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St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church holds basket social

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On Nov. 10 and 11, St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Emmaus sponsored a basket social.

Participants purchased tickets which they placed in containers set before baskets throughout the room. The baskets were filled with items of all descriptions and participants enjoyed reviewing the contents, visiting with friends and neighbors and having a bite to eat as they made their choices.

As stated by St. Margaret’s ministerial leader, the Rev. Jane Arrington Bender, all proceeds from the event will be used in support of the “… mission and ministry of St. Margaret’s.”


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

‘Chase the Chill’ invites pedestrians to Triangle Park

Recently, the railings surrounding Triangle Park in Emmaus were festooned with over 300 hand knitted and crocheted scarves provided by members of the Emmaus Lioness Lions Club. This rainbow of scarves invited pedestrians to come, look and wear home. Each scarf bore a hang tag stating it was free for the taking.

The Emmaus Lioness Lions Club is supporting Lions Club International’s celebration of its 100th year by giving back to the community. In addition to scarves, passersby could choose from a variety of handmade winter hats.

Emmaus Heritage Festival music, food, entertainment and crafts

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The Emmaus Heritage Alliance, whose members include the Emmaus Historical Society, Shelter House, Knauss Homestead, 1803 House, Emmaus Public Library, Emmaus Moravian Church, Emmaus Remembrance Garden and Emmaus Main Street Partners, recently welcomed community members and visitors to the Emmaus Heritage Festival.


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.


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.


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.