The Emmaus Special Entertainment Commission has beefed up its traditional summer program with a variety of new events stretching from May through September.
Emmaus Community Park
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
There are Easter egg hunts on both sides of Emmaus scheduled for Saturday at 1 p.m.
Need to take the kids somewhere to run around outside? Can't get your fill of hard boiled eggs? Either way, Emmaus is the place to be on Saturday, with head-to-head Easter egg hunts scheduled on each side of the mountain at 1 p.m. sharp. Both hunts will be held rain or shine and both should prove to be a lot of fun. Too bad you have to choose between them. Here are the details: Vera Cruz Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. Mystic Chain Park Ages 1-12 Hosted by the Vera Cruz Community Association Emmaus Borough Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30 at 1 p.m. Emmaus Community Park Ages 1-10 Hosted by Emmaus Kiwanis Club
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.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Potts hails from New Jersey and Manhattan but loves his life in the Lehigh Valley.
Name: Jeff Potts Where do you live? "I currently live in Emmaus. I grew up in a small North Jersey town where HBO did a lot of filming for its 'Sopranos' TV series. I worked in Manhattan for 10 years prior to my transfer here." What is your occupation? "I am a general manager for Compass Group North America. I run on-site corporate dining services for corporations. I also have been working for the Borough of Emmaus for the past three years as an auxiliary police officer and up until recently have been a firefighter for Emmaus for the past five years." What is your training? "I went to the Ohio State University and North Hampton for Hotel Restaurant Management. I also have over a dozen various certifications from the Pennsylvanian State …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Playground fun doesn’t have to be reserved for kids. Adults can enjoy these outdoor play spaces too—and get a great workout at the same time.
Getting a good workout doesn’t require being stuck in a gym during the deliciously crisp days of autumn. To change things up a bit in your workout routine, consider making use of a free and easily accessible resource: one of the many wonderful playgrounds in Emmaus Patch. While playgrounds themselves are nothing new, in recent years, adults are returning to them in greater numbers—and not just to entertain their kids. Thanks to the rise in popularity of outdoor boot camps, which often make use of equipment available in parks and playgrounds, many adults are taking a second look at playgrounds as an affordable way to exercise their inner child and outer adult—and make exercising seem less like a chore and more (dare we say it?) fun. Lindsay…
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Emmaus Patch readers may upload pictures and video to the Pics & Clips gallery at any time.
A big shout out to the Emmaus Special Entertainment Commission for posting pictures from last weekend’s Bluegrass Festival to the Emmaus Patch “Pics & Clips” gallery. If you missed the 1st Annual Bluegrass in the Park Festival and are a fan of bluegrass music, looking at these pictures will help you to get a small window into all of the fun had at last weekend's event. Keep in mind that you, as an Emmaus Patch reader, are invited to upload any photo or video to this gallery at any time. Been snapping photos of the kiddos as they are getting on and off the school bus? Share them here. Got some nice photos of the first soccer games of the season? The Emmaus Patch community would love to see them. Did you get a great shot of the sunset while …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Get your lederhosen out—Oktoberfest is here!
Before Halloween is here, there’s another not-so-spooky way to celebrate the fall: the German holiday of Oktoberfest! While you're looking forward to dressing up in a costume and nearly getting a cavity from the candy intake, you can don knee socks and feast on bratwursts and beer. In its native Bavaria, Germany, Oktoberfest is traditionally celebrated for 16 days, and this year the fun goes from Sept. 22—Oct. 7. It is one of the most spirited celebrations in Germany and is a huge part of Bavarian culture. The first Oktoberfest was in 1810, as part of Crown Prince Ludwig’s wedding festivities, and has continued ever since. In Emmaus Patch, the Emmaus Main Street Partners is sponsoring its own version of Oktoberfest, the "3rd Annual EMSP …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
The Emmaus Special Entertainment Commission is hosting “Bluegrass in the Park,” a festival of music, food and family fun in Emmaus Community Park from noon to 7 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 30.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Steamed Blue Crabs are among the many items being served at Crab Fest in Emmaus Community Park on Sunday, Sept. 9.
Let’s face it, seafood lovers. Invitations like this don’t come along very often, especially when you live in a land-locked state. But, thanks to the Emmaus Main Street Partners, First Niagara Bank, PenTeleData and The Press, on Sunday, Sept. 9 between 4 and 8 p.m., you can feast on Steamed Blue Crabs, Clams, Clam Chowder and a host of other landlubber selections in Emmaus Community Park. Crab Fest will be held in the Lion’s Club and North pavilions. The all-you-can-eat event, which is BYOB, will feature live music by The Acoustic Project. No glass containers will be permitted. Tickets for cost $35 for adults, ages 14 and up; $25 for children, ages 7-13; and $20 for kids age 6 and under. Tickets are available at the Emmaus Jewel Shop, 338 …