Parkland Press

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Golf Tournament

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus


The Stanley H. Roth Master’s Golf Tournament will be held May 18 at Allentown Municipal Golf Course, 3400 Tilghman St., Allentown.

A portion of proceeds will benefit the Injured Marine Semper FI Fund, which provides immediate and long-term support for post-9-11 injured and critically-ill members of the United States Armed Forces.

Registration: Rick Sherer,; 610-285-2194

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit

Wednesday, May 1: Cream of chicken vegetable soup, hot dog on a bun, baked beans, Amish potato salad, iced brownie.

Thursday, May 2: Baked meatloaf w / gravy, scalloped potatoes, flame-roasted corn, wheat bread w / margarine, chilled apricots.

Friday, May 3: Beef vegetable soup, Italian hoagie, macaroni, fresh apple slices.

St. Luke’s investing $31 million to upgrade Sacred Heart Hospital

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Business Showcase

This spring when the new St. Luke’s Sacred Heart signs are installed outside the hospital, it will be an indication that exciting changes are underway at the century-old hospital campus in Allentown.

A year after joining St. Luke’s University Health Network, once-struggling Sacred Heart Hospital has undergone a $31-million upgrade that has revitalized numerous buildings’ patient floors, and strengthened and expanded health-care services.

Pensions for injured veterans

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs Amputee and Paralyzed Veterans Pension Program assists Pennsylvania veterans to receive a pension of $150 per month.

To be eligible, the applicant must have served in the military honorably; was a resident of Pennsylvania upon entering the military; and must have suffered an injury or incurred a disease resulting in the loss or loss of use of two or more extremities as a result of performance of duties connected with the military service, with a VA rating of 40 percent or more for each extremity.

Service News

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in

Valley resident completes basic

Air Force

U.S. Air Force Airman David M. Hall graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Hall is a 2018 graduate of William Allen High School, Allentown.

Parkland grad receives John E. Blood award at Juniata College sentation

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in

Shannon Kriz, Parkland Class of 2014, received the John E. Blood Award last May at Juniata College, Huntingdon.

The award is presented to the senior athlete who has earned at least four varsity letters and the highest grade-point average with significant athletic achievement.

The award was established by friends and family of John E. Blood, food service manager at Juniata from 1963-65.

Blood resigned in 1965 and died of cancer in 1966.

He was an ardent supporter of Juniata athletics and served for a season as an assistant baseball coach under Fred Prender.

Guest View

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Challenges for Muslim youth during Ramadan

Ramadan, is the ninth holy month of the Islamic lunar calendar, where the beginning of month is determined by the sighting of the crescent moon, which varies from year to year.

This year, Ramadan begins May 6 and end on June 4 with the celebration of Eid-ul-Fitr.

Fasting is an annual observance that is one of the five pillars of Islam.

Fasting requires Muslims to refrain from drinking or eating anything (yes, even water) between sunrise to sunset (up to 15 hours).

Editor’s View

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Cards anyone?

If you are in need of a deck of cards, contact Washington state Sen. Maureen Walsh. She has received hundreds of decks of cards in response to comments she made April 16 about nurses

While debating a bill proposing uninterrupted meal and rest breaks for nurses, as well as further protections against mandatory overtime, Walsh said nurses in critical access hospitals with relatively few patients “probably do get breaks” and “probably play cards for a considerable amount of the day.”

This from a woman whose mother was a registered nurse.

College Corner

Friday, May 3, 2019 by The Press in

Local resident graduates

E. Carolina

Katie Schroeder of Kempton graduated with a Master of Science degree in biology from East Carolina University during spring commencement exercises May 4, 2018, in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Schroeder was one of 5,479 graduates who received degrees.