East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

volunteer opportunities

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

THE CENTER FOR ANIMAL HEALTH AND WELFARE, Easton, is seeking volunteers to walk dogs, assist with morning cleanings, attend off site events to promote the shelter, cat and dog enrichment and general shelter help. If interested in helping, contact Walt Hoffman at 610-252-7722, ext. 4 or email cahwvolunteercoordinator@rcn.com.

ALLENTOWN RESCUE MISSION, Allentown, is looking for volunteers to help plan its “WAEB Spaghetti Dinner” Oct. 14. Contact Deirdre Federico Snyder at 610-740-5500, ext. 322 or email dfederico@armspa.org.

Tombstone symbols

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


There will be a free public talk, “Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th Century Tombstone Symbols,” presented by Tammy E. Schane 7 p.m. Sept. 13 at Christ Lutheran Church of Lower Saucon, 2190 Easton Road, Hellertown. The event is sponsored by the Lower Saucon Township Historical Society.

The speaker, a public historian and photographer, wrote the book “Engraved: The Meanings Behind 19th-Century Tombstone Symbols.”

Light refreshments will be served. For additional information, email lshistorical@yahoo.com, call 610-625-8771 or visit www.lutzfranklin.com.

Golf benefit

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs



Allentown’s Winter Warming Station for the homeless will once again be the beneficiary of the third annual First Presbyterian Church of Allentown golf tournament at Allentown Municipal Golf Course.

The tournament will begin with a shotgun start 8 a.m. Sept. 15.

The cost of the tournament includes morning coffee, drinks at the turn and lunch during awards and prizes.

To sign up or become a sponsor, go to fpcallentown.org.

For more information, contact Barry Dubbs at 610-351-6788 or barryd@rcn.com.

Stack urges court to proceed with redistricting suit

Thursday, September 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


In a recent court filing, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack urged Pennsylvania’s Commonwealth Court to proceed with a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the state’s 2011 redistricting plan.

“This lawsuit provides an opportunity for the courts to lift the lid on the 2011 redistricting process and expose the motivations behind it,” he said. “Pennsylvania voters have the right to choose their representatives free from partisan gerrymandering. The state constitution provides protections and I think the court will agree.”

Sheriff issues

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Scam phone calls from a person claiming to be Sgt. Todd Sullivan of the Lehigh County Sheriff’s office have been reported to the sheriff’s office. The caller tells the receivers they failed to appear for a court date and/or respond to a warrant.

The caller states the recipient is subject to a fine and failure to pay will result in apprehension and incarceration. The caller then tells the potential victim to purchase a disposable debit card with which to call him and report the access and pin numbers.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Sweepstakes scam


A new scam is popping up across the country using the name of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, according to a recent media release from the foundation.

A resident will receive a call from the “Consumer Protection Agency” or the “Federal Trade Commission” saying the resident has won second place in a Make-A-Wish Foundation sweepstakes – a $450,000 prize; however, $4,500 in processing fees must be paid to claim the award.

The caller will offer to lend the money and asks for bank account information to wire the money to the resident.


Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Scam seeks


Clients of Berks Encore Meals on Wheels program in Berks County have been contacted by a scammer who said he was from the Meals on Wheels organization, authorities said through a recent media release.

The targeted individuals reported the caller knew a variety of personal details, including the names of their children and financial institutions. The scammer asked the individual to provide information about his/her home, home ownership status, rent/mortgage information and bank account information.

Classic advance tickets available

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Celtic Cultural Alliance will be offering a 10 percent discount for the advance purchase of Sept. 22 through 24, Celtic Classic food and beverage tickets.

Patrons will receive a certificate to redeem at a special booth for advanced ticket purchasers on the festival grounds along Spring, Conestoga, Lehigh and S. Main streets.

Tickets may be purchased until Aug. 25, 2017.

For more information, visit www.celticfest.org; Twitter, @CelticClassic; and at facebook.com/CelticClassic.