Parkland Press

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Guest View

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

The words “thank you” do not seem adequate when a group of people have come to your aid in one of life’s challenging moments.

In March, dozens of volunteer firefighters, fire police and emergency medical service personnel reacted quickly when a fire broke out in the plaza where I operate my district office.

My staff and I were already at an event in another part of the district when we received calls that the Bagel Bunch restaurant located right next to us was on fire.


Event offered on May 12

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh County Auto Theft and Insurance Fraud Task Force has scheduled a free vehicle identification number etching event 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at the Whitehall Township Public Works Building, 3219 MacArthur Road, Whitehall.

The event is open to all vehicle owners in Lehigh County, and there is no limit to the number of vehicles motorists can bring to the event.

VIN etching is the process of chemically etching a vehicle’s unique identification number on all...

Golf outing

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Greenleaf Lodge 561 F.&A.M. will host its 28th annual Stanley H. Roth Master’s Golf Tournament May 19 at the Allentown Municipal Golf Course

The day’s activities include: 7 a.m. registration with coffee and doughnuts, 7:20 a.m. putting contest, 8 a.m. shotgun start (rain or shine).

Following the tournament there will be a luncheon. Registration closes on May 12.

Awards and prizes will be awarded for straightest drive hole, longest drive hole, closest...

To Vote or Not to Vote

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To vote or not to vote

That is the question

Whether it is better

to refrain from voicing

our opinion

Or living with the results

of our decisions

Is something each

citizen of voting age

has to decide

Could it be that you

have always voted for

the WRONG man?

To that, I reply,

Elect a woman!

Could it be that you

feel your vote

will not count?

It will if you


Yard, bake sale

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Weisenberg Lowhill Township Historical Society, 4585 Werleys Corner Road, New Tripoli, is having a multifamily yard and bake sale from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. May 26.

Bring a nonperishable food item to support Lowhill Food Pantry.

Refreshments will be available.

For more information, call 610-395-0763.

Serving teens alcohol is harmful to cognition, development

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Last week, I found myself performing the very tedious task of reattaching an ear on a ceramic bunny.

My cat has an issue with the little figure standing upright, so she takes great pleasure in knocking it on its side.

I have no idea why, and usually, I just place the lopsided bunny back on its feet and walk away. But this time, the figurine had fallen to the floor, and the tip of one ear broke off.

I stood in the kitchen having placed a small dot of glue on the fractured...

School district expenditures approved

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SUSAN RUMBLE in Local News

Maintaining the 11 schools and several other buildings serving 9,300 Parkland students requires large expenditures in addition to the costs of instructional materials.

At the April 17 meeting, the board approved mechanical upgrades at Springhouse Middle School and Fogelsville Elementary at a cost of $462,562.

Purchase of four modular classrooms was approved for a total price of $365,900. They will be used at Cetronia elementary school.

Director of School Services David...

Basket social on May 11

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Emmanuel UCC

Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 1547 Chew St., Allentown, is sponsoring a spring basket social May 11.

Doors open 5:30 p.m. Drawing starts at 7 p.m. Kitchen will be open. The public is invited to attend.

To purchase tickets or for more information, call Diane at 610-398-0258 or the church office at 610-437-2531.