Salisbury Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Recreation advisory committee appointment approved

A Salisbury Township native who is head counselor in the summer playground program has been appointed to the township recreation advisory committee.

Kim Ringhoffer, summer playground program head counselor for two years, will fill the unexpired term of Antonella DiMatteo, who resigned from the committee.

Township commissioners voted 3-0 with two commissioners absent for the vote at the June 8 township meeting, to appoint Ringhoffer, who was recommended by the recreation committee. Genny Baillie, township recreation director, attended the meeting.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Operations committee approves proposed final budget

At the June 5 operations committee meeting, the board approved a 2.5 percent tax increase for residents to balance the 2017-2018 budget. To lessen the burden on residents, the board voted to use $548,722 from the fund balance to fund the shortfall.

Business Administrator Robert Bruchak told board members, “The state has not finalized the budget yet, no programs have been cut, we are adding some staff and eliminating one bus.”

Board President Frank Frankenfield thanked Bruchak and the administration for work on the budget.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in Local News

A public meeting to review the draft zoning ordinance amending Chapter 27 of the Salisbury Township zoning ordinance providing for the regulation of medical marijuana facilities will be held by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission, 7:30 p.m. June 13, in the meeting room of the administration building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.

Salisbury Township Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka presented the draft zoning ordinance to the township planning commission at the April 11 meeting. Sopka distributed copies of the draft ordinance to planners for review.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by The Press in Local News

June 14

Community blood drive at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury, 1707 Church Road, Allentown. The blood drive, 4 to 8 p.m., is in memory of Wayne Leibensperger Jr. Call Deana for an appointment at 610-217-3155.

Lower Milford Fireman’s Carnival, 1601 Limeport Pike, Limeport, through June 17. Grounds open 6 p.m. each night; music begins 7 p.m. each night. Proceeds benefit emergency services in Lower Milford Township.

ARBOR DAY

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by CARLA JONES in Local News

Lucie Laudenslager is memorialized with a tree

The Knauss Homestead in Emmaus recently hosted an Arbor Day celebration. To mark the occasion, Emmaus Mayor Winfield Iobst and members of the Emmaus Garden Club, gathered to plant an American Redbud tree in memory of Lucie Haley Laudenslager of the Emmaus Garden Club.

Laudenslager was involved in two garden clubs - Emmaus and Parkland. She was also a member of both the Pennsylvania State and National Garden Clubs, Inc. In addition to these, she served on the board of directors of the Garden Club Federation of Pennsylvania. She joined the clubs in the 1970s.

Salisbury High School Scholastic Scrimmage team wins championship

Thursday, June 8, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury High School Scholastic Scrimmage team took the championship title in a competition against Parkland High School May 23.

The final score was Salisbury 245, Parkland 195. This is the first title for Salisbury since 1979.

Scholastic Scrimmage, PBS 39’s longest-running on-air program, has teams of four high school students face each other as the host quizzes them in all academic disciplines.

Scholastic Scrimmage is hosted by Dr. Karen Walton, vice president of academics at DeSales University.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by The Press in Local News

May 31

The Emmaus High School Chorale will hold a concert 7:30 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church, 3002 N. 2nd Street, Emmaus. The public is welcome.

June 1

Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Linda Garber will give a presentation on Hess’s revisited. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.

It’s a small world for Macungie resident

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 by ASHLEIGH ALBERT in Local News

At C. Leslie Smith, Shops of Cedar Point, Allentown, this month’s artist on display creates with neither a brush nor a pencil, but with miniatures, creating doll houses and other decorative displays.

Nadenia Butko, 87, of Macungie, first found her love for creating miniatures in 1990 after needing a hobby following the death of her husband.

The couple had moved to the Lehigh Valley from New Jersey the year before.

“I was in an unfamiliar place with few local friends, and creating miniatures became a new hobby for me, even an obsession,” Butko said.