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Thursday, March 1, 2018 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Woman’s Club to honor Girls of the Month March 26

The Woman’s Club of Emmaus will honor the accomplishments of the Girls of the Month at its March meeting. The club meets 7 p.m. March 26 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Church St. The honorees have been selected by the specific curricular departments within Emmaus High School. The girls to be honored are Julia Norelli (music); Andrea Klick (journalism); Clair Boty (art); Lindsey Miller (family and consumer science); Talyn Wimmer (business and computer science); Grace Flood (drama); Isabella Wegner (science) and Sandhya Sriram (math).


Thursday, January 25, 2018 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Chase away the winter blues at SnowBlast

The Emmaus Arts Commission will host the 12th annual SnowBlast Winter Arts Festival, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2 and noon to 4 p.m. Feb. 3. The festival schedule is packed with free, community-wide art-related events.

The event features children’s games, an outdoor community art project, fire pits, live music performances in various locations throughout the downtown and more.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Celebrate an old fashioned Christmas in Emmaus Dec. 1 and 2

To help get you in the holiday spirit, be sure to attend Emmaus’ Old Fashioned Christmas celebrations Dec. 1 and 2.

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will host a wine and cheese reception and book sale 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 1. The event, held in the Margaret Knoll Gardner room of the library, 11 E. Main St., will feature seasonal sounds by Emmaus High School musicians. The sale features pre-enjoyed books in gift-worthy condition at pleasing prices. Please note the rest of the library is closed during this event.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Remember the food bank this Thanksgiving

As we celebrate Thanksgiving, remember to think of those who may not be able to enjoy a bountiful meal. Donate to the Emmaus Food Bank to ensure they have a meal at Thanksgiving and throughout the year. The food bank is housed at the Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, 418 Elm St., Emmaus. Monetary donations can be mailed to the church and marked Groceries PLUS. Toiletries and non-perishable foods can be dropped off 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For information, call 610-965-2682.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus Halloween Parade set for Oct. 21

Get ready, get set and pick out the best spot for viewing Emmaus’ annual Halloween parade and BB&T Halloween in Emmaus 5K race Oct. 21. The start time for the race is 7 p.m. Prizes are awarded to top runners and costume contest winners. The parade steps off 7:30 p.m. This popular event attracts hundreds of spectators along the parade route. Rain date for both events is Oct 22. Proceeds from the race benefit the Halloween parade and Emmaus’ parks system.


Thursday, July 27, 2017 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Library’s summer reading program finale Aug. 19

Congratulations to all the Emmaus Library’s summer club readers. I hope you went on some exciting book adventures.

The Emmaus Library, 11 E. Main St., will host events for the whole family all week long leading up to the summer reading club’s finale Aug. 19.

The program finale for the summer reading club, “Build a Better World,” will be “Backyard Wildlife,” presented by the Wildlands Conservancy and their friends on the library’s lawn 2 p.m. Aug. 19. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the show. For information, visit www.emmauspl.org.


Thursday, June 29, 2017 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus Moravian Church celebrates 270th anniversary

The Emmaus Moravian Church will celebrate its 270th anniversary with several community events during July. At 7 p.m. July 24, The Emmaus Historical Society’s “Our Moravian Settlers” program will be presented by Bill Barto at the Emmaus Public Library. On July 29, the Emmaus Moravian Church, 146 Main St., will hold an open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. God’s Acre at the foot of South Third Street will be open for tours 10 a.m. to noon. There will be a dawn worship service at God’s Acre 7:30 a.m. July 30. The church will hold a worship service Lovefeast 9:30 a.m. July 30.


Thursday, May 25, 2017 by CORRINE DURDOCK in Columns

Emmaus celebrates Community Day June 4

The Emmaus Recreation and Entertainment Commission will host its annual Community Day and Kickoff to Summer event noon to 6 p.m. June 4 at Emmaus Community Park. The event, which is free to the public, will feature food, information from community organizations, crafts, demonstrations, pony rides and music. The summer concert series kicks off with a concert by Inch and the Echoes 3 to 6 p.m.