On Feb. 14, 1920, Carrie Chapman Catt, activist and suffragette, founded what was to become the League of Women Voters. To commemorate this event, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County hosted a Hot Topics luncheon featuring an appearance by regional actress Pat Jordan in the role of Carrie Chapman Catt.
As part of the Catholic Schools Week festivities, St. Ann School, in Emmaus, not only showcased the accomplishments of its students but also reached out to the community. This year, students earned a dress down day by donating to the service dog training group Alpha Bravo Canine.
St. Ann Catholic School in Emmaus recently celebrated Catholic Schools Week with a variety of activities focused on family unity, student accomplishment and community outreach. The program for the festivities Jan. 25 included an invitation for grandparents and their grandchildren to enjoy lunch together followed by a student talent show. Children enrolled in grades 3 through 8 gave polished performances which showcased the range and depth of talent possessed by St. Ann School students.
In partnership with the staff of Emmaus High School’s Collage literary magazine, Let’s Play Books!, 244 Main St., Emmaus, hosted a presentation and book signing by children’s author Jan Brett recently.
Brett, who considers herself “more illustrator than author,” arrived at EHS in what one press release describes as her “rock star bus.”
The stop was part of the first leg of a national tour to promote her latest book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.”
The Emmaus Public Library recently sponsored a hands-only CPR course.
Craig Deppe and Tara Apgar from the Emmaus Ambulance Corps and Jeffrey Baker a member of the Emmaus Board of Health instructed approximately 15 participants in the correct way to administer hands-only CPR.
Hands-only CPR involves doing CPR compressions without the mouth-to-mouth breaths. According to a hand-out publicizing the event, “It [Hands-Only CPR] has been shown to be as effective as conventional CPR for cardiac arrest at home.”
In order to better inform citizens of Lehigh County on current issues, the League of Women Voters of Lehigh County focused on the new voting machines in Lehigh County for its Sept. 9 Hot Topis Luncheon. Speakers Timothy A. Benyo, chief clerk to the Lehigh County Elections Board and Terri Harkins, deputy chief clerk, provided a clear and enlightening explanation of the new voting process.
The Art Schneck Optical Company, 720 Harrison St., Emmaus, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Founded in 1959, the business has expanded and incorporated eyewear innovations while remaining focused on personal service and community commitment.
Initially, Arthur Schneck ran the business from his personal residence.
On June 15, the owners, friends and clients of South Mountain Cycle and Café attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the shop’s grand reopening in its new location at 318 Main St., Emmaus.
Recently, owners Chad and Heather Balliet took the opportunity to purchase the former VFW property and move their business into the more spacious site.
On March 7, the Emmaus Rotary Club held its second annual celebration of International Women’s Day. Club members and guests gathered at Brookside Country Club for an awards ceremony and celebratory breakfast. Organized by a committee comprised of Rose Galeano-Phillips, David Dunn, Dee Eng, Eileen Prokop and Committee Chairperson Alicia Ruiz-Orbin, the event honored Dr. Barbara Kistler and Jenae Holtzhafer.
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.