Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Here's how bluegrass music nurtured the emotional well-being of one struggling college student, and how it's carried through to her life as an adult.
When you hear the word "bluegrass" what comes to mind? For me, it brings warmth, happiness, fun and a sense of goodness and security. I find it interesting that I have such a draw to this genre of music since I never really grew up listening to it. Some say I have an 'old soul.' After organizing our "1st Annual Bluegrass in the Park" festival in Emmaus this past weekend, someone asked me why I was so driven to make this happen. Why would a person of my age be inclined to this particular style of music? I simply love bluegrass. I had never really thought about the why or how. Whenever I hear the fine notes of the mandolin or the plucking of the banjo, it makes my soul smile. I want to get up and dance! I want to grab an instrument and let …
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Emmaus Patch residents recently are awarded degrees and honors from colleges and universities.
* Michael Dowgala of Emmaus graduated from Drexel University’s Bennett S. LeBow College of Business with a bachelor of science in business administration. Old Zionsville resident Maureen Maikner graduated from Drexel's School of Education with a master of science. * Emmaus resident Patrick Topper graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor of science in accountancy during a spring commencement ceremony. * William Smolinski of Emmaus graduated from Cornell University with an Artium Baccalarius degree in economics. Is there a recent graduate you'd like to congratulate? Give him or her a shout out in the comments below. * Emmaus resident Maria Gagliardi graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor of science in pharmacology and …
Thursday, June 14, 2012
What do kids need to learn before they leave the nest?
By my estimate, I have about 405 days to tell my older son everything he has to know about life before he wriggles free of my 18-year embrace and leaves for college. That means I have to step up my game. When our sons were little, my husband and I made a list of movies we wanted them to see – films that teach lessons, some that inspire or make us laugh. There are still about seven left on the list and it’s become increasingly hard to fit them in with my son’s job, school and social life taking precedence. Likewise, there are books I want him to read and plays he needs to see before he is beyond my dictates. When we made those lists it seemed like there were an infinite number of days ahead to introduce our kids to “Inherit the Wind” and “…
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Emmaus residents earn degrees, achieve Dean’s List status.
Several students from Emmaus Patch have been cited by their colleges and universities for achievement: Is there an Emmaus student you would like to congratulate for recent academic achievement? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, August 22, 2011
Kayleigh Jardine will study vocal performance.
Name: Kayleigh Jardine School: Emmaus High School Accomplishment: Won a Freddy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Female Ensemble Member Key to Awesomeness: May 26, 2011 is a date Kayleigh Jardine will never forget. That evening she was the winner of a Freddy Award for her role as Madame Giry in the Emmaus High School musical “The Phantom of the Opera.” Her award for Outstanding Performance by a Featured Female Ensemble Member will be kept in a showcase at the high school for all to see. Kayleigh graduated from EHS in June and will be heading off to the University of Delaware in September. She will major in vocal performance and carry a double minor in Spanish and music theory. In her spare time, Kayleigh likes to …