Salisbury Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Stagemakers at the J present ‘Fame Jr.’

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Hopes and dreams run high for a diverse group of students at the prestigious High School for the Performing Arts in New York City in the musical “Fame Jr.”

Stagemakers at the J will perform “Fame Jr.” May 18 and 21 at the Jewish Community Center of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown and May 28 at the Temple Covenant of Peace, Easton.

Based on the book by Jose Fernandez with music by Steve Margoshes, and lyrics by Jacques Levy, “Fame Jr.” explores issues confronting many young people today.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Award-winning students, staff honored at board meeting

Students and an educator were honored at the May 10 board meeting of the Salisbury Township School District director’s meeting.

SkillsUSA District Competition Medal Winners were Zaki Al-Bajali, first place in carpentry, Cory Brunner, second place in tech computer applications, John Kochenberger, second place in electronics technology, Dustin Kramer, first place in technical drafting, Desiree Nester, first place in basic health care skills and Alyssa Wygand, second place in first aid/CPR.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by The Press in Local News

May 17

Emmaus Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Fifth and Chestnut streets. There will be an election of board directors, followed by the program by Bill Barto on “The Emaus Band Goes to War-Part II.” The Emaus Band, led by John Z. Iobst, marched to Doylestown in September 1861 and enlisted in the 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Part Two will answer the question of where the band was while the regiment was under heavy attack at the 1862 Fair Oaks battle. For more information, call 610-966-6591.

May 20

Buckeye Tavern set to open May 22

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

After much anticipation, the Buckeye Tavern, 3741 Brookside Road, Macungie, has been raised from the ashes and will open its doors to customers May 22.

The original Buckeye Tavern, built in 1735, was destroyed in a fire May 12, 2015.

Buckeye Tavern owners Hope and Terry Bender are ready to reopen.

“It won’t be the same as before; it will be the new Buckeye,” Terry Bender said in an interview with The Press Dec. 7, 2016.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP ZONING

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Director of zoning upheld in denial of proposed billboard

The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board voted 5-0 to deny a billboard to be erected along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The ruling at the May 2 hearing upheld the decision of Salisbury Township Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka, who denied the application for Munhel Makhoul, manager, Vanessa Holding Co., to place the billboard.

Buckeye Tavern receives certificate of ‘Haunt’ thenticity

Thursday, May 18, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Members of the Lehigh Anomalous Phenomenon Investigation Society once again visited the Buckeye Tavern in April to check in on the “spiritual residents.”

The landmark opened as an inn and hotel in 1735 and operated through the late 1800s as the East Macungie Hotel and later as The Load of Mischief.

LAPIS visited the Buckeye Tavern in 2009 armed with equipment including electronic voice phenomenon recorders which use radio frequency. Spirits use this to form words and answer questions.