Salisbury Press

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Senator Pat Toomey gives D.C. update to LV Chamber members

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., addressed a number of issues during a Washington, D.C. update presentation Aug. 29, at the Lehigh Country Club.

Toomey answered questions posed by Tony Ianelli, president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, during a live videotaping session of the chamber’s WFMZ television program “Business Matters.” The show will air 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.

More than 100 area business and corporate leaders attended the networking breakfast and the Toomey taping session.

Volunteers make sure kids have school supplies

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Hundreds of kids and their parents lined the sidewalks around the Salvation Army, N. Eighth St., Allentown, recently, following an announcement there was going to be a backpack giveaway.

More than 700 backpacks containing needed school supplies were distributed Aug. 22 to youngsters in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Allentown School District to help ease the financial burden on their families.


Thursday, September 5, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Residents briefed on taking out recycling and Spotted Lanternfly taking over

A doublebill brought residents to the monthly Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council meeting in the township municipal building.

An estimated two dozen people, including about 15 residents, plus EAC officials and visiting experts, discussed the rules of the road when it comes to recycling and also the latest on the Spotted Lanternfly.

Addressing the EAC concerning recycling were Kent Larsen, division manager, Republic Services, the firm contracted to haul garbage in Salisbury and Sandy Eckhart, an EAC member.

Art Schneck Optical Company celebrates 60 years of service

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

The Art Schneck Optical Company, 720 Harrison St., Emmaus, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.

Founded in 1959, the business has expanded and incorporated eyewear innovations while remaining focused on personal service and community commitment.

Initially, Arthur Schneck ran the business from his personal residence.


Thursday, August 29, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Motivational speaker coaches administrators, teachers and staff on the importance of connecting with students

Nationally recognized motivational speaker Thom Stecher, of Malvern, attended the Salisbury Township School District convocation to provide an inspirational talk to the administrators, teachers and staff Aug. 21 about the importance of relationships and connections with students and their significance to learning — the theme of the upcoming school year.