Salisbury Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

May 10

The Allentown Garden Club will hold its next meeting 12:30 p.m. at the Allentown Public Library – lower level. The program “Everything You Want to Know About Birds in the Lehigh Valley” will be presented by Barbara Malt, vice president of the Lehigh Valley Audubon Society. Malt will introduce the club to the beautiful and varied birds of our region, when and where to look for them and how to bring more birds to the backyard with bird-friendly garden features. For more information, contact Janice at 610-264-3045.

May 12

ClenRoy Geist, a.k.a. Crazy Elmer, celebrates 70 years as an entertainer

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Originally from Alburtis, ClenRoy Geist began his entertainment career at age 13 by joining his father and older brother as a minstrel show singer in Longswamp.

In 1949, Geist became a member of a local country group, Earl Keller and the Melody Rangers. When one of the end men, (literally the band members who sat at the open ends of the rows) left the group, Keller asked Geist to fill the role of the band’s comedian. Geist accepted and Elmer was born.

U.S. REPRESENTATIVE - 7TH DISTRICT

Thursday, May 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Eight candidates, six Democrats and two Republicans are seeking the seat that represents the new 7th Congressional District.

This district was approved by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court Jan. 22 and includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties and the southern portion of Monroe County that includes Stroudsburg.

The area is represented by Congressman Charlie Dent, who announced he is resigning as representative from the former 15th Congressional District later this month.