Salisbury Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Events planned

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in September.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

Sept. 4 – Kato

Sept. 7, 18 – The Henry King Duo

Sept. 21 – Country Dance Band

Sept. 28 – DJ Music Mix with Jerry Deane

Saturday dances will be held 7-10 p.m. and the Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m.

Cost per person includes light refreshments.

CLARIFICATION

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

In the Aug. 28 edition of The East Penn Press, on Page A8, photographs of cars burning rubber along Buckeye Road Aug. 23 before, during and after the Wheels of Time Cruise were shown. Representatives from the Wheels of Time contacted The Press with the following statement: “Wheels of Time does not condone the burnouts due to the smell and thickness of the smoke. No one understands the oncoming traffic consequences if a car goes out of control or blows a tire and people could get hit with debris or killed.

State police seek horse donations

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Pennsylvania State Police is asking the community for donations of horses to support its mounted patrol unit.

The department maintains a stable at the Academy in Hershey and relies on donations to fill a complement of 28 horses.

The animals are deployed statewide for searches, crowd control, security and patrol of remote areas.

They also participate in parades, demonstrations and other community events.

Donated horses must be geldings between the ages of five and 15 and stand between 16 hands (5 foot 4 inches at the shoulder) and 18 hands tall.

Landscaping meeting planned for Sept. 10

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

PENN STATE EXTENSION

The Lehigh Valley Landscape Update will be offered Sept. 10 at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall Township. Doors open 4:30 p.m., and the program will run 5-8:45 p.m. with a break for supper and networking.

Discussion will focus on strategies to reduce the impact of pests and diseases in ornamental plants and lawns. This course is for all people involved in the green industry, including landscapers, nursery operators, garden center employees, etc.

The fee to attend includes a networking meal and handouts.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Back-to-school season often signals new norm

Have you seen the “Good Morning America” segment featuring the mom who stages a photo shoot to celebrate her children going back to school? What started as a way to ease the tension of a normally busy, stressful time of year got such an overwhelming response on social media that she continues to create a new scene each year.

“And every year the pictures get more elaborate, from Mom enjoying a deep-tissue massage to lounging in the pool with her coffee and book in hand — all while the kids look on with envious, and hilarious, expressions,” according to GMA.

SALISBURY POLICE

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

Residency check

Police made a residency check 1:35 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 700 block of East Paoli Street.

Police made a residency check 1:45 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 1600 block of Maumee Avenue.

Police made a residency check 1:54 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 900 block of East Susquehanna Street.

Salisbury police responded to a civil matter 10:35 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 1800 block of East Susquehanna Street.

Police responded to a disturbance 4:32 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 1200 block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard.

Police responded to a disturbance 8:42 p.m. Aug. 22 in the 1300 block of Marlow Street.

Innovations challenge announced

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

PENNDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the third PennDOT Innovations Challenge which encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges in a competition among their peers.