East Penn Press

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Ai Orthodontics and dentists send cheer to LVHN patients

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Every year, orthodontist Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa asks his referring dentists to take the challenge of decorating a pumpkin for a patient at Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest. This year’s event was called Ai Funny Fall Faces 2017.

Every year, the dentist offices respond with even more creative pumpkin designs than the year before.

This year was no exception with 50 decorated pumpkins returning to Ai Orthodontics for a judging contest in...


Thursday, December 7, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The Macungie Fire Department will begin training with the Lower Macungie Fire Department effective Jan. 1, 2018. This was reported incorrectly in the Nov. 29 issue of The Press article regarding the Macungie Borough Council meeting. The Press apologizes for the error.


Thursday, December 7, 2017 by MARK RECCEK in Opinion

My strong advice to anyone going through chemotherapy treatment or about to is listen to professional advice and heed any research you may uncover.

I finished my second chemo treatment Oct. 11. I personally didn’t think the treatment varied much from the first until a few days later. Rather than try to be as active as I possibly could, much of what I did involved sleeping a great deal. The excess sleep ultimately led to a short hospital stay — luckily, a stay of only a few days.



Thursday, December 7, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Gretchen Naso, a principal officer from RKL LCC, briefed the Lehigh County Commissioners about a five-year financial forecasting model developed for aid in future planning.

Naso’s plan presented at the Nov. 21 meeting of the Lehigh County Commissioners, analyzed Lehigh County’s finances for the last five years to give planners an idea of how financial decisions today may impact the future.

“One of our goals was to allow the commissioners to take the financial information that’s...

MACUNGIE COLUMN Macungie Holiday to be held Dec. 9

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Macungie Holiday will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Local businesses, the historical society and Macungie Memorial Park participate in this borough-wide event.

The Macungie Institute will feature farmers market vendors, Boy Scout displays, food, Santa, Mrs. Claus and Jasper the Bear for photos. There will also be a breakfast with Santa, a scavenger hunt, horse drawn surrey rides, Nutcracker highlights performed by Coral’s Academy of Dance and gingerbread displays at Kalmbach Park...


Thursday, December 7, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject would have to be history. I’m really interested in history for many reasons, but mainly because of what it reveals about people in general. History provides a record of both successes and failures for people to triumph and overcome. Without learning from history, people are doomed to repeat the failures of the past. So,...


Thursday, December 7, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

It’s December and the Christmas holiday is upon us. I hope you will all find time for some peace and quiet with family during this hectic season. And start getting used to writing 2018!

Santa Claus will visit the Vera Cruz firehouse, 4093 Main Road West, Dec. 16, for photos and visits with children. Doors open 10:30 a.m. and the guest of honor arrives about 10:45 a.m. Photos will be taken, for a cost, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Santa makes some other...


Thursday, December 7, 2017 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

It was announced there is a proposed tax increase in the 2018 budget which was authorized to be advertised at the Dec. 4, 2017 Macungie Borough Council meeting.

The increase is ½ mill from 3.5 mills in 2017 to 4 mills in 2018. For a home with annual real estate taxes of $1,800, the increase would be $198, for a home with annual taxes of $500, the increase would be $70 and for a $1,000 tax bill, the increase would be $140. The 2018 preliminary budget is on display at borough hall and...


Thursday, December 7, 2017 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

The National Honor Society Induction ceremony will take place 7 p.m. Dec. 6 in the Emmaus High School auditorium. Congratulations to all those students being inducted.

The EHS winter band concert will be held 7 p.m. Dec. 8.

The ROTC will visit EHS 9 a.m. Dec. 18.

Congratulations to junior Tabitha Nowakor guessing closest to the correct number of candy bars – without going over – in this month’s reading workshop incentive candy jar, sponsored by the high school library....