Imagine this scenario.It’s a warm and muggy June evening, roughly 11 p.m. It’s been a long day of work and child care, which has been particularly stressful over the last three months thanks to COVID-19. You and your partner just let the dogs out one last time, checked in on the kids (they’ve been in bed since 9) and locked up the house. You brush your teeth and climb into bed. You hope you can fall asleep soon – your 6 a.m. alarm always comes fast. You turn the lights off, lay your head down on the pillow and close your eyes. Just as you start to drift off - BOOM! - an explosion!
While there’s no timeline to choose a new location for the proposed Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company station, the way forward was clarified during the Salisbury Township board of commissioners June 25 meeting workshop, held via the Zoom online meeting format.
Apparently key to a township decision on a new location, officials at the workshop seemed to agree, is a meeting between Western officials and officials of The Swain School.
Animals are available for adoption at the Center for Animal Health & Welfare no-kill shelter, 1165 Island Park Road, Easton. The shelter is working to end pet overpopulation by running a clinic so animals can be spayed or neutered before they go home. For more information, call 610-252-7722 or visit www.healthyanimalcenter.org.
The Allentown Rotary Club announced the award of $25,000 in its second round of COVID-19 Emergency Aid Grants.
•Allentown Salvation Army to provide meals to the community, $5,000
•Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley for the Sixth Street Shelter, $5,000
•Community Bike Works to provide meals to school age children, $2,500
•Lily’s Hope Foundation for Packages of Hope to parents of premature babies, $1,000
•Allentown Symphony Association for El Sistema music instruction for students, $2,000
The Cetronia Ambulance Corps board of directors recently announced internally Bob Mateff will serve as the interim CEO.
Cetronia Ambulance Corps is a local leader in EMS and medical transport services.
Mateff joined Cetronia Ambulance Corps as chief operating officer in 2017.
“They didn’t educate me in Allentown High School about black people,” Disley Mendez, a past president of the Black Student Union at William Allen High School said.
“They said we were slaves and that Martin Luther King came in and saved the day. They didn’t tell me we were descended from kings and queens.”
The recent high school graduate was speaking June 26 at Resurrected Life Community Church in Allentown as a crowd of about 125 gathered on the North Ninth Street campus of the church to celebrate Juneteenth.
A Dun & Bradstreet computer expert who is a Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company official has been appointed to represent the fifth ward on the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.
Alok Patnaik will serve through Jan. 1, 2022, filling out the unexpired term of Joanne Ackerman, who took the oath of office in January after being re-elected in the November 2019 general election.
Ackerman, who had served 10 years, submitted her resignation May 11. Her resignation was accepted by a 4-0 vote at the May 14 commissioners’ meeting.