East Penn Press

Saturday, February 22, 2020

Legendary Sweethea rts

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Joy filled the room as residents at Legend of Allentown celebrated Valentine’s Day Feb. 14 with “Waffles with your Sweetheart.”

Loved ones savored waffles with whipped cream and a choice of toppings prepared by Chef Sargent Majors. Staff set up a festive Valentine-themed exhibit of vintage photographs of the couples, including several framed wedding and anniversary pictures. The golden-agers also basked in the sound of golden oldies.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Local News

School board studies bids for new turf project

The East Penn Board of School Directors observed a moment of silence for Jeffrey Kleckner, a retired business teacher and Gary Reigal, a former district business manager, at the start of board’s 3 1/2 hour long Feb. 10 meeting. Kleckner died Feb. 6 and Reigal died Jan. 16.

A request to address the board at the meeting was granted to Chris DeJohn, of Lower Macungie Township, who supported the new turf field project. He asked the board, “To finish the project well,” by including the Hornet logo in the field’s center and the words “Emmaus” and “Hornets” installed at the end zones.


Thursday, December 12, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Turf project estimated to be $1.9 million

After being serenaded by “Fermata Nowhere,” the East Penn Board of School Directors got back to business at the reorganized board’s first regular meeting Dec. 9. The Emmaus High School all-boys choir, under the direction of Rita Cortez, sang an a cappella rendition of “12 Days of Christmas” which delighted all who listened.


Thursday, December 12, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

School board reorganizes

An organizational meeting was held Dec. 3 by the East Penn Board of School Directors. Ken Bacher and Paul Champagne were promptly returned to their previously held posts of president and vice president respectively, by unanimous board votes.

Board Secretary Janine Allen presided over the meeting until Adam Smith was elected president pro tempore to briefly oversee the swearing in of new members and the election of officers.

Pip the Mouse returns to Liberty Bell Museum

Friday, December 6, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

“Pip: The Mouse Before Christmas” has returned to its fanciful stage for another run of vintage seasonal fun in the Liberty Bell Museum, Allentown.

Pip and his holiday puppet show premiered at Hess’s, Ninth and Hamilton streets, in 1962. After the iconic Allentown department store closed, puppets, props and stage found a home at the Liberty Bell Museum where the holiday show has been going on since 2003.

Once in a lifetime: Whitehall artist receives national exhibit top prize

Friday, November 29, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Douglas Wiltraut has received the Robert Sanstrom Prize, a Gold Medal, and $5,000, as an honorarium, for his painting, “Fading Away” (2018, egg tempera on panel, 22 in. x 33 in.) at the 65th Annual Exhibition of the National Society of Painters in Casein & Acrylic (NSPCA) held at the Salmagundi Club, New York City.


Thursday, November 14, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Local News

School board bids adieu to retiring Director Ballard

The East Penn School Directors fondly bid farewell to Charles Ballard at his last official meeting Nov. 11. Ballard is retiring from the board after 24 years of service. They also honored him with a retirement party 45 minutes prior to the board meeting.

Having been granted permission to address the board, Susan Arnold, teacher and president of the East Penn Education Association presented Ballard with “The Friend of Education Award” for his long tenure on the school board.

10th annual InVision is set

Friday, November 1, 2019 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The month-long 2019 InVision Photo Festival begins 6- 9 p.m. Nov. 1 as part of Southside Bethlehem’s “First Friday,” ArtsQuest’s Banana Factory Arts Center, with three exhibitions and opportunities to create artwork, view demonstrations and attend artists’ talks.

“The Lehigh Valley has an incredibly rich photographic community and artistic heritage, which InVision has celebrated for 10 years now,” says ArtsQuest Director of Visual Arts Hillary Harper.