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Thursday, May 2, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Farmers market opens May 16

The Macungie Farmers Market will welcome shoppers to its 13th season grand opening 4-7 p.m. May 16.

The market features local family farmers providing homegrown food: fruits, vegetables, meat products, eggs, baked goods, plants and more. The farmers market will be open every Thursday 4-7 p.m. through October except Aug. 22. Parking is available at the park parking lot and along North Walnut Street.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Boys and girls lacrosse teams battle pancreatic cancer

Emmaus High School boys and girls lacrosse teams will battle pancreatic cancer in the annual PanCan lacrosse games against Southern Lehigh April 27.

In efforts to raise money for a great cause, players will sell PanCan T-shirts during all lunch periods until April 26. Short-sleeved and long-sleeved T-shirts are available. All proceeds go toward the research and treatment for pancreatic cancer. Wearing the T-shirt earns you free entrance to the games played at Southern Lehigh High School.


Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Veterans committee hosts Memorial Day parade May 27

The annual Memorial Day parade will start promptly 9 a.m. May 27 moving out from the Emmaus High School parking lot to Chestnut Street and ending at the Memorial Triangle on Fourth Street. The memorial service will be held at this location. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be held in the EHS auditorium 10 a.m. All veterans are urged to participate with their posts.

The Emmaus Veterans Committee will hold cemetery services (honor guard and firing squad) at Western Salisbury Union Church 9 a.m. May 19.


Thursday, April 18, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Afterball tickets are now on sale

Any junior strongly considering attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for college should add his/her name to a list in the counseling office to be considered for the Rensselaer Medal. To be considered, the student must be in the top 10 percent of the junior class and should be taking four years of math and science including biology, chemistry and lab-based physics.

LOWER MACUNGIE COLUMN Lower Macungie Library book sale May 3, 4

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

The Friends of the Lower Macungie Library spring 2019 book sale will be held 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 in the newly renovated and expanded Lower Macungie Library. Friends’ preview night is 5-7:30 p.m. May 2. Join the Friends that night and purchase books before the weekend crowds. There will be a bag sale 2:30-4:30 p.m. May 4. All proceeds from the sale benefit the library.

Books are no longer being accepted for the spring sale.

The next Friends meeting will be held 10 a.m. May 18.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLECHER in Columns

Meet the Macungie Bears Swim Team April 6

Macungie Bears Swim Team will host a “Meet the Team” event 12:30-2:30 p.m. April 6 at Emmaus High School pool. Swimmers interested in joining the team are welcome to come and meet the team and coaches. Team registration will also be taken at this event. Team registration will also be offered at Macungie Memorial Park 5-6:30 p.m. April 11.


Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ opens April 4

The Allentown Central Catholic High School Science Olympiad Team placed fourth out of 30 teams in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Kutztown University March 14, qualifying for the state competition at Juniata College April 27. The team won 10 medals for their strong performance.


Thursday, March 28, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

College visits for juniors scheduled April 12

Congratulations to everyone involved with Les Mis. You all did outstanding!

All performances sold out and the fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society raised $5,700.

The next Buzz Magazine meeting will be 2:30 p.m. March 27 in the learning lab. This is a full club meeting.

Mr. Emmaus, the annual talent contest, will be held 7:30 to 10 p.m. March 27 in the Emmaus High School auditorium.


Thursday, March 28, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Community Fun Day includes library book sale April 13

The Community Fun Day held April 13 at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6299 Lower Macungie Road, includes the 21st annual used book sale organized by the Friends of the Emmaus Public Library. The book sale held in the school’s cafeteria begins 7 a.m. and ends 3:45 p.m. The sale shuts down 2:45 p.m. for 15 minutes and re-opens 3 p.m. for a brown bag blow-out. Shoppers are invited to cram as many books as they can into a standard brown paper grocery bag. (There is a minimum fee per bag. Please bring your own bag).