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.
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.
A 2011 study published in the Clinical Research in Cardiology revealed 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 the patients may not have connected their heart problems with snow shoveling.
When guests arrive at Musikfest this August, they'll discover a few changes designed to have a huge impact on their experience and the overall safety of everyone attending the festival.
Over the past several months, the city of Bethlehem; Bethlehem police, fire and EMS departments; Northampton County Emergency Management Services and ArtsQuest have met regularly to discuss opportunities to enhance patron safety and the guest experience at Musikfest. Among the enhancements made for 2015 are:
At a state Capitol ceremony Jan. 6, state Rep. Daniel McNeill was sworn in to his second term representing the 133rd Legislative District.
McNeill, a Democrat, said equitable education funding, economic development and job creation will continue to be his priorities.
"Economic development and job creation are not possible without quality education," McNeill said. "Adequately funding our education system will benefit not only our students, but will open doors for innovation and prosperity."
St. Luke's administrators, trustees, donors and members of the medical staff recently welcomed medical students from all four classes of the Medical School of Temple University/St. Luke's University Health Network at a holiday reception. More than 100 guests attended, along with 120 medical students.
Volunteers Bernie and Bill Stahler have a history with the Emmaus Ambulance Corps spanning more than two decades. To celebrate their work, the Emmaus Ambulance Corps recently hosted a recognition dinner and awarded plaques to the couple. Below is a transcript of the speech delivered by Jeffrey S. Hoffman, ambulance chief, honoring the Stahlers:
The Emmaus Arts Commission recently announced the winners of the annual student film festival.
To compete, each team of students selects two themes to be featured in a short film. Films are created, shot and edited in 96 hours. The festival is open to area middle and high school age students.
The finished films premiered at the Emmaus Movie Theatre recently. An awards ceremony follows the screening.
This 2014 winners are:
High School Division
Team Leaders: Daniel Walters and Joey Mercado
The top runners in the female and male categories of the annual Emmaus 5K completed the course in less than 22 minutes.
Kami Reinhard, Julia Roth and Katie Delong finished in 19:05 minutes, 20:37 minutes and 21:23 minutes, respectively, taking the top three overall slots for females.
Meanwhile, the top three male finishers were Matt Gillette, who finished in 17:47 minutes, Kenrick Smith, who finished in 18:25 minutes and Caleb Wendling who completed the course in 18:49 minutes.
The Emmaus High School drama department will present "The Diary of Anne Frank" as the fall production 7 p.m. Nov. 6, 7 and 8.
The drama is the story of Anne Frank who writes of her life experiences in a diary she received at age 13.
She writes about her life, thoughts, wishes, experiences and family struggles.