Parkland Press

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lehigh Valley residents visit Nova Scotia, Maritime Province

Friday, September 7, 2018 by BARBARA CAMPBELL in Local News

A group of Lehigh Valley travelers recently took a nine-day tour of Nova Scotia and the Maritime Provinces.

Barbara and Tom Campbell of Lower Macungie organized the trip through Premier Travel.

In addition to the Campbells, Betsy Hauser of New Tripoli, Peggy Libsch of Center Valley, Annie and Jules Horvath of Easton, Cynthia Dunton and Tom Callahan of South Whitehall; Kathy Laubach of Wescosville; Ruth Roberts of Northampton; Sharon Fourier of Bath Dick and Ann Mertz of Upper...

Sanctuary at Haafsville shelter benefits from slimy fundraiser

Friday, September 7, 2018 by LONI WELLER in Local News

Cori Campbell, a fourth-grade student at Willow Lane Elementary School, Macungie, chose to act on kindness, not in a small way but rather in a slimy way.

Campbell is the founder and primary operator of the business, Slime Time.

She created several varieties of slime, a product that is currently very popular with children.

In addition to basic slime, she offers specialty slimes such as diamond slime and variety packs including the rainbow pack and the beach pack.

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Nomination deadline

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Volunteer center

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley have announced that they are now receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards.

Volunteers are the lifeblood of many non-profit organizations here in the community.

The Spirit of Volunteerism Awards is one way of recognizing and thanking volunteers for all their great efforts.

This is a great opportunity for local non-profits or businesses to recommend those individuals, teams,...

Chosen Words

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

A Rainy Day

A rainy day is gloomy,

You want to remain in bed.

It’s not the rain I dislike,

It’s the dreariness I dread.

I need the sun to wake me up,

So I can get around;

But on a very rainy day,

It’s nowhere to be found.

I seem to lose my energy.

My ambition has flown the coup.

I can’t wait for the sun to return

So I can try to regroup.

I know we need the rain to fall,

To water all the plants...

Another View

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I was recently touched emotionally when I read an article on nytimes.com about an Argentine police officer and another on foxnews.com on Pop star Pink, both showing kindness to young children.

The first article written by Ernesto Londono and published Aug. 23 is titled “Argentine Police Officer Promoted after Breastfeeding Neglected Baby.”

The article tells how Officer Celeste Ayala was promoted to sergeant after a photo of her breastfeeding a neglected baby at a hospital,...

NORTH WHITEHALL: St. John’s UCC having barbecue and Community Day events

Friday, September 7, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Columns

St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1415 Rising Sun Road, Laurys Station, kicks off the new church year with a chicken barbecue from 4-6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 for those eating in and until 7 p.m. for those taking out their meal.

Adult meal includes half a chicken, baked potato, corn on the cob, lettuce with bacon dressing, beverage and dessert.

The kids meal has two drumsticks, macaroni and cheese, applesauce, cookie and beverage.

Tickets will be available at the door or may...

Upper Macungie to recruit new firefighters

Friday, September 7, 2018 by KENNETH BLEILER in Local News

Of all the calamities that could occur in one’s lifetime, fire may just be the worst.

Research conducted by the National Fire Protection Association for 2016 showed the following: a fire department responded to a fire every 24 seconds; one civilian death occurred every 2 hours and 35 minutes while fire injuries occurred every 34 minutes.

In 2016, there were 475,500 structure fires with 3,390 civilian deaths and 14,650 civilian injuries. One structure fire was reported every 66...

Meeting on

Friday, September 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Garden club

The Parkland Garden Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at Jordan Lutheran Church, 5103 Snowdrift Road, Orefield.

Suellen Cook will present “Designing with Homegrown Flare.”

There is a small fee for guest.

For more information, contact Darlene at 610-366-2008.