Parkland Press

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Another View

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Opinion

When you have to go in ice and snow …

The cool air of winter is now upon us and it is time to make sure we are prepared for the season.

Most of us probably wish we could snuggle up by a fire with a good book but commutes and travel do not stop because the flurries begin to fall.

Do a routine winter check of your vehicle to ensure you are prepared for anything Mother Nature throws at you.

Check your vehicle's fluid levels and be sure to fill up with a deicing windshield wiper fluid. Make sure your wipers do not streak, and think about installing new winter blades.

Living the Vintage Years

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by BONNIE LEE STRUNK Special to The Press in Opinion

We get one chance to do it right

"You only live once," a friend who smoked and drank to excess since his teens would respond when I'd chide him about his body abuse.

Right. So since we get only one shot at life as we know it, shouldn't we try to make it last?

Today, as this friend lies terminally ill, far beyond medical repair, he has regrets.

But it's too late. His 62-year-old body has given up.

His sad situation reminds me of another friend who died at 50, the victim of lung cancer.

Chosen Words

Thursday, December 27, 2012 by Why 20 Cherubs? in Opinion

Twenty sprightly cherubs

accompany their angelic leaders

to an abode that sparks their

curiosity and glee

Although they are new to this place

somehow it feels

as though they never left it

For Heaven is where

the human heart remains

and it is the Lord's presence we seek

They know His presence

as they gaze into His face

and they know His peace

Something about their leaving us behind spurs our desire

to change become

a more peaceful people

Volunteer Opportunities

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

·America on Wheels, Allentown, needs volunteers to serve and take orders in the museum café.

Contact Linda Merkel at 610-432-4200 ext. 11 or

·Camelot for Children, Lehigh Valley Mall needs capable, experienced gift wrappers to staff a booth at the mall on various days and shifts through Dec. 24.

Contact Cassie Kemmerer at 610-791-5683 or

Letter to The Editor

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

Writer offers way to help Sandy Hook families

To the Editor:

Even with the magnitude of last Friday's events, we can let residents of Newtown, Conn., know we are thinking about them and holding them in healing thoughts.

The children and families of their community are forever changed.

I would love to show support to the school from towns all over our area.

Have the children and/or adults in your family create artwork for the students of Sandy Hook.

Editor's View

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Opinion

The heroes among us

Many of us attended church on Sunday. I'm not sure if it was because of the upcoming Christmas holiday or the overwhelming need to pray for the families affected by the Dec. 14 shootings in a Connecticut elementary school.

Sermons throughout our area were focused on trying to make sense of this event as well as trying to cope with the overwhelming grief all Americans feel, especially so close to the joyous season of Christmas.

Chosen Words

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by For the Souls of the Little Children in Opinion

The souls of the little children

Were released to God today

They flew aloft to Heaven

Borne on angels wings

Now God must have had

some special tasks

To call them back to Him

so very soon.

Their souls arrived in Heaven

To do more than enjoy the view

God most certainly had something big in mind

Something glorious for them to do.

Their souls took flight,

they are angels now

And God must really need them

To perform miraculous

and wondrous deeds

That we can scarcely imagine

Another View

Thursday, December 20, 2012 by LINDA WOJCIECHOWSKI in Opinion

Lessons from Sandy Hook tragedy

Christians are taught "all things work together for good."

This week, it's difficult to see how that can be true for families and friends of the children and adults who died at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut last Friday.

I am the mother of five children. They are grown now, but a mother always remembers her children as they were when they were young.

When Laurie was 6 years old, she was an instant mother's helper when triplet siblings joined the family.

Another View

Thursday, December 13, 2012 by TYLER D. MARTIN in Opinion

Infrastructure improvement should be top priority

The railroad bridge collapse in the West Deptford area of New Jersey Nov. 30 should be a wake up call to fix our area's crumbling infrastructure.

As we all know, procrastination can be a dangerous thing.

This spill of vinyl chloride, a toxic chemical, into a feeder creek of the Delaware River has the potential to kill wildlife and taint a delicate ecosystem still recovering from the consequences of our country's Industrial Revolution.

I have taken the time to view many bridges and roadways in the state during the past year.