East Penn Press

Monday, February 24, 2020

swain school

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Summer sports camps open to all children

The Swain School is now accepting registrations for its summer sports camps, open to all children in the community. Programs are offered on Swain's 20-acre campus at 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, in Salisbury Township.

Nine sports camps will be offered, including those for basketball, running, field hockey, dance, soccer and lacrosse. Swain's coaches will staff the camps; grades are for fall 2013.

ŸCoed soccer: grades three to eight, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 through 8

ŸGirls basketball: grades four through nine, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 through 8

Richard J. Shaak

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in Obituaries

former East Penn teacher

Richard "Dick" J. Shaak, 85, of Myerstown, formerly of Emmaus, died July 1, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Doris V. (Berky) Shaak, to whom he was married for 65 years on June 19. Born in Jackson Township, he was the son of the late John E. and Myrtle B. (Wolfe) Shaak.

A 1946 graduate of Myerstown High School, a 1951 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, and a 1959 graduate of Lehigh University, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

The consequences of social networking

Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Just 10 years ago, social networking was unheard of, but today it is an important part of our daily lives.

Teenagers, who have a propensity for being social, use social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to communicate with each other outside of the classroom.

Although there are undeniable benefits to using sites such as these to keep in touch with friends, not all teenagers realize the full extent of the consequences that also come with these networks.


Wednesday, July 10, 2013 by The Press in News Briefs

Water safety tips

The American Red Cross Northeast PA Region offers these water safety tips for the summer.

Besides taking age-appropriate swimming lessons, there are important tips to follow to ensure safety while having fun in and around the water. Peter M. Brown, regional CEO said, "By making water safety your priority, you can deter and eliminate water-related accidents from happening and have a fun and enjoyable summer."