East Penn Press

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

250 attend Energypath 2017 at DeSales

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Approximately 250 students, professors, and industry professionals attended The Energypath 2017 conference in the Gerald White Conference Center, DeSales University, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

John Costlow, president and CEO of Sustainable Energy Fund, said he hopes that Energypath 2017 “inspired students, professors, industry professionals, policy makers and energy users alike to examine their impact on the environment and their contributions toward a sustainable future.”

Drone instruction

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) is offering a two-credit course in small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), commonly referred to as drones. With the commercial applications of drones increasingly expanding into businesses such as construction, law enforcement, agriculture, photography and videography, and engineering, drone flying skills can be of value to many employers.

Fundraiser set

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase


Penn State Lehigh Valley (PSU-LV) and Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will host a fundraiser to benefit The Collective Impact Scholarship Fund at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Philadelphia Flyers exhibition hockey game at the PPL Center, Seventh and Hamilton streets, Allentown.

PSU-LV and LCCC are forging a new partnership for students who want to attend college, but have limited means to afford it. The Collective Impact Scholarship Fund will provide “last-dollar” support to students who graduate from a Lehigh Valley high school and attend LCCC or PSU-LV.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Ole 91st:The Oak Ridge Boys, above, kicks off Easton’s State Theatre Center for the Art’s 91st season, 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country music hits, a No. 1 Pop smash (“Elvira”) and numerous Grammy and other awards. The Country Music Hall of Fame quartet lineup, formed in 1973, includes William Lee Golden, Duane Allen, Richard Sterban and Joe Bonsall.

Golf Classic

Friday, September 8, 2017 by The Press in Focus


Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Foundation has rescheduled its 24th annual Golf Classic at Lehigh Country Club, Allentown, for Sept. 25. The event, originally scheduled for Aug. 7, was postponed because of inclement weather.

This year’s honorary chairs are the Rothrock Family, in memory of the late Bruce L. Rothrock, Sr. Proceeds benefit the Bruce L. Rothrock Entrepreneurial Scholarship Fund.

Lee C. Thompson

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Lee C. Thompson, 74, of Emmaus, died Aug. 28, 2017, at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, Allentown. Born in Emmaus, he was the son of the late Clarence and Arlene (Hinkle) Thompson.

He was a supply clerk for the Colgate-Palmolive Manufacturing Co. for several years.

He served in the U.S. Army.

He is survived by a brother, Dale, of Henderson, Nev.; sister, Sandra Leister, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; sister-in-law, Mary; companion, Derrick Hamilton; four nieces. He was predeceased by two brothers, Barry and Bruce.