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Emmaus Police Department’s K-9 Ronny receives body armor

Thursday, February 2, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Emmaus Police Department’s K-9 Ronny has received a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation from the nonprofit organization Vested Interest in K9s, Inc.

K-9 Ronny’s vest is sponsored by The Landis Family Foundation and embroidered with the sentiment “Gifted with gratitude - The Landis Family Foundation.”

Vested Interest in K9s, Inc. is a 501c (3) charity located in East Taunton, Mass. whose mission is to provide bullet and stab protective vests and other assistance to dogs of law enforcement and related agencies throughout the United States.

Lehigh County to receive federal funds

Thursday, January 26, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Governor Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Secretary Leslie S. Richards Jan. 10 announced 51 projects to improve transportation alternatives are in line for $33 million in federal funds.

Boroughs and townships in Lehigh County who will receive funds include:

• Macungie Borough - $542,288 for traffic calming and safety improvements to Macungie’s downtown gateway - encompassing one block of pedestrian lighting, trees and pavers (both sides) and one median island centered on Route 100.

Second Harvest launches diaper drive

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

State Rep. Steve Samuelson, D-135th, is joining the Second Harvest Food Bank to launch a Lehigh Valley diaper drive to help area families afford disposable diapers.

“Many families and seniors on fixed incomes are simply unable to afford disposable diapers and undergarments,” Samuelson said. “I’m excited to work with the food bank to improve access to a reliable supply of diapers, which is a necessity for the health and well-being of families young and old.”

Postal worker charged with theft

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

District Attorney Jim Martin announced an employee at the Coopersburg Post Office has been charged with theft.

Erica R. Harley, 35, of 27 Evelyn Lane, Milford Township, Bucks County, was charged with one count each of theft by unlawful taking or disposition, theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received, theft by deception and receiving stolen property, all felonies of the third degree.

Harley was arraigned Nov. 9 at Central Booking.

Taranto receives Eagle Scout award

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Ryan Taranto, a senior at Emmaus High School, received the Eagle Scout and Order of the Arrow award from Boy Scouts of America, the highest honor awarded by the organization, in recent ceremonies at the Lower Macungie Township Community Center.

Taranto’s Eagle Scout project was to design and build jazz music stands for Emmaus High School. The 14 stands will be used in competitions and concerts.

Taranto is a member of the EHS marching, symphonic and jazz bands and played in the 2016 Steel Stacks All-Star High School Jazz Band at MUSIKFEST in August.

Pip the Mouse is back! And so is Hess’s!

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

This year the Liberty Bell Museum’s holiday exhibit will showcase sculptures designed by Patrick Hulse, a Rhode Island based artist with roots in the Lehigh Valley.

This will be the premier showing of the sculptures in the Lehigh Valley, each depicting a scene from Hess’s Department Store.

While growing up, hearing stories about the store always fascinated Hulse, who created the sculptures based on pictures, stories, and family mementos.

Parkland High School takes top honors with ‘Bubbles’

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Emmaus Arts Commission announced the results of its annual film festival.

Student films premiered at the Emmaus Theatre recently.

Students create, shoot and edit a film in 120 hours. The festival is open to middle school and high school students.

This year’s top honors were awarded as follows:


First Place: Team Leader: Graham Burrell

School: Parkland High School

Film Title: Bubbles the Clown

Second Place: Team Leader: Harley Bender