Friday, March 22, 2013
Emmaus Borough Council has approved the use of bicycles in the borough's parks.
Emmaus Borough Council agreed to allow bicycles in borough parks at its meeting Monday night. Acting on the recommendation of the Parks and Recreation Committee, council unanimously agreed to lift the ban on bikes in Emmaus parks, enabling park visitors to ride on trails and other suitable areas. The use of bicycles remains prohibited in Triangle Park and in park pavilions.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Impulse Boutique, one of the newest shops to join the stores on the Emmaus Triangle, focuses on carrying unusual yet affordable accessories.
Thursday, February 14
Special to Emmaus Patch By Chrissy Cilento, Emmaus High School Senior Impulse Boutique 346 Main St. (610) 967-5752 Owners: Ashish and Nisha Rai Hours: Closed Sun-Mon; Tues-Sat 10-5; Thurs 10-7 What you sell? We have semi-precious stones, sterling silver, fashion jewelry, watches and accessories for men and women. Is there a business you'd like to see highlighted in Biz Bites? Tell us in the comments. Why did you choose to locate your business in Emmaus? Well, I grew up here. I always thought there was something magical about the Triangle. I remember coming down here as a kid and seeing all these great shops and thinking there was something neat about that small-town atmosphere. My mom and I decided we wanted to do something in the area …
Monday, December 3, 2012
Hundreds kicked off the holiday season with the annual 'Old Fashioned Christmas' event, which culminated with the lighting of the Emmaus Christmas Tree in Triangle Park Saturday night.
It was another perfect evening Saturday night for the annual "Old Fashioned Christmas" in Emmaus, as the Emmaus Main Street Partners organized music, horse and carriage rides and special treats like cookies and cocoa for residents of Emmaus and the surrounding community. Lower Macungie resident Nancy Salomon attended the event with her family for the first time. "Emmaus is a quaint, small town filled with charm. There are so many family-oriented activities offered, and it is an inviting community. I am so glad we went. It was a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season!" Salomon said. Carols were led by the Lower Macungie Middle School Cadence Choir, Moravian Brass Choir and Bethel Bible Fellowship Church Orchestra. At 6 p.m., Mayor …
Thursday, September 6, 2012
First Friday Sunset Stroll invites shoppers into downtown Emmaus on Friday, Sept. 7 to enjoy music and extended shopping hours.
It’s a bit too early to tell for sure at this point, but so far the forecast for Friday evening says the weather will be pretty good for stroll through Emmaus – a First Friday Sunset Stroll, that is. The event, scheduled for Friday, Sept. 7 through 8 p.m. and hosted by the Retail Committee of the Emmaus Main Street Partners, is designed to bring more foot traffic into the area in and around the Emmaus Triangle. Among the incentives to head downtown is live music on the Triangle from 5 to 7 p.m., performed by local favorite Joel Shimer. Plus, shops will remain open until 8 p.m. Keep your fingers crossed that Mother Nature will cooperate.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Emmaus resident Pam Schiaffo says she posed for a photo by the Triangle Park fountain on a hot summer afternoon, but never actually got into the fountain with the raft.
An Emmaus woman recently became an unwitting and unnamed local celebrity when a simple photo stunt in Triangle Park became the topic of conversation at the July 16 Emmaus Borough Council meeting. At that meeting Council discussed the need for stricter enforcement of the rules in Triangle Park, including regulations against cooling off in the fountain. During that conversation, Council President Lee Ann Gilbert offered as supporting evidence the fact that she had even been told about a woman who went for a swim in the fountain with a raft. Pam Schiaffo, the unnamed woman with the raft, contacted Emmaus Patch by email this week to set the record straight. Here's what Schiaffo had to say: "It was an extremely hot day. I had just cut our grass…
Friday, July 20, 2012
Emmaus Borough Council discusses the need for stricter enforcement of the rules in Triangle Park, including regulations against cooling off in the fountain.
There are rules governing what can go on in Triangle Park posted in a kiosk near the park’s drinking fountain. The problem, it seems, is lots of people are breaking those rules. At least, that was the general theme running through a brief conversation among the five members of Emmaus Borough Council in attendance at Monday night’s council meeting. The conversation began when Councilman Brent Labenberg said that he thought that the borough might need additional signs in Triangle Park explaining the rules of the park. The specific rule infraction concerning Labenberg? The fact that he had recently seen four kids in the fountain wearing swimsuits. It would be one thing, he said, if the kids were just dangling their feet in the fountain. …
Monday, May 7, 2012
The band School's Out will perform in Triangle Park on May 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Emmaus Borough Council approved an upcoming music concert in Triangle Park with one string attached – that the Special Entertainment Commission make visits to the businesses around Triangle Park to let them know that the concert is coming and what they can expect. The band “Schools Out” will perform on the Triangle on Sat. May 19 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., and the concert is being advertised as a family-friendly event. Emmaus Borough Council just wants to make sure it is a business-friendly evening too. That’s why council strongly suggested at its April 16 meeting that the Special Entertainment Commission connect with the business owners around the Triangle and talk about the concert to make sure the businesses are aware of things that might …
Monday, February 6, 2012
Hundreds gathered at Emmaus Triangle Park to enjoy the 6th Annual SnowBlast Winter Festival, sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission.
Warm fires, scrumptious food, delectible drinks and never-ending music kept Emmaus Triangle Park pumping with energy and excitment Friday night, Feb. 3, as the 6th Annual SnowBlast Winter Festival brought hundreds of people into town. Unique activities took place at shops around the Triangle as the D.J. services of Wes Barret of Wesley Works Entertainment helped children and adults to keep warm while they danced the night away. Ice sculpting and ice skating entertained onlookers as the chilly night air set the scene for the much-anticipated annual event sponsored by the Emmaus Arts Commission.
Friday, February 3, 2012
Sixth Annual Emmaus Arts Commission Winter SnowBlast Festival runs Feb. 3 and Feb. 4.
The average 25-year-old woman probably wouldn’t take the nickname “Ice Princess” as a compliment. Yet, it’s a label Laura Wetzel, of Coopersburg, wears with pride. That’s probably because Wetzel isn’t the average 25-year-old woman. A labor and delivery nurse in St. Luke’s Hospital in Fountain Hill by day, Wetzel spends her nights and weekends as a figure skating coach at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem. Add to that a competitive figure skating resume that spans 17 years and includes being a United States Figure Skating triple gold medalist in freeskating, ice dance and moves-in-the-field, “super hero” might be a better moniker for Wetzel. And, tonight Wetzel will reprise her role as the SnowBlast Ice Princess in Triangle Park in Emmaus …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Respondents to an online Patch survey say the Borough of Emmaus should purchase an artificial Christmas tree for the Triangle.
You can’t please everyone. And, no matter what the Borough of Emmaus decides to do about the borough Christmas tree in the future, it’s pretty clear that all Emmaus residents won’t be pleased – at least according to the results of a pre-Christmas Patch poll on the topic. The poll question was included in a Dec. 20 Patch article that explained six ideas for how the borough Christmas tree could be handled in the future presented at an Emmaus Borough Council meeting by Councilman Mike Waddell. The question asked: “What do you think: Which option is best for the Emmaus Borough Christmas tree?” Since then, 132 Patch users have participated in the poll, with 38 users, or 28 percent saying that the borough should purchase an artificial tree for…