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

cable splicer

James A. Maehrer, 84, of Slatington, died April 29, 2018, in his home.

He was the husband of the late Jeanette J. (Leibenguth) Maehrer.

Born Aug. 27, 1933, in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late August Maehrer and Margaret Jones.

He faithfully and honorably served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War era earning the rank of corporal.

He was a cable splicer with Verizon in Allentown for 42 years before retiring in 1998.

Zachary J. Houlik

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

2013 Parkland High School graduate

Zachary J. Houlik, 22, formerly of Breinigsville, died suddenly May 4, 2018, as a result of a motor vehicle accident in Franklin County, Va.

He is the son of Wendy J. (Hoppes) Houlik with Joseph Szakal of Whitehall, and James M. and Jean (Yingling) Houlik of Mechanicsburg.

Born in Seoul, South Korea, he was a 2013 graduate of Parkland High School.

He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Lees-McRae College in 2016 and his Master’s degree from Appalachian State University in 2017.

Martha J. Grim

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

parts coordinator at Eckroth

Martha J. Grim, 73, of New Tripoli, died May 7, 2018, in Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia.

She and her husband Glen N. Grim were married 48 years on April 4.

Born Dec. 25, 1944, in Breinigsville, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Goldie F. (Schmoyer) Moyer.

She was a parts coordinator at Eckroth Equipment Co., Orefield, for six years before retiring in 2016.

Before that, she worked at Pikeville Equipment, Oley, Greenfields Farms, Mertztown, and Allen Organ, Macungie.


Thursday, May 10, 2018 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 8-9 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous.