Salisbury Press

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COVID-19 PANDEMIC

Thursday, March 26, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

‘They’ve been very impressive and risen to the challenge’

Political theorist and philosopher Thomas Paine famously wrote, “These are the times that try men’s souls” in the opening moments of his political pamphlet “The American Crisis.”

Local grocers may see fit to add “and store shelves.”

The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has wrought changes on how many local food store chains operate.

WESTERN SALISBURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Thursday, March 5, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in School

Registering the Class of 2032 for the first day of school

Parents and guardians filed into Western Salisbury Elementary School Feb. 19 to register the Class of 2032 for the first day of kindergarten.

The registration program is one of three events designed to get young students ready for school for the coming academic year. Another registration opportunity will be offered in May. In August, soon-to-be WSE kindergarten students will visit the school to meet their teachers and classmates and visit their classrooms, WSE Principal Grace Hartman explained in a brief presentation to parents.

PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

When it comes to baking, it’s all in the family

For Salisbury Township resident Krista Seibert, the inspiration that would earn her fifth place in the sticky bun category of the baking contest at the Pennsylvania Farm Show came in the ingredients.

“I liked the caramel sauce and pecan idea and the way the bun turned out,” Seibert said in a recent telephone interview.

And she did not go to Harrisburg alone.

Amelia Swoyer, Seibert’s cousin and a student at Salisbury Middle School, placed third of 66 entries in the junior baking brownies and bars category for her turtle brownies entry.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Thursday, January 16, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

Local restaurateur enters guilty pleas to tax charges

An Emmaus man has pleaded guilty to failing to make required disposition of funds received at a well-known area restaurant for more than two years, according to court documents.

Louis T. Belletieri, now 73, was charged with not paying a total of $89,340.87 in sales tax between Sept. 20, 2014 and April 20, 2017, for Louie’s Restaurant, 2071 31st. SW, Salisbury Township, according to court documents.

Belletieri faced 32 counts of theft by failure to make required disposition of funds.

COMMONWEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by APRIL PETERSON in Police Log

Local restaurateur allegedly underpaid sales taxes

An Emmaus man faces more than 30 counts of alleged theft by failure to make required disposition of funds received at a well-known area restaurant for more than two years, according to an affidavit of probable cause obtained by The Press newspapers.

Louis T. Belletieri, 72, of the 1000 block of Arch Street, is charged with allegedly not paying a total of $89,340.87 in sales tax between Sept. 20, 2014 and April 20, 2017, for Louie’s Restaurant, 2071 31st. SW, Salisbury Township, according to court documents.

Book offers ‘A Stroll Through the Past’

Thursday, December 13, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

It is everything you wanted to know about Alburtis and more.

The Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society released the 170-plus page volume “Alburtis: A Stroll Through the Past” in 2017 and, with its conversational tone and easy pace, the book feels very much like a relaxed chat with a friendly historian.

The book opens with a history of the borough. Readers learn the contemporary iteration of the borough started as two separate villages: Alburtis and Lockridge, the latter a company town providing housing for workers at the Lock Ridge Furnace.

OUT OF OUR MINDS ART STUDIO

Thursday, November 15, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

‘Mandee’s Lunchbox’ fundraiser will help those facing cancer

Amanda Faidley Layton collected metal lunch boxes, displaying her collection of more than 80 atop her kitchen cabinets.

On Nov. 17, Layton’s family and friends will gather at Out of Our Minds Art Studio, 65 S. Lea St., Macungie, to celebrate Layton’s memory and raise money for a project honoring Layton’s wish to help those with cancer and those who cared for them.

Layton succumbed to cancer in July.

THE BAUM SCHOOL OF ART

Thursday, September 27, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

Painting on Wednesdays

Every Wednesday, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m., artists gather for a painting workshop taught by Dana Van Horn at The Baum School of Art, Allentown.

And some of the artists have been coming for a quite some time.

Cindy Wilson, for example, jokes she’s been a student of Van Horn’s for 102 years.

“I’ve learned so much from him,” Wilson says. “As soon as my kids went to school, I started art lessons.”

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in School

Hailey Omollo

Q: In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A: I am in 12th grade at Salisbury High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: I would say math because it has strict rules, so there isn’t controversy over it. It’s the same in every country. I can pick up on it very easily and you use math in everyday life like when you’re shopping, or working, etc.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am in National Honor Society and was captain of varsity cheer.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Thursday, March 22, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in School

Skylar Slough

Q: In what grade are you currently enrolled?

A: I am currently a senior at Salisbury High School.

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: I love English and writing. I love being able to share my message with people and express how I’m feeling.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: My sophomore year I won the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership award. I was recognized by my school administration.

Q: Are you involved in any extracurricular activities?