Parkland Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Drive-thru

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

FLU

Lehigh Valley Health Network will administer free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children 6 months and older during two community sessions in November.

Shots will be all drive-thru 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4 at Dorney Park, South Whitehall, and the same time at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown, on Nov. 5.

LVHN is partnering with area food banks and shelters to accept donations of unexpired, nonperishable food items during the drive-thru sessions. Food donations are...

Guest View

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

When you think of the many things our state is famous for, energy production may not be at the top of the list; however, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation for total energy production.

Thanks to our abundant natural resources and vast infrastructure we are an energy-producing powerhouse and have been for hundreds of years.

Pennsylvania first rose to the top of energy production due to our prosperous timber industry and plentiful coal reserves.

Then in 1859, we became...

District News

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in School

Oct. 26: Orefield and Springhouse middle schools’ fall plays, 7 p.m. OMS will do “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” SMS will perform “Camp Paradise.”

Oct. 28: OMS play at 2 p.m., SMS play at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Oct. 29: OMS play, at 2 p.m.

Oct. 27: Halloween parades at all elementary schools, 2:15 p.m.

Oct. 27: The President’s Own Marine Band, Parkland High School, 7:30 p.m. This is a free performance but tickets are required. For free tickets, go to marineband....

UPPER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP POLICE

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Upper Macungie police say representatives from Jaindl Elementary PTO, 1051 Weilers Road, reported Sept. 28 fraudulent charges were made to its business account.

This incident remains under investigation, police say.

Police say Eluid M. Schrant, 45, of East Greenville, was driving a 2002 Toyota Corolla 8:15 p.m. Oct. 1 along Blue Barn Road, Upper Macungie, when she allegedly turned in front of a 2006 Subaru Legacy driven northbound on Blue Barn Road by an 18-year-old Orefield...

Turnpike Northeast Extension reopens ahead of schedule

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

The Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike reopened ahead of schedule to traffic between the Lehigh Valley Exit (No. 56) and the Mahoning Valley Exit (No. 74) after a bridge replacement.

Crews worked very diligently between Oct. 13 and 16 to reopen the roadway ahead of schedule, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission announced Oct. 16.

The southbound lanes opened at 1 a.m. The northbound lanes opened at 2 a.m. Oct. 16.

Every construction task involved in the...

Upper Mac board to discuss proposed community center

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Upper Macungie Township supervisors had a vigorous discussion at their Oct. 5 meeting on the fate of the proposed community center.

The recreation board discussed the proposal at their recent meeting and gave its blessing to one of the options on the table.

The recommendation included both indoor and outdoor pools, separate entrance, wet and dry locker spaces, fitness center, multipurpose rooms, concession stand and a few rentable rooms that could be used for parties.

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Another view

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Talk to any woman you know, and there’s a good chance she has used birth control medication at some point in her life.

In fact, according to a December 2014 Center for Disease Control and Prevention article on a National Survey of Family Growth study, 2011-13, “61.7 percent of the 60.9 million women aged 15-44 in the United States were currently using contraception.”

And I was one of them. Contrary to what many individuals think women use birth control medication for —...