Parkland Press

Monday, July 22, 2019

James E. Phillips

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

dairy farmer

James E. Phillips, 70, of New Tripoli, died June 22, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Born March 13, 1949, in Somerville, N.J., he was the son of Elizabeth (Eick) Phillips of Wernersville and the late Orville Phillips.

He was a graduate of Hunterdon Central Regional High School, he was a dairy farmer most of his life.

He loved all animals but especially his cows.

For the last 10 years, he worked at Tractor Supply Company.

Invasive plant class on July 24

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Penn State

Penn State Extension is offering a class titled “Managing Invasive Plants” 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at Penn State Extension Lehigh County, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

Managing Invasive Plants will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to properly identify invasive plants and develop strategies for treatment and control.

A portion of the day will be spent in the field looking at invasive plants, the results of management, and a calibration demonstration.

Register at


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Schweyer thanks city’s first responders for their actions after Deja Vu shooting

I had originally planned on penning a review of the 2019-20 state budget.

And I still will, but the tragic shooting in the early hours of June 20 in Downtown Allentown that left 10 people hospitalized changed my thinking.

Frankly, I think this is much more important.

I live in Allentown, in fact I have for most of my life, having been raised in Center City.

Student inducted into honor society

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in


Fatimah Alsayafi of Allentown was inducted into the Delphi Society at Cedar Crest College, Allentown, for the spring 2019 semester, in recognition of outstanding academic achievements.

Delphi is the college’s honor society for undergraduate students. Students who have a cumulative grade-point average of 3.8 at the end of their junior year or their senior year are recognized as members.

Area state senators and representatives

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-187th

Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli

Phones: 610-760-7082; 717-787-3017.

Renee L. Miller

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

administrative assistant Ziegels Church

Renee L. Miller, 69, from New Tripoli, died June 29, 2019, at home.

She and her husband Gerald R. Miller were married 50 years in May.

Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth B. and Ruth B. (Haas) Folck.

An administrative assistant for 35 years at Ziegels Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, she was also a member, served on the social services and evangelism committees, taught confirmation class for the Sunday School, and served the church council as the financial secretary for many years.