Parkland Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

‘1927 was a very good year’

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

Friends and five generations of family members gathered ’round Margaret “Marge” Rooney on July 15 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish Center, Bethlehem, to celebrate her 90th birthday.

The theme of the surprise party was “1927 was a very good year,” and the room was decorated accordingly.

Each table was adorned with sheets of paper listing fun facts from 1927, coasters displaying the year and PEZ candies and Kool-Aid packets, both of which were invented in 1927.

Guests...

Chosen Words

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

What is a “God moment?” I didn’t know, I cannot pretend,

Until I picked up the phone and called an old friend.

When she heard my voice, she was silent at first, then said ...

This is a “God Moment.”

I said, “What do you mean?”

She said, “I am now in a nursing home, sad and alone

hoping someone would visit or maybe just phone...

And here you are ... that is a “God Moment!”

I was in shock and in awe to think I was there

To help...

Concert in the park offered

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

s. whitehall

South Whitehall Township is hosting concerts in the park.

Tequila Rose will perform 7 p.m. Aug. 18 in Covered Bridge Park, South Whitehall.

Tequila Rose is a professional, talented group of musicians performing the hottest country hits along with some of country’s favorite classics and classic rock.

They have played at nightclubs, private parties, summer festivals and concerts.

End Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley

The Angels Against Alzheimer’s walk team are sponsoring two activities this year.

One is a benefit softball game at Patriots Park, 1027 Wyoming St., Allentown, on Aug. 20. Rain date is Aug. 27.

This softball game will feature a team from WFMZ Channel 69 vs. Patriots Old-Timers Slow-Pitch Softball Team.

Festivities start 6 p.m. Gates open at 5 p.m.

This game will be a doubleheader. Admission is free with donations accepted.

In addition...

Florida boy on mission to thank every police officer in America

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

A 9-year-old Florida boy, with help from family and friends, made a special delivery July 13 to officers at the Upper Macungie Township Police Department and troopers with State Police Troop M, Fogelsville.

Tyler Carach of Bratt, Fla., dressed in a cape with doughnut designs decorating it, delivered some 12 boxes of doughnuts to the officers and troopers to thank them for their service to the community.

Tyler’s business card, which he hands out to police, along with their...

Chosen Words

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

America

“My country ’tis of thee, sweet land of liberty,

Of thee I sing.”

Too many people forgot about this,

And they don’t want freedom to ring!

They don’t value the liberties we all enjoy;

Its anger and hatred they seem to employ.

I wonder where all of the anger comes from?

The freedoms we share are for everyone!

I wish we could turn it all around.

I wish we would all smile instead of frown.

I wish we would all...

EDITOR’S VIEW

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

The world was rocked July 19 when it was announced Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., had been diagnosed with a primary brain tumor known as glioblastoma following a procedure to remove a blood clot from above his left eye at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix, Ariz.

“The senator and his family are reviewing further treatment options with his Mayo Clinic care team. Treatment options may include a combination of chemotherapy and radiation,” according to a statement the Mayo Clinic released July...

Guest View

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

We have hit the halfway point in the state legislative year and I want to take this opportunity to update you on some of the legislative measures I have personally been working on to improve health care, the job climate, and education, while also implementing needed reforms and protecting taxpayers.

The greatest success thus far is that my legislation to improve stroke care in Pennsylvania was signed into law.

With strokes being the fifth leading cause of death in the United...

Night Out on Aug. 1

Thursday, July 27, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Upper Mac

Upper Macungie Township police are presenting National Night Out 5-8 p.m. Aug. 1 at Lone Lane Park, 30 Lone Lane.

This free event will take place rain or shine.

There will be amusement rides, rock wall, moon bounces and a super slide, tractor trailer demonstrations, NFL “Big Rig” simulator, police, fire and EMS vehicle displays, food vendors, photo booth, Dunk a Cop, face painting, caricatures, fire department smoke house simulator, T-shirt sales, child safety...