Salisbury Press

Monday, February 17, 2020

Salisbury Middle School Honor Roll

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in School

Salisbury Middle School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the second marking period.


Grade 6: Aiden Bonser, Beatrice Carag, Giana Cerco, Ryan Chen, Gwyneth DeFazio, Madelynn Dilliard, Casey Ehrie, Autumn Evans, Abigail Herr, Dylan Jarjous, Nicholas Kannan, Meredith Kelley, Alexander Korn, Samuel Krauss, Ireland Larsen, Steven Lozada, Christian Marinos, Riley Nemitz, Isabella Nimeh, Calvin Richardson, Abigail Seeley, Remy Spedaliere, Hanin Suleiman, Karema Suleiman

Kimberly A. Gross

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

of Emmaus

Kimberly A. Gross, 46, of Emmaus, died Feb. 6, 2020. Born in Allentown she was the daughter of the late Harold VanBilliard.

She was a member of St. Paul’s U.C.C., Trexlertown.

She was a graduate of William Allen High School, Class of 1991.

She was a supervisor with United Healthcare, while volunteering for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and Forgotten Felines and Fidos.

She was a loving mother and incredible person, who is gone but never forgotten.

She is survived by children, Cody Allen and Gabriella Jade.

Sergio Javier Morel

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Obituaries

2017 Emmaus High School graduate

Sergio Javier Morel, 21, of Emmaus, died Feb. 3, 2020, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest. Born in Allentown, he was the son of Wilmer J. and Ivette M. (Torrales) Morel.

He was a graduate of Emmaus High School, Class of 2017.

He worked as a mover for O’Brien’s Moving & Storage Co., Allentown, for the last year.

He loved to skateboard and participate in extreme sports. He enjoyed music, art and fishing.

He was a very compassionate young man and helpful to others.

EPC, Colonial League hold playoff games

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Sports

Basketball playoffs continued in the Colonial League and East Penn Conference Tuesday evening.

In the Colonial League were boys semifinals, while the EPC held girls semifinals.

Top-seeded Southern Lehigh beat No. 4 Notre Dame (Green Pond) 82-60. Friday night’s final will pit the Spartans against No. 6 Bangor, a 54-41 winner over No. 2 Moravian Academy Tuesday.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in Opinion

Can a ‘new species of life’ help with a very human problem?

Early this year, a buzz was emanating from Las Vegas having little to do with high voltage light displays, dancers dressed in crystal bedazzled costumes or shiny quarters spilling from slot machines.

NEON debuted at CES 2020, the annual global consumer electronics show held in January.

NEON, funded by a lab in the Samsung technology behemoth, is described as an “artificial human” on its webpage, and by tech industry watcher C/NET as “a new species of life from humans,” according to the vision of NEON CEO Pranav Mistry.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.

To request a nomination form, contact Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services at 610-782-3034.

Book collection through April 9

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


The Times News, Lehigh Valley Press and Vigilant Fire Company of Slatington are hosting a used book sale to benefit the Newspapers In Education program that supplies newspapers to classrooms throughout the region on April 30 through May 3.

We are accepting books, paperbacks, books on tape, CDs, Blue-Ray and DVDs in good condition at our offices through April 9.

Please, no dictionaries, encyclopedias or magazines.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Reads, a regional literacy campaign powered by PBS39 and the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley, has challenged area residents to read 1 million minutes during the month of March.

There are no age restrictions so anyone can join, including organizations.

Lehigh Valley Reads hopes to mobilize the valley to build a community of readers to make the area a place of opportunity for all.

The challenge will begin March 1. Interested parties can register on the PBS39 website.