East Penn Press

Wednesday, April 25, 2018


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the County Government Center, Courthouse and both Cedarbrook South Whitehall and Fountain Hill locations.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

The U.S. Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette — everything from...


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Tickets for Central Catholic’s spring musical “Disaster!” are now on sale. In the show, 1970s tunes take center stage in this side-splitting homage to classic disaster films. The show runs 7 p.m. April 5 and 6 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 7. Tickets can be purchased at acchs.info.

Model UN was held at Lehigh University March 16. During the day, students acted as “delegates” to the United Nations by preparing resolutions, negotiating with other countries and navigating the UN’s rules of...


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Now that Easter’s over, we’re all more than ready for spring, particularly after that cold, miserable, snowy March.

Once again, the Joint Environmental Advisory Council of Emmaus and Upper Milford Township will celebrate spring by sponsoring an Earth Day community cleanup. It will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon April 14. Participants will meet at Emmaus Community Park for coffee and to get organized, then start cleaning up by 9 a.m. Instructions and directions to all the cleanup sites will...


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by ED COURRIER in Local News

The East Penn Board of School Directors received plenty of feedback in the district’s handling of the March 14 National School Walkout by residents and students at the March 26 meeting.

Emmaus High Student Government Association representative Alex Comfort reported on the 17-minute walkout. “Around 800 people, the Stinger reported, had participated in it,” he said, “I just think it was a great demonstration of solidarity among the student body on both sides.”

During the...


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On March 13, faculty, staff, students and parents of students enrolled in Alburtis Elementary School in the East Penn School District gathered for the school’s monthly “Eagle Assembly.” During these assemblies, classes present seasonal songs and poems and high achieving students receive recognition.

In addition, each month students are encouraged to focus on developing a specific character trait. This month’s trait is generosity which provided the perfect segue into the surprise...

Lehigh Valley firefighters form honor guard for two fallen York comrades

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

As first responders do, firefighters, police and EMS personnel from across the Lehigh Valley gathered at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, March 23, to salute and stand post for two York firefighters who lost their lives March 22 in the line of duty. The remains of the two firefighters arrived at the hospital Friday morning to be autopsied, and in the afternoon were given an honor escort back to their hometown for memorial, funeral and burial services.

The two firefighters, Ivan...


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by KEVIN JONES in Local News

The March 20 workshop meeting of the Lower Macungie Planning Commission involved the discussion of residential zones as a part of the zoning ordinances. In addition to the planning commissioners, Adam Supplee, a representative from Alta Planning and Design also took part in the meeting.

During the meeting, the planning commission looked at accessory uses and decided which they wanted to allow in all zones. Planning commission Chairman Maury Robert explained he wanted more clarity when...

Squaring off in the ‘Olympics of Math’

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by ELIZABETH KEMMERER in Local News

For anyone who’s ever wondered how many 2x 2x2 cubes must be added to an 8x8x8 cube to make a 10x10x10 cube, ask any of the middle schoolers who plowed through dozens of similar head-spinning math problems recently at Nitschmann Middle School, Bethlehem. They’ll answer in about 45 seconds.

These students were competing in the 34th Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS competition sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

Founded in 1983,...


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Emmaus High School will be open March 29 and April 2 for snow make-up days. School will be closed March 30. School will also be open June 12 and 13 for snow makeup days.

Congratulations to the cast and crew of West Side Story – you all did an outstanding job!

There is no meeting March 27 or April 3 for Mud Club members. Regular meetings will resume April 10.

Seniors must make sure all debts are settled before April in order to purchase senior ball tickets online.