East Penn Press

Thursday, December 13, 2018

BRIEFLY

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Startups for Soldiers

134TH DISTRICT

In recognition of National Veterans Small Business Week, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, has updated information on his Pennsylvania Startups for Soldiers program to help veteran and reservist entrepreneurs.

The Startups for Soldiers program, created by legislation written by Mackenzie, waives state business startup fees for those transitioning to the civilian workforce from the United States military. Those serving in reserve units and the National Guard also are eligible.

The program is modeled on a similar program in Missouri.

HOMETOWN NEWS

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Allentown native assumes command

U.S. NAVY

Cmdr. Scott A. Wastak, formerly of Allentown, assumed command of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Zero (VAW-120) relieving Cmdr. Michael D. France as commanding officer in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, Chambers Field recently.

France, a Navy pilot from Memphis, Tenn., has commanded the Greyhawks since April 2017. His next assignment is Deputy Commander, Airborne Command, Control, and Logistics Wing.

HOMETOWN NEWS

Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Local soldier named commander

NEW YORK NATIONAL GUARD

New York National Guard Lt. Col. Shawn Shutts, of Macungie, a veteran of the Iraq War, took command of the 427th Brigade Support Battalion during a recent ceremony at the National Guard Armory at Fort Drum near Watertown, N.Y.

The 427th Brigade Support Battalion is headquartered in Syracuse and also has elements in Rochester, Fort Drum and Buffalo.

The battalion provides logistical support for the 4,000 soldiers of the New York National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat team.

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.