East Penn Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Emma Brashear

Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?

A. My mother Cindy and my father Quay. I also have two younger siblings, Naomi and Caleb and a cat named Minou.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?

A. As a senior, I am most looking forward to taking more difficult classes that are only offered to the upperclassmen.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Mason Brown

Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?

A. My parents are Katherine and Gregory Brown. My brother, Holden, attends Emmaus High School as a sophomore. I have a cat named Cyrus and a dog named Roxie.

Q. What do you most enjoy about being a senior?

A. I enjoy being able to take a wider variety of courses that interests me.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is world history. I get to learn about many cultures and places in the world that I hope to experience for myself someday.

Art Schneck Optical Company celebrates 60 years of service

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The Art Schneck Optical Company, 720 Harrison St., Emmaus, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Founded in 1959, the business has expanded and incorporated eyewear innovations while remaining focused on personal service and community commitment.

Initially, Arthur Schneck ran the business from his personal residence.

THE BEN EVENT

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Annual event honors the legacy of Ben Yorgey

On July 20, friends, family and Ben Yorgey Foundation scholarship recipients past and present gathered in Macungie Memorial Park for The Ben Event.

This year marks the 10th memorial celebration of the life of Ben Yorgey, an intellectually disabled young man whose personal warmth enriched the lives of everyone he met.

The event also generates education funds for students with special needs across the Lehigh Valley

In his honor, the Ben Yorgey Foundation recognizes and provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors with intellectual disabilities.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, July 11, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Caroline Nelson

Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?

A. My family consists of my mom, Laura, my dad, Kevin, my brother, Matthew and my dog Piper.

Q. What did you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?

A. I enjoyed the sense of knowing that we would graduate soon and move on to the next chapter of our lives.

Q. What was your favorite subject? Why?

EMMAUS HERITAGE ALLIANCE

Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Third grade students experience hands-on history

The Emmaus Heritage Alliance once again provided third graders of the East Penn School District with a program designed to bring history to life.

Presenters set the stage with a pre-event that combined storytelling and PowerPoint pictures to familiarize the children with Emmaus’s history. Students later visited Emmaus’s God’s Acre, Shelter House, Knauss Homestead and 1803 House, and like George, the main character of the pre-event story, engaged in activities that were part of everyday life during the historical periods when the various sites were established.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Sajan Patel

Q. Who are the members of your family: parents, siblings and pets?

A. The members of my family include my mother Viraj, my father Niketu, my older brother Millan and my younger sister Julena.

Q. What did you most enjoy about being a senior at Emmaus High School?

A. I enjoyed seeing how my peers and I have transformed into fine young men and women throughout the years. For many of my peers, I have known them ever since our days of elementary school. To see how we have all grown, not only literally, but also as people is a very satisfying experience.

South Mountain Cycle and Café holds grand reopening

Thursday, June 27, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On June 15, the owners, friends and clients of South Mountain Cycle and Café attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the shop’s grand reopening in its new location at 318 Main St., Emmaus.

Recently, owners Chad and Heather Balliet took the opportunity to purchase the former VFW property and move their business into the more spacious site.