You could say it’s been a while for Belinda “Bill” Jones.
The English folksinger and songwriter and multi-instrument musician makes her return to the stage with a summer tour, which includes a 7 p.m. June 28 concert at Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, after a mostly decade-long hiatus from the stage.
Also performing is Anne Hills, acclaimed Lehigh Valley-based singer-songwriter.
The date of May 25 was a day to remember for three young men who achieved Scouting excellence.
Anthony Howorth, Carter Lowell and Samuel Walker of Troop 131 received their Eagle Scout Badges after years of dedication and service during a ceremony at Faith Presbyterian Church in Emmaus.
The honor places the three youngsters in exclusive company. Fewer than 3 percent of all Scouts achieve the rank, according to Greg O’Neill, a former Troop 131 Committee Chair.
The Emmaus boys tennis program had a new boss and a new attitude during 2019.
Brian Bleam, in his first season as the team’s head coach, imported a philosophy that focused on consistent improvement. Whether it was conditioning, footwork, fundamentals, strategy, developing new volleys, the Green Hornets knew each practice and each match was an opportunity to become a better tennis players.
Steve Jones, a resident of Port Talbot, Wales, Great Britain, spent this spring traveling the Lehigh Valley and points beyond on his motorcycle. But he is not exactly what you’d call a typical tourist.
The 56-year-old could be called a history buff. For the last 30 years, he has been researching aviation history in South Wales. He’s studied all kinds of stories and events. He’s also pursued some of them. But one in particular, one that happened more than 75 years ago, brought him to the small borough of Alburtis, Lehigh County.
The Emmaus girls track and field team will send seven athletes to the PIAA Track and Field Championships on May 24 and 25 at Shippensburg University, thanks to their recent performances at the District 11 Track and Field Championships.
Throughout the entire 2019 campaign coach Kari Reinhard’s squad has shown two primary characteristics. First, an ability to adapt and improve and second, a positive, team-first attitude when faced with challenges.
Both characteristics were on display May 15 and 16 during District 11 Championships at Whitehall High School.
What do you get when you put together basketball and track?
For Keyon Carrol-Herring, the answer is high jumping. The Emmaus senior finished in second place May 16 at the District 11 Track and Field Championships at Whitehall High School. That earned him a to Shippensburg University to compete in the PIAA Championships on May 24 and 25.
Carrol-Herring has only been high jumping for two years, which is a lot less than his time on the hardwood playing basketball.
Skillfully stroking his way through the competition at the District 11 Class 3A boys tennis championship, Sean Jaeger stood in the winner’s circle less than totally satisfied with his performance en route to winning his second straight title.
The Emmaus girls track team continues to impress as the 2019 campaign unfolds, claiming lopsided victories en route to a 5-1 record, and taking first place in the Pirate Invitational held April 18 at Palisades High School.
The Green Hornets stung Allentown Central Catholic 107-43 on April 15 and Bethlehem Catholic 122-28 in two dominant performances that showcased the depth and talent on the roster.
The Emmaus boys tennis team used its racquets to make a racket in the East Penn Conference, when the Hornets claimed two big wins in less than one week.
The Green Hornets registered scintillating 4-3 wins over league rivals Nazareth and Parkland around a 4-2 loss to Colonial League powerhouse Moravian Academy on April 13. The Green Hornets shutout Whitehall 7-0 on April 18 to end the regular season with a 14-3 overall record and a 11-2 EPC mark.
The Emmaus boys track team is hitting its stride at just the right time.
Case in point was a superb four-day stretch in which the Green Hornets defeated Allentown Central Catholic 126-23 on April 15, Bethlehem Catholic 109-41 on April 17 and took second in the Pirate Invitational held April 18 at Palisades High School. The results - a sterling 5-1 record thus far in 2019.
The reason as to why rests, in part, to coach Kari Reinhard’s commitment to developing young talent.