East Penn Press

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Margaret Gallagher

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?​​

A. I am currently a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is calculus because I love learning how concepts I was taught in previous math and physics classes are what they are because of applications of calculus.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. Throughout my four years in high school I’ve received numerous academic awards for my grades and my caliber.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

May 10

The Allentown Garden Club will hold its next meeting 12:30 p.m. at the Allentown Public Library – lower level. The program “Everything You Want to Know About Birds in the Lehigh Valley” will be presented by Barbara Malt, vice president of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society. Malt will introduce the club to the beautiful and varied birds of our region, when and where to look for them and how to bring more birds to the backyard with bird-friendly garden features. For more information, contact Janice at 610-264-3045.

May 12

Motorcycle enthusiasts rally to battle addiction

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by SHERI BAYNE in Local News

Alburtis Park and Alburtis Fire Company recently hosted the second annual Wheels for H.O.P.E. event. It was a motorcycle event geared toward aiding in the recovery of those addicted to heroin and opiates. H.O.P.E. is an acronym for Heroin Opioid Prevention Education.

Proceeds from the event benefited the Center for Humanistic Change, Allentown.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE - 7TH DISTRICT

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Eight candidates, six Democrats and two Republicans are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.

This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.

The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month.

UPPER MILFORD TOWNSHIP SUPERVISORS

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Residents quiz developer at meeting

Residents attended the Upper Milford Township Supervisor’s meeting May 3 to quiz a developer about issues, including stormwater drainage, which have them concerned. Alan Severance, treasurer of the Mink Estates Home Owner’s Association, was one of the residents.

Severance, who said he and others had unsuccessfully tried to prevent the sale of the property to the developers, were primarily there to make sure the developers “follow all of the rules.”

Scott McMackin, of Cowan and Associates, represented the developers and spoke with the residents and to the supervisors.