Within a week after the most powerful typhoon in recorded history in the Philippines, student Mya Kelly and others in her fifth grade class at The Hillside School, 2697 Brookside Road, Macungie, moved into action to raise money for their peers in the Philippines.
The students were led by their teacher, Eileen Hanosek, and presented a PowerPoint presentation to their fellow students, faculty and staff asking for help.
Mya Kelly knew firsthand of the devastation in her Aunt Mae's hometown of Cebu.
At the Dec. 3 reorganization meeting of the East Penn Board of School Directors, the board appointed a president and vice president and the newly elected board members were seated.
Detective Jason B. Apgar was named Police Officer of the Year by the Lehigh County Chiefs of Police Association and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office Nov. 12. Apgar accepted the award at the Lehigh County Chiefs of Police annual awards ceremony at DeSales University, Center Valley.
Apgar was recommended for this award by Chief David A. Faust of the Emmaus Police Department. Apgar has been with the force for 13 years.
Faust said Apgar is a seasoned police officer and an exceptional investigator and leader who resolved many serious crimes in the last several years.
A veterans forum held Nov. 7 was attended by almost 100 people who gathered to hear the emotional stories of veterans and families who were affected by suicide, the trauma of service and the return to civilian life.
The Emmaus High School Drama Department will open its 2013-2014 theater season with "Pride and Prejudice," Jon Jory's adaptation of the classic novel by Jane Austen, bringing to the stage one of the most cherished love stories in English literature.
Elizabeth Bennet's pride leads her to misjudge Fitzwilliam Darcy on the basis of a poor first impression, while Darcy's prejudice against Elizabeth's lower social standing initially blinds him to her many virtues. Both characters must come to terms with their pride and prejudice in order to realize their true love.
The Emmaus Arts Commission recently announced the winners of the 2013 Student Horror Film Festival.
The festival features films made by students throughout the Lehigh Valley and entries are screened at the Emmaus Theater, 19 S. 4th Street, in the borough.
Heavy rain did not dampen the spirits of Emmaus Halloween Parade participants and watchers Oct. 19.
Kristi's Cosmo Queens won the title of Best in Show with the entry titled Surrender the Booty.
The Best in Show category is sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission and the winner's trophy is donated by Crown Trophy, of Emmaus.
The Seagreaves/Joyce families won the Mayor's Cup Award for the entry titled Witches Brewery.
More than 5,050 runners and walkers participated in the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon Sept. 7 and 8 with runners from 37 states, Puerto Rico, Washington, DC, Canada and Singapore participating in the weekend of activity.
The Da Vinci Science Center presented live demonstrations by the author behind the blockbuster exhibition "Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body" Aug. 17 and 18.
Self-styled as her grossness herself, Sylvia Branzei led visitors through a series of yuck-filled activities highlighting the science of snot, poop and wounds.
Copies of Branzei's books were available for purchase in The Curiosity Shop, the center's retail store and the author was available to sign books after each of her demonstrations.
A Lower Saucon Township man and a Hellertown woman have been charged in 76 residential burglaries and one attempted burglary in four counties.
Patrick Quinn, 27, of 2131 Riverside Drive, Lower Saucon Township, and Kelly Cunningham, 22, of 1843 Nancy Lee Court, Hellertown, were charged Aug. 14, after an investigation by Pennsylvania State Police at Bethlehem and Bethlehem Police into a string of burglaries at vacant houses that had been listed for sale in Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks and Carbon counties.