Close to 11,000 visitors filled Earl Adams Park, Breinigsville, for the annual Breinigsville Independence Day Fireworks spectacular sponsored by Carl Schmoyer III, with Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S. Burkholder funeral homes.
On hand to help celebrate the founding of the United States of America, July 4, 1776, was the Municipal Band of Allentown and radio and television personality “Uncle” Jeffrey Tapler.
Food trucks were swamped with some completely running out of food before the night was over.
At a recent school board meeting, the Salisbury Township School District set the calendar for the 2018-2019 school year.
School will begin for teachers only, no students, Aug. 21.
Orientation for students in kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades will be held Aug. 27.
The first day of school for all students is Aug. 28. School will be in session Aug. 28, 29 and 30 and closed Aug. 31 and Sept. 3 for the Labor Day holiday. School will resume Sept. 4.
Mark James & Country Sunset Band will perform at Hills at Lockridge Park, 7125 Scenic View Drive, Macungie, 6 to 8 p.m.
Concert at Emmaus Community Park Arts Pavilion, 1401 Shimerville Road, Emmaus, 6 p.m. The Swing Time Dolls will perform.
Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Alburtis Rod and Gun Club. Pot luck luncheon (hot dogs provided) plus bingo will be featured. There are many bus trips. For more information, call 610-966-4996.
It’s not often U. S. Supreme Court decisions are cited in the chambers of the Lehigh County Commissioners, but county employee Francisco Molina did exactly that June 27 when he addressed the board during the public comment portion of the agenda.
Medina, who has worked for the county since 2004 and for the Lehigh County Office of Children and Youth since 2006, said he does not want the county to provide his banking information to Service Employees International Union for automatic withdrawals of union dues from his bank account.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 at the June 14 meeting on a motion made by Commissioner Rodney Conn and seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves to amend the township schedule of fees to include utility certification fees.
The board of commissioners also voted on several other matters at the June 28 township meeting, prior to which a public hearing on the Pollutant Reduction Plan was held.
Public comment is still open on the PRP, expected to be on the agenda for a vote by commissioners 7 p.m. July 26, the only Salisbury Township meeting this month.
A group of Allentown Central Catholic High School students started their summer with a nine-day pilgrimage to Italy.
The group, which consisted of about 40 students, chaperones, school chaplain Father Mark Searles and former chaplain Father Allen Hoffa, traveled to Florence, Assisi, Sorrento and Rome.
Tour highlights included the Uffizi Gallery and the Academy of Art in Florence; the Basilicas of St. Claire and St. Francis of Assisi in Assisi; views of the Amalfi Coast and Mount Vesuvius in Sorrento and the Colosseum, St. Peter’s Basilica and the Trevi Fountain in Rome.
Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin and Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Administrator Layne Turner announced a new program being launched in Lehigh County to help in the fight against opioids and substance abuse: Blue Guardian.