It is hard to imagine, anymore, a wonderful world like Louis Armstrong described in his famous song.
This latest mass tragedy, Monday at the Boston Marathon, had me again glued to the television once my fellow editor Deb Palmieri called and told me to put on the television.
The person or people who created this havoc in Boston have not only injured 176 people and killed three individuals as of Tuesday morning, they have robbed me of my freedom.
Yes, I understand if I...
Home improvement contractor Kevin W. Drake, 55, of 3048 Sequoia Drive, Macungie, has been charged with six counts of theft by deception and six counts of home improvement fraud after he was arrested by Upper Macungie police April 5, for allegedly not doing work for which he was paid.
According to police, they received a complaint from a township resident regarding Drake, whom he hired to finish his basement.
The homeowner said he provided advanced payment to Drake, and the work...
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter, Germansville, will be having a named-brand basket bingo April 21 at Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie.
Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bingo starts 1 p.m.
There will be a Chinese auction, 50-50 and door prizes.
Bring a cat or dog food donation and be entered in a special basket drawing.
Food and refreshments will be available.
Food provided by Kasey Lynn Caterers of the Meadows, Hellertown....
Forgotten Felines and Fidos animal shelter will be having a basket social noon-4 p.m. May 5 at the Germansville Fire Company, 6011 Memorial Road, Germansville.
Drawing is at 3 p.m. There are 25 chances to win with each ticket purchased.
Additional chances may be purchased the day of the event.
Food and refreshments will be available.
Anyone who donates a basket or sponsors one will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a complete vehicle detailing donated by...
"Only 12 more feet to go," announced George White, as he opened the Leaser Lake Heritage Foundation meeting.
Latest measurements indicate with approximately 12 feet remaining, water should soon be going over the spillway.
This is what the group has been anticipating for many years.
White also said trout stocking took place on March 25 and April 4.
Graffiti has been removed from the spillway and the vandals have been assessed the costs of removal.
The Children's Dyslexia Center, Allentown, is sponsoring a book fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. April 20, at Barnes and Noble at The Promenade Shops, Center Valley.
Events include book signings by Author Eli Kowalski, appearance by Kushka, the real-life dog from the book "Kushka, the Dog Named Cat," musical performance by Ryan Leaver 1- 2 p.m.; special story times; crafts; face painting; and a store scavenger hunt.
Shop at any Barnes & Noble nationwide between April 20-22 and the...
taken into custody
Police say Josh Trinidad, 20, of Allentown, was taken into custody March 20 at Amazon, 705 Boulder Drive, Upper Macungie.
Police allege when Trinidad was interviewed, he admitted to stealing more than 30 eletronic items valued at over $7,400 from the beginning of February to March 16.
Trinidad was taken to Lehigh County Prison to await arraignment on charges of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property, police say....
To the Editor:
The Parkland Trojan Varsity Alumni Club is presenting six scholarships at this year's Parkland Athletic Award Night.
The club will give its traditional $2,000 scholarship to a male and female varsity senior.
In memory of Gary Wagner, 1965 graduate and state record holder in the 100 yard dash, there will be a $1,000 scholarship to a male and female track participant.
In memory of Craig Knauss, the alumni secretary who recently passed away, the club...
Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will meet April 25 at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
Lunch will be served at noon.
Frank Kovacs, of Allentown Senior Corps, will discuss Medicare fraud.
A brief business session will conclude the meeting.
First timers and those wanting lunch are asked to call Ken Zeiner at 610-419-0739 before April 20.
There is a fee for lunch.
As we approach the May 21 primary election, the Parkland Press and the Northwestern Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials will be the April 25 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
Letters to the...