East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Margaret Martha Vince Ortt

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in Obituaries

former Emmaus resident

Margaret “Peggy” Martha Vince Ortt, 100, died Feb. 28, 2019, at The Gardens, Poplar Estates, Columbia, Tenn. She was the wife of the late Roswell Ortt who died in March 2017. They were married for 74 years. Born in New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Bukczar Vince.

She was raised on a beloved farm in Vera Cruz and was a longtime resident of Emmaus.

She was employed at Emmaus Manufacturing and retired from Genesco Corporation, Allentown, in 1982 and moved to Tennessee for a short time and then to Spring Hill, Fla. for 29 years.

Shoe collection

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Saucon Valley Community Center is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through March 21 to raise funds for building renovation and programming. The shoe donations may be dropped off at the SVCC, 323 Northampton St., Hellertown, call 610-838-0722 for other locations or for more information, visit http://svcommctr.org/.

The donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs will issue to SVCC a check for the collected shoes.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Officer testing offered


The Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium and eight area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer.

The written exam will take place April 6 and the physical agility test will take place April 20.

Participating agencies include: Catasauqua Borough Police, Coplay Borough Police, Coopersburg Borough Police, Emmaus Borough Police, South Whitehall Township Police, Upper Macungie Township Police, Upper Saucon Township Police and Whitehall Township Police.

Rosie Riveter Day

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The National Museum of Industrial History will hold its second annual Rosie the Riveter Day March 17 at the NMIH, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

“The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” documentary screening will begin 1 p.m. There will be youth activities 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is an admission discount for ages seven to 17 if the child is dressed up as Rosie.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit http://nmih.org or call 610-694-6644.