East Penn Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hornet girls harriers run at PIAA XC Meet

Friday, November 9, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Time will tell if the Emmaus girls cross country team gained wisdom at the 2018 PIAA Cross Country Championships on Nov. 3 in Hershey.

Coach Kelly Bracetty’s young squad (six of the seven runners at states were underclassmen) finished with 382 points, good for 16th overall out of 19 schools in the Class 3A results. The Green Hornets’ average time was 21 minutes and 21 seconds.

“Today was a good learning experience for the girls team,” said Bracetty. “This was their first state meet for many of them. They really didn’t know what to expect at the start.”

LV Arts Council disburses grants to fund 33 projects

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

How do the arts enhance your life?

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council (LVAC) says plenty.

The 501c3 organization was established “to promote the value of the arts, foster collaboration in the community and encourage arts engagement for all people in the Lehigh Valley.”

The Arts Council honored its membership at the annual Arts Count 2018 annual fall reception and Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts (PPA) Grant Awards presentation Oct. 16, Butz Corporate Center, 842 Hamilton St., Allentown.

Emmaus hosts Nazareth Friday night

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Green Hornets take the first step toward a state football championship Friday night.

The District 11 Class 6A quarterfinals kick off with four games including the second-seeded Green Hornets, who host the seventh-seeded Nazareth Blue Eagles at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 at East Penn School District Stadium.

“There’s nothing like it,” said coach Harold Fairclough about the postseason. “The playoffs are about the little things. Practicing as it gets dark. Practicing as it gets colder. A lot of teams are already turning in their uniforms and we’re still playing.”

Renovated 19th St. Theatre is more than a building

Friday, October 26, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

The year is 1928. The Roaring ‘20s are nearing their conclusion and the Great Depression’s desolation awaits.

In West Allentown, a stately, regal and artful movie palace opens known as the Nineteenth Street Theatre.

Ninety years later, years of planning, months of renovations and $5.5 million have created a refurbished Civic Theatre of Allentown, which officially reopened during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Oct. 11.

Hornets host Trojans in regular season finale

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Like the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, the Parkland Trojans will field a quality football team. Their reputation is well-known and they are an established Lehigh Valley powerhouse. They consistently turn out well-disciplined, fundamentally sound football teams. They usually have great individual talent and are always well coached. They are a football machine.

EHS girls take third at EPC meet

Thursday, October 25, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

One thing is certain about the Emmaus girls cross country team: it doesn’t quit.

Without two of its top runners in Kera Reinhard and Clara Kennedy, it would have been easy to offer excuses and marginal resistance during the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Cross Country Championships on Oct. 16 at Bethlehem Municipal Golf Course. Instead the Green Hornets pulled together and offered a solid performance, finishing third overall with 105 points. Easton claimed first place with 78 points and Parkland finished second with 99 points.

Mistakes lead to OT loss

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

For more than 44 minutes, the Emmaus football team was the better football team in its battle against Freedom last Friday night at East Penn School District Stadium. The stats showed it and for more than 44 minutes the scoreboard proved it.

When Lubens Myers (20 carries for 148 yards) took it to the house on a 4-yard run with 3:39 left in the fourth quarter, the Hornets led 24-9. The Patriots were in position for a very quiet bus ride back to Bethlehem.

Emmaus was simply the better football team. Until they weren’t.

Football faces Beca Saturday

Thursday, October 18, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus football team has little time to sulk as it prepares for a its next encounter of the 2018 campaign against a rugged Bethlehem Catholic squad that is 6-2 overall and 4-2 in league play.

Coach Joe Henrich’s Golden Hawks are playing clutch football down the stretch. Last week they were tied 7-7 at half against Easton. The Golden Hawks dominated play in the second half and scored the last 21 points to win going away 28-7, their third straight win.

China policies affect recycling

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Business Showcase

Scrap policy is evolving and how the United States responds matters, and matters a lot.

That’s what panelists told a crowd assembled at the 2018 Lehigh Valley Energy & Environment Outlook and Expo, Sept. 21, Homewood Suites, Center Valley, presented by the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Ground zero for those changes are occurring in China. The communist country has recently banned certain materials and is requiring exporters to ship materials that are almost entirely devoid of contamination.