East Penn Press

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Shoeboxes in need of filling

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

VolunteerS

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, 2158 Ave. C, Suite 201, Bethlehem, has launched its 2018 Holiday Hope Chests program: Happiness in a Shoe Box.

This year there are 35 nonprofit organizations that have put in a total request for 7,500 shoe boxes.

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley’s goal is to meet their needs.

Help is needed to wrap and fill 7,500 shoe boxes. Every shoe box benefits a child in the Lehigh Valley.

· Complete a 2018...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 1

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S . Ott St., Allentown. The program will be on Westminster Village. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

Nov. 3

“Breakfast with a famous mouse” for children ages infant through 12 years old with a parent or caregiver 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road,...

Nearly 500 acres protected on Blue Mountain

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY

Wildlands Conservancy announced recently the permanent protection of nearly 500 acres located on Blue Mountain (Kittatinny Ridge) east of Bake Oven Knob in Carbon County.

Purchased from the Semmel family, the acreage closes one of the last major gaps in continuous preservation on the Kittatinny Ridge. The nearly 500-acre parcel expands public lands and natural areas like State Game Lands 217 and supports East Penn Township’s greenway development plans...

‘There is absolutely no justification for such an act...’

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley is deeply shocked at the horrific incident of mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. There is absolutely no justification for such an act in any religion. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed or injured. Our prayers are with all those that are affected by these senseless atrocities.

MALV stands with the Jewish community during this testing time. No person, regardless of their...

EMMAUS PUBLIC LIBRARY

Thursday, November 1, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Fall is traditionally a bustling season of the year as schools reopen, summer vacations end and football teams return to the field.

Add business-as-usual at the Emmaus Public Library to the list.

Construction work at the new children’s wing continues. The calendars of events for children, teens and adults grows. And there is the regular work of the library to accomplish. A daunting to-do list. But a list Maryellen Kanarr, the new director of the Emmaus Public Library, is ready...