East Penn Press

Saturday, May 25, 2019


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Media program set for June


WDIY radio station 88.1 FM is holding a summer youth media program 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays June 4 through July 30 at the WDIY studios, 301 Broadway, Bethlehem.

The free classes are open to Lehigh Valley high school students. Space is limited. The application deadline is May 24.

For an application and information, visit www.wdiy.org and click on youth programs on right hand side of the page.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Anonymous tips received

On May 16, building administration received an anonymous tip regarding a potential threat to Lower Macungie Middle School. The state police investigated the allegation and determined it was not a credible threat. This same information continued to circulate and create alarm. State police maintained its position that the threat was not credible. As East Penn is committed to the safety and security of students and staff, they appreciated the communication from the student and school community that helps continue to keep the buildings safe.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs reminds veterans and their dependents that they should never pay for assistance to apply for veterans’ benefits. Accredited veteran service officers are allowed by federal and state laws to help to identify, determine eligibility for and apply for a wide range of benefits on the local, state and federal levels.

Trauma blood donations needed

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The American Red Cross needs blood donations to trauma centers during Trauma Awareness Month this May and throughout the year. One car accident victim might use as many as 100 units of blood.

Donor appointments may be scheduled by downloading the free app at www.RedCrossBlood.org or by calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

Red Cross blood, platelets or plasma donors through June 10 will receive an Amazon.com gift card via email (restrictions apply). For information, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org/Together.

Center closed for holiday

Thursday, May 23, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced all driver license and photo centers, including its full-service center in Harrisburg, will be closed May 25, through 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Customers may still obtain a variety of driver and vehicle products and services, including all forms, publications and driver training manuals, online through PennDOT’s driver and vehicle services website, www.dmv.pa.gov.

Celtic scholarships available

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Celtic Cultural Alliance will award several thousand dollars in scholarships this year to students studying Celtic dance, music, or art, Sept. 29 at the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival. The funds are to be used for future classes, instruments, or other costs. The application deadline is noon June 14.

CCA also sponsors a five hundred dollar volunteer scholarship to high school students who volunteered for a minimum of 12 hours at a festival and who will share their experiences.

Special activities

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Ridge Manor Senior Center, 333 Ridge St., Emmaus, has two special activities offered in April.

Healthy Steps in Motion, an exercise program, runs 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through May 21.

And if you are coming anyway, why not join us for a hot, nutritious meal? Call by 10:15 a.m. to make a reservation. There is a small donation requested for the meal.

Contact Rachel, the center manager, at 610-965-2171 between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information.

Workshop on

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Country Meadows

Country Meadows Retirement Communities, 460 N. Krocks Road, Allentown, will host a lunch and lesson session “Finding Joy is Age-less” workshop May 30.

There will be a free complimentary lunch 11 a.m., followed by the workshop at noon.

Learn how changing your mindset can bring you more joy at any age and in any circumstance.

Understand the Power of a Pivot philosophy and its benefits.

Seating is limited. Call to reserve a spot by May 17 to 610-395-7160 or email Allentown@CountryMeadows.com.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Help for military veterans


Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host a veterans assistance day in his district office in the Lower Macungie Township administration building, 3402 Brookside Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 10.

An American Legion outreach specialist will be available to answer questions about benefits and services available to veterans and their families.