East Penn Press

Monday, September 24, 2018


Thursday, September 20, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Council sets light to fireworks ordinance fuse

On Sept. 12 Alburtis Borough Council reviewed and passed a motion adopting Ordinance 548 establishing regulations for the use of fireworks in the borough.

The ordinance includes time restrictions “prohibiting the use of consumer fireworks on any day before 10 a.m. or after 10 p.m., provisions establishing that the borough does not permit the use of consumer fireworks on or from property owned, leased or controlled by the borough, provisions relating to permits for display fireworks and establishing penalties for violations.”


Thursday, September 20, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Emmaus Youth Association expresses concerns

President of the Emmaus Youth Association Tom Ashleman attended the Sept. 17 Emmaus Borough Council meeting to address concerns.

“There’s been challenges from the EYA perspective about our relationship with the borough,” Ashleman said. “Rather than that continue to fester and get worse, our approach is that we want to be very upfront and honest with the borough and talk a little bit about what our views were.”

Ashleman said he wanted to speak at the council meeting in order to make sure the issues were visible for everyone.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Camp Mountain House hosts day camp

For over 75 years, Mountain House has offered an opportunity for Girl Scouts in every age group to be creative in the art center, swim, perform on stage, sing songs, get messy with science, learn outdoor cooking, try a low-ropes challenge course, participate in nature activities or learn archery.

Mountain House, in Salisbury Township, is one of three Girl Scout day camps – the others are in Valley Forge and Lafayette Hills.

Girl Scout resident camps are Laughing Waters, in Gilbertsville, Mosey Wood, in White Haven, Shelly Ridge, in Miquon, and Wood Haven, in Pine Grove.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

The Swain School dedicates new Field of Dreams

On Sept. 4 The Swain School dedicated its new “Field of Dreams” project, in the large expanse in front of the school campus, along South 24th Street, Salisbury Township.

The project includes a playing field, amphitheater and an environmental classroom. The field, named Werner Field, in honor of longtime Swain Director of Athletics Maggie Werner who was an early student at the school, a student parent, then an employee. Werner currently serves as the school’s director of strategic initiatives.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 15

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost; children under six are admitted at no charge. For more information, call the church office at 610-966-3601 or Darlene at 610-966-5115.

Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society quarterly meeting 3 to 7 p.m. at the Schubert-Graber cabin, 6516 Powder Valley Road, Upper Milford Township. A gathering at the cabin will include information about the restoration project and picnic food. All are welcome.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

Vera Cruz celebrates its

The Vera Cruz Community Association held its 67th annual Vera Cruz Homecoming community block party at Mystic Chain Park recently.

Guests enjoyed live entertainment from the Rehrig Brothers, The Large Flowerheads and WTAP radio personality Jeffrey “Uncle Jeffrey” Tapler.

There was also a cakewalk, bingo and food along with an antique tractor show, donated from the Old Time Plowboys and local farmers.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Match show held at Macungie Memorial Park

The Allentown Dog Training Club recently supported that old adage, “The show must go on.”

In spite of rainy conditions Sept. 9, the club’s annual match show went on as planned. A match show is a simulation. Dogs and handlers carry out the exercises required to qualify for titles and are given feedback from experienced trainers. Handlers have the opportunity to polish and perfect their and their dogs’ performances without the pressure of actual competition.

On this soggy Sunday, trainers and canines of all descriptions made the best of the wet situation.


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Police department receives Chief’s Accreditation Award

The Emmaus Police Department was given its fourth Chief’s Accreditation Award at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting Sept. 4.

Dick Hammon, accreditation project manager for the Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association, said the police department received its first accreditation in 2006 and has been re-accredited every three years since.

“It gets harder as time goes on,” Hammon said. “I think a lot of people misunderstand the program and think that once you get accreditation it’s a simple thing; it’s not a simple thing.”


Thursday, September 13, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

Wescosville village and highway commercial zones discussed

The Sept. 4 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Planning Commission focused primarily on the Wescosville Village Zone.

In the village of Wescosville, the planning commission wanted to encourage the reuse of the existing structures. There was a discussion about the idea of temporary parking.