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Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News


·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Al-Anon Family Support group for adult children of alcoholics and dysfunctional families at First Presbyterian Church, Tilghman St. and Cedar Crest Blvd., Allentown, 7-9 p.m.; Alcoholics Anonymous, 8-9 p.m.

·Alcoholics Anonymous at New Life Lutheran Church, 6804 Weiss Road, New Tripoli, 7 p.m. Enter at far end of church. Call 610-298-2710.

Letter to the editor

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

We should just have one organization: Scouting

To the Editor:

Many years ago when I was a Scoutmaster of a Troop, I could not get any help. So I asked if I could have some willing Den Mothers from the Cub Scout Pack to help with the Boy Scout Troop.

I was told Boy Scouts was for men and boys only. Well, after a few years, we all know how that turned out.

With the way so many in America feel about equality, I think we should just have Scouting.

Boy and girls together learning the same skills for the most part.

BREAKING NEWS: Pro-life group puts Parkland School District on notice regarding student club

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

According to information provided by the Thomas More Society, Chicago, Ill., Parkland High School Superintendent Richard Sniscak was sent a demand letter May 17 from attorneys at that organization.

The letter charges the high school’s denial of a request by some students to form a pro-life student group is unconstitutional and must be reversed.

According to the email from the public relations firm representing the Thomas More Society, last fall, two students tried to start a Students for Life group at Parkland.

Senior center announces events

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, will host the following programs for seniors:

May 20: DJ Bobby Koch, 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the Trexler Room. Admission includes refreshments.

Good Vibrations Chorus is beginning a new season with a new director and will meet from 9:30-11 a.m. May 22. All singers are welcome.

Instructor Al Skeath will be hosting the following historical talks:

“The Golden Age of Hollywood 1930-1950” 12:30-1:30 p.m. May 24.

Additional historical talks include:

“Bizarre Tales from WWII” 1-2 p.m. May 22 with Ted LaRose;

Chosen Words

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To All the Friends I’ve Known

Or’e all the years that I have lived with

people passing through it

I made a lot of friends along the way.

I can’t remember ALL their names,

but I remember how we played.

As kids we played the simple games,

like jacks, marbles and ball;

We played Simon says, hide and seek, hop scotch and tried hard not to fall.

We played a game called Russia;

not political at all,

We simply threw a tennis ball

upon a solid wall.

You had to go through different things like throw it up and down,

Volunteers are needed

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Gap Nature Center, 8844 Paint Mill Road, Slatington, is looking for volunteers to staff booths at various events and festivals.

At the booths, volunteers will talk to people about the Nature Center and its activities.

Sometimes, they may sell raffle tickets.

The Nature Center has received the following requests for booths:

·Pets and Nature Festival, 10-3 p.m. July 8 at Wesley United Methodist Church, 540 Center St., Bethlehem.

Local resident on dean’s list

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in



Jordan Hoffman of Schnecksville was named to the dean list for the fall 2016 semester at Misericordia University, Dallas.

Hoffman, a 2014 graduate of Parkland High School, is studying physical therapy.

She is the daughter of Rodney and Kerrie Hoffman of Schnecksville.


The following students graduated in December 2016 from Lehigh Carbon Community College, Schnecksville.

S. Carolina

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by The Press in

Schnecksville resident Sydney Lutz, a sophomore majoring in biology, was named to the president’s list for the fall 2016 semester at Coastal Carolina University, Conway, S.C.

To qualify for the president’s list for high academic achievement, students must earn a 4.0 grade point average and must be enrolled full time.