East Penn Press

Friday, November 16, 2018

BRIEFLY

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Final arguments in zoning hearing

LOWER MILFORD

TOWNSHIP

On Sept. 12 the Lower Milford Township Zoning Hearing Board will hear the final arguments for Docket 09-02, Geryville Materials, Inc.

Docket 09-02 first came before the ZHB in July 2009 with a request for a special exception for the operation of a quarry, asphalt plant, concrete plant and other accessory uses. Over the last nine years, 62 hearings have been held. Geryville Materials, Inc is the equitable owner of eight parcels, totaling 628.483 acres.

LVHN offers free flu shots Nov. 4

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FLU SEASON

Lehigh Valley Health Network will hold the 20th annual free flu vaccines and community food drive program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Dorney Park, 4000 Dorney Park Road, Allentown and Nov. 4 at Coca Cola Park, 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown.

The drive-thru clinic will administer vaccinations to adults and children who are six months of age and up. There are high-dose vaccines available for those age 65 and older.

Optional donations of non-perishable and non-expired food items, diapers, coffee pods and toiletries at the time of vaccination are requested.

Nearly 500 acres protected on Blue Mountain

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY

Wildlands Conservancy announced recently the permanent protection of nearly 500 acres located on Blue Mountain (Kittatinny Ridge) east of Bake Oven Knob in Carbon County.

Purchased from the Semmel family, the acreage closes one of the last major gaps in continuous preservation on the Kittatinny Ridge. The nearly 500-acre parcel expands public lands and natural areas like State Game Lands 217 and supports East Penn Township’s greenway development plans along Lizard Creek.

Shoeboxes in need of filling

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

VolunteerS

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, 2158 Ave. C, Suite 201, Bethlehem, has launched its 2018 Holiday Hope Chests program: Happiness in a Shoe Box.

This year there are 35 nonprofit organizations that have put in a total request for 7,500 shoe boxes.

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s goal is to meet their needs.

Help is needed to wrap and fill 7,500 shoe boxes. Every shoe box benefits a child in the Lehigh Valley.

· Complete a 2018 Donor Pledge Form. To see a list of agencies receiving the shoe boxes, visit their website.

Fall play Nov. 1-3

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

EHS

The Emmaus High School Drama Department will present “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time,” adapted by Simon Stephens from the novel by Mark Haddon, 7 p.m. Nov. 1, 2 and 3 in the EHS auditorium.

Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain; he is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever.*

LVHN offers free flu shots Nov. 4

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FLU SEASON

Lehigh Valley Health Network will hold the 20th annual free flu vaccines and community food drive program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Dorney Park, 4000 Dorney Park Road, Allentown and Nov. 4 at Coca Cola Park, 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown.

The drive-thru clinic will administer vaccinations to adults and children who are six months of age and up. There are high-dose vaccines available for those age 65 and older.

Optional donations of non-perishable and non-expired food items, diapers, coffee pods and toiletries at the time of vaccination are requested.

BRIEFLY

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Safety grants announced

131st DISTRICT

Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, announced Safe Schools Targeted Grants totaling nearly $100,000 were awarded in the 131st District, including the East Penn School District.

The funding was made available through a Pennsylvania Department of Education program to prevent and reduce violent incidents in schools, to purchase safety and security-related equipment and to provide for the training and compensation of school resource officers and school police officers.

BRIEFLY

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

New vice president announced

LVHN

Most recent St. Luke’s Gnaden Huetten and Palmerton hospitals President Terrence Purcell will join Lehigh Valley Health Network as vice president, market development, LVHN recently announced.

“Purcell has deep roots in Carbon County and is passionate about serving his community,” LVHN Senior Vice President and Chief Business Development Officer Edward Dougherty said. “He will be a tremendous steward and leader as LVHN continues to expand its patient care in that region.”

HALLOWEEN EVENTS Trick or treat nights Halloween Parades

Friday, October 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Alburtis – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Allentown – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Coopersburg – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Emmaus – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Fountain Hill – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Lower Macungie – 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31

Lower Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Macungie – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Salisbury – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Upper Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Vera Cruz – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Macungie Parade – 7:15 p.m. Oct. 27, Rain date 7:15 p.m. Nov. 3

REAL ID rollout update

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

state rep. ryan mackenzie, r-134th

Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government put into action a more secure form of identification, known as REAL ID, for Americans seeking to fly domestically and/or enter certain federal buildings. Full implementation of the new requirements will go into effect Oct. 1, 2020.

Although Pennsylvania is among the last of the states to make REAL ID available, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is preparing to offer the new identification starting in March 2019.