Salisbury Press

Friday, December 15, 2017


Tuesday, November 28, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Longtime pastor Dr. Michael Drake retires

The Rev. Dr. Michael A. Drake retired from First Presbyterian Church of Allentown in September and sat down with The Press recently for an interview about his years of service.

Drake grew up in Greenville, Pa. with a Presbyterian father and a Methodist mother.

He studied piano and organ as a child and was involved in church school and youth groups.

Drake was a music major at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pa.

It was during his college years he started to contemplate a career in the church perhaps as an associate pastor and minister of music.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Local News

Moravian College immediate decision day Nov. 29

Moravian College will host an immediate decision day 10:30 a.m. Nov. 29. Interested juniors and seniors must obtain a pass from the school counseling office at least one day prior to the college visit.

A number of summer enrichment opportunities are available. More information can be found on the school website under guidance. The application deadline for all programs is Feb. 15, 2018, but students are encouraged to apply early.

Finally, SalisburyHigh School will hold its annual winter concert 7 p.m. Nov. 30. Come support the SHS chorus and band.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Coaches, advisors recognized at Nov. 15 meeting

At the Nov. 15 Salisbury Township School District board meeting, coaches and advisors were recognized for over 15 years of service to the district by Director Joseph Gnall and Director of Student Activities Monica Deeb.

Recognized were Mike Pochron with 35 years, Mark Allinson with 27 years, Stephen Hillaire with 24 years, Barry Frick with 22 years, Rick Babyak with 21 years, Mike Barna with 20 years, Stan Griffis with 18 years, Scott Heppenheimer with 18 years, Paul Koba with 17 years, Gregory Laub with 17 years and Rachel Reinecke with 16 years.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 22

Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, Macungie, will host a Thanksgiving service with a hymn sing 7 p.m. A pie fest will follow the service. All are welcome. For information, call 610 965-3265.

Nov. 27

The Women’s Club of Emmaus will hold its monthly meeting 1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus. The program will be presented by Kathy Long on “Stories from the Heart.” Candy orders are due.

Nov. 28

U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-PA, speaks at a taping of ‘Business Matters’

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

“We will see a flood of capital come back to the United States,” U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey told an audience of business members and Chamber of Commerce staffers recently at the Lehigh Country Club. The comment, in response to a question about the tax reform bill currently making its way through Congress from “Business Matters” host Tony Iannelli, got enthusiastic applause from the pro-business attendees.

Attendees at the taping had just finished breakfast in a dining room of the country club where they had time to socialize and enjoy the view of the club’s pool and golf course.


Wednesday, November 22, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Police present requests for 2018 budget

Salisbury Police Chief Allen W. Stiles and Sgt. Donald Sabo Jr. presented the Salisbury Township Police Department 2018 budget at the township workshop Nov. 9.

The police department is requesting to add a detective to the rank of personnel covering the township.

Currently the department has one chief, one sergeant who is a patrol commander, one sergeant who is responsible for training and administration, one sergeant responsible for investigations and special services, one detective, four corporals, one school resource officer, one traffic officer and eight patrolmen.