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Don’t be ‘Shy.’ See ‘Once Upon a Mattress’ opening March 9

Thursday, March 10, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in School

The Emmaus High School Drama Department presents the mid-century classic musical “Once Upon A Mattress” opening 7 p.m. today.

Performances continue 7 p.m. March 10, 11 and 12 and 2 p.m. March 12 and 13.

The musical tells the story of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Princess and the Pea.”

Giving the gift of time

Thursday, December 10, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

In the closing moments of the holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” the green monster with the jagged smile has a revelation.

While rescuing the toppling sleigh stuffed with goodies purloined from Whoville revelers, the Grinch realizes Christmas is more than what can be bought in a store.

For those living with dementia and memory loss that which is ‘more’ may be time with loved ones and family members, according to Melissa Clementoni, associate executive director of Connections Neighborhood at Country Meadows Retirement Communities, Allentown.

St. John’s Lutheran Church accessibility is ‘absolutely phenomenal’

Thursday, November 19, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Sometimes prayers are indeed answered.

“We were praying for 50 and we got over 50,” The Rev. Kenneth L. Buckwalter, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Emmaus, said scanning the crowd of church members, well-wishers, church leaders and political figures gathered at a reception and open house Nov. 1 in the parish hall to celebrate the completion of an accessibility project at the church.

Emmaus High School will offer two new

Thursday, November 12, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in School

Starting in the fall 2016 semester, Emmaus High School students will have the opportunity to take new courses in engineering.

Freshmen will be offered the courses “Introduction to Engineering Design” and “Principles of Engineering” as part of Project Lead the Way, Laura Witman, supervisor of secondary curriculum and instruction for the East Penn School District, said.

Interest in the courses is growing.

Howerter’s Furniture celebrates the retirement of one of its own with a sale

Thursday, October 22, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

First things first.

Howerter’s Furniture is not going of business.

Instead, the store’s staff is celebrating one of its own with a sale.

Vern, uncle to current store owners Dan and Gary Howerter, is retiring from the store founded and operated by Dan and Gary’s father Paul in 1948. Paul Howerter died in 2008. Paul’s brother Carl died the same year. Vern is the youngest brother.

“Everybody walks in an asks if we’re going out of business,” Dan Howerter said while seated in one of the recliner chairs for which the store is known.

Air Products & Chemicals, Inc.

Thursday, October 1, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

The weather’s on the change at one of Lehigh Valley’s top businesses

It is not often song lyrics from rock band Jethro Tull are applicable to business events; however, recent moves at Air Products may offer an exception.

Earlier this month the business often touted in local media as one of the area’s “top employers” announced its “intent to spin-off” the materials technologies side of the Fortune 500 rated company.

The weather, to paraphrase Jethro Tull, is on the change.

In a conference call Sept. 17 Air Products executives announced plans to “spin-off” material technologies by September 2016.

Little Free Library

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Emmaus welcomes two tiny hot spots for readers and other book fans

"One of our missions is to give books to anyone who needs a book," Kirsten Hess, proprietor of Let's Play Books, Emmaus, said.

And the mission is being realized in part thanks to the little free library on the front porch at the bookstore.

Built by Ken Burton, a woodwork artist, and his students at Boyertown Senior High School, the library, one of five made during the 2013-2014 academic year, opened its small doors earlier this year.

And the little free library is one of two now in Emmaus.

Little Free Library

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Emmaus welcomes two tiny hot spots for readers and other book fans

"One of our missions is to give books to anyone who needs a book," Kirsten Hess, proprietor of Let's Play Books, Emmaus, said.

And the mission is being realized in part thanks to the little free library on the front porch at the bookstore.

Built by Ken Burton, a woodwork artist, and his students at Boyertown Senior High School, the library, one of five made during the 2013-2014 academic year, opened its small doors earlier this year.

And the little free library is one of two now in Emmaus.