East Penn Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017


Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in School


Local students Natalie Krupka and Griffin Mulvihill, both of Allentown, are among University of Scranton students taking first, second and third place awards in competitions at the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Region 2 Student Activities Conference, held in the spring semester at Rowan University in New Jersey.

Twenty-five Scranton students participated in contests that included robotics, physics, design and student paper and...


Thursday, August 17, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

After observing a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the recent unrest in Charlottesville, Va., the East Penn Board of School Directors received sunny news about the district climate survey results at the Aug. 14 meeting.

Assistant Superintendent Denise Torma, who coordinated the project, introduced Romina Fraiegari from the National School Climate Center to the board. Fraiegari presented a district overview of the results of a recent survey taken by faculty,...


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

Aug. 16

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Alburtis Rod and Gun Club for a pot luck luncheon (hot dogs provided) plus bingo. Many bus trips are also scheduled. For more information, call 610-966-4996.

Aug. 17

A free informational session on adoption and child foster care will be held 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, located on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. People interested in attending the session are asked to call...


Thursday, August 17, 2017 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The Aug. 9 meeting of Alburtis Borough Council focused primarily on a drainage system installed on a resident’s property. The property in question belonged to Adam Hite and was in the Fields at Lockridge development. Hite had set up a pipe in an easement in the backyard between two storm drains in order to prevent stormwater building up in the back yard.

There was a discussion about hiring an engineer to look at Hite’s work and perform any necessary calculations. Council talked about...

Dent recognizes U.S. Service Academies’ Class of 2021

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by AARON BERGER in School

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, held his 12th annual send-off reception recently at his 3900 Hamilton Blvd. office in Allentown for high school students from his district who will attend one of the United States Service Academies this fall.

Andrew Posch, of Bethlehem Catholic High School, Reilly McGinnis, of Emmaus High School, Tyler Herber, of Hamburg High School, Jayden Demmy, of Cedar Cliff High School, and Karl Van Blargan, of Hershey High School are going to the United States...

Salvation Army

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


The Salvation Army hosts an open to the public “Jrock Community Day Festival” noon to 8 p.m. Aug. 19 at the 521 Pembroke Road, Bethlehem location.

There will be carnival games, kids and family activities, costume characters, face painting, health screenings, hair cuts for boys and men, food, prizes and giveaways.

Performing groups include Teen Challenge Christian Rap, Sam and Uni Lopez, The Rev. Timothy Smith and the Men of the Faith Works House, Christian...