Q. I just turned 77 and I was wondering what my chances are of getting to 100. What do you think?
If you want some idea about your life expectancy, you can check out a table provided by the United States Social Security Administration.
The table indicates that someone who is 77 can expect to live another 11.26 years. Of course, if you are a "healthy geezer," you can do better than the average.
If you want to reach 100, you should know that there are three major...
Lindsey C. Edelman, daughter of Bruce and Diane Edelman, of Macungie, and a 2009 graduate of Emmaus High School, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester.
Sarah E. Holler, daughter of Paul and Nancy Holler, of Allentown, and a 2012 graduate of Salisbury High School, was named to the dean's list for the fall semester.
Nicole M. Klein, daughter of Crystal Klein, of Emmaus, and Robert Klein, of Glen Gardner, N.J., and a graduate of Emmaus High School, was named to the...
The following students were selected as "student of the month" for January. Students were selected based upon their academic achievement, their cooperative attitude in class, their respect toward others and their strong work ethic. Each student who was recognized as student of the month was presented the award by their grade level teachers and the school principal. A letter of congratulations was mailed home to the students and the students had their picture displayed on a special bulletin...
Emmaus resident, Nathan Brown, 35, announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination to the Board of Lehigh County Commissioners in District 5.
Brown has been married to his wife, Liz, for 12 years and has two daughters, Hailee and Bethany.
Brown's full-time employment is as a life safety equipment installer and project manager for government entities, commercial and industrial buildings.
As a proud community servant, Brown has served on Emmaus Borough Council for...
Grundsau Lodge 16 Am Jahden will be having its sixth annual gathering at Wehr's Dam, Orefield, 7 a.m. Feb. 2.
They will watch for the groundhog (Yahdee) to arrive by coming down the Jordan Creek on a raft.
Following Yahdee's arrival, they will sing Pa. Dutch songs, pledge to the flag (in dialect), then anxiously await to hear what Yahdee says about the coming of spring.
Everyone is invited to come by and enjoy this annual event.
For additional information, call...
Cedar Crest College alumna and oncology scientist Zainab Khalfan Jagani '99, Ph.D., will discuss "Solving the Genetic Mysteries of Cancer: A Path Towards Discovery and Application of Novel Cancer Therapeutics," when she delivers the Naomi Houser Lecture, 4 p.m. Feb. 6, Room 1, Oberkotter Center for Health and Wellness.
The lecture is free and open to the public.
Keith Sten, of Macungie, was named to the SUNY Geneseo dean's list for the fall semester.
U.S. Constitution Amendment II: "A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed."
The Founding Fathers of this country lived under the tyranny of the monarchy of King George III of England.
The social and political changes in the 13 colonies leading to the American War of Independence, (1775-1782) put an end to that autocratic rule.
When the men who were to lead the United...
This is the first of a two-part series.
Very rarely is Rev. Becky J. Beckwith in an elementary school. Yet, that is where she found herself on the morning of the shooting in Sandy Hook. The pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fullerton had gone to volunteer for a few hours at the school in Salisbury where her daughter, Jill Williams, works.
"Horrible, horrible things happen," Beckwith said, who was part of a panel Jan. 10 at St. John's which attempted to answer...
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Let the cookie sales begin for Daisy Troop 6106.