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Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

EHS dodgeball tournament Feb. 28

The French club will meet Feb. 27 right after school in Room 239 for a painting party. It’s never too late to join French Club. See Madame Kalb in Room 239 for more information.

The next German Club meeting will be Feb. 27 in Room 333. Plans are being made for laser tag, a German cooking class, Penn State and a possible cultural exchange day. New members are always welcome to join.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by KATRINA GUIDO in Columns

No compass necessary

As the snow (hopefully) stops falling and the weather takes a turn for the better, the snowbirds who made their annual trek south at the start of winter begin to return back north. They use planes, trains and cars allowing their navigation systems, maps, conductors and pilots to lead the way.

Similarly, months ago many real birds began their annual journey south and will soon return back north, but these birds don’t have GPS or a map to show them the way. How exactly do they know which way to fly?


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

LMT library re-opening delayed

The Lower Macungie Township Library re-opening has been delayed until 10 a.m. Feb. 25. There will be no programming or access to the collection during this time. Checkout limits have been increased and checked out items cannot be returned during the closure.

The book club will meet 10:30 a.m. March 6 to discuss “Moloka’i” by Alan Brennert. The book for April is “Life on Muskrat Creek” by Ethel Waxham and J. David Love.


Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Open house scheduled Feb. 24 at Allentown Central

Allentown Central Catholic High School will host an open house 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24. Visiting families can tour the school and talk with students, teachers and administrators.

ACCHS’ new tuition discount program has been announced for the Class of 2023. Any incoming freshman who submits their application and early tuition payment by March 15 will receive $500 off their 2019-2020 tuition.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.