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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

EHS orchestra to host coffeehouse Jan. 19

The Emmaus High School Orchestra will host a coffeehouse 7 p.m. Jan. 19 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 and all proceeds benefit the orchestra department.

There will be a magic and illusion show with Tom Yurasits 2 to 2:45 p.m. March 10 at the Lower Macungie Community Center. Pre-registration is required. Contact the community center at 610-966-6924 for more information.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Upper Milford history buffs meet Jan. 25

The first meeting of the Upper Milford Historical Society for 2018 will be 7 p.m. Jan. 25, in the Upper Milford Township building. It will be the society’s traditional discovery night, when members and guests are invited to bring in pictures, stories, items, etc. of historical interest to share.

New, however, are the changes made to the society’s room, aiming to showcase local people and historical materials more comfortably. Attendees will want to check out the room.


Thursday, January 4, 2018 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Macungie Christmas tree collection Jan. 8

The Macungie Public Works Crew will collect Christmas trees Jan. 8 for recycling at the Emmaus Compost Center. All ornaments, lights and tinsel must be removed.

The Parkland Art League will hold its next meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 9 at the Macungie Institute. The guest speakers will be Louise and Bill Cosgrove, presenting a program on the life and works of Mary Cassatt from their “Meet the Artist Series.” For more information, visit sites.google.com.site/parklandartleague/or parklandart@gmail.com.


Wednesday, December 27, 2017 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Boys basketball Christmas tournament Dec. 28 and 29 in Rockne Hall

Viking and Vikette basketball are underway and going well. The Vikings started the season with a 63-42 win over Boiling Springs Dec. 9 at the Paul Corby Tip-Off Tournament. Their record as of Dec. 22 is 3-0 in the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference league after victories over Whitehall, Liberty and Northampton. The Vikettes are also off to a strong start with a record of 3-0 after games against North Pocono, Whitehall and Liberty.


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

‘Cherries, Chocolate and Jazz’ Jan. 24, 2018 at the library

Lower Macungie Library will be closed Dec. 23, 25 and Jan. 1, 2018 and will close 1 p.m. Dec. 30.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. Jan. 3, 2018 to discuss “The Snow Child” by Eowyn Ivey. The book for Feb. 7, 2018 is “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah.

There will be a teen movie afternoon for students in grades six through 12, 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 27. There will also be snacks. Bring a pillow or blanket to get comfy on the floor.


Thursday, December 21, 2017 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Winter break Dec. 22, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018

Emmaus High School will be closed for winter break Dec. 22 through Jan 2, 2018. Happy Holidays!

There will be a Model United Nations meeting after school in Room 538 Dec. 20.

Picture retakes are available in the athletic office. If you had your picture taken on retake day, please stop in the athletic office and pick up your pictures.

Would you like to go to Europe this summer? If you are in a science, math, Latin or culinary arts class, you are eligible for the trip. Stop by Room 232 for information. There are 12 spots left, so hurry.


Thursday, December 7, 2017 by JULIA F. SWAN in Columns

Santa Claus will be in Vera Cruz Dec. 16

It’s December and the Christmas holiday is upon us. I hope you will all find time for some peace and quiet with family during this hectic season. And start getting used to writing 2018!

Santa Claus will visit the Vera Cruz firehouse, 4093 Main Road West, Dec. 16, for photos and visits with children. Doors open 10:30 a.m. and the guest of honor arrives about 10:45 a.m. Photos will be taken, for a cost, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MACUNGIE COLUMN Macungie Holiday to be held Dec. 9

Thursday, December 7, 2017 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Macungie Holiday will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 9. Local businesses, the historical society and Macungie Memorial Park participate in this borough-wide event.

The Macungie Institute will feature farmers market vendors, Boy Scout displays, food, Santa, Mrs. Claus and Jasper the Bear for photos. There will also be a breakfast with Santa, a scavenger hunt, horse drawn surrey rides, Nutcracker highlights performed by Coral’s Academy of Dance and gingerbread displays at Kalmbach Park.