As we approach the Nov. 6 general election, the East Penn Press and the Salisbury Press, in the interest of fairness, will halt the publication of columns by local government officials and letters to the editor submitted by those running for office.
The last week for publication of columns by local government officials is Oct. 11.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
Tony and Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth will replace Katharine McPhee, who had to withdraw for medical reasons, for "Gala2012," Oct. 20, Zoellner Arts Center, Lehigh University, Bethlehem.
Broadway, television and film star, Chenoweth is remembered for her show-stealing performance in "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown" and originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in "Wicked."
Chenoweth was most recently seen on Broadway as Fran Kubelik in the revival of "Promises, Promises."
She appears in CBS's "The Good Wife" and the recent movie,"Hit and Run."
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Western Salisbury Elementary School's PTA holds a Harvest Fest Sept. 13, inviting families to enjoy an autumn day filled with activities.
William A. Ney, 53, of Macungie, died October 10, 2012, in his home. He was the husband of Audrey J. (Hewel) Ney. The couple celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary Oct. 9. Born in Harrisburg, he was the son of Gladys M. (Martin) Ney of Harrisburg and the late William M. Ney.
Catherine Virginia Parker, 83, died October 10, 2012, in her residence. She was the wife of the late Joseph R. Parker, who died Feb. 9, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, she was a daughter of the late Christian and Gertrude Sara (Keough) Noller.
Dorine F. Reichert, 85, of Alburtis, died October 13, 2012, in her home. She was the wife of the late Ernest A. Reichert, who died in February, 2010. Born in Alburtis, she was a daughter of the late Spencer L. and Katie E. (Weidner) Hoffman.
She retired from the physical therapy department of The Lutheran Home at Topton. Previously she was an administrative assistant for the Berks County Treasurer.
She was a member and lay reader of Zion Lehigh Lutheran Church, Alburtis and its Ladies Auxiliary.
Gastroenterologist Ayaz Matin, MD, has recently joined the St. Luke's University Health Network in the St. Luke's Gastroenterology Specialists practice.
Dr. Matin has extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the esophagus, stomach, intestines, colon, liver, pancreas, gallbladder and bile ducts.
PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch lauded the efforts of the more than 141,000 volunteers who cleaned 13,589 miles of roads, trails and shorelines in this year's Great American Cleanup of Pennsylvania, which lasted from March 1 through May 31.
"The department is very thankful for the thousands of people who turned out this year to beautify Pennsylvania," Schoch said. "Pennsylvania is fortunate to have so many people who want to keep this state beautiful and combat the actions of litter bugs out there."
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Traci's Learning Center welcomes Steve Cygan, owner of Appeeling Fruit, Inc. recently to talk about apples.
@$:Bus evacation drill held at Salisbury Middle School