The fourth annual Oktoberfest was held recently with its special celebration of German culture and "much more" under the direction of ArtsQuest at its SteelStacks campus in South Bethlehem.
The six-day festival expanded its size and activities to coincide with a new free admission policy this year.
The changes were designed to boost attendance by attracting more families and members of the Lehigh Valley community and beyond.
Beginning in late October through Aug. 30, 2015, the Emmaus Police Department will participate in a statewide enforcement, awareness and educational effort targeting aggressive driving.
The Emmaus Police Department has been approved for grant funding by the North Central Highway Safety Network.
Pennsylvania Aggressive Driving Enforcement and Education Project will open the 2014-2015 grant year with an enforcement wave scheduled Oct. 26 to Nov. 22.
Three Emmaus High School graduates are preparing to serve full-time missions for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Eric Walls, of Lower Macungie Township, Emmaus High School Class of 2013, is headed to Benin in west Africa.
Katherine Earnshaw, of Macungie, Class of 2013, is headed to Bavaria, Austria and Switzerland.
Jared Earnshaw, of Macungie, Class of 2014, is headed to Bakersfield, Calif.
Walls and Jared will serve two years while Katherine will serve 18 months.
Walls was to report to missionary training in Ghana Aug. 7.
Known as the "silent killer," ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system because symptoms usually do not cause concern until the disease has reached advanced stages. Fortunately, however, when identified and treated in its earliest stages, patients with ovarian cancer have a 5-year survival rate of 93 percent.
"If I wasn't here, I'd probably be sleeping," Wildlands Conservancy summer camper Millie Thompson, of Emmaus, said with a smirk. Lunch mate Halina Lattanze, of Alburtis, agreed.
In lieu of lazy days, Thompson and Lattanze have been busy exploring the meadows, forests and waterways of Pool Wildlife Sanctuary in Emmaus, where Wildlands, the Lehigh Valley's nonprofit land trust, is headquartered.
The buzzing honey bee on your flower is one of the most charitable creatures on our planet.
On their own, without wages and without a voice other than their meager buzz, honey bees contribute billions of dollars to our national economy.
On Aug. 16, a "Day for Honey Bees" was observed at Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus, as part of National Honey Bee Day. The event was free, for all ages and sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association.
Scott Didra's architecture class at Emmaus High School has done it again. They have built a press box for the Emmaus High School althletic field.
After the success of the design and build of a small scale house for preschool children as part of the childcare development classes at the school in 2010, Didra challenged the students to a new project.
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network's Project SEARCH program held its graduation ceremony June 13 at Cedarbrook Nursing Home, 350 South Cedarbrook Road, Allentown. Seven Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network interns and eight Lehigh County Cedarbrook Nursing Home interns were honored.
Project SEARCH helps students with various disabilities learn soft skills and self-advocacy skills needed for today's competitive job marketplace.
Seventy children ages six through 12 with type 1 diabetes participated in Camp Red Jacket recently, a free, three-day program at Camp Fowler, 5851 Horseshoe Road, Orefield. Camp Red Jacket is designed to teach children with type 1 diabetes how to care for themselves and how to better manage the disease.
The Emmaus Flag Day Association, the Emmaus Veterans Committee and the Emmaus Special Entertainment Committee hosted the annual flag day observance at Emmaus Community Park June 14. Assistance was provided by the Emmaus Woman's Club and the Flag Day Committee. Borough Council Member Nathan Brown presided over the ceremony.