East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

LOWER MACUNGIE TOWNSHIP

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Longtime manager honored on occasion of retirement

Lower Macungie Township Manager Bruce Fosselman is very clear – Lower Macungie has the greatest staff serving the 32,000 residents in the township.

Fosselman retired Sept. 14 after serving in local government for 41 years – 10 in Lower Macungie Township.

He believes his biggest accomplishment in the past 10 years has been bringing transparency to the township and regaining the trust of the residents in their local government.

GIRL SCOUTS

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Camp Mountain House hosts day camp

For over 75 years, Mountain House has offered an opportunity for Girl Scouts in every age group to be creative in the art center, swim, perform on stage, sing songs, get messy with science, learn outdoor cooking, try a low-ropes challenge course, participate in nature activities or learn archery.

Mountain House, in Salisbury Township, is one of three Girl Scout day camps – the others are in Valley Forge and Lafayette Hills.

Girl Scout resident camps are Laughing Waters, in Gilbertsville, Mosey Wood, in White Haven, Shelly Ridge, in Miquon, and Wood Haven, in Pine Grove.

EMMAUS HIGH SCHOOL

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

New Hornet mascot uniform unveiled Aug. 24

Zach Conner took over as the Emmaus High School mascot last school year and found his niche.

As the Hornet, he supports the cheering squad in raising school spirit at football and basketball games. Zach has also participated in several team fundraisers and appeared at the Special Olympics held at Whitehall High School.

Zach told The Press the role of the mascot is “to promote school spirit and community spirit to support our school.” His plan is to be the mascot until he graduates in 2020.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT EDUCATION FOUNDATION

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

Gala supports innovator grants for teachers

The East Penn School District Education Foundation recently celebrated “A Night for Innovation” at the Lehigh Country Club to support the innovator grant program.

The EPSD Education Foundation teacher innovator grant program offers teachers the opportunity to bring STEAM-Powered innovation to their classrooms.

Through this program, the foundation said they have the ability “to enrich, extend and deepen the educational experiences of East Penn School District students with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics.”

PUTT U MINIATURE GOLF

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Craziest mini-golf tournament held July 14

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Putt U Miniature Golf, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, held “The Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” July 14 and donated a total of $6,000 to local charities.

In this special tournament, golfers played 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs were allowed, so players were encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they could to putt with.

EMMAUS BAKERY

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Local pastry shop shuts doors after 84 years

A staple in Emmaus closed its doors July 1 to the shock of many residents and visitors to the community.

Emmaus Bakery, 415 Chestnut St., has been a part of the Emmaus community for 84 years.

A history found on the Internet shows Emmaus Bakery was conceived in 1934 by John Shadler and was originally called Shadler’s Bakery. Some time after opening, Shadler changed the name of the bakery to Emmaus Bakery and continued to operate the bakery for 19 years.

The bakery was then owned and operated by the Zayaitz family for over 43 years.

GOVERNOR TOM WOLF

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Bipartisan budget bolsters economy, workforce through education and skills training

In a news release June 22, Governor Tom Wolf outlined the major components of the 2018-2019 budget that will build upon the critical investments made in education and workforce development and take a major step toward restoring the state’s fiscal health, including the first real transfer to the state’s rainy day fund in years.

EAST PENN SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

School board introduces candidate for superintendent’s job

The East Penn Board of School Directors introduced Assistant Superintendent Kristen Campbell as the second of two final candidates they are considering to fill the shoes of departing school Superintendent Dr. Michael Schilder.

The event was chaired by Board President Alan Earnshaw who encouraged members of the public and media to ask the candidate questions.