Parkland Press

Monday, July 16, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Writer advocates keeping water clean

To the Editor:

Some of you remember your buddy offering to change your motor oil in front of your house for a fraction of the Jiffy Lube price or flush your radiator. He even cleaned up and hosed the old oil down the gutter. Fast and cheap and you didn’t have to drive to an appointment. Those were the days.

And when your wife caught you dumping stinky paint thinner down the sink, your buddy had the answer for that, too.

What was the secret? The sewer drain at the end of the block.

Festival, craft show July 27, 28

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Lions club

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club will have its 41st annual festival on July 27 in the Neffs Union Church grove, 5550 Route 873, Neffs.

Refreshments will be available 5 p.m. and the Scott Marshall Band will perform 7-10 p.m.

The 23rd annual juried craft show will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 28 in the grove.

There will be a handcrafts show with 70 sites. Admission is free.

Breakfast will be available 8-11 a.m. Refreshments will be for sale all day.

Matt Miskie is schedule to entertain.

Jerdon is Leukemia, Lymphoma Society 2018 Man of the Year

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Construction and service go hand in hand for Ron Jerdon of New Tripoli who recently earned the title “Man of the Year” for his fundraising efforts for the 2018 Lehigh Valley Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Man and Woman of the Year campaign.

Jerdon, owner of Jerdon Construction Services, decided to get involved with the Leukemia and Lymphoma’s fundraising efforts after several important people in his life were affected by blood cancer.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Finding freedom every day

How do you celebrate freedom?

In the mid-20th century members of my family and I would often gather midday on July 4 to watch the television broadcast of the movie musical “1776.”

Holiday picnics and fireworks would happen later in the day.

Among my favorite scenes in the musical remains the discussion among John Adams, embodied by Williams Daniels; Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Ken Howard; and Benjamin Franklin, played by Howard Da Silva; about choosing the national bird.


Tuesday, July 3, 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.

Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or

·Feed The Children, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers to join the “Weeknight Box Brigade.”

Contact Beth Baier at 610-419-9356 or

·Meals on Wheels of Northampton County, Bethlehem, is seeking meal delivery volunteers age 18 and older.

Frogs, Friends now open

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Frogs and Friends live animal meet-and-greets runs through Sept. 3 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown.

Professional animal handlers from Little Ray’s Reptiles will introduce guests to animals on a daily basis.

Live shows are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. every Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays. An exhibit features up-close photography capturing the beauty of the natural world.

Admission to Frogs and Friends is free for members, otherwise, there is a fee.

For information, log on to

Early Learning

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus


The Early Learning Center (ELC) on the Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township, campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), invites preschool children ages 3-5 along with a family member to spend an hour exploring the Reggio-inspired center and the numerous activities available.

Open houses for families are 2-3 p.m. June 28 and July 26. The session ends with “Mindful” exercises designed to create self-awareness in young children.