Local and out-of-town farmers celebrated another great year at the 166th Great Allentown Fair.
Many farms showcased a variety of livestock, such as Ayrshire dairy cows and Nubian goats from So and So Farms, Washington, N.J and Lilac Corners Farm, Shillington, respectively. Deer Tree Farm from Upper Black Eddy provided a mixed array of sheep as did Busy Acres Farms, Whitehall, for pigs.
The Vera Cruz Community Association held its 67th annual Vera Cruz Homecoming community block party at Mystic Chain Park recently.
Guests enjoyed live entertainment from the Rehrig Brothers, The Large Flowerheads and WTAP radio personality Jeffrey “Uncle Jeffrey” Tapler.
There was also a cakewalk, bingo and food along with an antique tractor show, donated from the Old Time Plowboys and local farmers.
Parents and guardians recently attended a program about the dangers of underage vaping at Eyer Middle School. Organized by Emmaus High School Principal Dr. Kate Kieres and Caron Treatment Centers, the event discussed the growing trend of vaping, the act of inhaling and exhaling the aerosol produced by an electronic device.
Attendees also learned how to prevent and seek treatment for addiction.
Mallory Henry, coordinator of student prevention program services at Caron Centers, began the program by covering the basics of vaping.
The South Mountain Woodland Path opened at The Shelter House in Emmaus April 15. The 575-foot path was constructed by Emmaus High School sophomore and Troop 71 Life Scout Patrick Hunter as a part of his Eagle Scout project.
The Shelter House, 601 S. Fourth St., is a two-story Colonial-style cabin built in 1734, making it one of the oldest inhabited buildings in the Lehigh Valley.
The trail is a sensory path, meaning it is designed for the visually impaired.
WolfPack Search and Recovery is a nonprofit, volunteer organization committed to providing search and recovery services to public safety agencies since 2014.
The organization was founded by Jim Wilkins, Eric Brubacher and Chris Glass when a missing person case became personal.
Wilkins’ close friend and neighbor, Jessica Padgett, 33, of Whitehall, disappeared Nov. 21, 2014, after leaving her job in Northampton. Five days later, searchers recovered her body and the case was ruled a homicide.
East Penn School District’s eighth graders and their parents and guardians attended Emmaus High School’s Guidance Information Night Jan. 24.
Hosted by EHS Principal Dr. Kate Kieres and the guidance counselors, students had a chance to learn about what to expect in their freshman year.
Presentations held in the auditorium discussed the academic similarities and differences between middle and high school.
Presenters also explained the high school’s course requirements to show what it takes to succeed in ninth grade.