Salisbury Press

Sunday, May 26, 2019


Thursday, May 23, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Breakfast supports food outreach ministry

Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church members held their final spring community breakfast May 11 at the church along Devonshire Road.

The breakfasts will resume again in September.

Church leader Joshua Fink said the proceeds from the church’s recent community breakfast gatherings would help support the food outreach programs of the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank.

The Saturday morning breakfast activities have been a community outreach activity by church members for many years, Fink said.

Rosie the deliverer: Lehigh Valley Hospital campus at Cedar Crest, Muhlenberg have high-tech robots fill perscriptions

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Visitors on a recent behind-the-scenes tour to see the Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) drug robot may have expected a “Star Wars” R2-D2-sized mechanical helper scurrying between patient rooms handing out doses of medication.

Instead, they were presented with a room-sized marvel covering some 420-square-feet and containing 60,000 doses of medication at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, Salisbury Township.

The tour was presented for hospital donors and community leaders by the network’s philanthropy department.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

‘Thank you for saving my life’ cancer survivor exclaims to surgeon at reunion

“Thank you for saving my life,” were the first words cancer survivor Jennifer Newland, 47, of Roseto, spoke to her colorectal surgeon John S. Park, M.D., as she rushed to embrace him at a colon cancer community information forum held March 7 at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest.

Newland was at the forum as a testament that colon cancer, caught early enough, can be overcome.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Students prepare warming center snack bags

St. Thomas More School students have been assuring that patrons of the overnight warming center at the Allentown YMCA get an evening snack to tide them over until morning.

The students’ families have been providing protein bars, crackers, applesauce containers and other provisions for the students to place in decorated paper bags for distribution at the center which provides shelter and beds during the winter nights for those who have no other place to stay.

Students throughout all the grades decorate the bags with caring messages and positive thoughts.


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

New pediatric unit opens

A new inpatient pediatric unit opened last week at Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital on the fifth floor of the Fred Jaindl Family Pavilion on the Lehigh Valley Hospital’s Cedar Crest campus.

The unit features 30 private rooms and has a number of amenities and features designed to give young patients a comforting place to get well and families space to support young patients during their hospital stay.


Thursday, February 14, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Holocaust survivor visits middle school, tells of hiding from Nazi oppression

Eva Levitt, of Allentown, visited Salisbury Middle School Feb. 5 and described to some 250 sixth and seventh graders how she and her family survived the Jewish Holocaust in her native Czechoslovakia during the late 1930s and the years of World War II.

Levitt, who is president of the Jewish Federation of the Lehigh Valley, often speaks to school and community groups about her experience and the survival of her family when six million Jews were killed during the European Holocaust.


Thursday, January 31, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Students evacuated after gas leak

School officials and personnel from Western Salisbury Fire Department fully evacuated some 300 students from the Arts Academy Charter Middle School, 1610 East Emmaus Ave., to Salisbury High School Jan. 22, after a leak in a natural gas main was detected in front of the school.

Western Salisbury firefighters responding to a serious motor vehicle accident that occurred about 6:45 a.m. at Cedar Crest Boulevard, were dispatched 7:20 a.m. to investigate a strong odor of natural gas near Butz Lane and East Emmaus Avenue.

Western Salisbury firefighters conduct annual Santa run

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company firefighters accompanied Santa Claus as he rode on the back of the fire department’s restored 1965 American LaFrance fire engine handing out candy canes to youngsters from families who came out to greet the parade of equipment through fire district neighborhoods Dec. 22, 2018.

This year, Mrs. Claus also joined in the annual neighborhood run and the Grinch also found his way into the parade.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

No thaw for annual turkey toss competition

Each year, on the last school day before the Thanksgiving recess at Salisbury High School, physics instructor Paul Koba offers extra course credit to any of his students who build simple machines modeled on siege machine weapons used by armies in Medieval Europe and the United Kingdom. The machines are employed to see how far the competitors can toss a long-frozen turkey down an athletic field behind the school.

This year’s competition was abbreviated by exceptionally chilly weather preceding the Thanksgiving holiday.