Salisbury Press

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

POWDER MILL APARTMENTS

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

Two-alarm fire sends 10 to hospital

Firefighters led multiple residents from their smoke-filled apartments when a fire destroyed a ground-floor unit at 282 Powder Mill Lane in the Powder Mill Apartments complex in Emmaus overnight from just before midnight Oct. 24 to 25. The final fire units were released about 4 a.m.

Ten residents were taken to area hospitals after multiple ambulances responded to a “Level 1 Mass Casualty Incident” called after the fire went to a second alarm. The resident of the apartment unit destroyed was treated for burns and the others received treatment for smoke inhalation.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Friday, October 25, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Salisbury police reach out to community at South Mall Coffee with a Cop event

Making good on his desire to provide opportunities for community input, newly appointed Salisbury Police Department Chief Kevin J. Soberick, along with several other department officers, hosted a Coffee with a Cop event at the South Mall Starbucks Coffee Company store Oct. 14.

Soberick listened as a number of township residents took the opportunity to ask questions about department activities and to let the officers know of areas in the township where vehicular traffic, or vandals, indicate a trouble spot.

Western Salisbury firefighters take fire prevention to schools

Friday, October 25, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Each year, as has been the case for decades, firefighters from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company look forward to national Fire Prevention Week held in October to commemorate the anniversary of the great Chicago fire in 1871.

That’s when the firefighters have their chance to get into the township’s schools to teach youngsters how to prevent fires and to be fire safe.

Western Salisbury firefighters take fire prevention to schools

Friday, October 18, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Each year, as has been the case for decades, firefighters from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company look forward to national Fire Prevention Week held in October to commemorate the anniversary of the great Chicago fire in 1871.

That’s when the firefighters have their chance to get into the township’s schools to teach youngsters how to prevent fires and to be fire safe.

Children’s Integrated Center for Success holds ducky derby benefit

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Some 150 children and parents participated in the first annual Lucky Ducky Derby, near Klein’s Bridge in the Little Lehigh Parkway, in a fundraising benefit held recently for the Children’s Integrated Center for Success, which is headquartered at 1247 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., in Salisbury Township.

LEHIGH VALLEY HEALTH NETWORK

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Lutron lobby ribbon-cutting opens new children’s hospital entrance

The lobby, which measures about 1,200 square feet, was made possible in part by a gift from Lutron Electronics, Inc., of Coopersburg. It features interior and exterior lighting elements, landscaping, an interior color feature wall and welcome desk with interactive LED play elements, a family seating area and a soft-side toy Jeep for children to play on that ties into the animal/safari themed children’s hospital units.

WESTERN SALISBURY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Friday, September 27, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Friends and neighbors turn out for fire company’s 11th Community Day

Some 350 friends and neighbors flocked to the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s 11th annual Community Day festivities Sept. 14 at the fire company’s Swain fire station, 950 S. Ott St. and the adjacent Green Acres Park, for games, food, equipment demonstrations and an up-close look at fire apparatus and a Lehigh Valley Health Network MedEvac helicopter.

The fire company hosted the day’s events as part of its activities commemorating the fire company’s 60th anniversary observance.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

As new police chief, Kevin Soberick looking

Kevin Soberick, the newly-confirmed chief of police for Salisbury Township, has a lot of ideas on how his force can better serve and protect the citizens of the township.

Soberick sat down with The Press Sept. 18 to outline his vision of the police department’s interaction with the community it serves.

As with just about any individual, corporate or governmental organization that comes into office after a long-tenured administration, only time and practicality stand in the way of getting it all done at once.

Once in peril, Lehigh Valley Zoo has revenue, attendance success

Friday, September 20, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Ten years ago, the fate of the Lehigh Valley Zoo was a source of speculation, with some thinking low attendance and indifference could send it into bankruptcy.

Today, with more than $4 million in 2018 revenues, and more than 250,000 visitors, the zoo, located in the 1,108-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, near Schnecksville in North Whitehall and Lowhill townships, is enjoying a renaissance and a host of enthusiastic fans.

Once in peril, Lehigh Valley Zoo has revenue, attendance success

Friday, September 20, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Focus

Ten years ago, the fate of the Lehigh Valley Zoo was a source of speculation, with some thinking low attendance and indifference could send it into bankruptcy.

Today, with more than $4 million in 2018 revenues, and more than 250,000 visitors, the zoo, located in the 1,108-acre Trexler Nature Preserve, near Schnecksville in North Whitehall and Lowhill townships, is enjoying a renaissance and a host of enthusiastic fans.