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Wednesday, June 19, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Summer Kickoff Party at pool June 23

The Lower Macungie pool is open daily noon to 8 p.m. The pool will close 4:45 p.m. June 20, 27 and July 8 for swim meets. There will be a Summer Kickoff Party 1-5 p.m. June 23 with DJ Bar None Entertainment 1-3 p.m. and mermaid visits 3-5 p.m. There will be a DJ Pool Party with Wesley Works 5-7 p.m. July 12. On July 14 there will be a Wild Rapids Water Slide noon to 6 p.m. There will be a mermaid visit 2-4 p.m. July 17. Wildlands Conservancy will have a presentation 2 p.m. July 21. For more information, visit the website www.lowermac.org.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Free community meal June 14 at Grace Lutheran Church

The farmers market is now open 4-7 p.m. every Thursday through October except Aug. 22. The market features local family farmers providing fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.

With warmer temperatures come the many outside events held from spring through fall at Macungie Memorial Park. Volunteers are needed to help with these events. If you are able to donate some time, call 610-966-4289 or email macungiepark@gmail.com.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Lower Milford to hold carnival June 12-15

June – the month of graduations and weddings! And also, I hope, finally some beautiful weather. May and June are my two favorite months of the year, but May was so wet this year, I’m hoping things improve.

June also means carnival time at the Lower Milford Fire Company on Limeport Pike. The carnival this year runs 6 to 11 p.m. June 12-15. There will be fireworks Friday night about 9 p.m.

The carnival, with proceeds benefiting the fire company, will feature live music, rides, games and much more.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Baccaulaureate June 8; graduation June 9

All high school library checkouts will be day to day until June 10. Summer circulation will begin June 10. All books checked out from that day on will be due back Sept 6.

The last day for evening hours in the library will be June 6.

There will be no breakfasts served June 17 or 18.

Students who are registered for advanced placement biology for the 2019-2020 school year should see Mrs. Svencer in Room 422 to get a copy of the summer independent study packet and textbook.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School holds prom

The Allentown Central Catholic High School prom, Sunset Beach, was held at DeSales University May 11. The senior prom court consisted of King Alex Abouafech, Queen Sam Austin, John Cardiges, Erin Chlebove, Michael Fleck, Natasha Kuklis, Gracia Rother, Tomasz Zukowski, Brendan Kern, Rhyan Joyce, Nick Amsler and Lily Atiyeh.

The junior prom court consisted of King George Hlavac, Queen Emma Luchetti, Jack Yen, John Fenstermacher, Christopher Clifford, Christina Lipovsky, JayVian Boston, Catherine Scott, Bridget Nagle, Reily Heidecker, Alexandra Manley and Gabi Haring.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Buzz Magazine available for sale at all lunches at Emmaus High School

The Emmaus High School Library has stocked up with acrylic mounting blocks, stamps and 15 different colored ink pads for the month of May as the foundation of a permanent Maker Zone card creation station. Students are encouraged to create cards.

Buzz Magazine will sell this year’s print issue at all four lunches. Grab your copy of EHS’s own fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine.

The Red Cross Club will host a blood drive May 22; sign up to donate in the cafeteria or see Mrs. Murray in Room 335. Donors need to be at least 16 years of age.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus Flag Day Association celebrates 50th anniversary

Emmaus Flag Day Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary June 14. The program, coordinated by The Woman’s Club of Emmaus, will be held 6 p.m. in Emmaus Community Park.

The current fifth and eighth grade students who are selected as winners of the Flag Day writing contest will present their poems and essays. The focus of their writing is “What the American Flag means to me.”


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School garners eight Freddy Award nominations

Allentown Central Catholic High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” received eight nominations for the 2019 Freddy Awards, including outstanding choreography and outstanding overall production by a smaller school.

The ACCHS Science Olympiad Team competed at the Science Olympiad State Competition at Juniata College April 27. Seniors Sydni Ernst and Natasha Kuklis placed third in “Write It, Do It.”


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Macungie Pool to open May 25

The Lower Macungie Township Library will be closed May 25-27 in observation of Memorial Day.

The teen advisory board for grades six to 12 will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 17. They will celebrate a year of birthdays with a cupcake challenge.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. June 5 to discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. The book for July 3 is “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee.