East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Eleanor Jean Hayden

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Eleanor Jean Hayden (Roth), 89, of Emmaus, died March 17, 2019. She was the wife of the late Stephen J. Hayden. They were married for 64 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late John and Anna Roth, of Fullerton.

Known as Jeanne by her friends and family, she attended Allentown High School.

She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Allentown and was active in various church activities.

She loved flowers and enjoyed traveling with her husband. Her greatest happiness was the company of family and friends throughout her life.

Major (Ret.) James Anthony Casey Jr.

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

James Anthony Casey Jr., 58, of Emmaus, died March 10, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Meredith “Merry” A. (Hopke) Casey. They celebrated 37 years of marriage. Born in Rockville Centre, N.Y., he was the son of James A. Sr. and Mary Jane (Lynch) Casey.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from College of the Holy Cross and his MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Persian Gulf War and retired as a Major.

Janet A. Adams

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former owner, Chestnut Greenery

Janet A. (Rohrbach) Adams, 83, of Allentown, died March 5, 2019, at Manor Care West, Allentown, while being serenaded by Elvis/Teddy Bear and surrounded by loving family members and caring staff. She was the wife of the late Evan Adams, who was her high school sweetheart. She was a daughter of the late Earl and Mae (Krauss) Rohrbach.

Minnich announces bid for Lehigh County Coroner

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in Local News

With the recent announcement Lehigh County Coroner Scott M. Grim has retired, Lehigh County First Deputy Coroner and Operations Manager Eric D. Minnich has announced his candidacy for coroner.

Minnich, 41, a Democrat, began his employment with the Lehigh County Coroner’s Office as a part-time deputy coroner in 2006.

By 2007, he began as a full-time deputy coroner and, in 2012, began his leadership role as the first deputy coroner and operations manager, having been promoted by Grim.

Another View

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Every day should be devoted to healthy nutrition

For months, I have been looking for a good nutritional plan/diet I can follow that would help me change my poor eating habits; however, choosing one has not been easy.

Even after months of researching different plans, I am more confused by the nutritional information I have read on the Internet.

As I still have not found one that fits all my specific nutritional goals, I opted to begin March eating healthy nutritious foods.

And, what better timing as March is National Nutrition Month.

Student artwork now featured

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley presents the exhibit, “Beyond Batiks,” featuring works by William Allen Arts Academy students through March 23.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley highlights artists in the region specifically as an outreach effort to artist groups and students.

The gallery is adjacent to the Ronald K. De Long Gallery on the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

Artists applications

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Saucon Valley Conservancy is seeking artists for the fifth annual Saucon Creek Arts Festival June 1 on the Historic Heller Homestead grounds, 1890-1892 Friedensville Road, Hellertown.

There will be a juried show, based on creativity, originality, technique and presentation, with cash prizes.

Visit https://www.sauconvalleyconservancy.org/ for more information; for applications, visit www.zapplication.org/event-info.php?ID=7014 (due by March 25).


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Mental health symposium March 30


East Penn School District and Communities in Schools presents a mental health symposium for parents of students in kindergarten through high school March 30 at Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Ave.

Participants are asked to enter through the auditorium doors on North Street.

The symposium is a collaborative effort between EPSD school counselors, EPSD school psychologists and Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley.