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Swain School graduates 23 eighth graders

Wednesday, July 17, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown graduated 23 members of its eighth grade Class of 2013 at ceremonies June 7. Two members of the class, Giuliana Augello, of Coopersburg, and Zach Lawless, of Bethlehem, addressed the gathering of family, friends, fellow students, faculty and staff.

Swain alumnus Chris Scagliotti, Class of 1993, presented the commencement address.

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.