Parkland Press

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Chosen Words

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion


Snow is simply beautiful,

as it comes tumbling down.

It silences the world outside,

and spreads itself around.

Building snowmen was such fun.

It was a joy to me.

Sometimes we’d build a lot of them,

maybe two or three.

Another thing we used to do,

make snow angels, that was fun too!

When I was young, I couldn’t wait,

to go outside to play;

But, now that I am older,

I simply stay away.


Pedestrian hit by car in Upper Macungie Township

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 37-year-old Michigan man was struck by a 2017 Toyota Corolla driven by Andrew Pollock, 28, of Allentown 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 in the 5600 block of Tilghman St., Upper Macungie Township.

According to Upper Macungie Township police, Brandon Rambus of Detroit, Mich., was attempting to walk cross Tilghman Street when he was struck by Pollock’s car that was westbound on Tilghman Street near Blue Barn Road.

Rambus was transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township for...


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

You might be reading this in the aftermath of another snow day.

On March 3, when serious work began on this piece, forecasters anticipated snow in various accumulations in a storm expected to last mid-afternoon to early morning March 4.

Predictions of inclement weather prompted Northwestern Lehigh School District to cancel the afternoon performance of the spring musical “The Addams Family” at the high school on March 3 and to offer details about securing ticket refunds via a...

Board OKs extension for Hotel Hamilton plans

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The Hotel Hamilton development proposed for a 5.3-acre site along Hamilton Boulevard, with plans dating back to 2015, received another 12-month time extension from South Whitehall commissioners.

Construction of a hotel and two other commercial buildings, possibly a bank and pharmacy, at the northeast corner of the Cedar Crest/Hamilton Boulevard intersection in Dorneyville had been proposed by developer Atul Patel.

He also agreed to preserve the historic King George Inn on the...

Purse bingo benefits softball booster club

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in School

Parkland High School’s cafeteria was filled with bingo players Feb. 24.

All were eager to win a special purse or other prize at the school district’s Softball Booster Club purse bingo.

The cafeteria was filled to near capacity as hundreds of bingo players dabbed bingo cards hoping to shout out B-I-N-G-O.

Both varsity and junior varsity players were on hand to help sell bingo cards, display the purses, and add high energy to the program.

Coaches and booster club...

Taking multiple medications can increase crash risk for seniors

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Nearly 50 percent of older adults report using seven or more medications while remaining active drivers, according to new research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Currently, a record 42 million adults age 65 and older are driving, which is expected to increase substantially over the next decade and may make them the largest driving population.

AAA encourages older drivers to ask their doctors and pharmacists as many questions as necessary to ensure they understand...

Senior center plans events

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors.

Various groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

March 9: Blue Notes; March 16: Gary Dee

Saturday dances will be 7-10 p.m. The Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m. Per person fee includes light refreshments. Singles and couples welcome.

March 11-April 29: Peggy...

Group to meet on March 7

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


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

The program “CISM: Critical Stress Debriefing” will be presented by Joel/WB3IWC.

Members and others interested in ham radio are invited to attend.

For more information, go to, email KE3AW@ARRLnet or call 610-432-8286.

LCCC to host FAFSA completion nights

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in School

Lehigh Carbon Community College has scheduled FAFSA completion nights at both the main campus in Schnecksville and the Donley Center in Allentown.

Current and future applicants for fall 2019 enrollment are encouraged to attend a free work session with LCCC financial aid staff who will guide applicants through the FAFSA form completion and submission process.

FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and is a critical component for students applying for financial aid...