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.
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.
Forty-six children ages six through 12 with Type 1 diabetes participated in Camp Red Jacket June 26 at Camp Fowler, North Whitehall Township.
Fifth grade students who attend Seven Generations Charter School, in Emmaus, built a colonial herb garden recently at the 1803 House as part of their history curriculum.
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.
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.
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.