Parkland Press

Sunday, August 18, 2019

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

We would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to everyone who came to our assistance after our SUV was hit by a truck at the intersection of Lincoln Avenue and Cedar Crest Boulevard on July 26.

Immediately, people came to try to help us but our SUV was on its side and we were trapped.

One gentleman was able to open the back of our SUV and crawl inside, lowering the back seats and supported me so I was not hanging by my seat belt.

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Dorney Park workers learn to ‘Stop the Bleed’

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Members of Dorney Park’s Safety Patrol were recently introduced to a program designed to control dangerous bleeding that occurs as a result of trauma.

The program, “Stop the Bleed” was presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network Adult Trauma Coordinator Bree Harrison and Emergency Room Director Brent Schoenfeldt, DO, at the park on July 24.

Attendees learned to pack wounds with a material designed for just such a task as well as using a tourniquet for severe extremity bleeding....

Chosen Words

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

There are so many bad things in this world,

They keep happening every day;

I wish I could make them all go away, but,

I Can’t Fix It!

Hatred, violence, shootings, oh my!

Robberies, beatings and more;

People killing each other,

Just to settle the score, but,

I Can’t Fix It!

All of the happiness we used to share,

Times when everyone used to care;

Seems to have vanished, and I don’t know where, but,

I Can’t Fix...

Editor’s View

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Here are the facts as we know them as of this past weekend:

There was another shooting – the 250th of the year.

Aug. 4: Dayton, Ohio: mass shooting in historic district, 9 dead, 27 injured.

Aug. 3: El Paso, Texas: mass shooting in Walmart, 22 dead, 24 injured.

Aug. 2: Pomfred, Md.: domestic shooting, three dead, 1 injured.

Aug. 2: Suffolk, Va.: multiple crime scenes, two dead, three injured.

Mass shootings in the United States this year, according to...

Future engineers build bridges

Monday, August 5, 2019 by FABRYCE JOSEPH in Local News

Lehigh Carbon Community College ‘s Early Learning Center is offering different STEM summer sessions for children ages 3 through 6, throughout July and the beginning of August.

The camp provides fun activities for children while incorporating academic learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Campers in the second session, July 15-19, learned the fundamentals of building bridges.

Early Learning Center Administrator Elizabeth Lipman said the campers are...

Day camp

Monday, August 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

4-H

The Lehigh County Extension office is offering a 4-H Ag Explorers Day Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 22 for youth ages 8-18 at the Lehigh County Agriculture Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall Township.

The day is full of different agricultural adventures as youth learn about the world around them.

Learning about different farm animals and how to make butter are a couple examples of what campers will learn.

Campers will also explore how their food...

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Upper Macungie Twp police celebrating National Night Out

Monday, August 5, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Upper Macungie Township police will participate in National Night Out 5-8 p.m. on Aug. 6 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane.

This year’s event will feature food trucks, moon bounces, face painting, rides and amusements including a zip line, dunk-a-cop, Home Depot kids crafts, 50/50 raffle and more.

There will also be K-9 and traffic stop demonstrations, PPL safety demonstration, “Big Rig” trucking simulator and emergency vehicle displays.

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The township will be...