Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Emmaus Patch is the answer to that overcrowded community bulletin board.
Have you ever been in a local business that has a community bulletin board that's jam-packed with flyers about upcoming community happenings? Take the bulletin board by the front door of the Creamery on Main, for example. Wednesday night, it featured everything from an Emmaus Public Library book sale coming up at Lower Macungie Middle School at the end of April, to a "Bags and 'White Ice' Bingo" happening this weekend at St. John's UCC Church. And, that was just what you could see by looking at the papers on the top layer of the very useful, overcrowded source of hyperlocal information. Well, it's time to build an Emmaus Patch community bulletin board so we can all find out about these local goings on before it's too late to take advantage…
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Emmaus artist Lauren Kuhn to exhibit summer-themed paintings at The Creamery on Main during the SnowBlast Winter Festival, Feb. 1 and 2.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Despite the threat of serious thunderstorms, most of Farewell Summer Festival's activities went off without a hitch.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The national trend of cash mobs hit downtown Emmaus and more cash mobs may be coming
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Downtown Emmaus was mobbed - in a good way - as a cash mob arrived to support local businesses. On Saturday, the "mob" met with cash in hand at the Creamery on Main and then mobbed the Once is Not Enuff consignment shop at 538 Main Street. Plans are in the works for two more Emmaus cash mob events, businesswoman Donna Marks told Lehigh Valley Live. Marks owns the Emmaus Jewel Shop and helped organize the recent cash mob as part of Emmaus Main Street Partners, which promotes business downtown. Cash Mobs are a national trend using social media to galvanize shoppers who meet at a designated place, then descend on a local business to spend money. The battle cry of cash mobs is "shop local." "Every dollar spent locally has a 15 percent more …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Popular new restaurant on Emmaus Triangle is nearly one year old.
Editor's Note: This story is Part II of a two-part feature on the blaze that gutted Countryside Restaurant one year ago. That fire preceded the birth of Creamery on Main. The fire that gutted the Countryside Restaurant in Upper Milford Township one year ago, wasn't Countryside proprietor Bill Kao's reason for opening Creamery on Main on the Emmaus Triangle. But, the fire surely sped up the Creamery's birth. Besides having to think and act quickly after the fire, Kao also said he learned a few things. "The community support was phenomenal," he said. What do you like best about Creamery on Main? Tell us in the comments. Following the fire, patrons came from Upper Milford and beyond to Kao's new venture, Creamery on Main on The Triangle in …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Countryside "ice cream stand" -- a regional tradition for decades -- burned one year ago today.
Editor's Note: This story is Part I of a two-part feature on the blaze that gutted Countryside Restaurant one year ago today. Look for Part II tomorrow. The approach of Memorial Day and end to another school year traditionally have signaled the start of "Ice Cream Season" at Countryside Restaurant. For decades, a landmark overlooking Emmaus and Macungie where Routes 29 and 100 meet in Upper Milford Township, Countryside -- first known as Kressley's Cree-Mee-Freez -- was the quintessential roadside ice cream stand in our very midst. What's your favorite memory of Countryside Restaurant? Tell us in the comments. Patrons sat on benches or in the grass of the hillside overlooking the valley below as they licked at twirled soft ice cream and …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Second Annual Pokemon/Beyblade Party raises $565 for Autism Speaks.
The Second Annual Pokemon/Beyblade Party, held on Saturday to benefit Autism Speaks, made me proud to be an "Emmaus-ian." Organized by Lower Macungie Middle School teacher Alice Boulrice, the event was moved to St. Margaret's Church this year because last year's innaugural party all but busted out of its quarters in the Emmaus Public Library. I really got to know Alice as she was pulling together last year's event. We are both "Lincoln" moms and we were crossing paths weekly at one of the wonderful nighttime story sessions for elementary school children offered by the Emmaus library last year. Alice started to chat with me and a few of the other moms hanging out in the library about the Pokemon/Beyblade Party she was organizing to raise …
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tracy Dell has years of experience as a cook and she's excited to be serving people in her hometown.
Name: Tracy Dell Where do you live? Dell lived in Emmaus until she was in 7th grade. Her family relocated to Reading at that time, where she lived until 2000. She returned to Emmaus in 2000 and has lived here ever since. Tell us about your family. "I have 25-year-old twins - a boy and a girl - Ben and Jessie. Jessie is getting married on St. Patrick's Day and Ben was just married in August." What do you do for a living? How long have you been cooking as a career? "At least 15 years! I worked in the medical profession for 13 years and got tired of all the complaining. I want to do something that makes people happy. It comes naturally to me, and I just enjoy it!" Tell us about some of your past experience in the food industry. "I ran the …
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
As of Dec. 15, the Creamery on Main will add 35 varieties of burgers to its well-known array of ice cream treats.
- Dan Shope
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
“Never too cold for ice cream,” said the sign outside the Creamery on Main in early December. Pretty soon, restaurant owner Bill Kao will likely be replacing the sign with: “35 HOT burgers inside.” It's not that Kao’s changing his attitude about the cold stuff, it’s just that he’s opening a kitchen in his Creamery at 332 Main Street on Dec. 15, where he'll be serving 35 different varieties of hamburgers. That means hot breakfasts, hot lunches and hot dinners at the place once known as a coffee shop, Perk on Main. “We were planning to open a kitchen in February or March, but we’re speeded everything up,“ said Kao, a Penn State grad with a degree in hotel management and a former employee at the Marriott Hotels. This time a year ago, Kao and …
Friday, November 18, 2011
Jefferson Art Club paints holiday-themed mural on front window of Creamery on Main as part of downtown competition.
Proud Jefferson Elementary School art teacher and Jefferson Art Club advisor Heather West took the art club to Creamery on Main on Tuesday to work a little bit of holiday magic on the Creamery's front window. The art club is participating in a holiday window-painting competition happening in the downtown between now and the first weekend in December. The theme of this year's competition is "Twas the Night Before Christmas," and the Jefferson students but their one twist on the classic in honor of the Creamery, painting a young boy and a young girl nestled in their beds with visions of "sugar cones" dancing in their heads. The competition winner will be announced on Dec. 3 at the Old Fashioned Christmas weekend, sponsored by the Emmaus Main…