Parkland Press

Saturday, March 23, 2019

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.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in Local News


FEB. 28

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-398-9272.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous meets 8-9 p.m.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-...

Springhouse Middle School Third Marking Period High Honor Roll

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by The Press in School

High Honor Roll

Grade 6: Yugen Akamatsu, Jana Saleh M. Alanazi, Adam Sharif Ali, Reyhan Shaikh Abdullah Ali, Katelyn Rose Attieh, Max Eli Averbach, Zoe Claire Averbach, Alyssa Beatrice Cinco Avila, Olivia Jean Barkanic, Benjamin James Barnes, Nicholas Mark Bauer, Aamina Bhanji, Amogh Bhati, Jacob David Billowitch, Rosella June Birns, Maansi Madhur Birru, Andrew Todd Bowser, Nicholas Bruce Bowser, Alexandria Rose Brower, Jordan Elizabeth Brunnabend, Zoe Cadart, Brandon Jingchao Cai,...

UPPER MACUNGIE TWP: Area churches preparing for Lenten season

Thursday, February 28, 2019 by SUSAN BRYANT in Columns

Ziegels Church, 9990 Church Road, Breinigsville, will offer a soup meal after the noon Ash Wednesday service on March 6.

There will also be a soup meal at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. service the same day.

For more information, call the church office at 610-285-6157.


St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 8227 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown, will have Ash Wednesday services at 10:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. March 6.

For more information, call the church office at...

County executive’s ‘story’ falls flat Armstrong apologizes for comments via email to The Press

Saturday, March 2, 2019 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

As a way of explaining why he made no promises during his campaign for office, Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong told what some considered a socially unacceptable “story” during his state of the county address about a supposed friend, a light blue Cadillac convertible and a “blonde.”

The Press contacted Armstrong for comment on his “story,” and the reaction of two Lehigh County commissioners when they heard what he had said.

Armstrong replied to The Press’ question via...

Kitten trouble at Parkland Library

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

A standing-room-only group of parents and kids waited patiently Feb. 9 at Parkland Community Library, South Whitehall, to welcome celebrity Bad Kitty.

Bad Kitty is the name of the main character in a series of children’s books by author Nick Bruel.

Parkland Youth Services Librarian Jaclyn Hoimes first showed the kids how to make a Bad Kitty mask.

When they completed making their masks, Parkland Youth Services Assistant Mary DiMaggio stamped the mask with a Bad Kitty...

Come fly with Wendy and Peter Pan to Neverland

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Stagemakers at the J, the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, is presenting “Peter Pan Jr.,” a magical musical filled with mermaids, Indians, sneaky pirates, fairy dust and childrenwho can fly.

John and Michael Darling love listening to their sister, Wendy, tell them stories every night about a boy named Peter Pan who refuses to grow up and lives in Neverland.

Little do they know Peter also listens from outside their window. But, one night when the Darlings’ dog nursemaid Nana...

Students create safety video

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

The state mandated Safe 2 Say Something program took effect in January, and Parkland School District administrators looked to students for help publicizing and demonstrating how the new effort works.

Teacher Jay Greth advised students in his film and video class on preparing a video to help peers recognize and report warning signs of threatening behavior.

School district Safety Administrator Anthony Naradko reported the Safe 2 Say Something initiative was part of Act 44 in the...