Salisbury Press

Saturday, December 15, 2018

ALLENTOWN DOG TRAINING CLUB

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Match show held at Macungie Memorial Park

The Allentown Dog Training Club recently supported that old adage, “The show must go on.”

In spite of rainy conditions Sept. 9, the club’s annual match show went on as planned. A match show is a simulation. Dogs and handlers carry out the exercises required to qualify for titles and are given feedback from experienced trainers. Handlers have the opportunity to polish and perfect their and their dogs’ performances without the pressure of actual competition.

On this soggy Sunday, trainers and canines of all descriptions made the best of the wet situation.

LIVING LIFE WELL

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Family fights for osteosarcoma cure

Ryan Kennington currently attends the University of Delaware. He majors in biology and hopes to attend medical school to become a pathologist.

This is Kennington 2018. Rewind to September 2014.

Ryan was a college bound high school senior at Salisbury High School and an avid soccer player. After a pick-up soccer game, he experienced pain in his hip. In spite of physical therapy, the pain increased.

The initial diagnosis was pigmented villonodular synovitis, but after surgery to treat the condition, the pain remained.

THE BEN EVENT

Tuesday, July 31, 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.

ClenRoy Geist, a.k.a. Crazy Elmer, celebrates 70 years as an entertainer

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Originally from Alburtis, ClenRoy Geist began his entertainment career at age 13 by joining his father and older brother as a minstrel show singer in Longswamp.

In 1949, Geist became a member of a local country group, Earl Keller and the Melody Rangers. When one of the end men, (literally the band members who sat at the open ends of the rows) left the group, Keller asked Geist to fill the role of the band’s comedian. Geist accepted and Elmer was born.

lehigh valley LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Muhlenberg professor talks ‘Election Trends’

The Lehigh Valley League of Women Voters hosted a presentation Jan. 8 by Muhlenberg College Professor of Political Science/Director of the Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion Dr. Christopher Borick on “Election Trends” at the Superior Restaurant in 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.

Emmaus forms sense of community with painted rocks

Thursday, August 24, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

A movement has begun in Emmaus and it’s on the rocks.

As a community building and goodwill spreading activity, folks are painting small rocks and hiding them throughout the borough.

Any group or individual may participate, and the rules are few.

Find a rock, paint it and place the rock where someone else may discover it. Painters and finders are encouraged to post pictures of their rock creations or discoveries on the Emmaus Rocks Facebook page.

Former Macungie postmaster turns 104

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

On July 3, Allen Fink celebrated his 104th birthday. His independent living facility provided the venue for his children, nieces, nephews and multiple relatives and friends to gather and wish him well.

The eldest child of Henry and Edna Fink, he was born in a tenant farmer’s house on his grandfather’s farm in Salisbury Township. The family rapidly expanded to include his brothers Martin, Myron, Edward and sister Minerva.