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Emmaus Sentinels entertain in Topton and Blandon

Wednesday, May 6, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The sound of patriotic music delighted residents and visitors at Topton's Lutheran Home and Blandon's Keystone Villa retirement communities during a performance by the Emmaus Sentinels Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps at the two facilities April 12.

For some of the musicians, the event was an opportunity to perform for family and friends who are guests at the facilities. For the corps, the concert was an opportunity to share a love of good music with an appreciative audience.

Emmaus Mosaic Mural

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Mural dedication features speeches and music

On April 19, art teachers from the East Penn School District unveiled the Emmaus Mosaic Mural featured on the outer wall of the rotunda at the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St.

The dedication ceremony took place on the final day of the art installation when Philadelphia artist Isaiah Zagar, who designed the mural, was on hand.

The ceremony included music performed by the East Penn Elementary Chamber Players.

St. Luke's in top 100 hospitals

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

St. Luke's University Health Network recently accepted the 2015 100 Top Hospitals Award® from for Truven Health Analytics™ in a celebration shared with more than 200 managers, physicians and network leaders gathered in Laros Auditorium on the Bethlehem campus.

Jean Chenoweth, Truven's senior vice president for performance improvement and the 100 Top Hospitals program, presented the award to St. Luke's President and CEO Richard A. Anderson.

Jefferson Drama Club presents 'The Rockin Tale of Snow White'

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The tale of Snow White has never felt so fresh and new with this funny adaptation to be presented by the Jefferson Drama Club 1 and 5 p.m. April 18 at Jefferson Elementary School, 520 Elm St., Emmaus.

New characters and comedic twists come to life as a modern mom reads the Brothers Grimm tale to her restless children.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

Certain parking fees to increase in Emmaus

Fees for certain parking violations in Emmaus will increase within the next several weeks.

In the beginning of the year, Emmaus Borough Council agreed to raise fine amounts for specific parking violations based on a study conducted by the Emmaus Police Department last year.

A study was conducted of 30 municipalities, mostly boroughs, which revealed Emmaus was lower in most categories of parking offenses when compared with other municipalities.


Wednesday, April 8, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Emerging melanoma clinical trials now in the Lehigh Valley

St. Luke's Cancer Center is offering clinical trials for patients with melanoma, the most unusual type of skin cancer and also the most deadly. Physicians such as Sanjiv Agarwala, M.D., chief of medical oncology and hematology for St. Luke's University Health Network and an internationally recognized melanoma specialist, are committed to bringing the most promising studies to the Lehigh Valley.


Wednesday, March 25, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Willy Wonka Junior opens March 26

Willy Wonka, the owner of a magical and mysterious chocolate factory, invites the audience to join him in a world of "Pure Imagination" at Eyer Middle School 7 p.m. March 26 and 27 and 2 and 7 p.m. March 28.

Eyer's production of Roald Dahl's "Willy Wonka Junior" tells the tale of Willy Wonka. Although Wonka excels at making candy, he is ready to retire and find some "bright spark" to continue his candy confectioning.

Eyer Middle School

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Ishaan Lal takes first in MATHCOUNTS

Three East Penn School District students are among the top 10 finshers in the 31st annual Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS competition held Feb. 7 at Springhouse Middle School, Allentown.

Ishaan Lal, a seventh grade student at Eyer Middle School, won first place. Geoffrey Kleinberg, a sixth grade student at Lower Macungie Middle School, placed fifth and James Wang, an eighth grade student at Eyer Middle School, placed eighth.

Students from Lehigh, Northampton, Monroe and Carbon counties participated in the regional competition.

Boy Scouts of America

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

VFW honors four Boy Scouts from Troop 71 for essays on patriotism

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9264 in Macungie and its Ladies Auxiliary has awarded honors to four Scouts for their audio essays on patriotism.

First place was awarded to Ryan Bilger, a senior at Emmaus High School.

Second place was awarded to Damon Smigielski, a freshman at EHS.

Third place was awarded to Jacob Licker and an honorable mention was awarded to Dylan Martin, both sophomores at EHS. All the boys are members of local Boy Scout Troop 71 in Macungie.

Tips for safe snow shoveling

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed that shoveling snow actually does increase the risk of a having a heart attack. The study looked at 500 people and found 7 percent started experiencing symptoms of heart problems while shoveling snow. The cardiologists conducting the Canadian study felt while 7 percent is significant, there could be as many as double that number given the fact patients may not have connected their heart problems with snow shoveling.