PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
At a recent meeting, the Emmaus Historical Society celebrated their 21st anniversary and discussed the 1934 Emaus Diamond Jubilee.
Michael Pogash, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Saint Joseph's University. Pogash is majoring in chemistry.
Lindsay Bisbing, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Saint Joseph's University. Bisbing is majoring in food marketing.
Nicholas Nelson, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Saint Joseph's University. Nelson is majoring in theater and film.
The Emmaus Police Department announced March 12 an Emmaus High School ninth grade student has been charged with terroristic threats, a felony of the third degree, for a threat communicated to Emmaus High School Dec. 20, 2012. Charges will be referred to Lehigh County Juvenile Court. EHS received three such threats in the last three months. Police said the investigation is continuing on the other threats.
Upper Milford Township supervisors heard a plea from Robert Sharpe Jr., member of the board of directors of Meals on Wheels, to provide the organization with some modest funding, but politely refused to change their decision not to include any such money in this year's budget.
"We're not just picking on Meals on Wheels," supervisors Chair Daniel Mohr told Sharpe. "We cut everybody [nonprofits] this year except for the fire companies."
What should be a standard procedure bid has bred uncertainty and fear as lunch ladies face the prospect of losing jobs, pensions and an important link in the community.
East Penn School District processes bids for its food management every year, as required by state law, even though they have maintained a rolling five-year contract with The Nutrition Group since 1998. The Nutrition Group operates strictly in a managerial capacity, however, and the 65 food crafters seen every day at lunch by thousands of students are employees of the school district, not the Nutrition Group.
Rhya Ghose, daughter of Kay Ghose Cabot, of Allentown, was named to the dean's list at Franklin & Marshall College. Ghose is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Margaret Wilson, daughter of Maryellen and James Wilson, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Franklin & Marshall College. Wilson is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Philip Ehrig, son of Philip and Catherine Ehrig, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Franklin & Marshall College. Ehrig is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
Christopher Jones, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list at Lafayette College. Jones is a graduate of Emmaus High School.
The American House, 106 S. Main St., Alburtis, is located across the railroad tracks entering Alburtis. Today, it is known as The Iron Horse Inn. It is located catty-corner to what was the Alburtis Railroad Station and now the Essa Bank & Trust.
The American House was easy to find when William Blank built it in 1860, the same time period the Lock Ridge Furnaces were being built. Blank was not well liked, and the American House had a bad reputation under his proprietorship.
More than 100 Eyer Middle School students this week will present an ambitious junior version of the Broadway stage classic "Guys and Dolls" 7 p.m. March 14 and 15 and 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. March 16 in the school auditorium.
Co-directors Jennifer Najarian, communications teacher at the school, and Librarian Molly Magro said they are "incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by the amazingly talented students" who are involved as actors and stage crew for the production.
For the third time in the 2012-2013 school year, Emmaus High School has received a bomb threat.
For that reason, Emmaus High School was closed March 6 for a sweep of the building to ensure students' safety.
The threat was received March 5.
The first bomb threat was received Dec. 22, 2012 and school was closed Dec. 23, 2012 for a sweep of the building.
Superintendent Thomas Seidenberger said "this was particularly egregious because of its proximity to Sandy Hook [Dec. 14, 2012]."
The second threat was received Feb. 21; however, school was not closed.