Parkland Press

Friday, June 23, 2017

Letter to The Editor

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Thank you and ditto from me to Bruce Frassinelli for his opinion article in the May 4 issue of The Press.

I have been wanting the courage to lash out at someone for a long time but did not know how to address the vulgar, obscene, profane programming on TV and the radio (songs using obscene words) lyrics played today.

I don’t call it music. It is noise pollution.

It is everywhere — malls, even grocery stores, restaurants, outdoor areas where someone...


Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

I am fortunate. My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.

I still call him “Daddy.”

I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden, and bathe and groom our dog.

We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher,” “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.

We had dinner together as a family, and...

Another View

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, saying the agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.

So, what is the Paris Climate Agreement and its terms?

According to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change website, the Paris Agreement’s central aim is to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate...

Dog club advances German Shepherd breed

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

The German Shepherd Dog Club of America was formed in 1913 and incorporated Feb. 7, 1916, by Anne Tracy, Margaret C. Throop, Edith May Schley, Vemon Castle, John Volkman, Paul Huhn, and B.R. Ruggles.

The organization, which promotes the breeding of the German Shepherd dog and urges adoption of a standard by which the dog is to be judged.

The club also advances the interests of the breed by offering prizes, supporting shows, encouraging the development of working qualities....


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Don Rumble departed his Schnecksville home in March and journeyed thousands of miles westward to view World War II historical sites on islands in the Pacific Ocean.

Having served in the U.S. Marine Corps, Rumble has a particular interest in sites where Marines played a prominent role.

His visit to Mt. Suribachi on Iwo Jima was described in Part I of this story.

On the island of Saipan, Rumble learned about the massive banzai attack directed against the Marines by the...

Valley volunteers garner honors at annual breakfast

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Six local residents were honored recently by The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley during the group’s 2017 Breakfast for Champions’ Award ceremony at Coca-Cola Park, Allentown.

Honored at the ceremony were Mia Bobenko of Orefield, who volunteers at The Gress Mountain Ranch; Janet and Donald Hagenaur of Whitehall, who volunteer with the Union and West End Cemetery Association, Allentown; Kris and Ian Buss of Breinigsville, who volunteer with the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the...

Pany wins Republican ticket in North Whitehall supervisor race

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by JULIA FRITZ in Local News

According to information provided by Republican supervisor candidate Eric Neubauer, and verified with information from the Lehigh County Voter Registration, incumbent Steve Pany received a final tally of 370 votes, topping the 367 votes garnered by Neubauer in the May 16 Municipal Primary Election.

The first certification of the votes took place at 4 p.m. June 2.

Following the primary, Pany led Neubauer with an unofficial 366 votes compared to Neubauer’s unofficial 358 votes....

lunch menus

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in School

Thursday, June 8: Elem., M.S.: Pasta with meat or marinara sauce, hot dog on roll, vegetable. H.S.: Chicken nuggets, hot dog on roll, vegetable. Elem.: Pizza, also.

Friday, June 9: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Toasted cheese sandwich, cheeseburger on roll, vegetable. Elem.: Pizza, also.

Monday, June 12: Elem., M.S.: Chicken patty sandwich, stuffed crust sticks with sauce, vegetable. H.S.: Clean-out freezer day.

Tuesday, June 13: Elem.: Elem.: Chicken and cheese quesadilla, hot dog...

Chosen Words

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

A Prayer

Our thoughts are right there with you, in your darkened hour of need.

We pray that God protects you,

and will fill your every need.

Although you are troubled,

and wretched with fear,

find solace in knowing

that our God is near.

Find comfort in knowing

that others care, too.

We’ll share all your worries

and heartaches with you.

God bless you and keep you,

his face shine upon thee.