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Wednesday, November 14, 2018


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A 22-year-old male, of Phillipsburg, N.J. and his 22-year-old passenger, also of New Jersey, escaped injury in an accident along Chestnut Street, Upper Milford Township, 4:23 p.m. Oct. 25.

According to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville, the truck was northbound in the 6100 block of Chestnut Street. The operator of the truck told police he had the vehicle on cruise control at approximately 45 mph when he felt the steering wheel lock and the vehicle drifted to the right and off the...


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Cmdr. Scott A. Wastak, formerly of Allentown, assumed command of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron One Two Zero (VAW-120) relieving Cmdr. Michael D. France as commanding officer in a ceremony at Norfolk Naval Station, Chambers Field recently.

France, a Navy pilot from Memphis, Tenn., has commanded the Greyhawks since April 2017. His next assignment is Deputy Commander, Airborne Command, Control, and Logistics Wing.

Wastak, a flight officer, most recently...


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 9

Basket social 7 p.m. at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. Doors open 5 p.m. For tickets, call 610-866-1611.

Holiday bazaar 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cedarbrook Fountain Hill, 724 Delaware Ave. Event includes crafts, raffles, door prizes, book and CD sale. Baked goods and lunch will be available for purchase. For more information, call 610-691-6700.

Nov. 10

What happens when the shouting, accusations and...


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Members of the Alburtis Borough Council met Oct. 29 where Mayor Kathleen Palmer reported receiving an email from resident Lori Miller questioning the accuracy of the garbage rate of $47.09 reported in the Oct. 17 edition of The East Penn Press.

“We are still under contract. What was stated in the paper was correct,” Council President Ron DeIaco said.

Palmer also received an anonymous letter with no return address, about the 200 block of Main Street not being zoned commercial...


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Macungie Historical Society will hold a Veterans Day Service 2 to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 11 at Lower Macungie Township Community Center. The guest speaker will be Tom Applebach, director of the Lehigh County Office of Veterans Affairs.

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., Macungie, will hold a Veterans Recognition Service 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Nov. 11.

Global Impactors Group will present “GREETINGS!” 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Macungie Institute. For...


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The East Penn School District Education Foundation recently awarded 14 grants to educators in East Penn School District schools.

Many East Penn educators submitted detailed grant proposals outlining STEAM ideas for their classrooms. Grant proposals were evaluated in areas of innovation, impact, sustainability, and overall alignment with the foundation’s STEAM focus.

Fourteen grants totaling $14,500 will be funded.

Winners of the 2018-2019 East Penn School District...


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


In recognition of National Veterans Small Business Week, Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, has updated information on his Pennsylvania Startups for Soldiers program to help veteran and reservist entrepreneurs.

The Startups for Soldiers program, created by legislation written by Mackenzie, waives state business startup fees for those transitioning to the civilian workforce from the United States military. Those serving in reserve units and the National Guard also are...


Thursday, November 1, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Kevin Ge, of Lower Macungie Township, is among students named a 2019 National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist.

Ge is in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

He is president of the academic team and vice president of the Pennsylvania Math League at EHS.

A varsity tennis player, Ge also coaches tennis, studies piano and teaches Chinese martial arts.

Ge plans to study mechanical engineering.

He is member of National Honor Society and French Honor Society and is a...