Salisbury Press

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

ST. LUKE’S UNIVERSITY HEALTH NETWORK

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

It is never impossible to exercise

Bob Limons is living proof it is never impossible to exercise, regardless of your physical limits or your age.

Limons, 91, drives from Wild Cherry Knoll retirement community in Lower Macungie Township to St. Luke’s Fitness & Sports Performance Center in Allentown four times a week to work out in a medically-based exercise program designed specifically for him.

“For all the conditions I have, I’d say I have a pretty good quality of life,” Limons said.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Criminal investigations increase

Second of four parts

Reports of crime in Salisbury Township appear to be have declined slightly in a year-to-year comparison in the Uniform Crime Report.

However, overall reports increased in 2017, compared to 2016.

By category, assault increased slightly, sexual assault increased significantly, drug arrests more than doubled and vehicle stops under the Lehigh County Casino Grant increased significantly.

YWCA honors Women & Teens of the Year

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

YWCA Bethlehem celebrated the volunteer achievements of local women and teens at the 43rd annual Women & Teens of the Year award ceremony April 12 at the Event Center at Blue.

A silent auction was held with proceeds benefiting the YWCA Bethlehem’s Adult Day Services Center and the YWCA’s Women and Girls’ Empowerment programs.

The YWCA presented special awards: the Golden Laurel Award, the Women of the Year Award, the Mission Award and the Teens of the Year Award.

YWCA Bethlehem and Title Sponsor Capital BlueCross are proud to announce this year’s award recipients:

Congressman to resign

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dent will depart Congress in May

Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced April 17 he will soon be leaving Congress.

“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by The Press in Local News

April 12

A free informational session on adoption and child foster care will be held 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, located on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. People interested in attending the session are asked to call 888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register. Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child or youth.

Swain student donates birthday party to charity

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Carly Kudryk, a pre-kindergarten student at the Swain School, Allentown, turned five on Feb. 21.

She celebrated her birthday in a unique way recently at Revolutions, Bethlehem, by donating her party to charity.

She was inspired by a campaign called “BirthdayBack,” a program started by Tyler Fazzari, of Long Island, N.Y.

In 2012, after Hurricane Sandy, Tyler wanted to donate his eighth birthday to a charity that helped hurricane recovery efforts, which some of his own family were personally affected by.

EMMAUS ROTARY CLUB

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Two women honored for ‘service above self’

The Emmaus Rotary Club celebrated International Women’s Day by recognizing two women who exemplify the Rotary Club’s values of service above self.

Honored were Debra Ann Geiger and Jennifer Kunes Driscoll.

Alicia Ruiz-Orbin, committee co-chair for International Women’s Day, said the International Women’s Day Celebration Awards “aim to celebrate women’s achievements and increase visibility.” Members of her committee included David Dunn, Dee Eng and Rose Galeano-Phillips, committee co-chair.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, April 12, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Special Education Plan Report presented

Director of Special Education for the Salisbury Township School District Tracey Jacobi, presented the Special Education Plan Report for July 1 through June 30, 2021 at the March 26 curriculum and technology meeting.

Jacobi explained to board members this is a comprehensive plan which is revisited every three years – it is an action plan on what programs and services will be provided within the district and those utilized outside of the district.

Jacobi said the board will need to approve the plan before it is sent to the Pennsylvania Department of Education by May 1.