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Monday, October 15, 2018

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem. He opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God, could you please work on that? Thank you Lord for your consideration.

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem, he opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God, could you please work on that? Thank you Lord for your consideration.

Emmaus football faces winless Bears

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

There hasn’t been much pleasant in Pleasant Valley’s 2018 football season.

The Bears’ 63-0 loss to Northampton last Friday night is an example of what they’ve endured already during the 2018 season. But before your write off the Bears for the season keep in mind they have some young talent and are capable of improving as the season progresses.

Girls tennis looks to have big week

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The Emmaus Girls Tennis team is 3-4 after seven contests this season, but that doesn’t surprise, or concern, head coach Brian Bleam.

“We were looking to improve on last year’s 6-9 record and that continues to be our goal,” Bleam said. “We are looking to improve as the season goes along.”

One of Bleam’s preseason goals was to have “the most agile team” in the conference. He has worked diligently to develop his players’ quickness through various footwork drills and on developing technically and tactically adroit tennis players.

Musicians, dancers, artists to present Elton John tribute in Allentown

Thursday, September 6, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

If Austin Powers is the “International Man of Mystery,” then Sir Elton John has to be the “International Man of Music.”

You know the persona, the act, the costumes, the gossip, but most of all you know the music. The music, after all, is what has made Sir Elton a constant companion throughout your life, even if you’re only a casual fan.

Are you still standing? Did you feel the love tonight? Felt so good one day you didn’t want the sun to go down on you? In themselves, they are just moments. With an artist of Sir Elton’s talents, they are transformed into milestones.

Potent Nazareth offense awaits Hornets

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Emmaus football (1-0) travels north in the season’s second encounter to battle the Nazareth Blue Eagles (1-0), who proved dominant in their opener defeating Pocono Mountain East 35-7.

Nazareth coach Tom Falzone’s roster presents a challenge, according to Emmaus coach Harold Fairclough. The Blue Eagles saw some serious offensive talent leave the field after the 2017 campaign when Jahan Dotson graduated and went to Happy Valley.