Four Emmaus residents who lived in the apartment building at 36-38 South Fifth St., Emmaus, which was destroyed by fire March 17 and where four people perished, were given the money raised in benefit activities in the community and, in turn, had nothing but praise for those who came to their aid.
Unlike some folks, Dr. Lloyd Eslinger, of Macungie, never said he got paid peanuts.
Cakes, yes. Potatoes, yes. But not peanuts.
The retired family physician, an Allentown native who had a medical practice in Northampton for 37 years, served a lot of farm families, he recalls.
And when these patients could not pay $3 for an office visit or $4 for a house call, Eslinger accepted food products from their farms instead.
As a sole practitioner working out of the basement of his Northampton split-level house, Eslinger, now 88, says he put in long hours back in the day.
WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Area student earns doctorate
Yingying Wei, of Macungie, was awarded a doctor of philosophy degree in materials science and engineering. Graduation ceremonies took place May 11 in Massachusetts.
The fourth annual Ben Event will take place at Macungie Memorial Park. Also on July 20. For more information about the Ben Yorgey Foundation and events, go to www.heyiknowyou.org.
BARD COLLEGE AT SIMON'S ROCK
Former Emmaus student named to Dean's list
Harry Gao, of Allentown, was named to the Dean's list for the spring 2013 semester at Bard College at Simon's Rock in Great Barrington, Mass. Gao completed 10th grade at Emmaus High School before leaving to attend college. Bard College at Simon's Rock - The Early College is the only college in the country specifically designed for students ready to enter college early, usually after the 10th or 11th grade.
U.S. FULBRIGHT FELLOWSHIP
Area student to teach English in the Mediterranean
Clayton Coleman, son of Ronald and Virgnia Coleman of Allentown, received a Fulbright English teaching assistantship and will teach in Cyprus. Coleman, a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School, is majoring in philosophy at the University of Louisville.
Area student earns law degree
Julie Macomb, of Macungie, received a juris doctor degree in ceremonies held May 18.
Alburtis Borough Council approved a major subdivision plan of Jaindl Land Co. in 2006, The Hills at Loch Ridge West. The plan was amended and re-approved in 2008 but put on hold until the real estate market improved.
There will be 56 twins and 27 single-family units including one existing residential dwelling for a total of 84 homes. There is one large commercial lot.
The market is opening up again according to Senior Manager Bruce Anderson of The Pidcock Co. as he reviewed the plan with council at their meeting July 10.
to honor society
Brett Hartman, a son of Damian and Kathleen Hartman of Allentown, was elected to the Phi Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa at Skidmore College. Phi Beta Kappa is a national honor society which recognizes achievement in liberal education.
Local students receive degrees
The following local students were among those who received degrees in recent ceremonies: Jessica Duelfer, of Allentown, who graduated with an undergraduate degree in environmental science, Alexander Horn, of Allentown, who graduated with an undergraduate degree in computer engineering and Megan Steber, of Allentown, who graduated with a degree in health and occupation.