When I read about massive earthquakes or devastating forest fires destroying communities, I often comment on how nice it is to live in Pennsylvania, where severe weather is not such a big concern.
The occasional small tornado or earth tremor make the news and cause a stir, but for the most part, we feel safe from Mother Nature's outbursts.
Last year's heavy snow on Halloween weekend set me straight, however, about how severe weather can come anywhere at any time.
With over 740 students at Shoemaker Elementary School, it was no surprise to Principal Lynn Brinckman to see an abundance of parents and guardians at the school Sept. 6 attending the meet the teacher event. Parents and guardians took the opportunity to meet the teachers, learn more about the curriculum and student expectations.
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 project as proposed, involves the reconstruction of Lumber Street west of the Memorial Park, creating a new intersection with Lehigh Street, extending Lumber Street south to meet Main Street and installing a concrete sidewalk on one side, adjacent to the school, with curbing on both sides...
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...
Lower Milford Township will hold their 10th annual fall festival 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22 on the grounds of the Township Building, 7607 Chestnut Hill Church Road, Coopersburg. Great food, live bluegrass band - "The Forgotten Mountain Boys," free carriage rides, "FiddleKicks" cloggers, crafts, children's activities, vendors, demonstrations, silent auction and more are part of the festival.
Smokin' Smitty's returns this year with their mouth- watering barbecue and tantalizing baked...
Richard S. and Sandra E. DeLong of Hilton Head Island, S.C., formerly of Orefield, celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 1.
Richard is retired from Royal Manufacturing and MG Industries, both in Allentown.
Sandra is retired from Lehigh Valley Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital, working in the emergency room at both facilities.
In honor of this occasion, their children, Christine, Rick, Scott and Greg; spouses;...
Theft from a motor vehicle
An unknown actor stole various electronic devices and small amounts of cash from nine vehicles on Spruce Street, Seem Street, Greenleaf Street and Berger Street, Emmaus, July 28.
An unknown actor stole change from an unlocked vehicle in the 1000 block of Macungie Avenue, Emmaus, Aug. 23.
An unknown actor stole a laptop computer from a vehicle in the 1400 block of Shimerville Road, Emmaus, Aug. 26.
An unknown actor siphoned gasoline from...
Whether you're maintaining an existing lawn or starting a new one, fall is the best time to do the ground work to ensure good results for next season.
For maintaining your lawn, the soil should be tested, and recommended amounts of lime and fertilizer should be applied. Fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn because the roots are actively growing and absorbing nutrients. This means a denser and healthier lawn better able to withstand the winter. In addition, the grass stores...
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.
Community Park will have 26 new recycling barrels with lids courtesy of donations by the...