Parkland Press

Friday, July 20, 2018

S.W. parks to receive new items

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

South Whitehall Director of Operations Randy Cope reports the disc golf course at Covered Bridge Park is the most frequently used year-round feature in the township park system.

At a recent meeting, he reported numerous improvements were made to the disc golf course over the past four years.

Now, however, the old baskets are worn hard and are difficult to see at times.

Commissioners granted Cope permission to proceed with purchase of new disc golf baskets at a cost of $7...

Gary Day has open house at temporary headquarters

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

State Rep. Gary Day, R-187th, had an open house June 21 at his temporary office at the Good Will Trexlertown Fire Company building, Trexlertown.

Day moved his office following a fire in the New Tripoli mall where his office had been located.

Staff members Kailee Fisher, constituent outreach specialist, and Kathy McQuilken, district office manager, were on hand to help residents of the district with issues ranging from acquiring original birth certificates to permits for land...

Letter to the Editor

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Some of you remember your buddy offering to change your motor oil in front of your house for a fraction of the Jiffy Lube price or flush your radiator. He even cleaned up and hosed the old oil down the gutter. Fast and cheap and you didn’t have to drive to an appointment. Those were the days.

And when your wife caught you dumping stinky paint thinner down the sink, your buddy had the answer for that, too.

What was the secret? The sewer drain at the end of...

Frogs, Friends now open

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Frogs and Friends live animal meet-and-greets runs through Sept. 3 at the Da Vinci Science Center, 3145 Hamilton Blvd., Allentown.

Professional animal handlers from Little Ray’s Reptiles will introduce guests to animals on a daily basis.

Live shows are 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and at 3 p.m. every Saturday; and at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Sundays. An exhibit features up-close photography capturing the beauty of the natural world.

Admission to Frogs and Friends is free for...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

·Center For Animal Health And Welfare, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off-site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help.

Contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722 ext. 4 or

·Feed The Children, Bethlehem, is looking for volunteers to join the “Weeknight Box Brigade.”

Contact Beth Baier at 610-419-9356...


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

How do you celebrate freedom?

In the mid-20th century members of my family and I would often gather midday on July 4 to watch the television broadcast of the movie musical “1776.”

Holiday picnics and fireworks would happen later in the day.

Among my favorite scenes in the musical remains the discussion among John Adams, embodied by Williams Daniels; Thomas Jefferson, portrayed by Ken Howard; and Benjamin Franklin, played by Howard Da Silva; about choosing the national...