Parkland Press

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Students earn Fulbright grants

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in


Lebanon Valley College students Jasmine Olvany and Megan Lough have been named Fulbright Finalists and will spend the upcoming year living abroad.

The prestigious Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

Olvany will head to Budapest, Hungary, a place where she has previously spent a summer conducting research.

Jeffrey C. Frey

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

1976 Parkland graduate

Jeffrey C. Frey, 59, of Orefield, formerly of Leesport, died Oct. 2, 2017, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Born April 22, 1958, in Allentown, he was the son of the late Carl W. and Dolores G. (Metzger) Frey.

A 1976 graduate of Parkland High School, he graduated in 1980 from Penn State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering.

He was an engineer with UGI Utilities from 1980-2014.

An avid bowler, he participated in the Berks Lanes Bowling League for many years, and he loved hiking nature trails.

Guest View

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Stopping scammers before they steal from you

It seems you can’t look at the news or social media nowadays without reading about email and phone fraud.

Scammers will pretend to be just about anybody —utility employees, bank employees, even IRS agents — to try to get hold of your money or your personal information.

It’s enough to make you want to block everyone out. That’s unfortunate, because there are some genuine opportunities out there that can help you save. But sometimes it’s hard to separate them from all the scams and swindles.

Senior adult lecture offered

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

penn state

Senior Adults Gaining Enrichment, an outreach program of Penn State Lehigh Valley for adults age 55 and older, is offering a lecture — “Unraveling Medicare and Medicaid” — Nov. 3 in room 135 at Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

Anita Yuskauskas, program coordinator for the health policy and administration degree, will share her experience as a former technical director with the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The program begins with coffee at 10:30 a.m., speaker at 11 a.m., and lunch at noon.

Open house on Oct. 14

Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Steel Fitness Premier, 250 Cetronia Road, Suite 100, Allentown, will have a Fit Fest Open House 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 14 to promote health and wellness.

The event will allow non-members to workout, sample classes and use the extensive facilities including three swimming pools.

With more than 18 one-hour classes to choose from between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. along with 12, 30-minute demo classes, guests can try out everything from Pulse X heart rate training, TRX, TaiChi, Zumba and more.


Thursday, October 12, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·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.

·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.; from 8-9 p.m., Alcoholics Anonymous.