For 36 years, dollhouse and miniatures enthusiasts have gathered for their annual show, held this year July 14 at the Holiday Inn and Conference Center, in Breinigsville.
In 1978, Lehigh Valley "Small on Scale" began when the first dollhouse exhibit was held to raise money for Lehigh Valley Child Care.
Shortly thereafter a club was formed and they have continued to raise funds each year for charitable and educational purposes.
The excitement in the air at Stabler Arena was electrifying June 9 as 596 members of the Emmaus High School Class of 2013 entered the room to "Pomp and Circumstance."
After the graduates were in place, the Emmaus High School Orchestra and Chorale led the singing of the national anthem and the alma mater.
EHS Principal David F. Piperato welcomed the graduates, honored guests, families, staff, administrators and school board members to the 123rd commencement ceremony.
He especially thanked parents for the love, support and encouragement provided to the graduates.
The seventh annual veterans' walkway brick installation was held May 26 at the Remembrance Garden at Knauss Homestead.
Family and friends gathered on this Memorial Day weekend to honor their loved ones with remembrances in the commemoratve garden.
Lehigh County has posted the election results which are unofficial until certified by the Board of Electors.
Scott Ott (R) - 6,837 votes
Dean N. Browning (R) - 5,429 votes
Tom Muller (D) - 8,481 votes
Voters were asked to choose one candidate.
County commissioner - District 5
Michael P. Schware (R) - 1,073 votes
Nathan Brown, (R) - 928 votes
Norma A. Cusick (R) - 664 votes
Kevin P. Ryan (R) - 625 votes
Wesley Barrett (D) - 1,454 votes
Stephen P. Walters (D) - 668 votes
Journalists are yet again under attack.
The most recent attack is from the United States Justice Department, which seized cell phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors in the process of investigating what it calls a national security leak.
Associated Press President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Pruitt has called the seizure of records "unconstitutional."
District 5 encompasses the City of Allentown, wards 5, 7, 12, 13 (districts 3 and 4), the boroughs of Emmaus, Coopersburg, Macungie, the townships of Lower Milford, Salisbury, Upper Milford and Upper Saucon. Residents will vote for one candidate for a 4-year term.
The Press asked the candidates the following question: "What is the most important issue in this election and why?"
Nathan Brown (R)
It is hard to imagine a wonderful world like Louis Armstrong described in his famous song.
This latest mass tragedy, Monday at the Boston Marathon, had me again glued to the television once my fellow editor Deb Palmieri called and told me to put on the television.
Whoever is responsible for creating this havoc in Boston has not only injured 176 people and killed three individuals as of Tuesday morning, they have robbed me of my freedom.
Yes, I understand if I take this stand I am letting them win.
With the announcement from the Lehigh County Coroner March 19, the Emmaus community learned the names of the four fire victims and began the process of mourning.
Perished in the fire March 17 were Montana Twining, 16, Melissa A. Twining, 48, David Jenkins Jr., 65, and Lena Maria Adamo, 56.
Services were held for Montana, Melissa and Jenkins March 24 at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Emmaus.
Services for Adamo were held March 24 in Garfield, N.J.
The Emmaus Police Department, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania State Police Fire Marshals Unit, representatives from the Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms and the Lehigh County Coroner's Office and the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office, has determined the fire at 36-38 South 5th Street, Emmaus March 17 is not suspicious in nature.
"No indication of criminal activity was found during the course of the investigation," a statement from the police department noted. "The fire was determined to have originated on the third floor of 38 S. 5th Street."
Three funds have been established to help the families of the Emmaus fire victims.