In what was a tragic St. Patrick's Day in Emmaus, four people died in a South 5th Street fire which started just before noon March 17.
The initial call to the Lehigh County Communications Center reporting the fire was received approximately 11:52 a.m. and the fire quickly spread throughout the multi-dwelling home at 36 through 38 South 5th Street.
Nicholas Yackanicz, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at the University of the Sciences. Yackanicz is a doctor of pharmacy student.
Katie Stegura, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at the University of the Sciences. Stegura is a doctor of pharmacy and biology student.
Justin Weilnau, of Allentown, was selected as a peer mentor at Lebanon Valley College. A peer mentor is an undergraduate student that guides a group of 15 to 20 new or transfer students during their first semester at the college. Weilnau is a senior music and biochemistry and molecular biology major and graduate of Salisbury Township High School.
Katelynn Gotthardt, of Allentown, graduated from Elizabethtown College with a Bachelor of Arts in communications.
Kara Spangenberg, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Elmira College. Spangenberg is majoring in accounting.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
Alexandra Sacher, of Allentown, was named to the dean's high honor list at Connecticut College.
Rebecca Markson, of Allentown, was named to the dean's honor list at Connecticut College.
Benjamin Roda, of Allentown, was granted the Veronica Founder's Scholarship to study criminal justice at Alvernia University. Roda is a senior at Emmaus High School.
Rachel Sechrist, of Allentown, was granted the Veronica Founder's Scholarship to study criminal justice at Alvernia University. Sechrist is a senior at Salisbury High School.
Climb the corporate ladder of laughs when Lower Macungie Middle School Theatre presents the 1962 Pulitzer Prize winner based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book, "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" held at LMMS 7:30 p.m. March 21 and 22 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. March 23.
Sacred Heart Senior Living, 4851 Saucon Creek Road, Center Valley, will host a seminar on insurance changes from the Affordable Healthcare Act 6:30 p.m. A light dinner will be provided during the presentation.
Orders are due for the Lehigh Temple Association's Easter candy sale. Call 610-966-4735 to place an order. Orders can be picked up March 29 at Lehigh Lodge, 2120 Route 100, Macungie.