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PART III: Most reliable, organizational advocate volunteers honored during virtual ‘Breakfast With Champions’

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

As the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s monthlong “Breakfast With Champions” virtual series continues to highlight exceptional volunteers across the region, a new round of nominees for the “Most Reliable” and “Organizational Advocate” categories were celebrated April 14-20.

Jan O’Keefe was recognized as a “Most Reliable” volunteer contender for her dedication to the NORWESCAP Food Bank and the group’s thrift store, the Traditions Family Success Center, where she performs a wide...

Letter to the editor

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

“We are staying with the group … with Texas and the group” might not sound like much, but this sentence could end up costing millions of Americans access to their doctors, even as the COVID-19 pandemic rages.

On May 6, President Donald Trump made this declaration, one that essentially means he will continue to support a lawsuit that would completely dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

Here is the back story:

Several years ago, a group of conservative...

Another View

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Education is improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it. (Marian Wright Edelman, founder and president emerita of the Children’s Defense Fund)

Teacher Appreciation Week was May 4-8. During this time, students, parents, administrations, school boards and community members across the country thanked teachers for all they do.

Especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic, we may have been even more impelled to express our...

Election Policy

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Gov. Tom Wolf signed SB 422 on March 27 postponing the General Primary to June 2 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

As we approach the June 2 General Primary, the Parkland Press and the Northwestern Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the April 30 edition.


Valley residents light the night

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Lehigh County encouraged residents to join the “Lights on Lehigh Valley” April 3 and 4 to show solidarity for the statewide, stay-at home proclamation from Gov. Tom Wolf.

The program was designed to bring the county’s communities together in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the Valley, the country and across the globe.

BREAKING NEWS: President Trump to visit Upper Macungie Township medical equipment distributor

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 by The Press in Local News

According to a White House official, President Donald Trump will visit the Owens and Minor Inc. medical equipment distributor in Upper Macungie Township, on May 14.

During the visit, the president will tour the distribution center and deliver remarks.

The President is expected to discuss his Administration’s efforts to use the Strategic National Stockpile to lead the world in COVID-19 testing, as well as his actions to replenish and bolster the SNS so that the America is never...

Businesses open for customers amid COVID-19 pandemic

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

A quick ride around South and North Whitehall townships, with a side trip to Upper Macungie, revealed which businesses are open for customers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Though many are offering delivery or curbside pickup, there are those that allow customers inside to make needed purchases, as long as they are wearing face masks.

Most of the locally owned restaurants were available for takeout orders.

Ice Cream World is allowing customers to purchase their...

Adopt-a-senior campaign brings some cheer to Class of 2020

Thursday, May 7, 2020 by SARIT LASCHINSKY in Local News

With school cancellations brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, COVID-19, high school seniors have been faced with disappointing changes and lost opportunities during their final year.

Members of the Parkland community, however, are coming together to give these graduates some of the proper send off they deserve.

Alicia Kumernitsky of North Whitehall Township, creator and administrator of the “Parkland ADOPT a Senior 2020” Facebook group, spoke with The Press April 26 about...