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Friday, October 18, 2019

THE BEN EVENT

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Annual event honors the legacy of Ben Yorgey

On July 20, friends, family and Ben Yorgey Foundation scholarship recipients past and present gathered in Macungie Memorial Park for The Ben Event.

This year marks the 10th memorial celebration of the life of Ben Yorgey, an intellectually disabled young man whose personal warmth enriched the lives of everyone he met.

The event also generates education funds for students with special needs across the Lehigh Valley

In his honor, the Ben Yorgey Foundation recognizes and provides scholarships to graduating high school seniors with intellectual disabilities.

THE BEN EVENT

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Annual celebration raises

Since 2010, on the third weekend of July, Macungie Memorial Park is home to The Ben Event, a celebration of the life of Ben “Hey, I know you!” Yorgey. People of all descriptions from across the Lehigh Valley unite for fun and fellowship.

This year’s activities began July 20 with a special athletics softball game. A fun walk preceded the limo arrival and public recognition of this year’s Yorgey Foundation scholarship winners. Later, music was provided by the Large Flowerheads.

Emmaus senior citizens group hosts Canines for Christ

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Emmaus Senior Citizens meetings, held at St. Matthews E.C. Church, Fifth and Ridge streets, Emmaus, incorporate food, fellowship and informative presentations. On April 6, the program featured the dog therapy organization Canines for Christ.

Founded in 2007 by Chaplain Larry Randolph and his wife Susan, Canines for Christ blends the goals of therapy dog programs with Christian Evangelism. Since its inception, the group has grown to include 730 dogs and their handlers. Branches exist in 39 states and three foreign countries.

Political elections discussed

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The Lehigh Valley League of Women Voters hosted a presentation on election trends by Dr. Christopher Borick, Muhlenberg College professor of political science and director of Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. The event was held Jan. 8 at Superior Restaurant, Emmaus.

The bipartisan audience of approximately 35 attendees included Connor Corpora, regional manager for Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., and Scott Uehlinger, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress.

Political elections discussed

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The Lehigh Valley League of Women Voters hosted a presentation on election trends by Dr. Christopher Borick, Muhlenberg College professor of political science and director of Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion. The event was held Jan. 8 at Superior Restaurant, Emmaus.

The bipartisan audience of approximately 35 attendees included Connor Corpora, regional manager for Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr., and Scott Uehlinger, Republican candidate for U.S. Congress.

Living Life Well: Bob Hollinger

Friday, April 15, 2016 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Practitioners of Japanese karate constantly strive to perfect their focus and balance, qualities eighth degree black belt Bob Hollinger has discovered carry over into one’s world view and relationships.

A certified senior advisor for Lehigh Valley Oasis Senior Advisors, Hollinger balances his job of helping senior citizens and their families locate and access appropriate assistance with his dedication to family and passion for karate.

Hollinger’s focus is, in his words, “giving back.”