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

Come ‘Dance by the Light of the Moon’ July 19

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Aug. 7 to discuss “Warlight” by Michael Ondaatje. The book for Sept. 4 is “My Dear Hamilton” by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamole.

Family Fun Nights continue! Every Monday evening through July 29 there will be a family event including a community drum circle and movie night.

The program “Universe of Sounds!” for ages 3 to 12 years will explore the sounds of space using different instruments and processors 11 a.m. to noon July 18.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Lower Milford Township Fall Festival seeks participants

It’s not too soon to start thinking about the Lower Milford Township Fall Festival, which will be held Sept. 28. Are you a vendor, crafter, demonstrator, nonprofit, food vendor or entertainer? If so, the festival organizers are looking for you!

Vendors can set up on Friday night or Saturday morning (setup finished by 9:45 a.m. for the safety of attendees). All vendors must remain until the 5 p.m. closing. Please call 610-967-4949 for more information, or go to the festival page on the Lower Milford Township website and click to download the registration form.


Tuesday, July 2, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Mark your calendar for the Ben Event July 20

The 10th annual Ben Event will take place July 20 at Macungie Memorial Park.

Ben Yorgey was an Emmaus High School graduate/special needs student who died in 2009. Ben’s parents Kent and Ardyth Yorgey have established the Ben Yorgey Foundation to help graduating high school students with similar disabilities lead independent and productive lives.


Thursday, June 27, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus to celebrate its heritage with Founders Day dinner

The public is invited to attend a Founders Day dinner planned in celebration of Emmaus’ heritage. The dinner will be the debut of an annual Founders Day celebration in the borough.

The dinner will be held 6 p.m. July 27 in the outdoor pavilion of the Emmaus Moravian Church, Keystone and Main streets, weather permitting. The dinner will be catered by Licensed to Grill and will include typical fare for a dinner of the late 1700s.

The July date was chosen for Emmaus’ Founders Day to coincide with the anniversary of the founding of the Emmaus Moravian Church.


Thursday, June 27, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School graduates 178 students

Allentown Central Catholic High School’s Baccalaureate Mass was held June 6 at St. Thomas More Parish in Allentown. Many priests from ACCHS’ feeder parishes joined chaplain Fr. Mark Searles in celebrating this mass to recognize the Class of 2019.

The Distinguished Alumni Award was presented during the evening to Greg Kelly (1979), Sheila O’Donnell (1983), and Michael Sweetana (1985).


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.