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Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

‘Almost, Maine’ features love lives of everyday people

The Salisbury High School Theatre Department will present “Almost, Maine” 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the high school, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown.

The play, by John Cariani, is comprised of nine short plays involving love and loss in a small town in Maine called Almost, and premiered at the Portland Company in Portland, Maine in 2004.


Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

District testing results shared with curriculum and technology committee

At the Oct. 30 curriculum and technology committee meeting, building principals and administrators shared district testing results, data sources and an overview of systems and training modules in place to assist students.

At the high school level, Principal Heather Morningstar and Assistant Principal Brian Muschlitz said the Literature Keystone Performance showed a 73.43 percent proficiency and 82 percent of students are meeting annual academic growth expectations. Nine of the 31 learning support students are proficient.


Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Paragon Transit, Inc. honors two bus trainers

National School Bus Safety Week is held during the third week of October each year. The annual campaign is a public education program to address the importance of school bus safety. This year the theme was “#STOPONRED!” celebrated Oct. 16 to 20.

School bus safety week is also a time to show gratitude to the bus drivers and staff for their hard work and professionalism.

Such is the case with the bus transportation company for Salisbury Township School District – Paragon Transit, Inc. and its President Russ A. Leibensperger.

Hearst and Rodale make major announcement

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Hearst has agreed to acquire the magazine and book businesses of Rodale Inc., based in Emmaus and New York.

The announcement was made Oct. 18 by Hearst President and CEO Steven R. Swartz, Rodale CEO Maria Rodale and Hearst Magazines President David Carey.

The deal is expected to close in early 2018 after government approvals are received.

Terms have not been disclosed.

Family remembers Audrey Penn as a strong, loving woman

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Editor’s Note: Audrey S. Penn, 78, of Bethlehem, was found Sept. 17 in Lower Macungie, after being reported missing Aug. 23 from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks in Salisbury Township.

After multiple searches by numerous volunteers and law enforcement agencies, it was a sad ending for many, especially her family, who had hoped to find Penn alive.

Penn’s children, Karl Kent and LaFond McRae, Karl’s wife Tracey and Penn’s grandchildren Taylor Kent and Armond McRae sat with The Press Sept. 23 to talk about their loved one.

Questions go unanswered in the case of Audrey Penn

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The family of Audrey Penn has many unanswered questions regarding the death of their relative after she was reported missing from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, a senior living and memory care facility in Salisbury Township.

According to the Woodland Terrace at the Oaks website, the “secured memory care residence provides an atmosphere that is relaxing, comfortable and safe.”

Which is exactly what Penn’s children were looking for when searching for a facility for their mother.


Thursday, September 21, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Alumni Wall of Honor recipients announced at Homecoming game Oct. 13

Salisbury Township School District Board President Frank Frankenfield opened the Sept. 13 meeting with a moment of silence to recognize the passing of State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd, Sept. 8. Frankenfield noted the support McNeill showed to the district which was very much appreciated.

Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss provided an update on the opening of school, current and upcoming events in the district.

Administrators planto schedule meetings with state and federal policymakers and to create a student social media advisory council.

southwest foodservice excellence

Thursday, August 24, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Salisbury graduate vows to wow

Monty Staggs, a 1992 Salisbury High School graduate and president of Southwest Foodservice Excellence, has returned to Salisbury to provide a new food experience for the district.

In a recent interview with The Press, Staggs said he never took any cooking classes in high school; his goal was to be a lawyer.

While in college, he found himself cooking for friends and providing catering services.

“Cooking made me happy and provided an immediate response,” Staggs said.