In a court decision Aug. 8, Lehigh County is free to continue displaying its 70-year-old seal, including an image of a Latin cross.
In a news release issued by Becket, the law firm representing the county in FFRF v. Lehigh County, “The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia ruled 3-0 that after the Supreme Court upheld the Bladensburg Cross war memorial as a historic monument, Lehigh County can maintain its seal as a symbol that ‘has become part of the community.’”
Hundreds of parents, grandparents, kids and teenagers enjoyed the activities at the first annual Salisbury Township Community Day held July 16 at the Salisbury Township Middle School campus. The gathering is the successor to the National Night Out gatherings held in previous years hosted by the Salisbury Township Police Department.
When Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles started with the department in 1994, he wanted to know the 10 full-time and 11 part-time officers and staff.
“The first thing I did was work every shift and ride with every officer,” Stiles said. Officers thought that was great.
“I asked two questions: What’s wrong with this police department and what do you want to see this police department become? They had a lot of ideas.”
The Senior Academic Awards were held on Wednesday, May 29, in the high school auditorium. Congratulations to the following Seniors:
Lehigh Career and Technical Institute Award – Rachel Bachmann and Nolan Kacsur
Ben Yorgey Memorial – Nicole Allen, Stephen Garrett Evans, and Alton Wright
Douglas Jackson Memorial – Brandon Haring
Commitment to Excellence – Connor Inman
Daughters of the American Revolution – Maxwell Hafner
United States Marine Corp – Kevin Ge and Abigail Heilenman
Simper Fidelis Music Award – Danielle Kleinberg and Ronald Rohlsen
One hundred twenty six students walked across the stage at Allentown Symphony Hall June 4 to celebrate their graduation from Salisbury High School.
The Salisbury High School Falcon Band and Chorus performed during the ceremony.
Family members anxiously awaited catching a glimpse of their graduate as the students processed down the aisles to the stage to “Pomp and Circumstance” by Elgar.
Salisbury High School Principal Heather Morningstar welcomed everyone to the graduation and all rose to the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”
At the May 6 operations committee meeting, administrators detailed additional reductions and savings in an effort to balance the 2019-2020 budget.
As previously reported, staffing changes including reduction and elimination of positions amounting to $214,072.
The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee met May 20 and discussed the summer playground program scheduled to begin June 17. The program continues through July 26 with a park day scheduled for July 24. The rain date for the park day is July 25.
The park program is held at four parks in the township: Laubach, Lindberg, Green Acres and Devonshire.
On Jan. 17, 2017, New Tripoli Bank broke ground for its newest office at 4892 Buckeye Road.
Fast forward to Jan. 18 of this year, New Tripoli Bank opened its doors on Buckeye Road and is excited to serve the community.
“The demographics showed this area was in need of a community bank,” President and CEO, Chairman of the Board David R. Hunsicker said.
Hunsicker said surveys show the Buckeye Road area is growing and prosperous and New Tripoli Bank wanted to be a part of it.
The Digital Aces at Salisbury Middle School entered the “What’s So Cool About Manufacturing?” contest creating a video highlighting B. Braun Medical, Allentown.
The student team consisted of Laurans Trinh, Aloya Thompson, Skylyn Mason, Ethan Carag and Billy Korn.
The group was tasked with creating a video spotlighting a manufacturing business in Pennsylvania showing the importance of manufacturing.
The students first were given a tour of B. Braun Medical where they met manufacturing professionals and learned more about the business.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners recognized 12 residents for their volunteer work in the community at a ceremony April 16 at the municipal building.
Kirk and Kristine Alder were the first to be honored. According to the nomination, Kirk Alder began coaching in 2006 — 13 years of football, five years of baseball, four years of wrestling and two years of soccer. Often he was coaching two sports in a year.