East Penn Press

Monday, September 24, 2018

Nomination deadline Sept. 14

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. The winners will be recognized for their contributions to the community based on service hours and commitment.

The President’s Volunteer Service Awards will be given to the winners at an event 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

“The Pennsylvania March,” composed by Bethlehem resident Ron DeGrandis, will be featured in a free, open to the public, 3 p.m. Marine Band of Allentown concert Sept. 16 at West Park, 16th and Turner streets, Allentown. Tom Heinick will conduct this inaugural performance of the first march ever composed for the state during the band’s last concert of the season.

Coat drive through Oct. 21

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

quakertown farmers market

The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, is holding its 23rd annual winter coat drive now through Oct. 21.

Gently used coats which are clean and still in good repair can be brought to the office located at Exit #4.

All collected coats will be given to the Salvation Army to help needy neighbors stay warm this winter.

For more information, call 215-536-9019.

‘Unopposed’ is key word in state House races

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

In a year when both major political parties are underscoring the importance of the midterm elections, 41 percent of all Pennsylvania House of Representatives seats are not contested going into the Nov. 6 general election. That’s right: 83 of the 203 seats have just one candidate, usually the incumbent (the person already holding the office).

The Democrats have been much more successful than the Republicans in filling ballot positions. The rate has been 2 to 1.

There are no Republicans in 56 state House districts and no Democrats in 27 others.

Dance classes offered

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The YMCA offers a variety of recital classes for children of all ages. Classes range from Mommy & Me to Princess Ballet to various levels of Hip Hop & Acro, all culminating with an end of the year recital in June.

The eight month dance program is for boys and girls, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants. YMCA dance is offered at six locations in the Lehigh Valley.

For more information or questions, contact the YMCA dance director, Patty Randolph at 610-264-5221 or email pattyrandolph@gv-ymca.org.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Final arguments in zoning hearing



On Sept. 12 the Lower Milford Township Zoning Hearing Board will hear the final arguments for Docket 09-02, Geryville Materials, Inc.

Docket 09-02 first came before the ZHB in July 2009 with a request for a special exception for the operation of a quarry, asphalt plant, concrete plant and other accessory uses. Over the last nine years, 62 hearings have been held. Geryville Materials, Inc is the equitable owner of eight parcels, totaling 628.483 acres.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Simple assault

Jerome William Callaway, 49, of Allentown, allegedly pushed, kicked and punched an individual at a location on South Seventh Street, Upper Milford Township, 2:30 p.m. Aug. 22, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Martin Thomas Vranicar, 62, of Allentown, was taken into custody after he allegedly attempted to remove merchandise valued at $180.73 from Walmart, 1091 Mill Creek Road, Lower Macungie Township, 10:01 p.m. Aug. 27, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Career fair planned

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The East Penn School District and the Emmaus High School guidance department will host the inaugural 2018 Career Exploration Fair Oct. 4.

The event is open to all Lehigh Valley fifth to 12th grade students and focuses on degree and non-degree professions. Students will have an opportunity to speak with over 50 career professionals who will share what path they took, the education required and what a typical day looks like within their fields.