The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners has rejected a plea from several eastern Salisbury Township residents to mitigate what they say are stormwater drainage problems resulting from a township stormwater culvert and a road to the residents' homes.
Township officials have determined the road is not a township road and, therefore, the township is not obligated to repair it and could be subject to liabilities if it did.
Also, based on a recent public inspection, the township consulting engineer concluded the culvert is not a cause of the problem.
Max Moses, of Fogelsville, an avid outdoorsman, particularly fishing and herpatology, caught a 23-1/4 inch, 4.7 lb., 14.5-inch gerth, Palomino trout on April 1, as recorded by Chris Mohry of Chris' Outdoor Sports (Chris' Bait and Tackle), Mertztown.
Bob Danenhower, of Bob's Taxidermy, also measured the fish, as it was caught near his shop in the Jordan Creek.
A school bus driver for Northwestern Lehigh, netted the fish, which ran a few times, for Moses.
Salisbury Township is running a bus trip to Atlantic City, N.J. Sunday, June 9. The ticket price includes transportation, a one hour Back Bay Cruise, followed by a lunch buffet at the Resorts Casino where you will also get a coin package for slot play. Shopping and the enjoyment of the Atlantic City Boardwalk is on your own. The non-refundable ticket price is payable by cash, check or money order and payment is due at the time of registration. Register at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 S. Pike Avenue, Allentown, 18103 by May 9.
Clara Barton, school teacher, first woman clerk in the U.S. Patent office, Civil War nurse, and founder of the American Red Cross, said, "An institution...that is not selfish, must originate in the recognition of some evil that is adding to the sum of human suffering..."
Members of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross identify and respond to those struggling in the wake of man made and natural disasters; they bridge the gap from loss to reconstruction.
With the intention of more frequent reports by the Valley Mountain Bikers to the Salisbury Board of Commissioners comes the announcement of "Steel City Enduro," a mountain bike race, July 14 in Walking Purchase Park.
Also, according to VMB members, hunting is allegedly taking place in the park. It is prohibited there.
"We thought it would be nice to come in periodically," Jon R. Roth, the new VMB president said in announcing the race, which was held for the first time last year.
The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts is dancing its way down Easton Avenue toward the Southside.
In an April 2 press conference administrators at the East Broad Street school invited government representatives to promote fundraising for a new $5 million facility at Third and Polk streets. The school is marking its 10th anniversary.
PRESS PHOTOS BY C. RICHARD CHARTRAND
The Rotary Club of Emmaus sponsored The Fabulous Grease Band at Agricultural Hall, Allentown, recently.
Central Catholic High School's Best Friends Forever Club will be assisting DeSales University in their Arc Sprout Film Festival 1 p.m. April 20 in Center Valley. The festival celebrates the talents of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities by showing films made for and about them.
Dan Cline, of Salisbury Township, wins in a tie with Scott Kline, of Coplay, for the Most Innovative Chili category in the celebrity judges Golden Chili Award at a recent cook-off at Asbury United Methodist Church, South Whitehall.
A new home fire safety education tool was recently jointly acquired by the Eastern Salisbury and Western Salisbury fire departments.
The trailer is a 2013 Mobile Concepts by Scotty Fire Safety House. The manufacturer, near Greensburg in western Pennsylvania, builds specialty trailers for multiple purposes associated with first responder and law enforcement agencies.
The fire safety house incorporates general fire safety education for both children and adults as well as allowing homeowners to witness firsthand the value of residential sprinklers.