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Thursday, February 27, 2020 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Lucky Bucks Bingo to be held March 15

The Emmaus Main Street Partners and the Emmaus Historical Society will sponsor the popular Lucky Bucks Bingo 2 to 5 p.m. March 15 at St. John’s Lutheran Church parish hall. Tickets are available and can be purchased at David’s Electric, Emmaus Jewel Shop, Laura’s Custom Frame Shop and the museum, while supplies last. This event sold out the last two years. For information, visit emmaushistoric-pa.org.

East Penn Restaurant Week will be held March 1-7. For information, visit LehighValleyChamber.org/EastPennRW.


Wednesday, February 19, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

LMT library to host ‘A Toast to the ‘20s’ Feb. 22

Lower Macungie Library will host “A Toast to the ‘20s” 7:30–9:30 p.m. Feb. 22. Appetizers, desserts and wine coupled with the sounds of the Red Hot Ramblers from Philadelphia will make for an enjoyable evening. Travel back to the 1920s as the library is transformed into a Speakeasy. No need to knock on the door or know the password to enter. There is a charge; all proceeds benefit the library. Purchase a ticket by Feb. 20 at www.lowermaclib.org and click “donate now” or stop in the library at 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Dress in the 1920s style or in smart casual.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns


Red Cross Club

Girl Up Club’s Valentine’s Day cards, ordered Jan. 31 through Feb. 10, will be delivered during Flex block Feb. 12. The proceeds will go toward education for girls in underprivileged countries.

The Foriegn Culture Club will hold a meet after school Feb. 13 in Room 232. Anyone is welcome to attend.

The Emmaus High School Red Cross Club is collecting socks for homeless veterans and families. Anyone interested in donating should leave new socks in Room 335 before Feb. 14.


Thursday, February 6, 2020 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Free community meal Feb. 14

Grace Lutheran Church, 28 W. Main St., will host a free community meal 5-7 p.m. Feb. 14.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Feb. 11 at St. Anne�s Episcopal, 6667 Lower Macungie Road, Trexlertown. Artist Brian Delozier will be the guest presenter. For more information, call 610-533-5345 or visit https://sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague.

There will be an Allentown Dog Training Club Obedience Dog Show Feb. 9 at Macungie Memorial Park.

ARCH of the Lehigh Valley will hold a bingo fundraiser Feb. 23 at Macungie Memorial Park.


Thursday, February 6, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

ACCHS basketball player breaks ACCHS record

Congratulations to Nick Filchner who broke the Allentown Central Catholic High School basketball record for 3-pointers with a total of 174 (and counting). Nick had tied the record of 169 previously set by Zay Jennings, Class of 2016, when the Vikes defeated Parkland Jan. 24. Nick racked up five more three’s against Quakertown. Currently, Nick is only 39 points away from 1,000. Way to go Nick!

Many thanks to all of our partner school athletes who came out to CYO night Jan. 24.


Thursday, February 6, 2020 by JULIA SWAN in Columns

Congratulations to Sue Smith

Welcome to February. We hope the groundhog didn’t see his shadow; that would mean an early spring.

Congratulations to longtime Upper Milford Township resident Sue Smith, who was honored by township supervisors Jan. 7 for 37 years of service to the township. Smith has been a stalwart on the township’s planning commission, as well as serving on the board of supervisors.


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by JAKE WELSKO in Columns

Annual dodgeball tournament Feb. 27

Any senior who has yet to hand in their cap and gown card should do so in the activities office as soon as possible.

Any items in the lost and found located by the main office will be donated Jan. 29.

The Health and Wellness/Fitness Club will hold its ninth annual dodgeball tournament 6-9 p.m. Feb. 27 in the main and auxiliary gyms. If you are interested in playing, see a health or gym instructor to sign up. Teams can consist of no more than 10 players. All paperwork must be handed in by Feb. 13.


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Vikette coach celebrates his 1,000th win

The Allentown Central Catholic High School girls basketball played against Pocono Mountain West High School Jan. 10.

The Vikettes won 33-30 and marked their 1,000th win with Coach Mike Kopp.

Coach Kopp has had a distinguished career of service and accomplishment as an ACCHS teacher, athletic director from 2002-2015 and basketball coach. Among his many accomplishments is being named the National High School Coaches Association National Girls Basketball Coach of The Year in 2014 and holding the state record for most victories. Congratulations, Coach Kopp!


Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Have a blast at Emmaus’ SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival

Now in its 14th year, the SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival, hosted by the Emmaus Arts Commission, is being held noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 1.

Activities take place at Triangle Park and various venues throughout town, including stores and restaurants.

The SnowBlast festival creates a wonderful opportunity for the community to enjoy this beautiful time of the year.


Wednesday, January 8, 2020 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Basketball player named Coordinated Health’s Male Athlete of the Week

Happy New Year, Viking Nation!

Congratulations to Nick Filchner who was named Coordinated Health’s Male Athlete of the Week. Nick is a senior and is a member of the Allentown Central Catholic High School varsity boys basketball team.

The ACCHS/LVHN Christmas Tournament was held Dec. 27 and 28, 2019 in Rockne Hall. ACCHS defeated both Roberto Clemente and Springside Chestnut Hill to win the championship Dec. 28, 2019.

Midterm exams are scheduled for Jan. 14-17. Dismissal will be 11:.30 a.m. each day.

The third quarter will begin Jan. 20.