Parkland Press

Monday, June 26, 2017

‘Tonys & Tapas’

Friday, June 9, 2017 by The Press in Focus


“Tonys & Tapas” will be held 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. June 11 in Civic Theatre of Allentown’s historic Nineteenth Street Theatre and Theatre514.

The Civic Theatre fundraising event includes tapas from local restaurants and caterers, a stage performance, complimentary “Mar-Tony,” wine and beer open bar, and silent and live auctions.

The 2017 “Tonys & Tapas” Honorary Chairs are Charles and Ruth Marcon.

Volunteers to help with the event may email Zack Einstein, Volunteer Coordinator,

‘Bach at Noon’ series back for third year in Allentown

Friday, June 9, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The third summer of Bach’s music in Allentown begins June 13 with the first of three “Bach At Noon” performances by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem in St. John’s Lutheran Evangelical Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown in center city Allentown.

On the second Tuesday of the month in June, July and August, The Bach Choir will present noontime performances, free and open to the public.

“Bach At Noon” a series of 10 free concerts the Choir performs each year, including three in Allentown.

Adopt-A-Pet event June 24

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate, 4095 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall, is having an Adopt-A-Pet event 3:30-5:30 p.m. June 24.

Homes for Dogs was one of the most successful projects Coldwell Banker offices across the country ran two years ago when the network helped 20,000 dogs get adopted in approximately nine months.

The event is co-sponsored by the Sanctuary at Haafsville, Upper Macungie.

Everyone is invited to come out and see the dogs awaiting their forever homes.

lunch menus

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, June 8: Elem., M.S.: Pasta with meat or marinara sauce, hot dog on roll, vegetable. H.S.: Chicken nuggets, hot dog on roll, vegetable. Elem.: Pizza, also.

Friday, June 9: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Toasted cheese sandwich, cheeseburger on roll, vegetable. Elem.: Pizza, also.

Monday, June 12: Elem., M.S.: Chicken patty sandwich, stuffed crust sticks with sauce, vegetable. H.S.: Clean-out freezer day.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

It’s a matter of trust

I am having a hard time watching television these days, and I suspect many are in the same situation.

The Hallmark Channel has now become my “go-to” station.

To me, it seems we have lost our sense of trust, decency, manners and security.

Recently, this is just some of what we have been exposed to:

• A comedian holding an inappropriate image of our president;

• People physically removed from planes because of overbooking;

• Concertgoers, travelers and people attempting to enjoy their lives hurt or killed by ISIS;

Chosen Words

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

A Prayer

Our thoughts are right there with you, in your darkened hour of need.

We pray that God protects you,

and will fill your every need.

Although you are troubled,

and wretched with fear,

find solace in knowing

that our God is near.

Find comfort in knowing

that others care, too.

We’ll share all your worries

and heartaches with you.

God bless you and keep you,

his face shine upon thee.

Your faith and belief will uphold you,

you’ll see!

For, we are God’s children,

Fundraiser on June 11

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

New Tripoli

Katie Kressley and Dwight Walbert Scooby are hosting a “Crafts for a Cure” cancer fundraiser noon to 7 p.m. on June 11 at the Lynnport Fire company, 7164 Behler Road, Lynnport.

There will be crafters, food, bake sales, a 200-plus basket raffle, a 50/50, live bands, American Cancer Society booths, surprise guest appearances, a motorcycle run and more.

Bands include Lost Love Horizon, Scott Marshall Band, Tj Bebb, Paul Knakk and Nick of Time.

The motorcycle run will start at Classics Harley Davidson, 983 James Drive, Leesport.

Program planned

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Asbury Church’s Parish Nurse Health Ministry joins Sacred Heart Hospital to present a program entitled “Understanding The Influence Of Personality On Behavioral Health” 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8 in the Wesley Center of Asbury Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall.

This program is open to all who are interested in renewing their faith and knowledge on holistic health for the mind, body and soul.

Join them in awareness of depression, stress, addiction and pathways through enneagrams for coping techniques.

Topics and speakers include: