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HORNET HAPPENINGS

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Visit the college fair May 3

The Emmaus High School college fair will be held 6 to 8 p.m. May 3 at the school. Approximately 170 schools and organizations attend to provide information about post-high school education. Students and their families are encouraged to attend.

The EHS Senior Ball will be held 6 to 10 p.m. May 5 at The Palace Center, 623 Hanover Ave., Allentown. The Afterball will be held at the high school following the prom 11:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. May 6.

EMMAUS COLUMN

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus Farmers Market opening day May 7

The Emmaus Farmers Market will hold its opening day for the regular market 10 to 2 p.m. May 7. Plan to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony and be entertained with music by the Emmaus Public Singing Society. Register ahead and receive a gift bag (limited amount available).

The market is held in the BB&T parking lot, 235 Main St. Free parking is available on the streets surrounding the market, behind Schantz Funeral Home, 250 Main St. and in the lower lot area. For information, visit www.EmmausMarket.com.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Children’s author/illustrator to visit Lower Macungie Library April 20

Children’s author/illustrator Micha Archer will visit Lower Macungie Library 2 to 3 p.m. April 20 to share her book “Daniel Finds a Poem.” There will be a storytime, craft and activity. The first 50 registered children in attendance will receive a copy of the book.

A program “Royal Women Rule” will be held 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. April 26. Heather Simoneau will lead an informal discussion on the influence of women on the British monarchy and world affairs. Tea and scones will be served.

HORNET HAPPENINGS

Thursday, April 20, 2017 by SPECIAL TO THE PRESS in Columns

Congratulations to winners of annual computer competition

By NICHOLAS TOTO

Thirty-two students competed on eight different teams at Bloomsburg University’s annual computer competition April 11. The first place team was Ian Bowler, Bradley Klemick, Jie Luo and Nathan Walls who were the only ones to complete all 10 problems out of a total of 50 teams from eastern Pennsylvania. Emmaus teams also took fourth, sixth, seventh, ninth, 11th, 13th and 14th place. All of the other seven teams completed more than half of the programs. Congratulations to all who participated.

UPPER AND LOWER MILFORD COLUMN

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Local egg hunts promise Easter fun and games

Happy Easter! Easter is late this year, April 16, so the chances of nice weather are good.

Check your church’s listing in this newspaper for the schedule of Easter services.

If you have young children or grandchildren, bring them to one of several Easter egg hunts scheduled locally.

Salem Bible Church will hold a community Easter egg hunt 2 p.m. April 9 at the church, 8031 Salem Bible Church Road, Upper Milford Township. The event is for 1- to 10-year-olds and will feature more than 5,000 eggs and prizes. The rain date is April 15.

MACUNGIE COLUMN

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Plan to enjoy some Easter activities in Macungie

There will be an Easter Eggstravaganza Vendor Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 9 at Macungie Memorial Hall. There will be direct sales vendors, crafters, baked goods, refreshments, kids activities and door prizes. For more information, call Jennifer at 267-382-9740.

Egg decorating for the Easter egg hunt will take place 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at Macungie Memorial Park.

There will be photos with the Easter Bunny 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 15 at the Flower Park. The event is sponsored by the Town Beautification Committee.

VIKING VOICES

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by MARGARET FLECK in Columns

Student musicians and singers perform in Virginia

Over the weekend of March 10-12 the Allentown Central Catholic High School Music Department traveled to historic American landmarks to tour and perform.

The concert band, color guard and chorus performed at both Jamestown and Yorktown, then visited colonial Williamsburg.

After leaving Virginia, the group traveled north to Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Md., the birthplace of “The Star Spangled Banner.” All those who participated in the trip had an exciting and educational experience.

HORNET HAPPENINGS

Thursday, April 6, 2017 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

The junior prom is April 29; the senior ball is May 5

Emmaus High School will host dances for the junior and senior classes in the coming weeks.

If any juniors plan to attend the prom, join the Google Classroom page. Guest permission forms are due shortly and tickets go on sale before and after school April 5. For more information, contact Mrs. Frantzen or Mrs. Simpkins ASAP.

The prom is 6:30 to 10 p.m. April 29.

Attention juniors and seniors: Make sure you pay any fines or debts you may have before buying a prom or ball ticket. Not sure if you have a fine? Stop by the main office to check.

VIKING VOICES

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by MARGARET FLECK in Columns

Student athletes recognized for achievements

The winter sports award ceremony was held March 20 as the season draws to a close. The ceremony honored all letter winners and most valuable players from swimming and diving, basketball, wrestling, and competitive cheerleading. Both boys and girls swimming dominated the 2017 season, winning both District XI team championships. Multiple individual and relay swimmers qualified for the state competition. The girls basketball team also advanced far in district playoffs, reaching the finals where they became District XI runners up, falling to Bethlehem Catholic.

HORNET HAPPENINGS

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Shave for the Brave scheduled March 24

Shave For The Brave will be held 5 p.m. March 24 in the Emmaus High School main gym. Come and support the teams and individuals participating in this great cause! Register to be a shavee, volunteer or certified barber by visiting the website www.stbaldricks.org/events/emmaus5.

The Forensic Science Student Organization at Cedar Crest College will hold the 15th annual forensic science symposium 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 25.