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World War II veteran recalls time in the WAVES

Friday, November 17, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

From her enlistment on June 29, 1944, until her honorable discharge on March 12, 1946, Phoebe (nee David) Derr served in the United States Naval Reserve WAVES, which stands for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, the World War II women’s branch of the United States Naval Reserve.

A lifelong resident of the Lehigh Valley, Derr has raised four children, Deborah, Kevin, Timothy and Gail and currently enjoys her role as grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of three.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Friday, November 17, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Kyra Malone

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 this year is AP Psychology because it is challenging and unique compared to my other classes. I think that the subject matter is intriguing and I often find myself looking further into the topics that we learn about in class. In addition, my teacher Mrs. Walsh knows a lot about psychology and always makes class interesting.

Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Luke Maake

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 would have to be computer science, because I enjoy working with computers and there’s a definite appeal to that feeling of satisfaction that you get when you solve a problem or complete a tough program.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

Emmaus forms sense of community with painted rocks

Thursday, August 24, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

A movement has begun in Emmaus and it’s on the rocks.

As a community building and goodwill spreading activity, folks are painting small rocks and hiding them throughout the borough.

Any group or individual may participate, and the rules are few.

Find a rock, paint it and place the rock where someone else may discover it. Painters and finders are encouraged to post pictures of their rock creations or discoveries on the Emmaus Rocks Facebook page.

LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Kindergarten class raises money to donate to Emmaus Shade Tree Fund

Civic responsibility is learned over time and through experience and at Lincoln Elementary School, Karen Gennaro’s all day kindergarten class has begun discovering the labor and the joy of community service. A recent pine cone experiment project combined class activities with Emmaus borough beautification.

Students created pine cone experiment kits which they sold to friends, family and other students. The project required the children study trees as well as construct and operate a school store. The store was built using cardboard boxes.

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Declan Schoen

Q. In what grade are you?

A. I am a 2017 graduate of Emmaus High School.

Q. What was your favorite subject? Why?

A. I don’t know if I could pick just one. My two favorites, however, were probably physics and art. I really like how physics uses both logic and mathematics to solve real world problems in an almost intuitive way. As for art, I have always enjoyed expressing myself creatively through visual art and I have recently developed a strong passion for photography, which I explored through my AP Studio Art class.

Former Macungie postmaster turns 104

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On July 3, Allen Fink celebrated his 104th birthday. His independent living facility provided the venue for his children, nieces, nephews and multiple relatives and friends to gather and wish him well.

The eldest child of Henry and Edna Fink, he was born in a tenant farmer’s house on his grandfather’s farm in Salisbury Township. The family rapidly expanded to include his brothers Martin, Myron, Edward and sister Minerva.