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The Swain School celebrates 86th year of founding

Thursday, December 3, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

At its annual Founder’s Day celebration recently, The Swain School celebrated the 86th year of its founding by D. Esther Swain.

The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for community service.

The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community, by a member of The Swain School family. It includes a crystal bowl and $1,000 cash award.

Beldon donated the cash award back to the school to support its own community service initiatives.

Salisbury Fire Marshal’s Tip

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give residents early warning to get outside quickly.

*Install smoke alarms inside and outside each bedroom and sleeping area. Install alarms on every level of the home. Install alarms in the basement.

*Large homes may need extra smoke alarms.

*It is best to use interconnected smoke alarms. When one smoke alarm sounds they all sound.

*Test all smoke alarms at least once a month. Press the test button to be sure the alarm is working.

Swain School marks 86 years

Thursday, October 29, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

At its recent annual founder’s day celebration, The Swain School faculty, staff and students celebrated the 86th year of the school’s founding by D. Esther Swain.

The day’s events included a program in which Pat Wood Beldon, of Allentown, was honored with the annual Trustee Award for Community Service.

The award is given in recognition of service to the greater community by a member of The Swain School community.

Take a ride on the rails with the Macungie Minstrelaires

Thursday, October 22, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Macungie Minstrelaires will present “Rhythm of the Rails” at Lower Macungie Middle School 8 p.m. Oct. 23, 24, 30 and 31. Matinees are 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 31.

The group was organized in 1957 to perform a minstrel show for the Macungie Centennial. The group consisted of Macungie residents and the show was held in the Macungie Park auditorium. The decision was made to present another minstrel show in 1958 which is when the group officially organized and took the name “The Macungie Minstrelaires.”

Ben Event honors award recipients

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Ben Yorgey was born Jan. 15, 1985 to Kent and Ardy Yorgey in Allentown, and he lived his life nearby in Macungie.

Everything with Ben was absolutely normal until he was eight months old. At that time, he started having seizures which significantly delayed his normal development.

Ben's speech began when he was around six years old, but his language skills never reached more than a six-year-old level.

His school years were spent in the East Penn School District in an Intermediate Unit Life Skills class where he was instructed using a functional curriculum.

Salisbury resident earns Eagle Scout rank

Wednesday, July 15, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Family, friends and members of Boy Scout Troop 12 of the Minsi Trails Council, gathered recently to celebrate Brett Sonntag's presentation of the Eagle Scout rank in the Boy Scouts of America.

The rank presentation celebrated Sonntag's achievements over 11 years of Scouting as a member of Cub Scout Pack 12 and Boy Scout Troop 12 chartered by Asbury United Methodist Church in South Whitehall Township. He is a senior at Salisbury High School.

AARP

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Opinion

Don't fall for fake charities

The Federal Trade Commission made headlines recently by accusing four cancer charities of defrauding well-meaning donors for more than $187 million. The FTC and law enforcement groups from all 50 states filed complaints against the Cancer Fund of America, Cancer Support Services, Children's Cancer Fund of America, and the Breast Cancer Society. The complaint alleges that these four "sham charities" solicited millions in donations by promising to help pay for hospice care, chemotherapy, and other services for cancer patients. But only a fraction of that money actually went to patients.