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Re-sentencing scheduled for Bryan R. Freeman

Thursday, June 9, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Bryan Robert Freeman, who pleaded guilty in a case involving the murder of his parents and youngest brother in 1995, will receive a re-sentencing hearing later this year due to a United States Supreme Court decision mandating new sentencing guidelines for juveniles convicted in homicides.

In a hearing June 1 in the Lehigh County Courthouse, Allentown, Judge Maria L. Dantos, scheduled the re-sentencing hearing for Freeman Sept. 22.

Makers on the Move

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in School

‘Where nobody wants to leave’

Michele Archer has an anecdote about an professor she once met at a local university.

The professor told Archer about college students at ease working with electronic devices but flummoxed when asked to use a hammer.

It is just such a fissure a Makerspace can help close.

Archer, director of the Makerspace program at The Swain School, Salisbury Township, is among many area educators interested in making the Makerspace experience a common one.

Rita’s Italian Ice

Thursday, March 31, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Local owners earn ‘Franchise of the Year’ nod

It is the first day of spring and Olivia Roehrich wants a water ice.

Nevermind it is 37 degrees and windy. In her furry coat with the bunny ears lined in hot pink, Olivia, with help from her mother Melissa Roehrich, joins other frozen treat fans in line at Rita’s Italian Ice in Macungie.

On the first day of spring, Rita’s Italian Ice nationwide gives free treats to dessert lovers.

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

Thursday, March 10, 2016 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

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.”

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.