Lehigh Valley Water Suppliers, Inc., hosted the 14th annual HydroMania water education festival May 8 at Cedar Crest College to help educate elementary school-age students about water conservation and wise water use practices.
Since 2001, more than 15,000 students have attended the annual event and benefited from interactive water education presentations.
This year, students at HydroMania participated in an array of hands-on classroom and exhibitors' activities focused on the day's main topics: "What is a watershed?" and "How can I protect my watershed?"
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life gives community participants across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember lost loved ones and fight back against the disease.
Each year, more than 4 million people in over 20 countries take part in this global phenomenon and raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer.
As temperatures rise and the memories of one of the nastiest winter seasons in many years begin to fade, it is time for homeowners to turn their attention to neglected lawns, gardens and outdoor projects to help soothe a season of too much "cabin fever."
Thomas Bull, of Huffs Church, the owner of Herbein's Garden Center, 4301 Chestnut St., Emmaus, said the second quarter of the year is the time when customers come out of winter hibernation and start to think about returning to the earth to build feel-good experiences.
St. Thomas More School students were treated to a special turkey dinner served in the school cafeteria March 13 after a prayer assembly to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the ordination of St. Thomas More Parish pastor, Monsignor John P. Murphy.
Cafeteria coordinator M.J. Muller was optimistic earlier in the week when a possible winter storm event was on the horizon.
More than 100 Eyer Middle School students are involved in the musical theatrical production of "Fame Jr." to be presented 7 p.m. March 6, 7 and 8 and at a special matinee performance 2 p.m. March 8.
Coached by co-directors Molly Magro and Jennifer Najarian, the students perform the play which is set during the last years of New York City's celebrated High School for the Performing Arts on 46th Street in 1980-1984, before its merger with LaGuardia High School.
The most surprising thing Mike Balco, of Coopersburg, has learned in the three months since he opened his free-standing, drive-thru Potts' Dog Barn at 1438 Chestnut St., Emmaus, is the nature of his most loyal customers.
"Being close to Emmaus High School," Balco said, "I thought we'd see a lot of young people coming by for a doggie, but it's our older residents that we see consistently coming back. Our seniors eat a lot of hot dogs. They are the nicest people in the world, and they keep coming back. They tell us they are grateful we are here," Balco said.
Developer David Halliday, of Pipersville, and property investor David Nice, of Telford, provided the East Penn Press a preview glimpse of the rehab effort at the former Main Street Gallery furniture store property at 187-191 Main St., Emmaus, which is expected to reopen this spring as the Village Centre Office Suites.
Responding along a roadway barely able to accommodate emergency vehicles after the 24-hour snowfall Feb. 12 and 13, firefighters were able to perform an interior attack on an apartment building at 353 Broad St. and quickly knock down a fire in a first floor apartment. Emmaus Fire Chief James Reiss, incident command officer for the fire reported at 7:20 p.m., had to wait for a Broad Street resident to back his large SUV out of the way to allow Reiss access to the fire scene. The first Emmaus engine to arrive at the scene reported smoke and flames showing.
DevonHouse Senior Living, along Bevin Drive in the western portion of the township, unveiled a new neighborhood-style wing Feb. 6, which adds 10 private apartment-style assisted living rooms.
DevonHouse invited area health care professionals to inspect the new rooms at an open house event held Feb. 6, just hours after the final occupancy inspection was completed.
The new rooms focus on re-creating the residents' home comforts, daily living routines and opportunities more conducive to socialization.
National Catholic Schools Week is the annual celebration of Catholic education in the United States.
The celebration starts the last Sunday in January and continues all week. In 2014 the observance was Jan. 26 to Feb. 1.
Schools typically observe National Catholic Schools Week with masses, open house and other activities for students, families, parishioners and community members. Through these events, Catholic parochial schools focus on the value Catholic education provides to young people and its contributions to the church, the community and the nation.