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‘What would you do if you were principal for a day?’

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Poppy Daws, a Willow Lane Elementary School fourth grade student, recently won BIC®’s “Principal for a Day” contest.

During the summer, Willow Lane’s Gifted Specialist Julia Dweck contacted her students with information pertaining to the contest. Contestants responded to the question, “What would you do if you were principal for a day?”

All submissions were to be 75 words or less and handwritten.

Local drummers catch the

Thursday, September 15, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Top-notch drum and bugle corps draw talent from foreign countries as well as all 50 states. Consequently, finding three drummers from the Lehigh Valley marching with the Carolina Crown, a South Carolina based drum and bugle corps, is most unusual. This group has been consistently ranked among the top three corps throughout the 2016 season.

Nick Kochanek, of Emmaus, plays bass drum one; John Panza, also of Emmaus, handles bass three; Cody Gross, of Whitehall, performs on the snare drum.

Area Scout completes Eagle project

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Thanks to Gene and his aunt Karol Kleppinger, the pool house which fronts Emmaus Community Pool sports a new facade.

For Gene, completing the painting of the pool house brings him one step closer to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest echelon in Scouting.

For Karol, contributing to the decor of the pool house demonstrates her support for her nephew.

For both, the project has been a labor of love.

Gene began his Scouting career as a first grader. He joined Cub Pack 25, based out of St. John’s UCC, Emmaus.

What’s Trending?

Tuesday, July 26, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

In the spring of 2014, Emmaus High School juniors Nina Rowan and Kayla Manzarrez developed a website devoted to providing their peers with fashion and beauty insights and information.

Rowan and Manzarrez, who currently attend the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, left a legacy which continues to grow. Their original concept has flowered into a club that produces monthly online articles and annually publishes Buzz Magazine.

Willow Lane Elementary School students earn national award

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in School

Under the tutelage of Willow School Elementary School teachers Julia Dweck and Matthew Weimann, a group of student writers have achieved national recognition.

Dweck and Weimann established a writing club which they christened INK-readable Writers and set out to produce a book to be entered in Scholastic Publishing’s annual “Kids Are Authors” contest.

The Shelter House and ‘Pieces of Eight’ combine rich heritage and contemporary value

Friday, June 3, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The Emmaus Shelter House Society held its annual Patriots Day dinner recently at Citizens Fire Company #2, Emmaus.

Dating from circa 1734, the Shelter House, as described on the society’s web page “...is considered the oldest continually inhabited dwelling in the Lehigh Valley.” Given the Shelter House’s rich and continuing history, the evening’s entertainment was most appropriate.

Pieces of Eight, Phillipsburg High School’s all girl barbershop chorus, gave a professional quality a capella performance.

Bethany Church joins Partners in Care

Friday, June 3, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Bethany United Methodist Church, 3801 Brookside Road, Macungie, has become active in the Pennsylvania National Guard program Partners in Care.

As stated in a memo from Maj. Schaun C.J. Myers, Pennsylvania Army National Guard support chaplain to Bethany’s Director of Outreach Scotty Coyle, “Partners in Care...networks community faith groups with the chaplain’s office of the Pennsylvania National Guard...to provide...support to soldiers and their families who may be in need.”

Participating faith-based organizations must meet the following stipulations.

‘The club no one wants to join’

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

During the April 20 forum on drug awareness at Emmaus High School, a panel of parents shared their stories with an audience of over 100, many of whom are also struggling to cope with the impact of addiction.

Interspersed with presentations by medical, legal and counseling experts, the parents’ personal stories gave flesh and blood reality to addiction’s cost in human suffering. Periodically, audience members became emotional; some shared their own grief, frustrations and fears.