Parkland Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Voya Financial honors Parkland teacher with $2,000 grant

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Eric Gopen, a Parkland High School teacher, has received a $2,000 grant as part of 2018 Voya Unsung Heroes awards competition.

Voya Financial Inc. is a leading provider of workplace retirement solutions.

Gopen’s innovative teaching idea, “Emergency Medical Technician,” focuses on providing students with the opportunity to earn a national registry EMT certification that can be used to work on an ambulance anywhere in the country.

With the Voya grant, students will learn...

Spaghetti dinner

Sunday, September 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Mt. Zion

Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1343 Long Lane Road, Krumsville, is holding a spaghetti dinner 4-7 p.m. Sept. 22.

The cost of the meal includes spaghetti with meatballs, fresh salad bar and homemade desserts.

Take-out will be available.

For more information, call 610-756-6210.

Guest View

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Nearly 83 percent of older drivers report never speaking to a family member or physician about their driving ability, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Of the small percentage of families who do have the conversation, 15 percent do so after a crash or traffic infraction has occurred, which could be too late.

Due to their fragility, older drivers are at a greater risk of death and injury if involved in a crash.

In 2016, more than 200,...

Expo Sept. 15 at Da Vinci

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Sen. Browne

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, will have his annual Kids Discovery Expo 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Bypass, Allentown. The event will take place rain or shine.

This free expo, which is open to the public, will provide valuable information on numerous programs and services available from government, community, nonprofit and corporate groups throughout the area.

Scheduled entertainment, refreshments and...

Hunger walk on Oct. 14

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Greater Allentown CROP Hunger Walk is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Oct. 14 beginning and ending at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Registration begins 1 p.m.

Twenty-five percent of funds raised by the CROP Hunger Walk returns to the Lehigh Valley to support the Allentown Area Ecumenical Food Bank and the Lehigh Conference of Churches Soup Kitchen.

The remaining 75 percent is used by Church World Service for disaster relief (e.g., for...

Basket social

Sunday, September 16, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

St. Peter’s

St. Peter’s Lynnville Church, 5129 Schochary Road, New Tripoli, is having a basket social 1-3 p.m. Sept. 29

There is no need to be present to win.

There will be a variety of baskets, craft vendors, baked goods, food, kids activities and more.

For more information, call 610-298-8064.

parkland lunch menus

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in School

Thursday, Sept. 13: M.S., H.S.: Chicken fries, hot dog on roll, pierogies, baked beans. Elem.: Cereal meal and salad bar, also. No pierogies

Friday, Sept. 14: Elem.: Mini burger sliders, chicken patty sandwich, salad bar, dinner roll, cereal meal, Tater Tots, steamed corn. M.S., H.S.: Cheese steak on roll, chicken patty sandwich,Tater Tots. M.S.:Steamed corn, also.

Monday, Sept. 17: M.S., H.S.: Mini corn dogs, cheddar cheese meatloaf, sandwich on a roll, mashed potatoes with...