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.
Following up on his introduction Sept. 16, of his Healthy Pennsylvania health care reform and Medicaid expansion program, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was at a Lehigh Valley Health Network facility Sept. 17 where he viewed a demonstration of the network's telemedicine technology.
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 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.
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.
Some 60 local actors and an orchestra of professional musicians from throughout the Lehigh Valley presented the whimsical musical "Seussical" last week under the auspices of the St. Thomas More Summer Theater Magic group.
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.
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.
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.
Four Emmaus residents who lived in the apartment building at 36-38 South Fifth St., Emmaus, which was destroyed by fire March 17 and where four people perished, were given the money raised in benefit activities in the community and, in turn, had nothing but praise for those who came to their aid.