On June 1, the Jerusalem Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury held an event to commemorate the veterans and military personnel within the community. This is the second time the church has held this event. Throughout the afternoon, visitors had the opportunity to hear the stories and learn about the service of local military members. The event provided a time for community members to enjoy food and fellowship and show their appreciation of what these veterans have sacrificed.
After more than three hours of testimony June 4 before the Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board, the hearing concerning a veterinary clinic in western Salisbury Township has been continued until 7 p.m. June 25.
The hearing, to be held in the meeting room of the township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., is being continued because not all of the testimony has been taken and because apparently it’s the only hearing date when the concerned parties can attend.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy’s Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. The program will be on music therapy. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
Cedarbrook Senior Care and Rehabilitation is celebrating its 175th anniversary — that is the nursing home’s “dodransbicentennial” for those readers who love obscure facts.
That word had Lehigh County Commissioners a bit stumped as they approved a resolution honoring the occasion at their May 22 meeting.
In other matters, commissioners also had a first reading for a bill to authorize a lease for The Seed Farm, also known as Lehigh County’s Agricultural Incubator Program. to the Community Action Committee of the Lehigh Valley for $1 per year.
With the imminent retirement of Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles, a consultant has been hired to assist township officials in choosing Stiles’ successor.
At the May 23 township meeting, Stiles announced his last day as township police chief is July 12.
Stiles, who was eligible to retire June 1, is noting his 25th anniversary as Salisbury police chief, having been appointed in June 1994.
Eighteen years with ESFD fire police grew
from desire to serve after 9/11
The sign in front of the Eastern Salisbury Fire Department fire station along East Emmaus Avenue, at Honeysuckle Road, almost always displays the message “Volunteers Needed.”
The sign caught the attention of Angel Rodriguez as he drove along Emmaus Avenue shortly after the 9/11 attack on America. The patriotic fervor felt by so many Americans after that tragic day was strong in Rodriguez also, and he had been looking for a way to serve his country, his community.