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Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Annual traffic safety report released

The Salisbury Township Police Department has released its 2014 traffic safety report, including grant work and citations issued.

In 2014, the Salisbury Township Police Department participated in four different traffic safety grants. These grants allowed officers to enforce traffic safety on township roadways outside of routine patrol. Officers' hourly work rates were paid for under these grants.

The Lehigh County Gaming Grant targeted all types of traffic safety issues on the main east side roadways which accommodate traffic to and from the Sands Casino in Bethlehem.

McNeill sworn in to second term as state representative

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

At a state Capitol ceremony Jan. 6, state Rep. Daniel McNeill was sworn in to his second term representing the 133rd Legislative District.

McNeill, a Democrat, said equitable education funding, economic development and job creation will continue to be his priorities.

"Economic development and job creation are not possible without quality education," McNeill said. "Adequately funding our education system will benefit not only our students, but will open doors for innovation and prosperity."

2014 student film festival winners announced

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Salisbury and Emmaus high schools take top honors in several categories

The Emmaus Arts Commission recently announced the winners of the annual student film festival.

To compete, each team of students selects two themes to be featured in a short film. Films are created, shot and edited in 96 hours. The festival is open to area middle and high school age students.

The finished films premiered at the Emmaus Movie Theatre recently. An awards ceremony follows the screening.

This 2014 winners are:

High School Division

First Place

Team Leaders: Daniel Walters and Joey Mercado

School: Salisbury

Dancing in the streets

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The fourth annual Oktoberfest was held recently with its special celebration of German culture and "much more" under the direction of ArtsQuest at its SteelStacks campus in South Bethlehem.

The six-day festival expanded its size and activities to coincide with a new free admission policy this year.

The changes were designed to boost attendance by attracting more families and members of the Lehigh Valley community and beyond.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Coopersburg woman shares her story of ovarian cancer

Known as the "silent killer," ovarian cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system because symptoms usually do not cause concern until the disease has reached advanced stages. Fortunately, however, when identified and treated in its earliest stages, patients with ovarian cancer have a 5-year survival rate of 93 percent.

Wildlands' summer camp encourages outdoor learning

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

"If I wasn't here, I'd probably be sleeping," Wildlands Conservancy summer camper Millie Thompson, of Emmaus, said with a smirk. Lunch mate Halina Lattanze, of Alburtis, agreed.

In lieu of lazy days, Thompson and Lattanze have been busy exploring the meadows, forests and waterways of Pool Wildlife Sanctuary in Emmaus, where Wildlands, the Lehigh Valley's nonprofit land trust, is headquartered.

The honey bee takes the stage at Wildlands Conservancy

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The buzzing honey bee on your flower is one of the most charitable creatures on our planet.

On their own, without wages and without a voice other than their meager buzz, honey bees contribute billions of dollars to our national economy.

On Aug. 16, a "Day for Honey Bees" was observed at Wildlands Conservancy, Emmaus, as part of National Honey Bee Day. The event was free, for all ages and sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association.

Salisbury Middle School

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

Student ambassadors host a language fair

The World Languages students at Salisbury Middle School made recent use of a shortened school day to take over seventh grade.

One German and one Spanish student ambassador visited each of the seventh grade classrooms for the morning to teach the alphabet, numbers, colors and a few phrases of greeting to perspective language students. The ambassadors shared video clips, interactive websites and answered questions about what they like about studying their respective languages at SMS.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK Diabetes camp teaches kids how to manage the disease

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Seventy children ages six through 12 with type 1 diabetes participated in Camp Red Jacket recently, a free, three-day program at Camp Fowler, 5851 Horseshoe Road, Orefield. Camp Red Jacket is designed to teach children with type 1 diabetes how to care for themselves and how to better manage the disease.