East Penn Press

Monday, March 30, 2020


Thursday, March 26, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

‘Hello, Dolly!’ performances postponed; jazz band festival canceled

The SAT testing canceled for March 14 will not have a makeup testing day.

Students will receive an email from the College Board with information on how to register for the May 2 or June 6 tests.

All scheduled performances of the Emmaus High School spring musical “Hello, Dolly!” are postponed.

Anyone who purchased tickets will receive an email regarding rescheduling. If you would like a refund, contact the EHS office staff at 610-965-1650 or email Jkuebler@eastpennsd.org.


Thursday, March 26, 2020 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Community cleanup to celebrate Earth Day 2020 set for April 18

(Writers Note: The dates in the column may be subject to postponement or cancellation due to more or ongoing coronavirus restrictions. If planning to attend any of the listed events, please call ahead to determine if the event is still scheduled. During this trying time, please stay safe.)


Thursday, March 19, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Events canceled due to coronavirus concerns

As I sit at the computer writing my column, the coronavirus updates, cancellations and postponements are pouring in. The uncertainty of what comes next is very unsettling. What is printed below is my best attempt at current news. As my editor tells her freelance writers, check to see if an event is still on before you go out.

The Lower Macungie Library will be closed through the end of March.


Thursday, March 19, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Central Catholic basketball on the road to states

Central’s boys basketball team won the district championship against Bethlehem Catholic High School Feb. 28. This is the Vikings second District 11 title in three years. Nick Filchner led with seven points, Liam Joyce with six points and Jaylen Green with five points and two assists all in the fourth quarter. Viking Basketball defeated South Philadelphia 47- 26 in the first round of the state tournament.

The Vikings fell to Pope John Paul II in an exciting matchup March 10 at Governor Mifflin High School in Berks County. The Vikings lost by two points.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Students collect bar soap for Angel Network

Gay Straight Alliance/GSA will collaborate with the Angel Network to collect bar soap for families in the community in need. Until March 27, donation boxes can be found in the sophomore office, the counseling office as well as Rooms 225, 360, 513 and 523.

The November trip to France for this year is still allowing attendees until the end of March to register. Since there are only a few open spots still available, please enroll before the given deadline.


Thursday, March 5, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Science Olympiad Team wins first place at EPC

Congratulations to the Allentown Central Catholic High School Science Olympiad Team who earned the first place trophy at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference competition Feb. 21, which was held at Northampton Community College. Central received a medal for every event except for one. Amazing job, Vikings!


Thursday, March 5, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Luck of the Irish Penny Party to benefit The Sanctuary at Haafsville

The Sanctuary at Haafsville will hold a Luck of the Irish Penny Party 1 p.m. March 15 at Macungie Memorial Hall. Doors open 11 a.m. There will also be a basket raffle and food and bake sale. Bring a donation for the shelter dogs and cats to be entered in a special prize drawing. Kitchen sales benefit the K9 Kop Project and the New Tripoli Fire Company. Seating is limited; advance tickets can be purchased by calling 484-239-3076.


Thursday, February 27, 2020 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Lucky Bucks Bingo to be held March 15

The Emmaus Main Street Partners and the Emmaus Historical Society will sponsor the popular Lucky Bucks Bingo 2 to 5 p.m. March 15 at St. John’s Lutheran Church parish hall. Tickets are available and can be purchased at David’s Electric, Emmaus Jewel Shop, Laura’s Custom Frame Shop and the museum, while supplies last. This event sold out the last two years. For information, visit emmaushistoric-pa.org.

East Penn Restaurant Week will be held March 1-7. For information, visit LehighValleyChamber.org/EastPennRW.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

LMT library to host ‘A Toast to the ‘20s’ Feb. 22

Lower Macungie Library will host “A Toast to the ‘20s” 7:30–9:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Appetizers, desserts and wine coupled with the sounds of the Red Hot Ramblers from Philadelphia will make for an enjoyable evening. Travel back to the 1920s as the library is transformed into a Speakeasy. No need to knock on the door or know the password to enter. There is a charge; all proceeds benefit the library. Purchase a ticket by Feb. 20 at www.lowermaclib.org and click “donate now” or stop in the library at 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Dress in the 1920s style or in smart casual.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns


Red Cross Club

Girl Up Club’s Valentine’s Day cards, ordered Jan. 31 through Feb. 10, will be delivered during Flex block Feb. 12. The proceeds will go toward education for girls in underprivileged countries.

The Foriegn Culture Club will hold a meet after school Feb. 13 in Room 232. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The Emmaus High School Red Cross Club is collecting socks for homeless veterans and families. Anyone interested in donating should leave new socks in Room 335 before Feb. 14.