East Penn Press

Friday, November 15, 2019

BRIEFLY

Thursday, November 14, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Gift card donations requested

EMMAUS POLICE

Officers of the Emmaus Police Department are again participating in No Shave November to benefit the less fortunate.

Officers will be required to pay for the right to violate department policy and not shave for the month of November. Officers pay for the privilege with a $50 gift card to Target.

The gift cards will be used to buy holiday presents for those in need.

Fraud Watch Network

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Scammers work 24 hours a day, seven days a week looking for their next victims. The unfortunate reality is that millions of people fall victim to scams carried out by sophisticated national and international criminal organizations every year.

You can get a sense of how widespread this is by visiting the AARP scam-tracking map at www.aarp.org/scammap. Understanding how widespread scams are and which ones are trending in your community can help us all stay safe.

Be a fraud fighter! If you can spot a scam, you can stop a scam.

Donations sought through Nov. 8

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS

The Press, a division of Times New, LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings For Soldiers program. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.

The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards.

Imposter scams

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP

The ability of technology to connect us to family and friends is amazing. Grandparents can talk online with their grandkids, high school friends can stay in touch from across the country and you can meet new people with similar interests every day. However, the distance and remote nature of digital communications means you often don’t know exactly who you’re connecting to.

Loretta Fenstermacher hangs up her pen

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

CONGRATULATONS

Longtime reporter and photographer Loretta Fenstermacher has decided to retire.

This is not the first time but editors at The Press previously have been able to convince her otherwise.

Fenstermacher first had her work published in the East Penn Press April 13, 2005. Her son kept the article and had it framed which continues to hang on her wall.

Knappenberger to present recital Nov. 8

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

st. john’s ucc

Rachel Knappenberger, an 11th grader at Emmaus High School, will present a vocal recital 7 p.m. Nov. 8 in St. John’s United Church of Christ in Emmaus.

The free recital is part of the Sanctuary Serenade series offered by Star of the Day Event Productions in the church, 139 N. Fourth St., Emmaus.

Knappenberger, who has a life-long passion for singing, is grateful to Star of the Day for the opportunity to showcase her classical repertoire and to share her love of music.

Donations sought through Nov. 9

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

STOCKINGS FOR SOLDIERS

The Press, a division of Times New, LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings For Soldiers program. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.

The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards.