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EMMAUS HISTORICAL SOCIETY Members approve purchase of historic home

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

There was a sense of anticipation as Emmaus Historical Society President Patricia David Zentner called to order a special meeting of the group's membership Sept. 25 at St. John's Lutheran Church.

"As you know," Zentner said, "our present quarters at 563 Chestnut St. are not sufficient to display all the relics, artifacts and Emmaus heritage stored in every nook and cranny of our current building, and that the society's board has been actively searching for a new location.

Emmaus resident goes from Zumba instructor to stroke rehab patient

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Emmaus resident Jackie Quinton enjoyed her participation first as a Zumba dancer, then as an instructor for the high-energy fitness program.

It came as a puzzle when she experienced weakness in her right side during one of her fitness classes in April, after two years leading Zumba enthusiasts. She said her right side felt funny," said her daughter, Emily, who was called to assist her mother after class participants noticed that something was wrong. Quinton also fell, but brushed it off as exhaustion from doing too much.

St. Ann Church holds 31st annual fall festival

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

St. Ann Church had perfect fall weather last Thursday, Friday and Saturday for its 31st annual Fall Fest community festival.

Don Marron, of Lower Macungie Township, chairman of the event, said he believed the church festival is the longest continuously run community event in the Emmaus area. He said the annual festival draws thousands of visitors from throughout Lehigh Valley communities.

Remembering 9/11 Therapy dog helped families in New York City

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Although the horror of the 2001 terror attack on America is never really far from her thoughts, the Sept. 11 anniversary every year reminds Salisbury Township resident Mary Minnich of the bond she and her German shepherd, Bryar, shared as they traveled to New York City in the days and weeks following 9/11 to try and bring solace to the families of those who lost loved ones when the World Trade Center towers came down.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Kasych Family Pavilion to add 24 private rooms at LVHN

Steel erection is underway for a three-story addition to the south side of the Kasych Family Pavilion at the Cedar Crest Campus of Lehigh Valley Health Network.

"In an effort to improve the patient experience at Lehigh Valley Health Network Cedar Crest, we are adding an additional 24-bed medical/surgical unit with all private rooms," Lehigh Valley Health Network spokesman Matthew Burns said.

Military veterans honored at Willow Lane event

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

U.S. army radio operator at D-Day recognized

They came, three dozen strong, with engines revving and flags flying, to honor the veterans who are residents of The Village at Willow Lane Senior Living Community in Macungie.

The motorcyclists of Warriors' Watch Riders are patriots who welcome home service veterans from overseas duty and bring their motorcycles and waving flags to ceremonies honoring those who have served their country in the U.S. military.

Cycling event Sept. 14 to raise funds for children's cancer

Wednesday, July 31, 2013 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

A homestyle bicycle tour has been set for the 2013 Valley Preferred Wheels for Hope event to raise funds for the fight against children's cancer.

The tour will take place Sept. 14, starting and finishing at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center in Trexlertown.

The two beneficiaries will be Angel34 Foundation and Children's Hospital at the Lehigh Valley Hospital's hematology and oncology department.