East Penn Press

Monday, September 24, 2018

ALLENTOWN DOG TRAINING CLUB

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Match show held at Macungie Memorial Park

The Allentown Dog Training Club recently supported that old adage, “The show must go on.”

In spite of rainy conditions Sept. 9, the club’s annual match show went on as planned. A match show is a simulation. Dogs and handlers carry out the exercises required to qualify for titles and are given feedback from experienced trainers. Handlers have the opportunity to polish and perfect their and their dogs’ performances without the pressure of actual competition.

On this soggy Sunday, trainers and canines of all descriptions made the best of the wet situation.

East Penn Press scholarship recipients have diverse future plans

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

The East Penn Press sponsors scholarships for graduating Emmaus High School seniors in the areas of journalism and good citizenship.

This year, recipients of The Stinger, Outstanding Journalism Student Scholarships are Bibiana Correa, Lily Day and Lucas Maake.

Kaitlyn McGinley has been awarded the Richard Gaal Scholarship for Good Citizenship.

THE BEN EVENT

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Annual celebration raises

Since 2010, on the third weekend of July, Macungie Memorial Park is home to The Ben Event, a celebration of the life of Ben “Hey, I know you!” Yorgey. People of all descriptions from across the Lehigh Valley unite for fun and fellowship.

This year’s activities began July 20 with a special athletics softball game. A fun walk preceded the limo arrival and public recognition of this year’s Yorgey Foundation scholarship winners. Later, music was provided by the Large Flowerheads.

EMMAUS HERITAGE ALLIANCE

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Third grade students participate in history

Recently, the Heritage Alliance provided third graders from Wescosville, Lincoln and Jefferson elementary schools in the East Penn School District with a hands-on history experience.

Students visited God’s Acre, the Shelter House, the Knauss Homestead and the 1803 House where volunteers directed them through a series of activities which exemplify life in early settlement and colonial times in Emmaus.

At God’s Acre, the site of Emmaus’s beginning, the children paced out the contours of the original church and participated in a scavenger hunt.

LIVING LIFE WELL

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Raymond Mohr sings to honor veterans

Recently, Raymond Mohr, of Macungie, treated the IronPigs fans at Coca-Cola Park to his rendition of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch. Mohr is neither a professional singer nor a candidate running for office. He is a 99-year-old World War II veteran who sang in honor of United States veterans.

Mohr has become a local celebrity. As of the date of this interview, the video of his performance had received over 500,000 Internet views and gone viral. (To view Mohr’s presentation, Google 99 year old veteran sings God Bless America.)

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

James Haag

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently enrolled in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. Ever since I was young, my favorite subject has always been math. I like math because it is the basis on which everything falls, as you can understand and explain how different phenomenon work simply by using numbers and variables. Unlike science, the answer to why math works a certain way is never “because it does,” but rather everything within the subject has a clear reason backing it up.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Amy Lineberger

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A. I am currently enrolled in 12th grade at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is math. I love that there is a definite answer in every problem no matter how I choose to approach it.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. I have received Principal’s Honor Roll and the Players’ Player Award at the girls soccer banquet in January.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

Knauss Homestead Preservation Society holds poker bingo fundraiser

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The Knauss Homestead, 152 E. Main St., Emmaus, is a local gem which the Knauss Homestead Preservation Society is committed to maintaining.

Recently, the society sponsored a poker bingo party fundraiser at Emmaus Fire Co. No. 1.

The group is also currently promoting a “Win a River Cruise for 2” raffle with the winner to be drawn on Aug. 11.

Completed in 1762, the homestead has long been associated with the growth and development of the Borough of Emmaus.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Margaret Gallagher

Q. In what grade are you currently enrolled?​​

A. I am currently a senior at Emmaus High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. My favorite subject is calculus because I love learning how concepts I was taught in previous math and physics classes are what they are because of applications of calculus.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A. Throughout my four years in high school I’ve received numerous academic awards for my grades and my caliber.

Q. Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?