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Thursday, May 23, 2019 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus Flag Day Association celebrates 50th anniversary

Emmaus Flag Day Association will celebrate its 50th anniversary June 14. The program, coordinated by The Woman’s Club of Emmaus, will be held 6 p.m. in Emmaus Community Park.

The current fifth and eighth grade students who are selected as winners of the Flag Day writing contest will present their poems and essays. The focus of their writing is “What the American Flag means to me.”


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School garners eight Freddy Award nominations

Allentown Central Catholic High School’s production of “The Drowsy Chaperone” received eight nominations for the 2019 Freddy Awards, including outstanding choreography and outstanding overall production by a smaller school.

The ACCHS Science Olympiad Team competed at the Science Olympiad State Competition at Juniata College April 27. Seniors Sydni Ernst and Natasha Kuklis placed third in “Write It, Do It.”


Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER in Columns

Lower Macungie Pool to open May 25

The Lower Macungie Township Library will be closed May 25-27 in observation of Memorial Day.

The teen advisory board for grades six to 12 will meet 3:30-4:30 p.m. May 17. They will celebrate a year of birthdays with a cupcake challenge.

The Lower Macungie Library Book Club will meet 10:30 a.m. June 5 to discuss “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles. The book for July 3 is “Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee.

Science made easy

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 by KATRINA GUIDO in Columns

Understanding the attraction of salty and sweet

Chocolate-covered pretzels, caramel popcorn, peanut butter and jelly, pineapple pizza, salt on watermelon (yes, it’s a thing) - sweet and salty is a pairing made in food heaven. The combination is found nearly everywhere to the point where, on the surface, the two make perfect sense, but think it over and it’s not necessarily obvious why these two flavors work so well.

Why don’t these two flavors clash? Scientists from Monell Chemical Senses Center in Philadelphia and Utah State University set out to answer this very question.


Thursday, May 9, 2019 by NICHOLAS TOTO in Columns

Graduation speaker auditions offered May 8

Kid to Kid/SADD sponsored a “Grim Reaper” event at Emmaus High School April 26.

The event involved students getting pulled out of class and wearing a necklace for the rest of the day. This symbolized how many people would be involved in a drunk driving incident. With the necklaces, students through the day could see how many kids were affected as the day went on.


Thursday, May 2, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Cheer and dance team tryouts start in May

Spring athletes are seeing success during their seasons. Hurdler Dillan Foley won the 100-meter hurdle vs. Emmaus April 15. Viking Lacrosse also defeated Emmaus 11-5 during a Pink-Out April 15 and 13-6 April 23. The team currently has only one loss. At a track meet against Freedom High School April 25, student Natasha Kuklis took first in the girls 400-meter race and student Isabel DeVos won the girls 800-meter race.


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.