East Penn Press

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in Local News

In the Sept. 26 Lower Milford Township supervisors meeting story in The Press, we reported Limeport Village residents were concerned with rising sewage rates. Resident Pouran Esrafily was quoted as expressing frustrations with a recent 12 percent increase in monthly sewage costs. The $1,200 per month rate for sewage quoted in the article is actually a yearly rate.

The Press apologizes for the error.

Career fair planned Oct. 4

Thursday, October 4, 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.

Nearly 500 acres protected on Blue Mountain

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Wildlands Conservancy announced Aug. 24 the permanent protection of nearly 500 acres, located on Blue Mountain (Kittatinny Ridge) east of Bake Oven Knob in Carbon County.

Purchased from the Semmel family, the acreage closes one of the last major gaps in continuous preservation on the Kittatinny Ridge. The nearly 500-acre parcel expands public lands and natural areas like State Game Lands 217 and supports East Penn Township’s greenway development plans along Lizard Creek.

Kids sensory friendly movies start Oct. 13

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Health Network’s free standard and sensory friendly Second Saturday Kids Movie Series will open with “Pee Wee’s Big Adventure” 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 in the Red (standard film) and Blue (sensory friendly) Cinemas, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, Arts Quest, 101 Founders Way. The series continues with Cinderella (1950) Nov. 10 and Polar Express Dec. 8; free reserved tickets are required.

The Press invites readers to participate in annual program

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Valley Press invites readers to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stocking for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.

Bethlehem event set for Oct. 14

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The 2018 CROP Hunger Walk will be held 1 p.m. Oct. 14, three and six mile pet-friendly walks starting 1:30 p.m., all beginning under the Hill-to-Hill bridge at the foot of Main Street, Bethlehem. Rest stops are provided.

Twenty-five percent of the funds raised by the walks are returned to the community. The remaining 75 percent is used by Church World Service local, national and international disaster relief and to help end hunger locally and around the world.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, September 28, 2018 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, September 26: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, Scandinavian blend vegetables, wheat bread w/ margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, September 27: Orange juice, beer battered haddock, red quinoa hash browns w/spinach and cheese, seasoned carrots, wheat bread w/margarine, lemon meringue pie.

Friday, September 28: Apple juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, fresh seedless grapes.


Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Applause, applause: The Allentown Arts Commission Arts Ovation Awards, now in its 30th year, will be presented at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 27, ballroom, Renaissance Hotel, 12 N. Seventh St., Allentown. The Butz Family, above, will receive the Legacy Award. “To see the years of dedication this year’s recipients have given to Allentown and the arts shows us that our community has a very deep, rich soul,” said Jane Heft, of the Allentown Arts Commission, and City Center Allentown Vice President & Design Director.

Judge Young

Friday, September 28, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Retired Lehigh County Court Judge Robert K. Young will speak and sign copies of his new book, “Job Description: Trial Judge, Eleven and a Half Years on the Bench,” 1 p.m. Sept. 29, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

Young’s book will be available for purchase, and the author will sign copies.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074