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Emmaus Chorale celebrates 30 years of song

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Chorale to perform June 2 in Emmaus

The Emmaus Chorale celebrates its 30th year with a concert titled "A Celebration of Song" 3 p.m. June 2 at Faith Presbyterian Church, North Second and Cherokee streets, Emmaus. The Chorale, joined by organ, piano and brass, will sing a variety of selections including "Cantus" by John Rutter; "In Ecclesiis" by Giovanni Gabrieli; a medley from "West Side Story" and a choral showcase of "Fiddler on The Roof."

Admission is free.

Post Everlasting ceremony

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Veterans from Emmaus Post 191 honored

On May 11, the Emmaus American Legion Charles Henry Schaffer Post 191 hosted a Post Everlasting memorial ceremony. The 24 posts in the American Legion 14th District of Pennsylvania hold the ceremony each year.

The district encompasses posts in Lehigh and Berks counties. The site of the ceremony was the Emmaus Veterans of Foreign War Post 7088.

The memorial ceremony is held once a year to honor deceased Legion members. Each post commander reads aloud the names of the deceased members. After the post commander reads the name of the deceased member, a bell is rung.

EMMAUS POLICE School shooting rumor circulated

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

On Sunday, April 28, the Emmaus Police Department received an email from an East Penn parent, who learned through a discussion with their child that rumors were circulating at Emmaus High School in relationship to a school shooting to occur April 30. The Emmaus Police Department immediately notified school officials and an investigation was conducted and is ongoing. Precautionary measures were implemented both by the school district, the Emmaus Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police.

PHOEBE HOME Longest serving volunteer honored

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Mary Rarich, of Macungie, received the Mayor's Volunteerism Award at a ceremony April 23 in celebration of National Volunteer Week. The City of Allentown presented the award to 15 constituents at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum. Rarich attended with her son, David. Volunteer Coordinator for Phoebe Allentown Health Care Center, Donna Henry, submitted the nomination.

Rarich began volunteering at Phoebe in October of 1968 through the Red Cross. She was acknowledged for her 45 years of service at an annual volunteer lunch. Rarich, 94, continues to volunteer once a week.

EMMAUS POLICE DEPARTMENT School shooting rumor circulating

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Breaking News

On Sunday, April 28, the Emmaus Police Department received an email from an East Penn parent, who learned through a discussion with their child that rumors were circulating at Emmaus High School in relationship to a school shooting to occur April 30. The Emmaus Police Department immediately notified school officials and an investigation was conducted and is ongoing. Precautionary measures were implemented both by the school district, the Emmaus Police Department and the Pennsylvania State Police.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK - CEDAR CREST Suspicious package/bag left in parking area

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

The Salisbury Township Police Department, in cooperation with the security department were dispatched to 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. for a suspicious person in parking lot K 8:15 p.m. April 14.

Upon checking the lot for the reported actor, a suspicious bag was found between two vehicles inside the parking lot.

Local resident announces candidacy for Upper Milford Township supervisor

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Republican James R. Krippe has announced he is running to become an Upper Milford Township supervisor.

Krippe has been a resident of Upper Milford Township for over 22 years. He retired two years ago after working over 40 years in the construction industry.

Krippe said he has attended 90 percent of the Upper Milford Township Supervisor meetings in the past three years and has voiced concerns several times on issues and expenditures.

Republican Commissioner to seek re-election in Lower Macungie

Wednesday, March 20, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Republican Lower Macungie Commissioner Ryan Conrad announced he is seeking re-election to a second term after a decisive victory as the highest vote-getter in his first election in 2009.

Conrad currently serves as vice president of the board. He also announced the launch of his campaign website, www.ConradForCommissioner.com.