Parkland Press

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Day invites residents to spotted lanternfly seminar

Thursday, August 8, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day (R-Lehigh/Berks) is inviting local residents to join him Thursday, Aug. 8, at the Good Will Fire Company No. 1 in Trexlertown for a seminar about the spotted lanternfly and how it could affect them.

“The spotted lanternfly can harm crops, which can affect the quality and price of food for local residents,” Day said. “This problem affects farmers, but it also has the potential to affect the broader community.”

The spotted lanternfly is an invasive planthopper...

Lions Club has festival in the grove

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The Upper Lehigh Lions Club had a beautiful day July 27 for its annual Festival in the Grove, a fundraising event to further the work of the club.

Multiple vendors were on hand in the Neffs Union United Church of Christ Grove, Neffs, displaying a broad range of goods for sale.

Everything from antique kitchen utensils to jewelry, holistic health care and even products for the pets at home were available.

Boy Scouts with Troop 57, Schnecksville, were selling Krispy Kreme...

GUEST VIEW

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

My first run for office came in 2002 as a 23-year-old Allentown kid.

I ran because I was concerned about education funding and job creation, labor rights and veterans’ health care.

But when talking to voters, it was clear their biggest concern was — wait for it — property tax relief.

So here I was, someone who never owned a home, talking to voters about how I was going to address the rising costs of property taxes.

To no one’s surprise, I lost that race.

In...

volunteer OPPORTUNITIES

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Allentown Rescue Mission, Allentown, needs a volunteer to do weekly gardening: to donate, plant flowers, and weed the Gateway Center entrance.

Call Rosaria Stoops at 610-740-5500.

·Equi-Librium Inc. (Equine assisted activities and therapies), Nazareth, needs volunteers, age 14 and older.

Call Devin Munoz at 610-365-2266.

·Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Allentown, invites volunteers to come and make an impact on girls in the community and watch as they make...

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

AREA STATE SENATORS

& REPRESENTATIVES

State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Office: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-...