Parkland Press

Monday, August 21, 2017

Superior Court denies Silvonek’s appeal

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by CHRIS PARKER AND SUSAN BRYANT ; SBRYANT@TNONLINE.COM in Local News

The state Superior Court has denied the appeal of the Upper Macungie teen who engineered the brutal murder of her mother.

Jamie L. Silvonek, now 16, had appealed a lower court ruling denying her bid to be tried as a juvenile in the March 14, 2015, murder of her mother, Cheryl L. Silvonek, 54.

The three-judge Superior Court panel considered the 22-page Lehigh County Court ruling in arriving at its own decision.

The ruling, by Judges Anne E. Lazarus, Paula Francisco Ott...


Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

When school doors open later this month or right after Labor Day, the controversial No Child Left Behind Act will be on its way out, and the Every Student Succeeds Act will be on its way in, although full implementation will not begin until the 2018-19 school year.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

According to the U.S. Department of Education, this bipartisan measure reauthorizes the 50-year-old Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the nation’s national...

Chosen Words

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Housework! Yuk! Who needs it! It seems it’s always there,

I just can’t get to do it, but I don’t really care.

It’s always staring at me, the fingerprints, the glare

upon those dirty windows, the dust upon the chair.

The furniture is dusty, we all could write our names,

but I’ll clean it tomorrow, today I’ll play some games.

The junk just sits in piles

on tabletops and floors,

Why doesn’t someone pick it up,

there’s clothing by...

Horos heads contract reviews

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Lenore Horos, former South Whitehall director of finance, has taken the helm at a newly created department, “Risk Management and Contract Administration.”

At a recent commissioners’ meeting, Horos stated she looks forward to creating the department from the ground up.

“I think it’s needed and I won’t let you down,” Horos said.

She plans to take a look at all insurance policies to make certain township buildings and their contents have proper coverage.


Another view

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

My name is Julia Fritz, and I worked this year as the summer intern at the Lehigh Valley Press’ eight weekly newspapers.

I graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School and am currently a rising junior at Muhlenberg College, majoring in media and communications with a double minor in Spanish and creative writing.

I have always loved to write and I wanted to explore the different career paths I could take with my interests, so I inquired about an internship with the...

Movie playing in Cedar Beach

Saturday, August 19, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The City of Allentown Department of Parks and Recreation’s Movies in the Park continues Aug. 18.

“The Secret Life of Pets” will be showing at dusk at Cedar Beach Park. Rain date is on Aug. 19.

In case of inclement weather, call the Recreation Inclement Weather Hotline at 610-437-7750 after office hours, or visit Facebook for postponement information

Cat adoptions on Aug. 19

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Forgotten Felines and Fidos will be holding cat and kitten adoptions noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at 6022 Mountain Road, Germansville.

To adopt that day, any vet records from past pets would be helpful in completing the adoption.

For information, call 610-760-9009.

To adopt on another day, call Therese at 610-248-7399.