East Penn Press

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Friday, March 17, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Business Administrator Robert Saul presented a long-range fiscal and capital plan at the March 13 meeting of the East Penn School District Board of Directors.

Saul said the goal of the plan is to “evaluate the short- and long-term fiscal health of the district to ensure the short- and long-term needs of the district can be met.”

The criteria used to create the long-range fiscal plan included the need to “maintain the quality of education programs, improve the quality of...


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Eyer Middle School will present Disney’s “High School Musical Jr.” 7 p.m. March 23 and 24 and 2 and 7 p.m. March 25.

The show is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized materials supplied by Music Theatre International.

The play is directed by Jennifer Najarian and Jacque Swauger. The musical director is Lindsay Super, the choreographer is Najarian, the technical director is Matt Krempasky, the costume director is Blaire Blaufarb, set designers are Nicole...


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

The Emmaus Borough Council decided at the March 20 meeting to take their 3 1/2 year legal battle with the Emmaus Firefighters Association to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.

Council made a unanimous decision to “allow the solicitor to file a petition for allowance of appeal of the commonwealth court decision in the PLRV [Pennsylvania Labor Court Relations Board] case to the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania.”

This action is coming after the Commonwealth Court ruled 4-3 March 13...


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by SPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Columns


The Kiwanis Club of Emmaus will hold its annual Easter Egg Hunt 1 p.m. (rain or shine) April 15 at Emmaus Community Park, 13th and Broad streets. The hunt includes five age groups (toddlers through age 10). There are prizes for numbered eggs. The Easter Bunny will be on hand to add to the festivities. Plaudits to the club members for offering this popular community event for 65 years.

The Kiwanis Club will host its Walter C. Stoudt Memorial Prayer Breakfast 7...

Lee Ann Gilbert announces candidacy for Emmaus mayor

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

I have proudly served the borough as a councilperson for the past 18 years. In January 2010, I had the honor of being elected the first female council president in the history of the borough, a position I held for six years. I also served as vice president. During my tenure on council, I have developed an excellent working relationship with the mayor, borough manager, police chief and all department heads. As council president, I have assumed the duties of the mayor when he was unavailable...


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Truck headaches continue to plague area residents

In a continuing effort to curtail truck traffic within the township, residents on Mertztown Road presented a petition with concerns on Mertztown Road over truck traffic at the March 16 Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting. This petition adds to the growing list of places residents are concerned about trucks traveling in their neighborhoods. Lower Macungie Township has requested signs be installed along Willow Lane to...

Volunteers sought

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library are in great need of a number of hearty souls willing to help set up and run the 19th annual used book sale, our largest fundraiser of the year in support of the library.

As the years have rolled on, original core members are aging and some have moved away.

Volunteers are needed for the following:

•Load the truck at the Emmaus Public Library 1.30 p.m. April 28

•Help set up the sale at Lower Macungie...

Apple dumpling fundraiser

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Emmaus Historical Society is holding an apple dumpling fundraiser.

The family of the former Meyers Restaurant in Quakertown is back and known as The Farm Bakery & Events.

The dumplings are made with organic flour from local flour mills and fruits from local orchards. The family has been making apple dumplings for more than 50 years. Payment is made when you pick up the dumplings at the Emmaus Historical Society, 218 Main St., Emmaus, noon to 4 p.m. May 6 or 10 a....


Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The most recent East Penn Press carries a column with the headline “How Altruistic Are You?”

Well, there’s one man in our town who is very altruistic indeed.

On Sunday afternoon, I was working in my home office and spotted the FedEx truck outside. I had been anticipating a return shipment of my personal journals – covering my life from 1980 to 1982 – from a Utah company called Legacy Scribes, which was helping me with a memoir project. (I work as a book...