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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Science made easy

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by KATRINA GUIDO in Columns

Understanding the attraction of salty and sweet

Chocolate-covered pretzels, caramel popcorn, peanut butter and jelly, pineapple pizza, salt on watermelon (yes, it’s a thing) - sweet and salty is a pairing made in food heaven. The combination is found nearly everywhere to the point where, on the surface, the two make perfect sense, but think it over and it’s not necessarily obvious why these two flavors work so well.

Why don’t these two flavors clash? Scientists from Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia and Utah State University set out to answer this very question.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Graduation speaker auditions offered May 8

Kid to Kid/SADD sponsored a “Grim Reaper” event at Emmaus High School April 26.

The event involved students getting pulled out of class and wearing a necklace for the rest of the day. This symbolized how many people would be involved in a drunk driving incident. With the necklaces, students through the day could see how many kids were affected as the day went on.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Cheer and dance team tryouts start in May

Spring athletes are seeing success during their seasons. Hurdler Dillan Foley won the 100-meter hurdle vs. Emmaus April 15. Viking Lacrosse also defeated Emmaus 11-5 during a Pink-Out April 15 and 13-6 April 23. The team currently has only one loss. At a track meet against Freedom High School April 25, student Natasha Kuklis took first in the girls 400-meter race and student Isabel DeVos won the girls 800-meter race.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Farmers market opens May 16

The Macungie Farmers Market will welcome shoppers to its 13th season grand opening 4-7 p.m. May 16.

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


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Boys and girls lacrosse teams battle pancreatic cancer

Emmaus High School boys and girls lacrosse teams will battle pancreatic cancer in the annual PanCan lacrosse games against Southern Lehigh April 27.

In efforts to raise money for a great cause, players will sell PanCan T-shirts during all lunch periods until April 26. Short-sleeved and long-sleeved T-shirts are available. All proceeds go toward the research and treatment for pancreatic cancer. Wearing the T-shirt earns you free entrance to the games played at Southern Lehigh High School.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Veterans committee hosts Memorial Day parade May 27

The annual Memorial Day parade will start promptly 9 a.m. May 27 moving out from the Emmaus High School parking lot to Chestnut Street and ending at the Memorial Triangle on Fourth Street. The memorial service will be held at this location. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the EHS auditorium 10 a.m. All veterans are urged to participate with their posts.

The Emmaus Veterans Committee will hold cemetery services (honor guard and firing squad) at Western Salisbury Union Church 9 a.m. May 19.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Afterball tickets are now on sale

Any junior strongly considering attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for college should add his/her name to a list in the counseling office to be considered for the Rensselaer Medal. To be considered, the student must be in the top 10 percent of the junior class and should be taking four years of math and science including biology, chemistry and lab-based physics.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN Lower Macungie Library book sale May 3, 4

Thursday, April 18, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

The Friends of the Lower Macungie Library spring 2019 book sale will be held 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 in the newly renovated and expanded Lower Macungie Library. Friends’ preview night is 5-7:30 p.m. May 2. Join the Friends that night and purchase books before the weekend crowds. There will be a bag sale 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 4. All proceeds from the sale benefit the library.

Books are no longer being accepted for the spring sale.

The next Friends meeting will be held 10 a.m. May 18.