At its annual Founder’s Day celebration recently, The Swain School celebrated the 86th year of its founding by D. Esther Swain.
The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for community service.
The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community, by a member of The Swain School family. It includes a crystal bowl and $1,000 cash award.
Beldon donated the cash award back to the school to support its own community service initiatives.
Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania recently announced local Girl Scout Alexa Iannace, of Emmaus, was selected by Girl Scouts of the USA as one of the 2015 National Young Women of Distinction for her Gold Award project, a documentary on child pornography.
The national award is given to 10 girls annually.
This award showcases Iannace’s leadership over a project that addressed a global issue.
At its recent annual founder’s day celebration, The Swain School faculty, staff and students celebrated the 86th year of the school’s founding by D. Esther Swain.
The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for Community Service.
The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community by a member of The Swain School community.
The Macungie Minstrelaires will present “Rhythm of the Rails” at Lower Macungie Middle School 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31.
The group was organized in 1957 to perform a minstrel show for the Macungie Centennial. The group consisted of Macungie residents and the show was held in the Macungie Park auditorium. The decision was made to present another minstrel show in 1958 which is when the group officially organized and took the name “The Macungie Minstrelaires.”
Ben Yorgey was born Jan. 15, 1985 to Kent and Ardy Yorgey in Allentown, and he lived his life nearby in Macungie.
Everything with Ben was absolutely normal until he was eight months old. At that time, he started having seizures which significantly delayed his normal development.
Ben's speech began when he was around six years old, but his language skills never reached more than a six-year-old level.
His school years were spent in the East Penn School District in an Intermediate Unit Life Skills class where he was instructed using a functional curriculum.
The Allentown Garden Club presented a spectacular showing of local gardens for 2015 in a self-guided tour June 27 which began with Allentown's Fragrance Garden at Cedar Beach Park.
Created by a member of the garden club in 1989, this aromatic garden contains an array of herbs, perennials and shrubs and is located next to the Allentown Rose Garden.
Wandering through the other nine gardens on the tour, visitors found a collection of hostas, potted plants, vegetable gardens, a rock garden and water features.
The Federal Trade Commission made headlines recently by accusing four cancer charities of defrauding well-meaning donors for more than $187 million. The FTC and law enforcement groups from all 50 states filed complaints against the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society. The complaint alleges that these four "sham charities" solicited millions in donations by promising to help pay for hospice care, chemotherapy, and other services for cancer patients. But only a fraction of that money actually went to patients.
An investigation by the Lehigh County Drug Task Force has resulted in the arrest of two Emmaus residents now charged with manufacturing methamphetamine in their house, according to a press release distributed June 4 by the Lehigh County District Attorney's office.
Ralph E. Merwarth, 60, and Susan Louise Miller, 44, both of 737 Donald Drive, were charged June 4 after a search warrant was executed at their residence 6:05 a.m. the same day.
Merwarth and Miller were arraigned in the Lehigh County Central Booking Center.
District Attorney Jim Martin and Emmaus Police Chief David Faust announced no charges will be filed in an Emmaus traffic accident involving two young girls resulting in one fatality.
On May 18 at approximately 4:04 p.m., two young pedestrians were struck as they crossed northbound from the southwest corner of Sixth and Chestnut streets in Emmaus.
Abigail Zukowski, 11, of 665 Harrison St., Emmaus, was pronounced deceased at Lehigh Valley Hospital Center, Cedar Crest, shortly after arrival, at approximately 4:35 p.m.
Emmaus High School musicians and vocalists are among students named to the Region V state orchestra, concert band and chorus by the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.
Students include: Jereme Chien, named to the orchestra for violin; Brooke Cichocki, named to the concert band and wind ensemble for clarinet; and singers Nicholas Quinn, Victoria Reichelderfer, Mason Trinkle and Kevin Williams, named to the chorus.