On Sept. 4 The Swain School dedicated its new “Field of Dreams” project, in the large expanse in front of the school campus, along South 24th Street, Salisbury Township.
The project includes a playing field, amphitheater and an environmental classroom. The field, named Werner Field, in honor of longtime Swain Director of Athletics Maggie Werner who was an early student at the school, a student parent, then an employee. Werner currently serves as the school’s director of strategic initiatives.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin at a news conference held in the Lehigh County Courthouse Aug. 21, said he had approved criminal charges against a Roman Catholic priest of the Diocese of Allentown.
Kevin Lonergan, 30, of 130 S. 25th St., Pottsville, has been charged with one count each of corruption of minors, a felony of the third degree, and indecent assault, a misdemeanor of the second degree. Lonergan was prohibited from the exercise of public ministry June 7 by decree of the Most Reverend Alfred A. Schlert, D. D., bishop of Allentown.
Having the second annual National Night Out community gathering at Salisbury Middle School, along Devonshire Road in the community’s western portion, provided a dry backup as outside activities were awash in a downpour shortly after the 6 p.m. start of the community gathering Aug. 7.
In addition to National Night Out, an annual community building campaign which promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie, the event was also a community event planned by Salisbury’s Recreation Advisory Committee member Kim Ringhoffer.
Police from several Lehigh County municipalities participated Aug. 10 in a sobriety checkpoint along Broadway in Salisbury Township, near its border with Fountain Hill Borough, under the auspices of the Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force.
Broadway is a busy corridor for drivers going to and from the 10-day Musikfest activities held every August in Bethlehem. The safety detail began 11 p.m. Aug. 10 and lasted through 4 a.m. Aug. 11.
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, teamed up at a press conference at Country Meadows of Allentown, 410 Krocks Road, Upper Macungie Township, July 27 to announce a $100,000 grant program for Project Lifesaver of the Lehigh Valley.
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, met at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest July 20 with Dr. Amanda Flicker, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and OB-GYN residency program director to discuss his recently enacted state law creating a maternal mortality review committee and how the new committee can help save lives of expectant mother and babies.
Fire originating in an upstairs bathroom area heavily damaged a residence at 3136 Essex Road, in the western portion of Salisbury Township, in the afternoon of July 13, with Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells crediting firefighters with a quick stop to prevent the fire from further damaging the home.
The neighborhood is adjacent to recreation fields behind the Western Salisbury Elementary School.
Five motorcycle safety training programs tailored to hone a rider’s knowledge and test their ability to physically manipulate a motorcycle properly were introduced recently at Blackman’s Cycle Center, Buckeye Road, Emmaus.
The 10 Salisbury High School graduating seniors with the highest grade-point averages were recognized May 23 with a breakfast for the students and their parents in the school cafeteria.
The students, in alphabetical order, not class ranking, are:
•Emmy Cogill, who will be attending Kutztown University with a teaching major.
•Thomas Croft, who will attend Lehigh Carbon Community College as an engineering major.
•Katherine Gilligan, who will attend Penn State as a political science major.
The tones activated the morning of April 24 on the pagers of four area fire companies were both ominous and reassuring at the same time. While preceded by the audio “This is a drill,” the message followed that the training exercise involved a simulated “aircraft crash,” an alert for the type of emergency a first responder dreads.
But, that does not mean they dreaded the training. Simulations are designed to provide a practiced response, so the real thing would produce a professional and effective rescue effort.