East Penn Press

Monday, November 12, 2018


Thursday, July 26, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

Gala supports innovator grants for teachers

The East Penn School District Education Foundation recently celebrated “A Night for Innovation” at the Lehigh Country Club to support the innovator grant program.

The EPSD Education Foundation teacher innovator grant program offers teachers the opportunity to bring STEAM-Powered innovation to their classrooms.

Through this program, the foundation said they have the ability “to enrich, extend and deepen the educational experiences of East Penn School District students with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.”


Thursday, July 19, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Craziest mini-golf tournament held July 14

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Putt U Miniature Golf, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, held “The Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” July 14 and donated a total of $6,000 to local charities.

In this special tournament, golfers played 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs were allowed, so players were encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they could to putt with.


Thursday, July 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Local pastry shop shuts doors after 84 years

A staple in Emmaus closed its doors July 1 to the shock of many residents and visitors to the community.

Emmaus Bakery, 415 Chestnut St., has been a part of the Emmaus community for 84 years.

A history found on the Internet shows Emmaus Bakery was conceived in 1934 by John Shadler and was originally called Shadler’s Bakery. Some time after opening, Shadler changed the name of the bakery to Emmaus Bakery and continued to operate the bakery for 19 years.

The bakery was then owned and operated by the Zayaitz family for over 43 years.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Bipartisan budget bolsters economy, workforce through education and skills training

In a news release June 22, Governor Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-2019 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

School board introduces candidate for superintendent’s job

The East Penn Board of School Directors introduced Assistant Superintendent Kristen Campbell as the second of two final candidates they are considering to fill the shoes of departing school Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder.

The event was chaired by Board President Alan Earnshaw who encouraged members of the public and media to ask the candidate questions.


Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Two women honored for ‘service above self’

The Emmaus Rotary Club celebrated International Women’s Day by recognizing two women who exemplify the Rotary Club’s values of service above self.

Honored were Debra Ann Geiger and Jennifer Kunes Driscoll.

Alicia Ruiz-Orbin, committee co-chair for International Women’s Day, said the International Women’s Day Celebration Awards “aim to celebrate women’s achievements and increase visibility.” Members of her committee included David Dunn, Dee Eng and Rose Galeano-Phillips, committee co-chair.


Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Team committed to serving the residents of Lehigh County

On Jan. 4, 2016, Joseph N. Hanna took the oath of office as Lehigh County Sheriff, following Sheriff Ronald Rossi who had held the office for 24 years and chose not to run for a seventh term.

Hanna, of Lower Macungie Township, was elected to a 4-year term and immediately surrounded himself with an experienced team of professionals committed to serving the residents and visitors to Lehigh County.