East Penn Press

Tuesday, November 19, 2019


Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

Borough discusses trash contract

The Nov. 27 Alburtis Borough Council meeting began with a change in Halloween plans from the Mayor’s report.

Mayor Kathleem Palmer decided to move trick-or-treat from Halloween night to Nov. 1 out of concern for public safety due to weather conditions.

Following that, public comments began with a discussion by Sam Augustine about trash service providers.


Thursday, October 31, 2019 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in School

Emmaus High School theater department presents

‘Our Town’

Queues sound and lights move as adrenaline courses through the anxious cast and crew members of Emmaus High School’s theater department.

After weeks of rehearsal, the group excitedly awaits the opening night of its production of Thorton Wilder’s “Our Town” during rehearsal.

Hoping to live up to the audience’s expectations of such a historically notable play, the cast and crew prepare to the best of their abilities.


Friday, October 18, 2019 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

Council dispute borough finances and sidewalks

At the Oct. 9 Alburtis Borough Council meeting, council members evaluated expenses and a request for sidewalk installation on West Second Street.

Members analyzed garbage contract bids, energy provider offers and grants among the borough finances.

Preceeding public comments, the borough discussed the current garbage bids in comparison to their current contract. The borough has the option of extending their current contract or accepting a new contract with J.P. Mascaro & Sons.


Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

Public safety concerns raised by residents

Several neighbors attended the Sept. 25 Alburtis Borough Council meeting to raise awareness to an ongoing property issue.

Residents informed the borough of what they felt was a public safety issue — as a result of the recent severe thunderstorms, significant amounts of water gather in the yards of those located on Chestnut Street. Despite their continuous inquiries over the years, no storm drain has been installed, leaving the properties to face erosion and occasional flooding.

Annual Bowers Chile Pepper Festival celebrates with a variety of vendors

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

This year’s Chile Pepper Festival celebrated its 24th anniversary by welcoming 15 new vendors. The festival was held Sept. 6 and 7 at Bill DeLong Memorial Park.

In addition to hot sauce and a variety of foods, festival attractions included a jalapeño eating contest and salsa contest, as well as live music. But for the locals and vendors, Bowers’ food festival serves as more than entertainment, instead they see it as a chance for the community to come together.


Thursday, September 19, 2019 by MAKENZIE CHRISTMAN in Local News

New community projects discussed

The Sept 11. Alburtis Borough Council meeting included a proposed handicap parking space at Hosfeld Insurance, 19 E. Main St. and a project to repave the intersection in front of Alburtis Elementary School.

Donna Hosfeld sought approval to create a handicap parking space for her insurance business. Hosfeld expressed concern for potential handicapped customers who may have to travel up the hill next to her business and wished to make it more handicap accessible.