Parkland Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Capehart seeks seat on Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Tom Capehart, a partner in an Allentown law firm, has announced his candidacy for judge on the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas.

An attorney who has practiced law for almost 30 years, Capehart says he would bring to the bench extensive experience and a broad breadth of legal knowledge to serve Lehigh County. Capehart, a registered Republican, says he is running as a further extension of his longtime commitment to community service.

Colleen Abruzzi

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

assistant to Scuba Magazine editor

Colleen Abruzzi, 55, a resident for the past seven years of Good Shepherd Raker Center, Allentown, previously from Savannah Ga., where she was the assistant to the editor for Scuba Magazine (Rodale Press), and originally from Coplay, died peacefully April 28, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township.

Her survivors include parents Alfonso and Caroline Abruzzi; brother David and wife, Wendy; brother Dennis and wife, Eileen; and sister Karen (Abruzzi) Lewis and husband, Glenn, of Easton.

Janet M. Plasha

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

member of Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club

Janet M. Plasha, 48, from Andreas, died on April 30, 2019, in Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia.

She and her husband Bruce Plasha celebrated 19 years of marriage in April.

Born in Abington, she was a daughter of Patricia (Donahue) Fickett of Milbridge, Maine, and the late Lawrence W. Fickett Sr.

She was a 1989 graduate of Bishop McDevitt High School, Wyncote.

She was a member of St. John XXIII Roman Catholic Church, Tamaqua.

A member of Andreas Sporting Club and Andreas Fire Company, she was a lifetime member of Ontelaunee Rod and Gun Club.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 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 at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

Guest View

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

AAA: Don’t let prom turn deadly

Every year, the prom proves to be a special night for teens to celebrate the end of the school year with friends.

However, it can also turn deadly, as teens face additional risk factors with the celebrations at hand.

With prom season upon us, AAA East Central reminds parents and teens to take steps to avoid preventable and potentially deadly crashes caused by alcohol or distracted driving.

Quinn announces run for South Whitehall board

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Vinny Quinn has announced he is running for South Whitehall Township commissioner.

Quinn has lived in South Whitehall for 34 years with his wife, Joanne, and three sons, who graduated from the Parkland School District.

Having three sons, Quinn says, he was heavily involved in many youth sports activities in South Whitehall.

“It was during these organized sporting events I learned the value of community-based sports and recreation programs, and the importance of raising future leaders,” Quinn said.

Election Policy

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the May 21 Municipal Primary Election, the Parkland Press and the Northwestern Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the May 2 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.


Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Moon shot: The Allentown Symphony, with Diane Wittry, Music Director-Conductor, presents “To The Moon And Back!,” 7 p.m. May 4, State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton. The concert by the acclaimed ASO celebrates the 50th anniversary of the moon landing with spectacular music accompanied by photos from NASA. Where were you on July 20, 1969, when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin took mankind’s first steps on the lunar surface?

New York singer at Holy Spirit

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Jon Satrom presents a concert at 4 p.m. May 11, The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Emmaus.

He has appeared in shows at the Jenny Wiley Theatre, The Millbrook Playhouse, Pines Dinner Theatre and The Gallery Players.

Satrom was in the first national tour of “A Year With Frog and Toad.” He has managed the Broadway national tours of “Mamma Mia!” and “Rent.”