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The inaugural Memorial Day Dash and Splash 5K and Emmaus Gets Fit Health Fair took place May 25 at Emmaus Community Park in the borough. The event was organized in support of the Emmaus Special Entertainment Commission's Sunday Concert Series. The event included the opening of the Emmaus Community Pool and a performance by the band "School's Out."
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Members of the Emmaus Veterans Committee Honor Guard honors fallen veterans at area cemeteries May 26, including God's Acre, L&R, Northwood, Calvary and Moravian.
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Pranesh and Sashi Madhavan, of Macungie, sample some Salsa from Casa De Jorge Salsa at the Mayfair Arts Festival May 25.
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Jay Lapp of Emmaus, sings Indie style music at the Mayfair Festival of the Arts May 26. This was the first year for the event to be held at The Allentown Fairgrounds. According to organizers, Lapp was winner of a Lehigh Valley Acoustic Competition with his original songs, masterful guitar work and heartfelt vocals. His music is defined by driving acoustic guitar, thoughtfully passionate lyrics and a great outlook on life.
Sheila Berg remembers the protocol with a precision reserved for those of the military.
Berg, of Weisenberg Township, was serving in the Air Force stationed at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware during Operation Iraqi Freedom. War conditions dictated that Berg remain on the base. When fallen troops arrived from overseas service members would stop what they were doing and, often, salute, especially if near the base mortuary.
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The Lower Lehigh Lions Club held its annual spring flea market at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., recently.
The Knauss Homestead is asking the community for support both financially and with membership.
The cost of maintaining this historic house requires at least 200 annual paying members to sustain the costs associated with heat, security, electricity and telephone.
The security system which provides basic protection from break in or fire alert requires a land line phone which is a monthly expense, as well as the monthly service charge paid to the security company.
For the second time in as many years, the search is on for a new Lehigh County Executive.
William Hansell resigned May 18 due to failing health and the county commissioners have until July 2 to fill the vacancy.
"First and foremost, our thoughts and hopes and prayers go out to Bill Hansell and his family," County Chairwoman Lisa Scheller said.
Alburtis Borough's three-day centennial celebration began 6:30 p.m. May 10 at Borough Hall on Franklin Street.
Following opening remarks by chairman of the centennial committee Scott Stoneback, U.S. Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, read the history of Alburtis from a congratulatory plaque beginning with Alburtis being incorporated May 9, 1913. At the time, 700 citizens lived within its one square mile; since then the population has grown to 2,300 people.
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Local students graduate with honors May 19
Nathan J. Clark, of Emmaus, received his Bachelor of Science degree in environmental studies. Clark graduated magna cum laude.
Nicholas M. Wiener, of Macungie, received his Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience. Wiener graduated cum laude.