Emmaus Youth Association is proud to announce the dedication ceremony for the renovated Emmaus Community Field. The dedication ceremony will take place prior to the Old Timers game during Community Day 4:30 p.m. July 20.
Local students earn science degrees
Lafayette College recently awarded academic degrees to Christopher Jones, of Macungie, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science, and Nicolas Olivares, of Emmaus, who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
The Swain School is now accepting registrations for its summer sports camps, open to all children in the community. Programs are offered on Swain's 20-acre campus at 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, in Salisbury Township.
Nine sports camps will be offered, including those for basketball, running, field hockey, dance, soccer and lacrosse. Swain's coaches will staff the camps; grades are for fall 2013.
ŸCoed soccer: grades three to eight, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 through 8
ŸGirls basketball: grades four through nine, 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 5 through 8
Richard "Dick" J. Shaak, 85, of Myerstown, formerly of Emmaus, died July 1, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Doris V. (Berky) Shaak, to whom he was married for 65 years on June 19. Born in Jackson Township, he was the son of the late John E. and Myrtle B. (Wolfe) Shaak.
A 1946 graduate of Myerstown High School, a 1951 graduate of East Stroudsburg University, and a 1959 graduate of Lehigh University, he served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
To the Editor:
Just 10 years ago, social networking was unheard of, but today it is an important part of our daily lives.
Teenagers, who have a propensity for being social, use social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to communicate with each other outside of the classroom.
Although there are undeniable benefits to using sites such as these to keep in touch with friends, not all teenagers realize the full extent of the consequences that also come with these networks.
DES MOINES UNIVERSITY, IOWA
Area student earns medical degree
Erin Kraemer, of Emmaus, was awarded a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in commencement ceremonies held May 25. Kraemer is the child of Bryan and Cheryl Kraemer.
The American Red Cross Northeast PA Region offers these water safety tips for the summer.
Besides taking age-appropriate swimming lessons, there are important tips to follow to ensure safety while having fun in and around the water. Peter M. Brown, regional CEO said, "By making water safety your priority, you can deter and eliminate water-related accidents from happening and have a fun and enjoyable summer."
U.S. NATIONAL GUARD
Grad completes basic training
Army National Guard Pvt. Michael Kemp recently graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
PRESS PHOTOS BY CORRINE DURDOCK
Storms racing through the Lehigh Valley June 24 cause damage to many homes in the area similar to this home on Little Lehigh Drive, Emmaus.
Emmaus High School grads named to Dean's list
The following area students were named to the Dean's list for the spring semester: Christopher Jones, of Macungie, and Ryan Bressner, of Allentown.