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Monday, May 21, 2018

the SHELTER HOUSE society

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

The South Mountain Woodland Path is designed for visually impaired

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.


Thursday, March 22, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

Volunteer group assists law enforcement in finding missing persons

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.


Thursday, February 1, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in School

Guidance Information Night draws eighth grade students and their families

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.