East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 31, 2020


Thursday, March 5, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Phase 4 of Macungie beautification in the works

During the March 2 Macungie Borough Council meeting, Borough Engineer Stan Wojciechowski spoke about Phase 4 of the Streetscape Improvement Plan. Phase 4 will continue with the placement of streetlights and planting of street trees from the Macungie Pub and continue to Mountain Creek. This phase is being set up for bidding.

Issues with prior work were mentioned. Sloppy brick work is among the issues. There is a list of problems the last contractor must remedy before complete payment is made.


Thursday, February 27, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Former Secret Service agent for Reagan, Joseph Petro tells of witnessing history

Joseph Petro, speaking to the Allentown Rotary Club Feb. 21 at Bell Hall restaurant in downtown Allentown, took his audience back to the mid-1980s, when he was the head of President Ronald Reagan’s Secret Service protective detail and Petro sat in on a private meeting between Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev in Geneva, Switzerland.

The cordial relationship struck up between Reagan and Gorbachev in that meeting, Petro asserted, had a tremendous influence on the trajectory of world relations.


Thursday, February 27, 2020 by The Press in Local News

Feb. 27

Upper Milford Historical Society meeting 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building, Old Zionsville. Mike Fegley will share his extensive bottle collection and talk about the history bottles reveal. Refreshments will be provided; all are welcome. For more information, call 610-966-4851.

Feb. 29

Leap year dance and pizza party 6-8 p.m. at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury Township, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. Sponsored by Jerusalem Sunday School; all are welcome. For more information, call Louise at 610-866-1611.

March 1


Thursday, February 27, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Officers serve up community spirit

The first thing a visitor to the Feb. 23 community breakfast at the Macungie VFW social hall at 287 Lehigh St., Macungie, might notice is that it is loud. Then, they’d notice a lot of veteran’s service caps. Then, amid the raucous banter, it would become apparent that everyone was smiling and laughing and having a good old-time neighborhood get together. You were in the kind of place where everybody knows your name.


Thursday, February 27, 2020 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Contract awarded for new turf project

The East Penn Board of School Directors unanimously voted to award the contract for Emmaus High School’s new turf and track resurfacing project to Skepton Construction, Inc. at the Feb. 24 board meeting. On the previous recommendation of James Lynch, of D’Huy Engineering, the winning base bid of $1,490,000 plus bid alternates, soft costs and contingencies, went to the Pennsburg-based contractor.


Thursday, February 27, 2020 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Uninspected vehicles in Flower Park lot discussed

During the Feb. 18, Macungie Borough Council meeting a vehicle situation was discussed.

There are two unregistered, uninspected cars sitting near Flower Park in the parking lot. It is not clear whether the cars are on the borough’s portion of the parking lot.

Macungie Borough Manager Robert Glisson is looking into this problem. Included in this is how to deal with them if they are on borough property as there does not appear to be an ordinance that deals with this situation.


Thursday, February 27, 2020 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

Emmaus historic sites to launch new websites

It was announced at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting Feb. 18 the three Emmaus historical sites will launch new websites.

The Knauss Homestead, Shelter House and 1803 House have all been a staple part of the borough for centuries and the board members hope the new and improved websites will provide more knowledge and insight to these historic properties.