East Penn Press

Friday, October 19, 2018

REAL ID rollout update

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

state rep. ryan mackenzie, r-134th

Following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, the federal government put into action a more secure form of identification, known as REAL ID, for Americans seeking to fly domestically and/or enter certain federal buildings. Full implementation of the new requirements will go into effect Oct. 1, 2020.

Although Pennsylvania is among the last of the states to make REAL ID available, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is preparing to offer the new identification starting in March 2019.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS Trick or treat nights Halloween Parades and Events

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in News Briefs

Alburtis – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Allentown – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Coopersburg – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Emmaus – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26,

Fountain Hill – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Lower Macungie – 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31

Lower Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Macungie – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Salisbury – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Upper Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Vera Cruz – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Allentown Parade – 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Rain date 2 p.m. Oct. 21

Coopersburg Parade – 3 p.m. Oct. 14, Rain date 3 p.m. Oct. 21

LVHN free flu shots on Nov. 4

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FLU SEASON

Lehigh Valley Health Network will hold the 20th annual free flu vaccines and community food drive program 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3 at Dorney Park, 4000 Dorney Park Road, Allentown and Nov. 4 at Coca Cola Park, 1050 Ironpigs Way, Allentown.

The drive-thru clinic will administer vaccinations to adults and children who are six months of age and up. There are high-dose vaccines available for those age 65 and older. Optional donations of non-perishable and non-expired food items, diapers, coffee pods and toiletries at the time of vaccination are requested.

What a cookie

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

A Pennsylvania man who commutes to work in New Jersey played the lottery there after having a meal at a Chinese restaurant, at the end of which he was presented with fortune cookie that turned out to be worth, well, a fortune. The Association of Mature American Citizens [AMAC] says that he used numbers contained in the witty message of an after-dinner cookie, numbers that were worth a million dollars, it turned out.

Nearly 500 acres protected on Blue Mountain

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY

Wildlands Conservancy announced Aug. 24 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 along Lizard Creek.

Bethlehem event set for Oct. 14

Thursday, October 11, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

CROP WALK

The 2018 CROP Hunger Walk will be held Oct. 14 with registration 1 p.m. and 3- and 6-mile pet-friendly walks starting 1:30 p.m., all beginning under the Hill-to-Hill bridge at the foot of Main Street, Bethlehem. Rest stops are provided.

Twenty-five percent of the funds raised by the walks are returned to the community. The remaining 75 percent is used by Church World Service local, national and international disaster relief and to help end hunger locally and around the world.

HALLOWEEN EVENTS Trick or treat nights Halloween Parade and Events

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Alburtis – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Allentown – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Coopersburg – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Emmaus – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26,

Fountain Hill – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Longswamp – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Lower Macungie – 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 31

Lower Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Macungie – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Salisbury – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26

Topton – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Upper Milford – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Vera Cruz – 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31

Allentown Parade – 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Rain date 2 p.m. Oct. 21

Career fair planned Oct. 4

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

EPSD

The East Penn School District and the Emmaus High School guidance department will host the inaugural 2018 Career Exploration Fair Oct. 4.

The event is open to all Lehigh Valley fifth to 12th grade students and focuses on degree and non-degree professions.

Students will have an opportunity to speak with over 50 career professionals who will share what path they took, the education required and what a typical day looks like within their fields.

Nearly 500 acres protected on Blue Mountain

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

WILDLANDS CONSERVANCY

Wildlands Conservancy announced Aug. 24 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 along Lizard Creek.