Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Pool-goers can buy passes for the Emmaus Community Park swimming pool at the pool office on Wednesday.
To get a jump on the crowds hoping to jump into the Emmaus Community Park swimming pool over the Memorial Day weekend holiday, pool-goers can head over to the pool office Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. and purchase their pool passes in advance of opening day, according to the Borough of Emmaus website. To further help speed things along, those planning to buy a pass should complete the Pool Membership Form that can be found on the Emmaus Borough web site and bring it along. Proof of residency will be required for passes to be acquired at the resident rate, according to the website.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Event marks the 36th straight year of the race sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Road Runners.
A 37-year-old Bethlehem man took home first place in the 36th-annual 4-Mile Classic road race in Emmaus on Sunday. Dan Sobrinski led the field of 323 finishers in a time of 22 minutes and 29 seconds. He was followed by Michael Miller, 20, of Salisbury Township at 22:55 and R. Reinhard, 36, of Emmaus at 23:38. The top female finisher was Carolyn Dunharm, 37, of Center Valley with a time of 24:46. She was followed by Kristen Karwacki, 33, of Macungie at 25:09 and Kami Reinhard, 35, of Emmaus at 25:24. Hosted by the Lehigh Valley Road Runners, the course started and finished at Emmaus High School and wove through local streets. Sunny skies provided a pleasant backdrop, but temperatures were a bit cool, and a bit of a biting breeze offered …
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
John F. Belin, Jr., who is running for mayor of Emmaus, says that if elected, he will not accept a salary for the position.
At least one contender in the race for mayor of Emmaus has started to make some pretty straightforward campaign promises. John F. Belin, Jr., who will be listed on the Democratic ballot in the May 21 primary, says that if elected, he will not accept his salary as mayor. "I would like to annouce if elected to Mayor of Emmaus I will give back my salary to the Borough for the six year term," Belin wrote in an email statement to Emmaus Patch. Belin is running against incumbent Winfield Iobst in the Democratic primary. East Penn School Board member Julian Stolz is running on the Republican side. Stolz is also running for borough council. He would have to relinquish his school board seat if he wins and wants to serve as mayor or councilman. …
Monday, April 1, 2013
Emmaus residents should have received their ID cards for using the borough compost site with their 2013 refuse bill, according to the borough website.
Emmaus residents should be sure to double check the envelopes that their 2013 trash bills came in. That's because the compost site ID card needed to gain access to the borough's compost site was included with the 2103 refuse bill, according to the borough website. Residents who never received an ID card or need a replacement ID should visit the cashier's window in Emmaus Town Hall, 28 S. 4th St., during business hours. ID that includes an address is needed to obtain a compost site card.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
At Monday's Emmaus Borough Council meeting, Borough Manager Shane Pepe thanked borough emergency personnel for everything they have done in battling and investigating Sunday's fatal apartment fire.
Emmaus Borough Manager Shane Pepe ended Monday night's Borough Council meeting by thanking all of the borough's emergency personnel for their heroic efforts in fighting the fatal apartment fire Sunday. Pepe also asked residents to keep in mind that police, fire and ambulance crews who responded to the tragedy also are struggling with the loss of life. "They are having a difficult time with this as well," Pepe said. "If you see a firefighter, have a child come up to them and ask them how they are doing and give them a hug. "This brings to light that being a firefighter is not about the glory of riding a fire truck. Let them know that we appreciate everything they do for us because they have to deal with the hard stuff, too," Pepe said. …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
East Penn School District issued a formal statement about the death of Montana Twinning, an Emmaus High School sophomore killed in a devastating apartment fire on Sunday in the Borough of Emmaus.
East Penn School District released the following statement about the death of the Emmaus High School student killed in the fire that ripped through an apartment building in the Borough of Emmaus on Sunday: The East Penn School District is deeply saddened by the tragic apartment fire that occurred Sunday afternoon. At this time, East Penn has learned high school sophomore, Montana Twining, died of injuries sustained in the fire. The East Penn community is mourning the loss of Montana, his mother and the two other victims. The school district extends deepest sympathy to the Twining family at this difficult time. Grief counseling services are available for students and staff through the high school guidance department, district Flight Team …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A fatal blaze in an Emmaus apartment building on Sunday left a high school student presumed dead and five other students homeless.
The fire that ripped through an Emmaus duplex and killed four people Sunday also brought loss and grief to the East Penn School District. An Emmaus High School student is presumed to be one of the dead. Five East Penn students were left homeless, according to Superintendent Thomas L. Seidenberger. The week began with chilling uncertainty as school officials tried to assess the impact of the fatal blaze. “It was a little tense [Monday]. It was tough trying to nail down the facts," Seidenberger told Patch in a telephone interview. Until about 11 a.m. Monday, one East Penn student—a sixth-grader at Lower Macungie Middle School (LMMS)—was unaccounted for. He later turned out to be safe. Seidenberger eventually learned that six East Penn …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Registrations for the 2013 Emmaus Summer Parks Program are now being accepted at Emmaus Borough Hall.
If you are considering signing up a child for the increasingly popular Summer Parks Program in Emmaus, there's no time like the present. Registrations for the 2013 Summer Parks Program are currently being accepted in Emmaus Town Hall, 28 S. Fourth St., according to the borough web site. Due continuously growing demand for spots in the program, this year the borough is requiring that all registration paperwork be completed before a child is allowed to participate. Registration must be completed by June 1 and will not be accepted after that date, the web site says. Photo ID is required at the time of registration. Children between the ages of 5 and 12 years old who live in the borough are eligible to register. The program costs $35 per child…
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Applications for a variety of summer positions being filled by the Borough of Emmaus are available in Emmaus Borough Hall.
Summer may seem far off, but the Borough of Emmaus is already accepting applications for lifeguards, cashiers and the concession stand for Emmaus Community Pool, as well as counselors for the summer parks program. Applications are available Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Borough Manager's Office at Emmaus Borough Hall, according to the borough web site. Those with questions are asked to call 610-965-9292.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
The schedule of board, commission and committee meetings in the Borough of Emmaus for the second-half of February, according to the Borough of Emmaus Web site.
Thursday, February 14
Here's the schedule of board, commission and committee meetings in the Borough of Emmaus for the second-half of February, according to the borough Web site. All meetings take place in Emmaus Borough Hall, unless otherwise noted. Presidents Day – Borough Offices Closed Noon Library Board 6:45 p.m. Budget & Finance Committee 7 p.m. Borough Council 7 p.m. General Authority 9 a.m. General Administration Committee 2 p.m. Special Entertainment Commission 5 p.m. Health, Sanitation & Conservation Committee 6:15 p.m. Arts Commission 7 p.m. EAC – Emmaus 3:30 p.m. Budget & Finance Committee 7 p.m. Parks & Recreation Commission 4:15 p.m. Community Relations, Planning & Development Committee 7 p.m. Zoning Hearing Board