Salisbury Press

Friday, November 22, 2019

Artis runs in final state meet

Friday, November 8, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

The cross country career of Salisbury’s Shane Artis ended with a solid performance at the 2019 PIAA Class 2A Cross Country Championships last Saturday in Hershey.

Artis finished 75th overall out of 227 runners in 17:35.8. His performance this year was a 29-second improvement over his 2018 performance when he finished in 18:04.

“I think I had a decent race overall,” said Artis. “It definitely helps to be here before. It’s much different than going to a normal meet.”

Artis places fourth at district XC

Thursday, October 31, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Sports

Shane Artis wants to end his high school cross country career on a memorable note.

The fact is he’s already had many memorable notes in a memorable career at Salisbury High School. He produced another great memory during the District 11 Class 2A Cross Country Championships held Oct. 23 at DeSales University, as he finished fourth in 17:09.

The finish qualified him for the PIAA Cross Country Championships, his third straight appearance in Hershey.

Following the race, Artis said he was “pleased with how I ran” and said the DeSales course was challenging.

NEW TRIPOLI BANK

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Seminar helps seniors not become scam victims

The “golden years” aren’t always golden for some senior citizens who become victims of elder abuse.

Government officials attended a “Scam and Fraud Prevention” seminar held Sept. 25 at New Tripoli Bank, 4892 Buckeye Road, Emmaus, to inform seniors about common scams and what they can do to avoid them.

Megan Wieand, an executive aide in the Lehigh County District Attorney’s office, told seniors elder abuse encompasses “all types of abuse, whether that is physical, financial, sexual, psychological, abandonment or neglect.”

‘Bill’ reteams with Hills at Godfrey Daniels

Saturday, June 29, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

You could say it’s been a while for Belinda “Bill” Jones.

The English folksinger and songwriter and multi-instrument musician makes her return to the stage with a summer tour, which includes a 7 p.m. June 28 concert at Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem, after a mostly decade-long hiatus from the stage.

Also performing is Anne Hills, acclaimed Lehigh Valley-based singer-songwriter.

From Wales to Alburtis, in search of WW2 hero

Sunday, May 26, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Steve Jones, a resident of Port Talbot, Wales, Great Britain, spent this spring traveling the Lehigh Valley and points beyond on his motorcycle. But he is not exactly what you’d call a typical tourist.

The 56-year-old could be called a history buff. For the last 30 years, he has been researching aviation history in South Wales. He’s studied all kinds of stories and events. He’s also pursued some of them. But one in particular, one that happened more than 75 years ago, brought him to the small borough of Alburtis, Lehigh County.

Wildlands’ chief hopes to create more fish stories

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Did you hear about the one that almost got away?

The date was Nov. 4, 2018. An 11-year-old boy by the name of Jack Kocher went fishing with his dad, Christopher. Armed with weapons designed to make a fish enticed to bite, Jack and his dad came across a real beauty early that morning. But the timing wasn’t right and it remained a glorious object of desire.

Folk music veteran Eric Andersen never gives up on a dream

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Robert Frost’s ambiguous classic poem, “The Road Not Taken,” challenges readers to contemplate life choices: Ultimately, whether to go with the mainstream, or go it alone.

Folksinger-songwriter Eric Andersen’s choice came many years ago and in retrospect he didn’t go it alone, but he most certainly went his own way.

Andersen is in concert, 7 p.m. April 11, Godfrey Daniels, Bethlehem.

Concordia Lutheran Church continues to grow

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Concordia Lutheran Church in Lower Macungie Township exists today because of the foresight of its founders at Concordia of Bethlehem nearly 35 years ago.

“That congregation realized the South Side Bethlehem neighborhood was changing and they were aging,” Concordia Pastor Waldemar Vinovskis said. “It was a real forward-looking group.”

That vision was harnessed by Pastor Raymond Malec, who on April 29, 1984, began worship services at Allen Organ’s Octave Hall.

Jim Brickman brings joyful exchange to Miller Symphony Hall

Thursday, December 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

‘Tis the season that piano sensation Jim Brickman hits the road.

The Grammy-nominated pianist understands that being a successful entertainer is about more than creating captivating and beautiful music. Brickman’s easy as Sunday morning style resonates with his audience and it’s part of the reason they keep coming around for more.

Brickman’s 30-city United States holiday tour, “A Joyful Christmas,” lands at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 21 at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown.