For the second consecutive year, St. John’s U.C.C., 139 N. Fourth Street in Emmaus, is hosting a series of six Sanctuary Serenades.
These free concerts are held on Friday nights throughout the year.
The first of the new season was held Feb. 8; students of all ages from Star of the Day Voice Studio performed in a winter recital.
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Emmaus recently celebrated “Weihnachtszeit,” a Christmas worship service in which the hymns, lessons and liturgy are presented in German.
Attended this year by over 150 participants, the service attracts native German speakers, people of Pennsylvania German origin and those interested in a variation of the traditional worship service from throughout the Lehigh Valley.
Located, according to owner Brent McNabb, in “beautiful, downtown Wescosville,” McNabb’s Automotive Repair shop recently marked 60 years of service. With music by CAT Country 96 and plenty of great food, the McNabb family, friends, and customers joined in the celebration.
The Allentown Dog Training Club recently supported that old adage, “The show must go on.”
In spite of rainy conditions Sept. 9, the club’s annual match show went on as planned. A match show is a simulation. Dogs and handlers carry out the exercises required to qualify for titles and are given feedback from experienced trainers. Handlers have the opportunity to polish and perfect their and their dogs’ performances without the pressure of actual competition.
On this soggy Sunday, trainers and canines of all descriptions made the best of the wet situation.
Ryan Kennington currently attends the University of Delaware. He majors in biology and hopes to attend medical school to become a pathologist.
This is Kennington 2018. Rewind to September 2014.
Ryan was a college bound high school senior at Salisbury High School and an avid soccer player. After a pick-up soccer game, he experienced pain in his hip. In spite of physical therapy, the pain increased.
The initial diagnosis was pigmented villonodular synovitis, but after surgery to treat the condition, the pain remained.
Since 2010, on the third weekend of July, Macungie Memorial Park is home to The Ben Event, a celebration of the life of Ben “Hey, I know you!” Yorgey. People of all descriptions from across the Lehigh Valley unite for fun and fellowship.
This year’s activities began July 20 with a special athletics softball game. A fun walk preceded the limo arrival and public recognition of this year’s Yorgey Foundation scholarship winners. Later, music was provided by the Large Flowerheads.
Originally from Alburtis, ClenRoy Geist began his entertainment career at age 13 by joining his father and older brother as a minstrel show singer in Longswamp.
In 1949, Geist became a member of a local country group, Earl Keller and the Melody Rangers. When one of the end men, (literally the band members who sat at the open ends of the rows) left the group, Keller asked Geist to fill the role of the band’s comedian. Geist accepted and Elmer was born.
The Lehigh Valley League of Women Voters hosted a presentation Jan. 8 by Muhlenberg College Professor of Political Science/Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion Dr. Christopher Borick on “Election Trends” at the Superior Restaurant in Emmaus.
The bipartisan audience of approximately 35 attendees included Connor Corpora, regional manager for Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr. and Scott Uehlinger, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress.
A movement has begun in Emmaus and it’s on the rocks.
As a community building and goodwill spreading activity, folks are painting small rocks and hiding them throughout the borough.
Any group or individual may participate, and the rules are few.
Find a rock, paint it and place the rock where someone else may discover it. Painters and finders are encouraged to post pictures of their rock creations or discoveries on the Emmaus Rocks Facebook page.
2017 marks the 270th anniversary of the establishment of the Moravian Congregation in Emmaus. Founded in 1747, the original church was located on God’s Acre at Third and Adrain streets. God’s Acre remains the final resting place for many of the first Moravian settlers.