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Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Anti-dumping ordinance draft being prepared

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council continues to work on drafting a tougher anti-illegal dumping ordinance.

At the Sept. 20 meeting, Kreg Ulery, STEAC chair, said he would work on the draft and asked for volunteers. Rodney C. Conn, STEAC member, volunteered.

Ulery said that in his research of anti-dumping ordinances, he concluded, “What we need to do is come up with an ordinance that makes sense.”

Family remembers Audrey Penn as a strong, loving woman

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Editor’s Note: Audrey S. Penn, 78, of Bethlehem, was found Sept. 17 in Lower Macungie, after being reported missing Aug. 23 from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks in Salisbury Township.

After multiple searches by numerous volunteers and law enforcement agencies, it was a sad ending for many, especially her family, who had hoped to find Penn alive.

Penn’s children, Karl Kent and LaFond McRae, Karl’s wife Tracey and Penn’s grandchildren Taylor Kent and Armond McRae sat with The Press Sept. 23 to talk about their loved one.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Local News

Poker run raises funds to benefit Pediatric Cancer Foundation

A poker run hosted by the Iron Order Motorcycle Club raised money for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley recently. Riders primarily from the Berks County-based Blacksheep chapter enjoyed sunshine and moderate temperatures for a scenic drive beginning at the East Penn Diner on Chestnut Street in Emmaus. After stopping off at Hannah’s Hanover Inn, Little Oley Tavern and Bally Hotel, the bikers returned to the diner.

Questions go unanswered in the case of Audrey Penn

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The family of Audrey Penn has many unanswered questions regarding the death of their relative after she was reported missing from Woodland Terrace at the Oaks, a senior living and memory care facility in Salisbury Township.

According to the Woodland Terrace at the Oaks website, the “secured memory care residence provides an atmosphere that is relaxing, comfortable and safe.”

Which is exactly what Penn’s children were looking for when searching for a facility for their mother.


Thursday, September 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 20

The East Penn and Western Lehigh Chambers will host “What is Sustainable Building Envelope Technology?” with a tour of ATAS International, Inc., 6612 Snowdrift Road, Allentown. Registration and buffet lunch will be 11:30 a.m. to noon. Program and tour begins noon. Register at There is a cost to attend.

Emmaus Historical Society program “Stories About The 1803 House” 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets. Ordered soup can be picked up beginning 4 p.m.

Sept. 21

Bob Curcio keeps things moving at Eastern Salisbury FD

Thursday, September 21, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Bob Curcio, chief engineer at Eastern Salisbury Fire Department, admits he was a very busy guy back in the middle decades of his life.

“Having four kids growing up in a community like Salisbury, it just seemed natural to be involved with them in sports, Scouts and church activities,” Curcio said.

“And it seems that the busiest people always run into other busy people who want to help you be even more busy,” Curcio said about how he became involved as a first responder with the east side’s fire department.