The PEEPS® team is looking for artistic creations that range from sculpture and wall art to crafts and art for consumption!
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
Simply by entering Patch's "Deck The House" contest you could help the East Penn School District win $100,000! You could also win $500 to cover your December electric bill.
Hey Emmaus and Upper Milford Township! Our neighbors in the other half of East Penn School District have entered the "Deck the House" contest on behalft of Lower Macungie Patch. But WE still don't have an entry. This MUST change. If you're curious, click the link to check out the Lower Macungie Patch entry in the 2013 "Deck The House" contest, submitted by Glen Paisley. The grand prize winner of this nationwide contest will net $100,000 for his or her local school district. So if you think your holiday decorations are the best in the East Penn area, please upload a photo of your house on our contest page. And don’t worry about all those lights racking up the utility bill, because if you’re voted a finalist Patch will give you up to $500 to…
Friday, June 15, 2012
The contest winner gets $500. Recognizing your Dad for all your neighbors to see? Priceless.
Congratulations to Donna MacNeal, the winner of our Father’s Day Contest and $500. This is what Donna had to say about her father: I have to say I had the best dad in the world. When he was a young man he got laid off from his job and that was it, he decided to have his own company. My father started off with a small truck picking up trash and then he made his own company. (He wasn't the biggest company but certainly the best). He gave his children everything we needed. Love, support, a wonderful home, with help from his wife of course. My dad had passed away 2 years ago now but I have to say daddy thanks for all you have given us and I love and miss you more than you know. Love your very proud daughter. xoxo Happy Father's Day!! Patch …
Sunday, June 10, 2012
As we get ready for Father’s Day, Patch wants to hear about your dad and what makes him so great.
Editor's note: We have a winner! Please see our updated story to read the story submitted by contest winner Donna MacNeal. Congratulations! The Patch staff wants to thank everyone for such amazing, heartbreaking and laugh-out-loud comments about the first #1 man in your life, Dad. Father's Day is days away and many of you may be wondering what you can give to your father to thank him for all that he has given to you. Gifts can be thoughtful, but sometimes it’s the words that mean more, that show you truly care and appreciate what he did. We’d like to give each of you the opportunity to tell the greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas why your father is so special and what makes him so wonderful. You may have a story you’d like to …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
As we get ready for Mother’s Day, Patch wants to hear about your mom and what makes her so great.
Editor's Note: Thank you for your comments. The entry period is now closed. Mother’s Day is days away and many of you may be wondering what you can give to your mother to thank her for all that she has given to you. Gifts can be thoughtful, but sometimes it’s the words that mean more, that show you truly care and appreciate what she did. We’d like to give each of you the opportunity to tell the greater Philadelphia and Lehigh Valley areas why your mother is so special and what makes her so wonderful. You may have a story you’d like to share or words of appreciation. We want to read it. We are hoping to find some truly great Mother’s Day stories, so please be sure to include your hometown in your post. We’re so excited about getting these …
Monday, October 10, 2011
Be sure to check out this year's 6th annual Student Horror Film Festival.
Listen up all you horror movie fans: The 6th annual Student Horror Film Festival kicks off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13. If you’re in middle school or high school (or if you’re a parent, pass on the info) and want to make your own scary movie, the competition will begin in the Administration Building at Emmaus High School. Each middle school or high school team will have 96 hours to create an original horror film up to six minutes in length using assigned story elements (like setting, character, plot or theme). Each film must be submitted to Emmaus Borough Hall on Oct. 17 between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. There will be cash prizes awarded to the winning team in each division, and each film will be shown to the public at the Emmaus Theater on Oct…
Monday, September 26, 2011
She won first place in a local contest.
Name: Sarah Goldy-Brown School: Emmaus High School Senior Accomplishment: She won first place in the high school division of the Lehigh Valley Press Student Poetry Project Key to Awesomeness: Early in 2011, Sarah wrote a poem…a special poem. She was still grieving the death of her grandmother in January. And with the death of her grandfather a few years earlier, Sarah needed to deal with the now-empty house her grandparents once lived in. “I had recollections and feelings of her being there, but she really wasn’t,” Sarah said referring to the times she and her family began the task of sorting through her grandparents’ belongings. Sarah started writing poetry at the age of five with the assistance of her father, Peter Brown, as a way to …
Monday, September 12, 2011
Submission about the death of her grandmother takes first place.
Remembrance By Sarah Goldy-Brown I come up the stairs and pull open that red door, I look around and remember the reunion, our last time together, I turn and come into your house, the last time for awhile. I find my eyes frantically searching…for you. You should be sitting in your chair reading a book. You should be staying up waiting for us. You should be there but you aren’t. I feel you everywhere but you aren’t there. I sit down on your chair and hear noises in the kitchen. My face lights up as my mind deceives me. My heart cries when I remember. Memories inundate me: the joyous out of tune melodies and timely expressions of sorrow. I try to grasp onto reality but it slips through my fingers as I sail away in remembrance.