East Penn Press

Friday, October 20, 2017

Another view

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Talk to any woman you know, and there’s a good chance she has used birth control medication at some point in her life.

In fact, according to a December 2014 Center for Disease Control and Prevention article on a National Survey of Family Growth study, 2011-13, “61.7 percent of the 60.9 million women aged 15-44 in the United States were currently using contraception.”

And I was one of them. Contrary to what many individuals think women use birth control medication for –...


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 18

Emmaus Historical Society program 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody will guide the audience down the untamed frontier trail, talk about his exciting adventures as a Pony Express rider, Army scout, bison hunter and internationally acclaimed showman. The program is free to members and non-members.

Oct. 19

Lehigh Carbon Community College will host Lance Hawk, a certified computer...


Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by JIM MARSH in School

Firefighters from Eastern and Western Salisbury fire departments were in Salisbury Township schools last week impressing their annual Fire Prevention Week safety message on the community’s young citizens.

In some cases the message is being delivered to the second and third generation of Salisbury youngsters as firefighters take off from work, or other everyday affairs, to make sure elementary school students in the school district hear the basics of home fire safety.



Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Oct. 10 Lower Macungie Township Planning Commission meeting began with the discussion of an expansion of the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

The expansion adds access to Indian Creek Road and would improve the gymnasium. The township is waiting to hear if they will receive a grant for a playground.

There was also discussion of the 1935 Willow Lane property. The property was previously the location of Willows Family Restaurant. The applicants want to reopen the...

Election Policy

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

As we approach the Nov. 7 municipal election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.

The last week for publication of columns by local government officials running for office was the Oct. 4 edition.

We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.



Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q: In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A: I am currently a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subject would have to be computer science, because I enjoy working with computers and there’s a definite appeal to that feeling of satisfaction that you get when you solve a problem or complete a tough program.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I’ve been the regional winner for...

Special election Dec. 5 for McNeill’s seat

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-28th, has ordered a special election be held Dec. 5 to fill the vacant seat in the 133rd Legislative District in Lehigh County.

Turzai filed the writ of election, the formal document setting the date of a special election, with the Department of State. A copy of the writ is also being filed with the Lehigh County Board of Elections.

The vacancy was created by the Sept. 8 death of State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd...

Halloween parade Oct. 28

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The 2017 Macungie Halloween Parade/Fun Run, sponsored by the Lower Lehigh Lions Club, will be held Oct. 28, with a rain date of Nov. 4. The group will begin forming 6 p.m. at the Eyer Middle School parking lot (5616 Buckeye Road and Shoemaker School parking lot (4068 N. Fairview St.) The parade will end at the Macungie Park. The parade begins 7:15 p.m. There will be a fun-run beginning 6:45 p.m.

Registration forms for the parade may be obtained from Macungie...