Members of the First Presbyterian Church of Allentown elected Rev. Dr. John Henry “Jack” Haberer Jr. as lead pastor at their Aug. 14 congregational meeting.
Haberer is well known in the Presbyterian Church (USA), having served on several denomination-wide committees and task forces, most notably the Theological Task Force on Peace, Unity and Purity of the Church 2001-2006.
He has served two long-term PC (USA) pastorates as lead pastor in Houston, Texas, as well as Satellite Beach and Naples, Fla.
The GFWC PA Woman’s Club of Emmaus completed its 75th anniversary year of celebration recently with a picnic in the park.
The members gathered in Emmaus Community Park in the pavilion built with the Woman’s Club funds in 1982.
As part of the celebration, Shane Pepe, the Emmaus borough manager, talked about the state of the Borough of Emmaus, describing the changes taking place such as the new location for the borough hall, and equipment and infrastructure changes.
District Attorney Jim Martin announced July 27, charges are to be filed against an Allentown couple who allegedly stole over a million dollars from the wife’s employer.
Pamela J. Kern, 43, and Gary W. Kern, 49, of 2522 South Sixth St., Allentown, allegedly conspired to deal in the proceeds of unlawful activities by using electronic ACH Internet transfers to make payments in the amount of $1,436,037 on their credit card accounts between 2006 and February.
Students from Emmaus and Salisbury high schools were among top finishers in the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership and Skill Championships recently at Hershey Lodge.
Four of the first-place finishers also qualified to compete recently at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.
The Emmaus High School Art Department recently announced achievements by students in the Regional Scholastic Arts awards competition.
EHS student artists entered 91 pieces into the Regional Scholastic Art Awards competition. Of the 91 pieces the students entered, 60 pieces earned awards including: 26 art pieces awarded “Honorable Mention,” 20 earning Silver Key Awards, 13 receiving Gold Key Awards and one piece nominated for the American Visions Award.
The Gold Key Award winners moved on to the national competition.
Graduating Emmaus High School seniors earned five scholarships offered by the Kiwanis Club of Emmaus.
Nina Faye Mantabala, of Allentown, earned The Walter Stoudt Memorial Scholarship, named after the Kiwanis club’s first president and co-founder.
Katharine Bacher, of Macungie, was awarded the Warren Hamscher Memorial Scholarship. named after another co-founder of the club.
Allyson Davies, of Macungie, earned The Kiwanis Service Award.
The Larry Carraher Memorial Scholarship, named after a former club president, was awarded to Ryan Paradise, of Macungie.
Q. What is a child life specialist?
A. A child life specialist is a person who has extensive knowledge in child development and works to promote a sense of normalcy for pediatric patients in a healthcare setting and/or other challenging environments. We help promote effective coping skills through play, age appropriate medical preparation, education and self-expression activities. We work in collaboration with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff to promote family-centered care and to meet the unique needs of each child and their family.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library raised $11,636.15 in the group’s 18th annual book sale recently at Lower Macungie Middle School.
The total funds raised represents a large volume of sales, as a great many of the books were priced at 50 cents, $1 and $2.
Organizers are grateful for the support of R.L. Reppert staff who transport the books from the library to the Lower Macungie Middle School and then take the remainders back to the library after the sale.
The Lehigh County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office started training deputies in the administration of naloxone (Narcan), a medication used to counter the effects of opioid overdoses, May 3.
Almost all Lehigh County police departments have been trained in this life-saving measure.
Rick Daugherty, a Democrat, has announced his campaign for the 15th Congressional District.
The kick-off event was held March 28 at the IBEW local 375 union hall in Allentown.
Daugherty said his No. 1 priority is to stop unfair trade and added he sees China and Mexico as the top culprits.
“Since the United States granted China most-favored nation status as a trading partner in 2001, we have lost millions of jobs and have been flooded by products ‘Made In China,’” Daugherty said. “This policy has been an economic disaster for many working families. It has to stop now.