Salisbury Middle School Olivia Dragovits, Emmy Cogill, Soleil Ducusin, Logan Vitalos,Deziree Correa, Carolyn O'steen, Madison Jewell and Melinda Rivera are holding a food drive to raise hunger awareness in the community. All collected food will be donated to the Second Harvest food bank. The students are asking for the community's help in collecting nonperishable food items. All donations can be dropped at the school office through May 10.
State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd, said his new constituent services office is open and ready to assist district residents in navigating state government agencies and services.
Located at 1080 Schadt Ave., Whitehall, the office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The phone number is 610-266-1273.
"My staff and I look forward to serving the residents of the Lehigh Valley," McNeill said. "I encourage everyone to come to my new office to discuss how we can assist them with any state-related issues."
Salisbury Township is running a bus trip to Atlantic City, N.J. Sunday, June 9. The ticket price includes transportation, a one hour Back Bay Cruise, followed by a lunch buffet at the Resorts Casino where you will also get a coin package for slot play. Shopping and the enjoyment of the Atlantic City Boardwalk is on your own. The non-refundable ticket price is payable by cash, check or money order and payment is due at the time of registration. Register at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 S. Pike Avenue, Allentown, 18103 by May 9.
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On April 27, Lehigh County residents discarded a record 1,557.5 pounds of expired, unwanted and unused prescription and over-the-counter medications at 17 sites during the sixth National Take Back Day.
CWO3 Robert J. Hammond, 70, of Emmaus, died suddenly, April 22, 2013, in Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. He was the husband of Shirley E. (Remaley) Hammond. They celebrated 34 years of marriage in October 2012. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Milton T. and Kathryn D. (Gaal) Hammond.
He graduated from Liberty High School in 1960 and Moravian College in 1969.
He served his country in the U.S. Navy for 30 years both active and reserve duty, retiring as CWO3.
As we approach the May 21 primary 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 will be the April 24 edition.
We will, of course, continue to cover the local races, in news stories generated by our own reporters.
Local members of the National Association of Letter Carriers will Stamp Out Hunger May 11, by collecting non-perishable food donations from their regular postal routes and delivering them to Second Harvest Food Bank of Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania for distribution to agencies serving area families in need in six counties. Letter carriers will be aided by volunteers from Teamsters Local #773, the Rutgers Alumni Club of the Lehigh Valley and the Northampton County Probation Department for this one day food drive event.
Nora C. "Kitty" Hayes, 88, of Macungie, died April 24, 2013, in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of the late John F. "Jack" Hayes. Born in Bronx, N.Y., she was the daughter of the late John Matthew Murray and Mary Ellen (Mullarkey) Murray. She worked in accounting as a young woman, but spent most of her life caring for her home and family.
Dean A. Brunna-bend, 66, of Alburtis, formerly of Allentown, died April 22, 2013, at home. He was the husband of Sue A. (Salovay) Brunnabend for the past five years and the late Pamela S. Brunnabend, who died in 2004. Born in Fountain Hill, he was the son of the late Harold C. and Bernadine A. (Eisenhard) Brunnabend.
He was an HVAC service technician until retiring. He was also an HVAC instructor at the Better Home Heat Council.
He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.