Salisbury Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 15

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost; children under six are admitted at no charge. For more information, call the church office at 610-966-3601 or Darlene at 610-966-5115.

Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society quarterly meeting 3 to 7 p.m. at the Schubert-Graber cabin, 6516 Powder Valley Road, Upper Milford Township. A gathering at the cabin will include information about the restoration project and picnic food. All are welcome.

Carol J. Gibiser

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Obituaries

Merry Maids owner

Carol J. Gibiser, 75, of Emmaus, died Sept. 3, 2018, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by her family. She was the wife of Frederick A. Gibiser for the past 48 years. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Roy K. and Eva V. (Breunig) Schmeltzle.

She graduated in 1960 from Emmaus High School and worked at DeLabar Chevrolet in Emmaus and then for Boise Cascade of Allentown in the accounting department. She became a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother and then went on to become a business owner of a Merry Maids franchise for 33 years.

Nomination deadline Sept. 14

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

VC-LV

The Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley is receiving nominations for the 16th annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards. The winners will be recognized for their contributions to the community based on service hours and commitment.

The President’s Volunteer Service Awards will be given to the winners at an event 5:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 at DeSales University, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley.

Coat drive through Oct. 21

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

quakertown farmers market

The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, is holding its 23rd annual winter coat drive now through Oct. 21.

Gently used coats which are clean and still in good repair can be brought to the office located at Exit #4.

All collected coats will be given to the Salvation Army to help needy neighbors stay warm this winter.

For more information, call 215-536-9019.

‘Unopposed’ is key word in state House races

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

In a year when both major political parties are underscoring the importance of the midterm elections, 41 percent of all Pennsylvania House of Representatives seats are not contested going into the Nov. 6 general election. That’s right: 83 of the 203 seats have just one candidate, usually the incumbent (the person already holding the office).

The Democrats have been much more successful than the Republicans in filling ballot positions. The rate has been 2 to 1.

There are no Republicans in 56 state House districts and no Democrats in 27 others.

Dance classes offered

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

YMCA

The YMCA offers a variety of recital classes for children of all ages. Classes range from Mommy & Me to Princess Ballet to various levels of Hip Hop & Acro, all culminating with an end of the year recital in June.

The eight month dance program is for boys and girls, and no one is turned away due to inability to pay. Financial assistance is offered to qualified applicants. YMCA dance is offered at six locations in the Lehigh Valley.

For more information or questions, contact the YMCA dance director, Patty Randolph at 610-264-5221 or email pattyrandolph@gv-ymca.org.

Career fair planned

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

EPSD

The East Penn School District and the Emmaus High School guidance department will host the inaugural 2018 Career Exploration Fair Oct. 4.

The event is open to all Lehigh Valley fifth to 12th grade students and focuses on degree and non-degree professions. Students will have an opportunity to speak with over 50 career professionals who will share what path they took, the education required and what a typical day looks like within their fields.