Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Osborne concerned with slowness of decisions at Cedarbrook

Lehigh County Commissioner Brad Osborne has expressed frustration at what he sees as slow progress on decisions concerning the 370-bed Cedarbrook Nursing Home, South Whitehall.

According to Osborne, a much anticipated operational analysis, which has been two years in the making, for Cedarbrook, was delivered to Lehigh County Executive Tom Muller July 21.

However, according to Osborne, Muller sent commissioners an email indicating he does not plan to forward the report until the Aug. 23 board meeting.

Osborne would like to see it sooner.

Loved ones remembered with butterfly release

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by JENNIFER BODISCH in Local News

“A butterfly to remind me, Even though we are apart, Your spirit is always with me, Forever in my heart …” stated a poem on the pamphlets distributed to all in attendance at the Stephens Funeral Home memorial butterfly release recently.

The heat that day did not, however, wilt the spirits of the family and friends who came to pay tribute to loved ones.

Stephens Funeral Home, Upper Macungie, frequently opens its doors and hearts to the community, hosting events such as Hearts of Hope and Veterans Day services.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Summer maintenance prepares facilities for students

While its students and teachers take time off for the summer, Salisbury’s schools are anything but dormant.

Behind the scenes, Salisbury Township School District’s maintenance team is at its busiest, preparing the schools for the new year ahead.

The team of 20 – including a number of long-serving employees – has no simple task at hand. Each hallway’s finish is removed and five new coats of finish are added. The crews strip classrooms bare to wash and repaint walls, fix damages and refinish the floors. The rooms are regularly cleaned to prevent excessive dust buildup.

SALISBURY POLICE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Residents come together for first annual National Night Out

Despite dark clouds, a distant bolt of lightning and a few raindrops as Salisbury Township’s first annual National Night Out community gathering began 6 p.m. Aug. 1, community residents numbering in the hundreds came to Salisbury High School to meet their community’s police officers, first responders and neighbors.

Event organizer Salisbury Police Department Cpl. Chris Casey said he was thrilled with the turnout.

‘Hope for entire community’

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by KATYA HRICHAK in Local News

LV Hospital opens Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center

With the addition of the new Children’s Cancer and Multipurpose Infusion Center to the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest campus, the 1210 building on South Cedar Crest Boulevard became entirely devoted to pediatric specialities. The grand opening took place July 18 and the center began receiving patients July 24.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, August 3, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 4

Das Awkscht Fescht at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 Poplar St., Macungie. Also Aug. 5 and 6. Gates open 6 a.m., show cars enter 7:30 a.m. Flea market goes to dusk and arts and crafts vendors open to 9 p.m. Entertainment to 10:30 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 and 4:30 p.m. Aug. 6. Fireworks 9:30 p.m. Aug. 6. There is an admission charge. For more information, visit awkscht.com.

Outdoor Toy Town (flea market) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Macungie. Visitors should park at 4062 Brookside Road; Toy Town is directly next to the parking.

Aug. 5