Salisbury Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

GIRL SCOUTS

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Camp Mountain House hosts day camp

For over 75 years, Mountain House has offered an opportunity for Girl Scouts in every age group to be creative in the art center, swim, perform on stage, sing songs, get messy with science, learn outdoor cooking, try a low-ropes challenge course, participate in nature activities or learn archery.

Mountain House, in Salisbury Township, is one of three Girl Scout day camps – the others are in Valley Forge and Lafayette Hills.

Girl Scout resident camps are Laughing Waters, in Gilbertsville, Mosey Wood, in White Haven, Shelly Ridge, in Miquon, and Wood Haven, in Pine Grove.

THE SWAIN SCHOOL

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

The Swain School dedicates new Field of Dreams

On Sept. 4 The Swain School dedicated its new “Field of Dreams” project, in the large expanse in front of the school campus, along South 24th Street, Salisbury Township.

The project includes a playing field, amphitheater and an environmental classroom. The field, named Werner Field, in honor of longtime Swain Director of Athletics Maggie Werner who was an early student at the school, a student parent, then an employee. Werner currently serves as the school’s director of strategic initiatives.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 15

All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost; children under six are admitted at no charge. For more information, call the church office at 610-966-3601 or Darlene at 610-966-5115.

Hivel Und Dahl Preservation Society quarterly meeting 3 to 7 p.m. at the Schubert-Graber cabin, 6516 Powder Valley Road, Upper Milford Township. A gathering at the cabin will include information about the restoration project and picnic food. All are welcome.

ALLENTOWN DOG TRAINING CLUB

Thursday, September 13, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Match show held at Macungie Memorial Park

The Allentown Dog Training Club recently supported that old adage, “The show must go on.”

In spite of rainy conditions Sept. 9, the club’s annual match show went on as planned. A match show is a simulation. Dogs and handlers carry out the exercises required to qualify for titles and are given feedback from experienced trainers. Handlers have the opportunity to polish and perfect their and their dogs’ performances without the pressure of actual competition.

On this soggy Sunday, trainers and canines of all descriptions made the best of the wet situation.

LIVING LIFE WELL

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Family fights for osteosarcoma cure

Ryan Kennington currently attends the University of Delaware. He majors in biology and hopes to attend medical school to become a pathologist.

This is Kennington 2018. Rewind to September 2014.

Ryan was a college bound high school senior at Salisbury High School and an avid soccer player. After a pick-up soccer game, he experienced pain in his hip. In spite of physical therapy, the pain increased.

The initial diagnosis was pigmented villonodular synovitis, but after surgery to treat the condition, the pain remained.

SCHOOL SAFETY

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

State offers grants,

Four state senators spoke with the media in a web conference Aug. 15 to tout the new Comprehensive School Safety bill, Act 44, which provides $60 million for safety improvement grants for all of Pennsylvania’s 800 districts and other school entities, such as Vo-Tech.

Sponsors, state Sens. Jay Costa, D-43rd, Wayne Langerholc, R-35th, Jim Brewster, D-45th, and Mike Regan, R-31st, reviewed highlights and answered press questions for an hour.