The Emmaus High School orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 20 in the cafeteria. A wide variety of musical entertainment will be provided by the students. Coffee, hot chocolate and desserts will be available for purchase. There is a cover charge. All proceeds benefit the orchestra department. The snow date is Feb. 3.
The eighth grade guidance information night for incoming ninth grade students to Emmaus High School will be held 6 p.m. Jan. 11. The event will take place in the auditorium and lobby.
The snow date is Jan. 18.
Tickets for the Snow Glow dance at EHS are on sale during lunch periods. The Snow Glow dance will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 14.
Dine to Donate for the Shave for the Brave will be held Jan. 16 at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza, Trexlertown. Mention the St. Baldrick’s Shave for the Brave and they will donate 20 percent to the Shave.
Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a delightful holiday season. Life and schedules will be returning to normal this week as kids go back to school and visiting family members leave to go back home.
Call it an early Christmas present. Or maybe an early birthday present. Either way, the 25 members of Station 19, Upper Milford’s Western District Fire Company, are starting off the new year in style – with new firefighting gear and nine new air packs, thanks to a $118,500 federal assistance to firefighters grant received late last year.
The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 9 and 16, for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.
The Parkland Art League will hold the next meeting at the Macungie Institute 7 p.m. Jan. 10 with artist Lee Baldwin exhibiting in watercolor.
Students at Allentown Central Catholic High School had a very busy month of December, from sporting events to Christmas concerts to service projects.
The Central City Project held its second annual “Snack and Shop’ Dec. 21.
The National Honor Society toy drive and Central City Project clothing drive supplied hundreds of items for the homeless and needy of center city Allentown. Baked goods and hot chocolate were also provided, helping to spread the Christmas spirit to all the people who benefited from the event.
Tickets for Mr. Emmaus and the Snow Glow dance will go on sale Jan. 4, 2017 during lunch periods. Tickets can be purchased separately or together for a discount. Mr. Emmaus will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 2017. The Snow Glow dance will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 14, 2017.
Student Services Company will be at Emmaus High School Jan. 5, 2017 to make any needed adjustments on class rings.
On Jan. 11, 2017, the eighth and ninth grade guidance information night will take place 6 p.m. in the EHS auditorium and auditorium lobby.
It’s hard to believe it is time to say farewell to 2016 and welcome 2017.
As I reflect personally on 2016, memorable for our family will be our granddaughter’s graduation from Hood College in Frederick, Md. and my milestone birthday celebrated at the Hotel Bethlehem. My nine-year-old grandson liked the Hotel Bethlehem so much he asked if we could always celebrate Grandma’s birthday there. Also memorable was my youngest daughter’s move from the Ridings in Macungie to a house in Lower Macungie Township.
The drama club at Allentown Central Catholic High School would like to thank all those who attended “The Best Christmas Pageant Ever” Dec. 2 and 3. It was the final winter play for 16 seniors in the cast and crew.
The annual 40 hours school-wide retreat will be held Dec. 15 and 16. The two days will include a keynote speaker, small group sessions, Eucharistic adoration and a mass with Bishop Barres. Students will be dismissed 1 p.m. Dec. 16 following the close of the retreat.
For any student who took the PSAT, there will be student information sessions through Dec. 20. The online score report, its meaning and its interpretation will be discussed. Seats are limited. Students must sign up in the counseling office.
I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving surrounded by family and friends. Now that the Christmas season is upon us in earnest, pay attention to changes in the scheduling of meetings.
Upper Milford supervisors, for instance, held their regular meeting Dec. 1, the regularly scheduled date. But as of now, their Dec. 15 meeting is canceled. Instead the supervisors will hold a year-end meeting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 29.
Their re-organization meeting will be 7:30 p.m. Jan. 3, 2017.