Parkland Press

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Group to meet

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

HAM RADIO

The Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will meet 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem.

The program will be “Therapy Dogs” presented by Joel/WB3IWC.

Members and others interested always are invited.

For more information, visitdlarc.org, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.

Veterans service

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Mackenzie

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host appointments 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 11 with an outreach specialist from the American Legion for veterans who have questions about benefits and services they have earned.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include assistance with compensation, pension, death benefits, education and health care, as well as any issues pertaining to veterans benefits. Veterans do not need to be a member of the American Legion...

lunch menus

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, Jan. 10: M.S., H.S.: Chicken fries, hot dog on roll, pierogies, baked beans. Elem.: Salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, also.

Friday, Jan. 11: Elem.: Mini burger sliders, chicken nuggets, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, Tater Tots, steamed corn. M.S., H.S.: Cheese steak on roll, chicken nuggets, Tater Tots. M.S.: Steamed corn, also.

Monday, Jan. 14: M.S., H.S.: Mini corn dogs, cheddar cheese meatloaf, sandwich on a roll, mashed potatoes with gravy. Elem.: Pizza...

Classes being

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Beekeepers

Want to become a beekeeper? Join experienced beekeepers of the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association for their eighth annual Intro to Beekeeping classes 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13, 27 and March 13 and 27 at Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Dr., Schnecksville.

Price includes all classes, book, course materials, refreshments, access to experienced beekeepers, and field trip to club apiary.

The classes are family friendly for all ages.

For more...

vOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Sharecare Faith in Action, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteer drivers age 18 and older to help safely transport people who are elderly and/or disabled to and from doctor appointments and with grocery shopping in the Lehigh Valley.

Contact Lynn Heiney at 610-867-2177 or sharecare8@aol.com.

·Youth Volunteer Council of the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, Bethlehem, is recruiting high school students from grades 10 to 12 and college...

Lehigh County seeks nominations for senior citizen Unsung Heroes

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh County’s Office of Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for its 2019 Unsung Heroes program.

The program is part of Older Americans Month celebrated in May.

“To be eligible for consideration, applicants must meet the following criteria:

•Must be at least 60 years of age.

•Must be a Lehigh County resident.

•Achievements, accomplishments or service must be performed on a volunteer basis, not paid.

•Have performed outstanding...

The Jacobs Brothers celebrate Christmas and patriotism with song

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The Rev. Hal Hopkins recently welcomed visitors to Lighthouse Baptist Church, Breinigsville, for a gospel concert by The Jacob Brothers.

“We are glad you are here,” Hopkins said at the Dec. 8, 2018, event. “We will be led in worship by the Jacobs Brothers.

“Send our warmest wishes and welcome them. I pray this will be a joyful evening for you.

The music began with a clap-along song and the words “This love is way way, yes, two ways, down inside of me.”

“Gospel...

Area state senators and representatives

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

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; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-...

Mako takes oath of office

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Local News

State Rep. Zach Mako, R-183rd, joined his colleagues Jan. 1 in taking the oath of office as a state representative for the 2019-20 legislative session.

This is his second term representing the residents of the 183rd Legislative District.

Mako, was appointed one of 10 deputy policy chairmen for the legislative session.

“It is an honor to have been selected for this role in only my second term,” Mako said. “Through my work on the Policy Committee, I will continue to fight...

Another View

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

My husband, Joe, and I went to bed Christmas Eve filled with anticipation. We couldn’t wait for our 21-month-old son, Benjamin, to wake up Christmas morning to see what presents Santa had left on the living room floor next to the fireplace.

We knew this Christmas would be even more exciting than last year’s holiday as Ben is older, very playful and understands better.

I wasn’t too worried about how Ben’s voice sounded Christmas Eve after dinner and while putting him to bed....