East Penn Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

BOUTIQUE AT THE RINK, Bethlehem, is right around the corner – now through June 4 and many volunteers are needed to make this annual fundraiser successful. Volunteers are needed for setup, donation drop-offs, sale days and break down. To learn specifics about various volunteer opportunities, Call Jen Gibbs at 610-861-7556 or email jgibbs@cancersupportglv.org.

GUARDIANSHIP SUPPORT AGENCY, Allentown, is looking for volunteers to provide...

VIKING VOICES

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Spring remains a busy and productive time for students at Allentown Central Catholic High School.

The Biology Olympics team placed second in the Biology Bowl at Cedar Crest College April 13. Junior Sydni Ernst took third in the medical biology and physiology individual event. Other team members included seniors Andrew Buck and Snow Du and juniors Vinny Bet and Anthony Wilson.

The Academic Bowl Competition for middle school students was held at Central April 15. St. Ann School,...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

134th DISTRICT

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, will host a veterans assistance day in his district office in the Lower Macungie Township Administration Building, 3402 Brookside Road, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 11.

An American Legion outreach specialist will be available to answer questions about benefits and services available to veterans and their families.

Services available to veterans and their dependents include assistance with compensation, pension, death benefits,...

STATE POLICE

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Jamie Suzanne Yohn, 39, of Center Valley, was taken into custody after a traffic stop at Hamilton Boulevard and Kressler Road, Lower Macungie Township, 12:32 a.m. March 12. Yohn allegedly was driving under the influence and found to possess paraphernalia associated with the use of marijuana and suspected prescription medication without a prescription, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

Colleen Marie Wohl, 50, of Emmaus, was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving...

Celebrating Earth Day

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by MARK KIRLIN in Local News

Chesterbrook Academy, 1550 Valley Center Parkway, Bethlehem, held its annual ladybug launch April 20 in celebration of Earth Day.

On a very bright and cool morning, students headed outside for the event wearing their ladybug hats with antennas.

At 10 a.m. Principal Michele Somishka released a bag of approximately 1,500 ladybugs and the kids enthusiastically swarmed around the bugs, picking them up and holding them in their hands.

Leading up to the launch, the students...

UPPER MILFORD

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Upper Milford Township Supervisors announced April 19 that the bridge over Route 29 and Indian Creek will be closed July 15 through 27 for work on the bridge. A 24-hour flagger force will be at the site; there will be no detours.

In other business, Dakota DeLong submitted a letter of resignation from the public works department effective April 27. He “thanked everyone” for their support.

Supervisors announced a public works position will be advertised; the full-time position...

Concerts on May 6, 13, 27

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Band

The Allentown Band, under the direction of Conductor Ronald Demkee, will perform a “Side-By-Side” concert with guest conductor Dr. Virginia Allen and Carol Jantsch, principal tuba with the Philadelphia Orchestra 7:30 p.m. May 6 at Miller Symphony Hall, 23 N. Sixth St., Allentown.

The band will also give a Mother’s Day concert 7 p.m. May 13 and a Memorial Day concert 7 p.m. May 27, both at Springhouse Middle School, 1200 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township.

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STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

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

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is definitely physics. I took Advanced Placement Physics 1 as a junior and I am currently enrolled in AP Physics C. While the classes can be difficult, I love the concepts. It astounds me that everything in the world around us can be modeled and explained by a few simple equations. And, of course, my...

Writer supports Susan Wild for Congress

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Our country needs change. Desperately. Change in Washington, D.C.

The forces of gerrymandering and huge money in politics are stealing away our democracy.

In D.C., we need a U.S. House member who will work daily on issues important to the vast majority. One who will work to preserve Social Security and Medicare. One who will fight for our families, working people and the middle class.

A U.S. House member who will fight to end all discrimination. One...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, May 3, 2018 by The Press in Local News

May 3

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Mary Wozniak will discuss medical identity fraud. Non-members and guests are always welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

May 5

Springfest 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, 6440 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville. Baked goods, light lunch, flea market items and flowers for planting/hanging are...