Salisbury Press

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VHN marathon for Via sign-ups available for participants and volunteers

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

The Lehigh Valley Health Network marathon for Via will be held Sept. 8 and 9 beginning in Salisbury and running through Bethlehem to Easton.

Volunteers are needed along the course to support more than 3,600 runners and walkers.

All volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult but are welcome to volunteer. Shifts vary from two to six hours with start times between 5:30 and 8 a.m. Volunteers are also needed prior to race day.

Valley high school students visit China

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by BARBARA CAMPBELL Special to The Press in Local News

Twenty-three Lehigh Valley and 15 Texas students left June 27 from the Tilghman Square Shopping Center, South Whitehall for a trip to China. The group left June 27 and returned July 13.

Barbara Campbell, former Parkland elementary teacher, and her husband, Tom, an engineer for Mack Trucks, led the group.

While in China, they visited Shanghai where they had a breathtaking view of the city on the glass sky walk of the Oriental Pearl TV Tower, the tallest in Asia and the third tallest in the world.

Bridge repair ahead of schedule

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News


The much-used Devonshire Road bridge over the Little Lehigh at Keystone Road, in the western portion of the township, was closed July 16 for repairs to the bridge roadway and parapet. Although the contractor has until Nov. 9 to finish the work and reopen the thoroughfare, a worker for RGC Group, of Bath, said recently that, barring an unforeseen period of bad weather, the work could be completed and the bridge reopened by late September or early October.

Do not admit book salesman into your home

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Acting Superintendent Dr. Louise Beauchemin informed parents Aug. 3 of a book salesman going to homes posing as a representative of local school districts. The district has received calls from several parents that this man came to their home saying he was connected to the Salisbury Township School District and wanted to sell books connected to the district curriculum.

Another view

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by The Press in Local News

A team is about more than just wins and losses

Philadelphia Eagles fans have dealt with ups and downs on the football field.

The team rallies when no one believes.

At a time like this when tragedy strikes, the Eagles family can inspire us all to persevere with compassion and dedication.

The death of 29-year-old Garrett Reid, the son of Andy Reid, the longest tenured coach in the NFL today, was shocking and sobering news.

Tragedy can strike any family and we all feel pain when hardships hit home. The difference is how we respond, how we react.

2012 Election

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

John Reynard likely candidate in 134th election

John Reynard, of Emmaus, has been chosen by the Lehigh County Democratic Committee as the candidate to face Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, in the November election.

Berks County is expected to approve Reynard in a poll vote and the state party's executive committee is expected to make a decision this week to secure Reynard's place on the ballot in November.

Reynard sat down with The Press Aug. 6 to discuss his background, qualifications and goals for the 134th district.