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Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by CARLA JONES in Local News

Library celebrates reading program

The Lower Macungie Library recently celebrated the finale of its summer reading program.

The summer reading program was held June 17 through Aug. 17 and the program theme was, “A Universe of Stories.”

A total of 496 children and 97 teens participated in the program.

Community-wide, 4,000 children were involved in the reading program.

As part of the finale celebration, State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, joined young readers to present participation certificates.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by CARLA JONES in Local News

Care center hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony

South Mountain Memory Care celebrated its official opening with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony May 1.

Approximately 50 people attended the event.

The newly constructed facility is on 201 S. 7th Street in Emmaus and opened its doors Feb. 9. The facility features 20 spacious private rooms and four spacious semi-private rooms with natural light and a private bathroom.


Thursday, June 8, 2017 by CARLA JONES in Local News

Lucie Laudenslager is memorialized with a tree

The Knauss Homestead in Emmaus recently hosted an Arbor Day celebration. To mark the occasion, Emmaus Mayor Winfield Iobst and members of the Emmaus Garden Club, gathered to plant an American Redbud tree in memory of Lucie Haley Laudenslager of the Emmaus Garden Club.

Laudenslager was involved in two garden clubs - Emmaus and Parkland. She was also a member of both the Pennsylvania State and National Garden Clubs, Inc. In addition to these, she served on the board of directors of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania. She joined the clubs in the 1970s.

MATHCOUNTS® attracts 268 competitors

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by CARLA JONES in Local News

The Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS® regional competition was held at Southern Lehigh High School, Center Valley, Feb. 11.

The event included 268 middle school students from 28 schools from across the region. This is the 33rd year for the program, which is sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the PA Society of Professional Engineers. The goal is to promote a mathematical interest in middle school students.

Holiday event for those with special needs marks 50 years

Friday, December 30, 2016 by CARLA JONES in Local News

Over 100 people gathered with the Kiwanis Club of Emmaus to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the John Heim Special Needs Christmas Party.

The party was held Dec. 14 at St. John’s Lutheran UCC, in Emmaus.

The evening began with a prayer of thanks presented by Kiwanis volunteer, Lorena Wetherhold, of Emmaus. She and co-chair Linda Salter, also of Emmaus, are two of the 38 club members.

U.S. Rep. Dent, R-15th, hosts immunization panel at LVHN

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by CARLA JONES in Local News

U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent, R-15th, hosted a public community forum on pediatric immunizations at Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Cedar Crest Boulevard campus Aug. 9 in recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month.

A panel of medical specialists joined him in championing the necessities of community vaccinations.

Before the discussion, Dent stated his goals for the event.

Celebrating Old Glory in Emmaus

Wednesday, June 22, 2016 by CARLA JONES in Local News

An enormous American flag welcomed the patriotic gathering at Emmaus Community Park June 14, the official day designated as National Flag Day.

Old Glory was displayed inside the celebration pavilion to honor the Flag Day Observance. The organizers of the event included the Emmaus Flag Day Association, Emmaus Special Entertainment Committee and The GFWC PA Women’s Club of Emmaus.

Upon arriving, the guests received a program, songbook, a miniature flag and a dual-flagged lapel pin portraying the American flag and the flag of Pennsylvania.