Parkland Press

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Virtual visits now offered

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News


Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network, in an effort to stay connected with adult and pediatric patients and to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, is offering virtual visits with its physicians and physical, occupational and speech therapists and clinical psychologists — all from patients’ homes.

Patients can communicate in real time through a smartphone, laptop, desktop or tablet.

Zoo welcomes Magdalena to Mexican Gray Wolf exhibit

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Zoo, Schnecksville, is “howling” for conservation with the addition of a female Mexican Gray Wolf.

Five-year-old Magdalena has officially joined the zoo from the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, N.Y.

During the LV Zoo’s temporary closure, Magdalena was fully introduced to the other members of the pack and her personality has truly began to shine.

Known as “Maggie” by her keepers, she is super athletic, adventurous and, since she likes to get into everything she isn’t supposed to, she has earned the nicknamed “Queen Troublemaker.”

Helpline available for behavioral resources, referrals

Thursday, July 2, 2020 by The Press in Local News

The Department of Human Services has announced the launch of a 24/7 support and referral helpline staffed by skilled caseworkers to counsel Pennsylvanians struggling with anxiety and other emotions due to the COVID-19 emergency.

“Pennsylvanians will overcome this crisis together by following the guidance of public-health professionals who advise social-distancing to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but physical isolation does not mean social isolation,” DHS Secretary Teresa Miller said. “We must support people where they are during this time of crisis.”

Library opens at Roma Building

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Parkland Community Library reopened June 15 at its new temporary location in the ROMA Building, 1605 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite 302, South Whitehall.

According to the library’s Enewsletter, the library has limited pickup and drop-off hours in accordance with Gov. Tom Wolf’s and the State Librarian guidelines during the yellow phase.

Hours are by appointment only.

When a patron places holds online or with library staff, they will call patrons to arrange a one-hour window for them to pick up their materials.

Editor’s View II Pandemic has changed our lives

Thursday, June 25, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

The Great COVID-19 Shutdown changed lives for a lot of people. More people are unemployed than in recent history.

Some of us are working harder than ever. Front-line workers who never worried about getting sick — or dying — from exposure at their jobs are now paying attention to having the right protective gear.

Some people are isolated and lonely. Another faction says the numbers are inaccurate and they are angry about staying home, wearing a mask and being restricted.