Parkland Press

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


Friday, March 1, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Stories and Photos by ED COURRIER

With the spotlight on Lehigh Valley high school musicals on the road to the 2019 Freddy Awards at the State Theatre Center for the Arts, Easton, the Lehigh Valley Press Focus section continues its annual preview series.

The 17th annual Freddys recognize accomplishments in musical theater in high schools in Lehigh and Northampton counties, and Warren County, N.J.

The list of the 30 schools participating in the 2019 Freddy Awards, along with productions, performance dates and ticket information, is at:

State Police Beat

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Swim club sign damaged

State Police Troop M, Bethlehem, say Orchard View Swim Club, 4525 Game Preserve Road, North Whitehall Township, reported the sign at the front entrance was damaged sometime between 8 p.m. Feb. 3 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 10.

Police say spot lights that illuminate the sign were also knocked over and damaged.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call state police at 610-861-2026 and refer to incident number PA2019-205525.

Life is but a dream

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

I don’t remember the man’s name, but I will never forget his words.

A model railroad fanatic since childhood, he dreamt he would someday own a miniature, outdoor train system that was fully operational.

He had to wait until his 60s to fully realize his passion but he achieved his dream.

“You can’t get old and say, I wish I had …” he began. “You want to get old and say, I’m glad I did …”

Life is so short, so fragile. If you have a dream, chase it.

Dreams do come true. He is proof. So are many others.