"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.
The year was 1864; a man by the name of Tilghman H. Reinsmith opened a funeral service to go along with the furniture store he owned at 191 Main St., Emmaus. Little did he know his business would still be going strong after 150 years. Although the furniture business is no longer around, the Reinsmith Funeral Home has been continually serving Emmaus and surrounding communities for a century and a half.
Lehigh County District Attorney James B. Martin announced April 22 a new assistant district attorney has joined the office.
Jared J. Hanna, 26, of Macungie, had been a law clerk for Lehigh County Judge J. Brian Johnson since Jan. 2, 2013. As a law clerk, Hanna responded to motions, helped write orders and opinions primarily in civil matters and did work on family, custody and Orphans' Court matters.
Three Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 431 based in East Texas received Eagle Scout honors March 15.
David Bailey, Tyler Ables and Matthew Johnston were recognized in ceremonies at Bethany Methodist Church, 1208 Brookside Road, Wescosville.
Each Scout designed and completed a complex and detailed project to achieve the Eagle distinction.
David Bailey, of Macungie, built an outdoor classroom and nature trail at Wescosville Elementary School to earn his Eagle Scout honor. The trail also features a bird blind with feeders built by Bailey.
The state Senate unanimously approved a bill March 19 to give schools greater flexibility to make up time missed as a result of weather emergencies, according to Senator Jake Corman, R-34th, the bill's sponsor.
Senate Bill 1281 would allow schools to calculate the school year on an hourly, rather than daily basis. In addition, the legislation would permit schools to hold class on one Saturday per month to make up missed school days.