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Thursday, May 3, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Enjoy breakfast May 6 with the Western District Fire Company

Spring finally seems to have arrived and Salem United Methodist Church will celebrate by holding Springfest 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 5 at the church, 6440 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville. The event will feature homemade baked goods, a light lunch, flea market items, flowers for your garden, plus hanging plants for sale. There will be some free items too. This event will be held rain or shine. For information, call 610-965-6796.

Emmaus Memorial Day parade and ceremony May 28

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Come out and show support for our veterans during the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremony May 28. The parade begins promptly 9 a.m., moving out from the Emmaus High School parking lot, continuing to Chestnut Street and ending at the Memorial Triangle on Fourth Street. The memorial service will be held at this location. Maj. Debra L. Fetherman, U.S. Air Force ret., will be the speaker. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held in the Emmaus High School auditorium beginning 10 a.m.

Tickets for the senior ball are available online

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Emmaus High School Senior Ball tickets will be sold online through April 26. The link is available on the Google Classroom page using code yyss6y. Voting for court continues through April 27.

The ball is scheduled 5 to 10 p.m. May 11 at The Palace Center, 623 Hanover Ave., Allentown.

The EHS Junior Prom will be held 6 to 10 p.m. May 5 at Homewood Suites by Hilton, Center Valley.

The SAT will be administered at EHS May 5. Test takers should bring their registration ticket, student ID, No. 2 pencil and a calculator. Test doors open 7:45 a.m. and close 8 a.m.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Library spring book sale scheduled May 4, 5

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. May 2 to discuss “The Girl Who Wrote in Silk” by Kelli Estes. The book for June 6 will be “Harness the Storm” by Sharon Lee Villone.

The library is currently under construction. As part of the expansion of the community center, the library will add 4,400 square feet to house the children’s wing. This will allow for larger classes for children’s programs and allow for two meeting rooms for quiet study and tutoring.


Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by The Press in Columns

Viking Fest reservations are open.

Spring continues to be an eventful time at Allentown Central Catholic.

Students Neil Maydick (percussion) and Maria Romero (clarinet) performed in the New York Invitational Music Festival at Carnegie Hall April 4 with Dieruff High School’s band. The students were invited by Dieruff director Lawrence Flynn. The performance featured groups from Connecticut, Georgia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.


Thursday, April 12, 2018 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Plan to attend the college fair May 2 at EHS

The Middle School Jazz Festival took place April 6 at Emmaus High School. Congratulations to all of those who participated. Also, a special mention for our own East Penn student, Owen Hoffman of Eyer Middle School who was awarded best soloist. Owen plays the trombone. There were a total of seven middle school bands from the area competing in this event.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Celebrate spring with an Earth Day community cleanup April 14

Now that Easter’s over, we’re all more than ready for spring, particularly after that cold, miserable, snowy March.

Once again, the Joint Environmental Advisory Council of Emmaus and Upper Milford Township will celebrate spring by sponsoring an Earth Day community cleanup. It will be held 8:30 a.m. to noon April 14. Participants will meet at Emmaus Community Park for coffee and to get organized, then start cleaning up by 9 a.m. Instructions and directions to all the cleanup sites will be provided at the park.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

‘Disaster!’ opens April 5 at Allentown Central Catholic High School

Tickets for Central Catholic’s spring musical “Disaster!” are now on sale. In the show, 1970s tunes take center stage in this side-splitting homage to classic disaster films. The show runs 7 p.m. April 5 and 6 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 7. Tickets can be purchased at acchs.info.


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Join the Great American Cleanup in Macungie April 14

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. April 10 at the Macungie Institute. Artist Jeri Greenberg will demonstrate in pastels. She is a member of the American Pastel Society. For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/ or parklandart@gmail.com.

Macungie Bears Swim Team will host a meet the team event 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. April 7 at the 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.