East Penn Press

Saturday, February 16, 2019

HORNET HAPPENINGS

Thursday, February 14, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Showing forgiveness on Valentine’s Day

The Emmaus High School Library will hold a limited-time only fine forgiveness event for Valentine’s Day, which will conclude at the end of the day on Feb. 15. For students who bring overdue items in their possession directly to the library (not the book drop outside counseling) during this time period, the library will delete the automatically-generated late charges and will cut in half the total of any pre-existing fine that is paid directly.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Upper Milford Township blood drive Feb. 11

The Miller Keystone Blood Drive, scheduled to be held in Upper Milford Township Jan. 21, had to be rescheduled due to the extremely cold weather. The drive will now be held 2 to 7 p.m. Feb. 11, at the township building. Considering how cold it was last week, we hope it warms up by Feb. 11. To schedule your appointment, visit www.GIVEaPINT.org and use sponsor code #8195.

VIKING VOICES

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Ski with the Vikings Feb. 13 at Bear Creek Mountain Resort

A Viking Nation Ski Night will be held at Bear Creek Mountain Resort 4 p.m. Feb. 13. There is a cost; the event is sponsored by Viking Fest 2019. Family, friends and partner school students are welcome. To reserve a spot, call 866-754-2822 and mention the Allentown Central Catholic High School Fundraising Night. A flyer, which can be found on the school’s Facebook page, can also be presented that night to purchase a ticket.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Free community meal Feb. 8

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Feb. 8. The church is located at 28 W. Main St.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at St. Anne’s Episcopal, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown. Guest artist Hong Tatt Foo will be the guest presenter for the evening. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/ or parklandart@gmail.com.

There will be a fundraiser, “Bags, Baskets and Bling” bingo for ARCH of LV Feb. 17 at Macungie Memorial Hall. Doors open noon; bingo begins 1:30 p.m.

HORNET HAPPENINGS

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Snow Dance scheduled Feb. 2

A dance, a dodgeball tournament and a senior class photo are among activities in February at Emmaus High School.

The annual Snow Dance will be held 7 p.m. Feb. 2 at EHS. Tickets can be purchased during school lunch periods.

The senior class photo will take place during period 1 Feb. 5.

Feb. 8 is now a full day of school for EHS students.

Spring sports physicals are scheduled Feb. 13 and sports team registrations also will be held.

Track and field and boys volleyball sign-ups will be Feb. 5 after school in EHS Cafeteria 1.

VIKING VOICES Allentown Central Catholic High School to celebrate Catholic Schools Week Jan. 27 to Feb. 2

Thursday, January 24, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Mid-term exams at Allentown Central Catholic High School will be held Jan. 22-25. Students will take two exams a day and will be dismissed 11:30 a.m.

Catholic Schools Week will be held Jan. 27 to Feb. 2. Central will celebrate the week with various themed days, such as teacher appreciation day and college shirt day. The week will end with a pep rally. Viking Mentors, ACCHS’ group of students who assist new students and prospective families, will visit many of Central’s partner schools to help with their Catholic Schools Week activities.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

EHS Orchestra to host coffeehouse Jan. 18

The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 18 in the cafeteria. A wide variety of musical entertainment will be provided by the students. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts will be available for purchase. There is a cover charge. All proceeds benefit the orchestra department.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Feb. 6 to discuss “The Ninth Hour” by Alice McDermott. The book for March is “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert.

VIKING VOICES

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Tuition credit raffle drawing scheduled Jan. 21

Allentown Central Catholic students finished 2018 with a Christmas performance Dec. 21, 2018. The show featured the concert band, chorus and dance team. The school concluded the performance with a Christmas sing-along.

The Viking basketball team was named Lehigh Valley Health Network 2018 Christmas Tournament Champions Dec. 28, 2018. The tournament was held in Rockne Hall.

The team defeated Freire Charter School 71-51 and Springside Chestnut Hill Academy 56-55 to be crowned the winner of the tournament.

Senior Chad Kratzer had an exceptional game, scoring 30 points.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Christmas tree collection Jan. 7

The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 7 for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at St. Anne’s Episcopal, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown. Guest artist Elena Shackleton will give a demonstration in watercolor. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague or parklandart@gmail.com.

Grace Lutheran Church will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Jan. 11. The church is located at 28 W. Main St.