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Salisbury resident celebrates 65 years as piano teacher

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Salisbury resident Santa Peters recently celebrated 65 years as a piano teacher in the Lehigh Valley with a grand party orchestrated by her children Michelle Peters, Andrea Bohner and Michael Peters.

A recital including current and past students, as well as former members of the Young Musicians Club performed for Santa and her guests. The performance was followed by a reception.

Eric Dye earns Eagle Scout rank

Thursday, July 21, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

On March 6, an Eagle Scout Court of Honor was held for Eric Dye at the Lehigh Masonic Temple, Macungie.

Eagle Scout is the highest rank that can be earned in Boy Scouting. According to the National Eagle Scout Association, only 5 percent of Boy Scouts ever reach this rank.

For his Eagle Scout project, Dye planted two juniper trees at the Lehigh Masonic Temple to honor his mother, Kathleen Dye and aunt, Kerry Fletcher, who both died in 2014.

Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor established

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

The Salisbury Township School District has established a Salisbury High School Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The program is designed to recognize notable alumni who have brought honor to the Salisbury Township School District.

The district is seeking nominees who have distinguished themselves and contributed to society in an exemplary manner.

Awards will be given annually with the number of nominees inducted at the discretion of the selection committee.

Lehigh Career and Technical Institute

Thursday, July 14, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in School

LCTI students achieve honors at SkillsUSA state championships

Students from Emmaus and Salisbury high schools were among top finishers in the SkillsUSA Pennsylvania Leadership and Skill Championships recently at Hershey Lodge.

Four of the first-place finishers also qualified to compete recently at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in Louisville, Ky.

Ted Roblyer earns Eagle Scout rank

Thursday, June 30, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

On June 7, Ted Roblyer was recognized for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank earned in the Boy Scouts of America.

To achieve this rank, Roblyer served as a youth leader in his Troop, specifically as the Troop Quartermaster and later as an instructor to help train his replacement. He earned at least 21 merit badges, including 13 required for Eagle Scouts, such as camping, citizenship in the community, nation and world, communication, cooking, environmental science, first aid, cycling, personal management, personal fitness and family life.

Devon Gulick discusses her role as a child life specialist

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Q. What is a child life specialist?

A. A child life specialist is a person who has extensive knowledge in child development and works to promote a sense of normalcy for pediatric patients in a healthcare setting and/or other challenging environments. We help promote effective coping skills through play, age appropriate medical preparation, education and self-expression activities. We work in collaboration with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff to promote family-centered care and to meet the unique needs of each child and their family.

Annual books sale raises more than $11,000

Thursday, May 19, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library raised $11,636.15 in the group’s 18th annual book sale recently at Lower Macungie Middle School.

The total funds raised represents a large volume of sales, as a great many of the books were priced at 50 cents, $1 and $2.

Organizers are grateful for the support of R.L. Reppert staff who transport the books from the library to the Lower Macungie Middle School and then take the remainders back to the library after the sale.

Deputy sheriffs to receive naloxone training

Thursday, May 12, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Police Log

The Lehigh County Sheriff’s Department in conjunction with Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol and the Lehigh County District Attorney’s Office started training deputies in the administration of naloxone (Narcan), a medication used to counter the effects of opioid overdoses, May 3.

Almost all Lehigh County police departments have been trained in this life-saving measure.

Adam Recke first patient enrolled in study of rare brain disease

Thursday, May 5, 2016 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Sean Recke has had to take on the roles of caregiver, fundraiser and patient advocate for the past 10 years since his son, Adam, was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick type C disorder, a rare, fatal, genetic disease, also referred to as Childhood Alzheimer’s.

So when the Salisbury Middle School teacher learned the second phase of a national research study of a drug that could help his son was available, he campaigned successfully with Lehigh Valley Health Network’s chief medical officer, Thomas Whalen, M.D., for the network to become a study site.