A tornado-like storm tore through certain areas of the Lehigh Valley Sept. 8 leaving damage along its path.
Residents in Coopersburg and Locust Valley reported major damage mostly with trees down.
Weather warnings began in the early afternoon of Sept. 8 with advisory information.
At Locust Valley Golf Club, 5525 Locust Valley Road, Coopersburg, the manager of the pro shop Rick Schwab, watched the skies get dark quickly.
"At 4 p.m., I saw a big dark black cloud and then the wind, rain and branches went flying by our big window. It was a white mess going by."
The Emmaus Public Library will host Dr. Ziad Munson for a program 7 p.m. titled, "The Great Red Herring: How al-Qaida Blinds us to Terrorism." Munson, a sociology professor at Lehigh University, will deliver the talk about terrorism for adults and mature teens in the Gardner Room of the library. He will include what a terrorist group looks like, how it forms and develops and how our obsession with al-Qaida over the last 10 years has blinded us to other forms of possible future terrorism.
Summer reading material of a sexually explicit nature may feature prominently in the next meeting of East Penn School District's board of directors due to parent complaints at their Sept. 10 meeting.
Paula Whitman addressed the board regarding "Prep" by Curtis Sittenfeld and "Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe from the ninth and 10th grade reading lists respectively, providing the board with excerpts from both books describing sexual acts in graphic detail. Those in "Prep" are performed in at least one case by a minor.
The 34th annual Rod and Custom Jamboree, Wheels of Time, rolled into Emmaus Aug. 24.
Despite their dissatisfaction with the requirements for renewing a state mandated stormwater discharge permit, Upper Milford Township supervisors, at their Sept. 6 meeting, authorized Township Manager Daniel DeLong to pursue the renewal.
DeLong reported he has met with Hanover Engineering, which is handling the permit renewal for Emmaus and Macungie, so he is already familiar with the process.
"Since 40 percent of our water drains into Emmaus, it makes sense to work with them [Hanover]," DeLong said.
The swimming pool at Emmaus Community Park is closed for the season due to a mechanical problem in the pump.
The pool was forced to close 13 days early because the pump's impeller sheared and a repair can not be implemented before the scheduled close of swimming season.
Season pass holders will receive a prorated credit which can be applied to next year's passes or pool admission.
Borough council was approached at its meeting Sept. 4 about a proposal to move and complete Lumber Street as part of a long-term project for the opening of the new Devine School on Lehigh Street.
The Emmaus Lions Club hold their 67th charter night banquet at the Masters at Shepherd Hills, Wescosville, with an awards ceremony as part of the event.
People of all ages and from all areas flocked to Emmaus Sept. 8 for a Farewell Summer Festival.
Sponsored by the Emmaus Main Street Partners Retail Committee, First Niagara Bank, PenTeleData and The Press, the event featured a number of fun activities. They included face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, "pet rock" making, a dog walk, different eating contests and the personal favorite of all children in attendance cupcake decorating.