East Penn Press

Saturday, May 25, 2019


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs reminds veterans and their dependents that they should never pay for assistance to apply for veterans’ benefits. Accredited veteran service officers are allowed by federal and state laws to help to identify, determine eligibility for and apply for a wide range of benefits on the local, state and federal levels.

Trauma blood donations needed

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The American Red Cross needs blood donations to trauma centers during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year. One car accident victim might use as many as 100 units of blood.

Donor appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free app at www.RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Red Cross blood, platelets or plasma donors through June 10 will receive an Amazon.com gift card via email (restrictions apply). For information, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org/Together.

Center closed for holiday

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed May 25, through 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s driver and vehicle services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.


Monday, May 20, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Four Democratic candidates and two Republican candidates are on the May 21 ballot for Lehigh County Commissioner At-Large. This is a 4-year term. Vote for no more than four.


Bob Elbich, Weisenberg Township

Dave Harrington, Lower Milford Township

Dan Hartzell, South Whitehall Township

Zakiya Smalls, South Whitehall Township


Mathias Matt Green, Washington Township

Marty Nothstein, Lowhill Township

Brad Osborne, South Whitehall Township

Antonio A. Pineda, Whitehall Township

2019 Freddy nominations list

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Here’s the list of the 2019 Freddy Awards nominations:


Bangor Area, “Mamma Mia!”

Easton Area, “Oklahoma!”

Freedom, “Anything Goes”

Nazareth Area, “Curtains”

Parkland, “Curtains”

Phillipsburg, “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast”

Saucon Valley, “Curtains”

Southern Lehigh, “Les Misérables: School Edition”

Warren Hills Regional, “The Addams Family”


Bangor Area, “Mamma Mia!”

Dieruff, “Once on This Island”

Easton Area, “Oklahoma!”

Emmaus, “Les Misérables: School Edition”

Northampton County senior menus

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610 - 829-4540 (ask operator for Area Agency on Aging) for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, May 15: Marinated turkey cutlet, rosemary red potatoes, au gratin cauliflower, wheat bread w/ margarine, chocolate chip cookie.

Thursday, May 16: Apricot nectar, pork barbecue on a bun, Amish potato salad, fresh seedless grapes.

Friday, May 17: Macaroni and cheese w/ bacon and tomatoes, green peas, baby kale and spinach salad w/ ranch dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, chilled plums.