Parkland Press

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Applications being sought

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Fair Queen

The search is on for the 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen who will be selected to represent the fair’s mission during fair week and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry. Young women ages 16 to 20 are encouraged to...

lunch menus

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in School

Thursday, June 6: Elem., M.S., H.S.: Toasted cheese sandwich, chicken nuggets, cream of tomato soup. Elem.: Pizza, cereal meal, also.

Friday, June 7: Elem.: Mini chicken sliders, stuffed crust sticks with sauce, cereal meal, pizza, potato smiles or fries. M.S.: Meatballs in sauce, chicken patty sandwich, pasta with sauce, steamed broccoli. H.S.: Chicken patty sandwich, stuffed crust sticks with sauce, french fries.

Monday, June 10 : Elem.: Chicken something, pizza, cereal meal...

Bittner, Werleys

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The 115th reunion of the Bittner and Werley families will be held 12:30 p.m. June 23 at Earl Adams Memorial Park Lower Pavilion, 8935 Breinigsville Road, Breinigsville.

Family members are asked to bring a contribution for the potluck lunch at 1 p.m.

There will also be a short business meeting and raffle.

Descendants of the Bittner and Werley families are invited to attend.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A troubled mind

is heartbreaking;

It also causes


You can’t see the sun

through all of the clouds,

They block all your vision,

and cause you to doubt.

You can’t find the beauty

the Lord has made;

You find gloom and despair;

lose control of your fate.

The world all around you

is shutting you in.

It’s so hard to focus,

or manage a grin.

You blame yourself

for the...

Fogelsville churches, VFW honor America’s fallen heroes

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Residents of Fogelsville and surrounding communities remembered those who gave their all fighting wars for their country during a Memorial Day ceremony May 27 at St. John’s United Church of Christ cemetery, Fogelsville.

The Fogelsville Memorial Day ceremony was led by St. John’s Lutheran Church Pastor Nelson Quinones.

Members of Boy Scout Troop 72, Fogelsville, and Robert M. Fegely Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8282, Breinigsville, also joined in the remembrance.


Another View

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

“When you feel so mad that you wanna roar, take a deep breath and count to four.”

“It’s almost time to stop, so choose one more thing to do. That was fun, but now it’s done.”

“Will you pick me up when I go to school? Yep, at the end of the day because that’s the rule. Grown-ups come back.”

“If you can’t do it alone, work together. It’s better to work together.”

If you have a young child or grandchild, there’s a very good chance you have heard these lyrics from “...

Fun Day on June 8

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley’s largest Eid celebration will return to Cover Bridge Park, Wehr Mill Road, South Whitehall, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 8.

Now in its seventh year, the festival — with an emphasis on community and family — has grown in numbers since its inception.

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday which concludes the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Festivalgoers can take part in activities such as a dunk tank, 18 different rides, pony rides, food...

Graduates celebrate learning Pa. Dutch dialect

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

After completing a 13-week course studying the Pennsylvania Deutsch dialect, 29 students received their Fraktur-style diplomas from instructors Dave and Jean Adam.

The graduation ceremony took place April 30 in the social room of Jordan Lutheran Church, Orefield.

Graduates, family, friends and instructors celebrated their accomplishments and culture with a potluck dinner.

The meal featured Pennsylvania Dutch comfort food such as meat pies, scrapple, hot bacon dressing...

Guest View

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Communities need reliable, high-speed Internet if they are to grow and prosper.

Finding a way to ensure all Pennsylvanians have access to wireless broadband was one of the key themes discussed when township officials gathered in Hershey April 14-17 for the 97th annual Educational Conference of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

Other themes were unfunded mandates and the volunteer firefighter crisis.

During their business session, township...

Judge Dantos denies Silvonek’s recusal motion

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge Maria L. Dantos rejected Jamie Silvonek’s recusal motion June 3 at the county courthouse in Allentown.

Silvonek’s new legal team pushed to transfer her case to juvenile court and overturn her guilty plea.

Silvonek was 14 when she was charged as an adult with first-degree murder and sentenced to 35 years to life when she pleaded guilty in the killing of her mother, Cheryl Silvonek, in 2015.

Co-defendant Caleb Barnes of El Paso,...