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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.


Wednesday, June 5, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Baccaulaureate June 8; graduation June 9

All high school library checkouts will be day to day until June 10. Summer circulation will begin June 10. All books checked out from that day on will be due back Sept 6.

The last day for evening hours in the library will be June 6.

There will be no breakfasts served June 17 or 18.

Students who are registered for advanced placement biology for the 2019-2020 school year should see Mrs. Svencer in Room 422 to get a copy of the summer independent study packet and textbook.


Wednesday, May 29, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School holds prom

The Allentown Central Catholic High School prom, Sunset Beach, was held at DeSales University May 11. The senior prom court consisted of King Alex Abouafech, Queen Sam Austin, John Cardiges, Erin Chlebove, Michael Fleck, Natasha Kuklis, Gracia Rother, Tomasz Zukowski, Brendan Kern, Rhyan Joyce, Nick Amsler and Lily Atiyeh.

The junior prom court consisted of King George Hlavac, Queen Emma Luchetti, Jack Yen, John Fenstermacher, Christopher Clifford, Christina Lipovsky, JayVian Boston, Catherine Scott, Bridget Nagle, Reily Heidecker, Alexandra Manley and Gabi Haring.


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Buzz Magazine available for sale at all lunches at Emmaus High School

The Emmaus High School Library has stocked up with acrylic mounting blocks, stamps and 15 different colored ink pads for the month of May as the foundation of a permanent Maker Zone card creation station. Students are encouraged to create cards.

Buzz Magazine will sell this year’s print issue at all four lunches. Grab your copy of EHS’s own fashion, beauty and lifestyle magazine.

The Red Cross Club will host a blood drive May 22; sign up to donate in the cafeteria or see Mrs. Murray in Room 335. Donors need to be at least 16 years of age.