When people do not have easy access to fresh fruits and vegetables, they are said to be living in a “food desert.”
Looking at the abundance of large grocery super stores that dot the region, it’s sometimes hard to believe that such areas exist in the Lehigh Valley. But, for various geographic, transportation and socio-economic reasons, pockets do exist where lack of easy access creates problems.
A need or a want? That was the question ringing around the room during the Salisbury Township School Board operations committee meeting Sept. 4.
A decision for new stadium lights at the high school was on the table at the meeting. The budget has been tight in regard to facilities and decisions need to be made on projects that may have greater consequences if ignored or not budgeted for.
Multiple fire companies responded to a working basement fire at a 104 S. Second St. twin home shortly after 10:30 p.m. Sept. 5.
The fire sent one Western Salisbury Fire Department interior firefighter to the hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation and left five people displaced.
The incident began when Emmaus Patrol Officer Austin Thompson called the Lehigh County 911 center when he spotted smoke coming from the residence and a malfunctioning heating system was suspected.
Hoping that wearing a purple shirt would predispose Lehigh County Commissioners into thinking that his 2020 proposed $514.6 million budget is bipartisan, County Executive Phillips Armstrong unveiled his fiscal plan Aug. 30 to department heads, staffers, four attending commissioners and the public.
Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society is sponsoring “A Gathering at the Cabin” 3-7 p.m. The rain date will be Sept. 15. Stop by the Schubert-Graber log shop, 6561 Powder Valley Road, Zionsville and learn about the plans for the log shop. Get a free hot dog and drink. All are welcome. For more information, call 610-967-4836.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners narrowly approved a non-binding resolution to support a statewide citizens commission to study legislative and congressional redistricting.
The citizens commission would be an attempt to address gerrymandering.
By a vote of 3-2 at the Aug. 22 meeting, commissioners approved a resolution put forth by Fair Districts PA.
Prior to the vote, commissioners rejected a motion by one of its own to table the resolution.
Residents attending the meeting urged commissioners to back the resolution.
Two Lehigh Career & Technical Institute students took top honors recently in California at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America National Leadership Conference.
Gabrielle Howorth, a student at Emmaus High School in LCTI’s culinary arts program, earned a gold medal in food innovations. Howorth’s was one of 37 entries in the event and had to score 90 or better to win gold.