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Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

‘Almost, Maine’ features love lives of everyday people

The Salisbury High School Theatre Department will present “Almost, Maine” 7 p.m. Nov. 9, 10 and 11 and 3 p.m. Nov. 12 at the high school, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown.

The play, by John Cariani, is comprised of nine short plays involving love and loss in a small town in Maine called Almost, and premiered at the Portland Company in Portland, Maine in 2004.


Thursday, November 9, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 10

Basket social at Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury Township, 1707 Church Road, Allentown, 7 p.m. For more information or to donate a basket, call Louise at 610-866-1611 or the church office at 610-797-6933.

Nov. 11

Longswamp UCC, 200 Clay Road, Mertztown, will host a PA Dutch Bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Event will feature craft vendors, raffle baskets, PA Dutch desserts, apple dumplings and more. A Veterans Day prayer service will be held 11 to 11:15 a.m. All are welcome; for more information, visit


Thursday, November 9, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

McKitish resigns from planning commission

Salisbury Township commissioners are seeking a replacement following a resignation from the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.

The resignation of Stephen J. McKitish Jr., vice chairman of the planning commission, was accepted with a 4-0 vote, with one commissioner absent at the Oct. 26 township meeting. Commissioner Joanne Ackerman made the motion, seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, to bring the motion to a vote.


Thursday, November 9, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Swain School celebrates annual Founder’s Day

In honor of its founder, D. Esther Swain, The Swain School held its annual Founder’s Day celebration Oct. 25. The Swain community gathered to hear words and music celebrating Mrs. Swain and the school she started in 1929 ‘with eight students.

In her remarks, Dr. Shannan Boyle Schuster, head of school, talked about the importance of service, even when it seems really hard. She shared the many ways Mrs. Swain was challenged, yet she persevered, leaving an incredible legacy that would make her very proud today.

County fights to retain cross on seal

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners Oct. 25 voted 7-1 to retain the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, of Washington, D.C., as special counsel to represent the county in its appeal to retain the Christian or Latin cross in the Lehigh County seal and flag.

Minutes from a December 1944 Lehigh County Commissioners meeting make the meaning the cross clear: “Underneath same and in center of Shield [Seal] appears the huge cross in canary-yellow signifying Christianity and the God-fearing people which are the foundation and backbone of our county.”

New center for care and innovation opens

Thursday, November 9, 2017 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Officials from Lehigh Valley Health Network and Air Products ‘virtually’ cut the ribbon to officially open the new Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation at LVHN at the health network’s One City Center location in downtown Allentown Nov. 3.

The Air Products Foundation announced a major donation in November 2015 to launch the center.