Salisbury Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem. He opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God, could you please work on that? Thank you Lord for your consideration.

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem, he opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God, could you please work on that? Thank you Lord for your consideration.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

Mold issues persist at Western Salisbury Elementary School

Western Salisbury Elementary School faculty members filled the gallery at the Sept. 10 operations committee meeting to express their dismay over the persisting mold issues at the school.

WSE teacher and union Secretary Kathy DeBona addressed the board regarding an error in the board documents that reflected the meeting was to be held at the Harry S Truman Elementary School rather than the administration building.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Resident urges improvements

A Hills at Devonshire resident has asked the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners to consider improvements for Devonshire Park.

Pointing to continuing improvements of the township’s Lindberg Park, Phillip Bernard urged commissioners to upgrade Devonshire Park.

Saying he’s a 30-year resident of the Hills at Devonshire, Bernard said, “The park in the Hills at Devonshire hasn’t been improved in 30 years.”

He said the children’s playground gym is old and that there is no walking trail. “I feel it’s being ignored. Lindberg’s beautiful. Ours is not,” Bernard said.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 19

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at the Alburtis Gun Club, 3818 Gun Club Road, Alburtis. Hot dogs are served with a pot luck luncheon. Seniors play bingo following lunch. Many bus trips are planned; for more information, call 610-966-4996.

Sept. 22

Fishing and fun in the park 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Lehigh Park, 1600 Park Drive, Allentown. No license or pole are needed. Activities include fishing (two fish per person), casting instructions for beginners, arts and crafts, demonstrations and a family friendly food truck. Register at www.lvcil.org/fishing.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

Chief financial officer recommends new analytical software

Salisbury Director of Facilities, Safety and Security William Brackett told the Salisbury Township School District Operations Committee, the $6,000 handicap curb cut-out plan at Harry S Truman Elementary School previously approved by the board is going through a redesign due to some issues presented by CodeMaster with the former design by D’Huy Engineering, Inc.

THE GREAT ALLENTOWN FAIR

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

Livestock farmers come together

Local and out-of-town farmers celebrated another great year at the 166th Great Allentown Fair.

Many farms showcased a variety of livestock, such as Ayrshire dairy cows and Nubian goats from So and So Farms, Washington, N.J and Lilac Corners Farm, Shillington, respectively. Deer Tree Farm from Upper Black Eddy provided a mixed array of sheep as did Busy Acres Farms, Whitehall, for pigs.