Parkland Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Another View II

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Girlfriends bring something special to our lives

Lucy Ricardo and Ethel Mertz. Lorelai Gilmore and Sookie St. James. Carrie Bradshaw, Samantha Jones, Charlotte York and Miranda Hobbes. Dorothy Zbornak, Rose Nylund, Blanche Devereaux and Sophia Petrillo. Tasha “Taystee” Jefferson and Poussey Washington. Edina Monsoon and Patsy Stone. Monica Geller, Rachel Green and Phoebe Buffay. Rhoda Morgenstern and Mary Richards.

Election Policy

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

A message to candidates, readers

As we approach the Nov. 5 Municipal Election, the Parkland Press and the Northwestern Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the 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 is the Oct. 3 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Won’t you be my neighbor?

Forty-two years ago Sept. 18, a remarkable photo was taken.

On Sept. 18, 1977, Voyager 1 captured the Earth and the moon in the same photo shot by a spacecraft from deep space.

Voyager 1, launched 13 days earlier from Cape Canaveral, Fla., was en route to the outer reaches of the solar system with the particular mission of glimpsing Jupiter and Saturn, according to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

This was not the first shot of the neighboring pair.

Chosen Words

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

18 Years Ago

It is 18 years ago

Since our hearts were blown away;

When our enemy hit the twin towers,

Destroying everything in their way!

They ran airplanes into our buildings,

Where thousands of people worked,

The world was alarmed, and frightened,

And thousands of people were hurt.

Thousands of others lost their lives

On that oh, so fateful, day;

That day was Sept. 11, 2001,

And the memories won’t go away.

They will live in our minds forever,

The fear, the sadness, the dread,

The unrelenting uncertainty,

Article By: The Press

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion



State Senate

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th

Office: 1 E. Broad St., Suite 120, Bethlehem

Phones: 610-868-8667; 717-787-4236.

Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th

Office: 702 Hamilton St., Allentown

Phones: 610-821-8468; 717-787-1349.

Sen. Mario Scavello, R-40th

Offices: 2 N. Robinson Ave., Pen Argyl; 2989 Route 611, Unit 103, Tannersville, Monroe County

Phones: 610-863-1200; 570-620-4326; 717-787-6123.

State House

Rep. Gary Day, R-187th

Office: 6299 Route 309, Suite 302, New Tripoli


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

September is here! Now summer is gone!

Soon there’ll be leaves falling onto your lawn.

Flowers will wither and die, until spring.

But, beautiful colors, September will bring.

Colors of autumn, when leaves start to fall;

Trees will exhibit great beauty for all.

Autumn takes over, and beauty abounds,

Splashes of color will spread all around.

Leaves of orange, purple, yellow and red,

Colorful leaves in the flower bed.

Rakes will be scooping the leaves as they die,

To put in a pile in which children will fly.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Back-to-school season often signals new norm

Have you seen the “Good Morning America” segment featuring the mom who stages a photo shoot to celebrate her children going back to school?

What started as a way to ease the tension of a normally busy, stressful time of year got such an overwhelming response on social media that she continues to create a new scene each year.

“And every year the pictures get more elaborate, from Mom enjoying a deep-tissue massage to lounging in the pool with her coffee and book in hand — all while the kids look on with envious, and hilarious, expressions,” according to GMA.


Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

·Gracedale Nursing Home, Nazareth, is looking for volunteers, age 18 and older or ages 14-17 with adult supervision, for its annual outdoor picnic Family Fest 3:30-7 p.m. Sept. 10 in the Gracedale Gardens. Rain date is Sept. 11. Volunteer duties include helping with food stands, games, handing out prizes and cleanup. All volunteers will receive complimentary food tickets.

Contact Jennie Repsher at 610-829-3823 or


Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in Opinion


If you’re not happy where you are,

Then you must make some changes.

If your life is not complete,

Simply rearrange it!

Don’t go through life

with empty dreams,

they’re out there for the taking;

Search your soul, look around,

And, choose which path you’re taking.

When you decide which path to take,

Things will fall in place;

Pack your bags, get on your way,

And, head for your new space.

Toss away unhappiness,

unpack the things you brought;

Fill your space with things you love,