East Penn Press

Tuesday, March 26, 2019


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by CINDY SINGLES in School

Lower Macungie Middle School Theatre’s performance of “Into the Woods” opens 7 p.m. March 21 with shows 7 p.m. March 22 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 23.

“Into the Woods,” written by James Lapine, is an enchanting twist on several classic Brothers Grimm fairy tales in musical format. Lyrics and music were written by Stephen Sondheim.

The Tony Award winning musical filled with fantasy, fun and meaningful messages follows a baker and his wife who long to have a child, which they...


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

Debra Cope was selected to fill the vacancy on Macungie Borough Council during the March 18 borough council meeting.

Her term will end Dec. 31. Three other candidates were interviewed during the meeting.

In other business, Christopher Greb, NRP, operations manager of the Macungie Ambulance Corps, presented a report on the Macungie Ambulance Corps. There were 3,727 calls for assistance in 2018. There were 28 special operation incidents and 571 people were provided CPR/AED and...


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

There will be a Spotted Lanternfly public meeting presented by horticulture educator Amy Korman from the Penn State Extension Northampton County 6:30-7:30 p.m. March 27 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. To register, go to https://extension.psu.edu/spotted-lanternfly-public-meetings or call 877-345-0691.

Lower Macungie Middle School will present the musical “Into the Woods” 7 p.m. March 21, 22 and 23 and 2...

Open house on April 9

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Carbon Community College will host an open house for prospective students and their families 6-8 p.m. April 9 in the Lisa Scheller-Wayne Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville.

LCCC admission and financial aid representatives, academic advisors as well as academic program coordinators will be on hand to answer questions.

The open house is an excellent opportunity for prospective students of all ages to tour the campus, learn about...


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by TARA CARMAN in Local News

The owners of the Emmaus Movie Theatre, Butch Rossetti and Robert Audiburt, expressed their concern over the farmers market parking situation at the Emmaus Borough Council meeting March 18.

This proposed parking ordinance will prohibit parking Sundays May 1 to Nov. 30 during operation of the farmers market and the setup and breakdown time for vendors. This includes the west side of South Fourth Street between Chestnut Street and Jubilee Street and then on Main Street between South...


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


East Penn School District and Communities in Schools presents a mental health symposium for parents of students in kindergarten through high school March 30 at Emmaus High School, 500 Macungie Ave.

Participants are asked to enter through the auditorium doors on North Street.

The symposium is a collaborative effort between EPSD school counselors, EPSD school psychologists and Communities in Schools of the Lehigh Valley.

This event is geared to the parents of...


Thursday, March 21, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. Who are the members of your family?

A. My family is fairly small and it includes my mother Reacky, my father Charssen and myself. I have no siblings or pets.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior?

A. If I were to use one word to summarize every senior benefit at Emmaus, that word would be “flexibility.” As with many other seniors, this year has been noticeably more flexible than previous years, especially with the opportunity to drive to and from school....

Viking Voices

Thursday, March 21, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

The Allentown Central Catholic High School Science Olympiad team competed at the East Penn Conference Science Olympiad Championship March 1 at Northampton Community College. The team finished second and won four gold medals and one silver medal. First place winners included Anatomy (Pamela Gonzalez and Jack Mallon), Boomilever (Alan Garger and Luke Kuklis), Disease Detectives (Priyanka Bhashyam and Michael Fleck) and Fermi Questions (Gwen Minogue and Alex Strohl). Second place winner was...