Salisbury Press

Friday, January 18, 2019

Iconic festival born one Peep at a time

Thursday, January 10, 2019 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Peepsfest, the family friendly New Year’s celebration in Bethlehem, has become as iconic as the yellow marshmallow chick it commemorates. The 2018 Peepsfest marked the 10th anniversary of the popular two-day event that partners ArtsQuest, Just Born Quality Confections and PBS39. It was also the 65th year since Just Born acquired its marshmallow chick line from the Rodda Candy Company of Lancaster.

ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by ALEXIS BOVE in Local News

Student effort benefits

On Dec. 19, 2018, St. Thomas More School, Salisbury Township, hosted an event in which 11 children and one family awaiting a home through Habitat for Humanity, received Christmas gifts.

The Faith Build Home will be located on 412 Keystone Ave.

Gina Loiacono and Jayme Lehman, both teachers at St Thomas More School, played a large role in raising funds.

Lehman is the student council advisor at the school.

Western Salisbury firefighters conduct annual Santa run

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company firefighters accompanied Santa Claus as he rode on the back of the fire department’s restored 1965 American LaFrance fire engine handing out candy canes to youngsters from families who came out to greet the parade of equipment through fire district neighborhoods Dec. 22, 2018.

This year, Mrs. Claus also joined in the annual neighborhood run and the Grinch also found his way into the parade.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Township engineer to report on Bobalew flooding

Complaints of stormwater flooding have again surfaced before the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Robert M. Silvert, of Bobalew Trail, said of flooding after recent rainfalls, “It backs up my sump pump. I’ve already had damage done.”

According to Salisbury Township Director of Public Works John Andreas, the sump pump is pumping water into a culvert for which it wasn’t intended.

“It was pumping into existing groundwater,” Andreas said at the Dec. 13, 2018 township meeting when Silvert voiced his concerns during the courtesy of the floor portion of the meeting.

Concordia Lutheran Church continues to grow

Thursday, January 3, 2019 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Concordia Lutheran Church in Lower Macungie Township exists today because of the foresight of its founders at Concordia of Bethlehem nearly 35 years ago.

“That congregation realized the South Side Bethlehem neighborhood was changing and they were aging,” Concordia Pastor Waldemar Vinovskis said. “It was a real forward-looking group.”

That vision was harnessed by Pastor Raymond Malec, who on April 29, 1984, began worship services at Allen Organ’s Octave Hall.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, December 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 31

Macungie Memorial Park organizers will host a New Year’s Eve bingo event at the park, 50 N. Poplar St. Doors will open 5 p.m. and bingo games will start 7:15 p.m. There is a charge. Call 610-966-4289 or email macungiepark@gmail.com to make a reservation.

Jan. 2, 2019

Wednesday afternoon dance at Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W. Elm St., Allentown, 1 to 4 p.m. There is a cost. Also Jan. 16, 2019. For more information, call 610-437-3700.

Jan. 3, 2019