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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by The Press in Local News

June 1

Free assistance is available for veterans at the office of state Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, 21 N. Main St., Unit 9, Coopersburg. A veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer questions and help file claims. Veterans are asked to call 610-282-0160 to schedule an appointment.

June 2

Lower Macungie Township’s free summer concert with The Outlaws featuring Crazy Elmer at East Texas Park, 5624 East Texas Road, East Texas, 7 to 8:30 p.m.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Stormwater cleanup pricetag estimated at $1.2 million

The pollutant reduction plan in Salisbury Township could carry a hefty price tag estimated at $1.2 million.

Salisbury Township commissioners were given copies of the 27-page plan summary by Salisbury Township Engineer David J. Tettemer of Keystone Consulting Engieers, Inc. during a workshop following the May 24 meeting.

The goal of the PRP, as the plan is called, is to reduce debris, soil, cinders, sedimentation and the like from entering the township’s stormwater system and flowing into rivers, creeks and ponds in the township.


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Board sets sights on summer and new school year

With the 2017-2018 school year coming to an end, the May 21 curriculum and technology committee meeting found its members excited for summer and beyond. As the new school year approaches, new changes were at the forefront of the night’s meeting.

Members of the committee provided updates on the schools’ shift to the Teaching and Learning 2020 initiative. The updates, provided by staff teams from each school, served as an extension of the district’s “Profile of a Graduate.”


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Summer playground program to begin June 18

The Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee met May 21 to discuss ongoing and upcoming activities.

Recreation Director Genny Baillie reported the dates of the summer playground program will be June 18 through July 27. Baillie waited to set the dates until she was certain when the last day of school would be.

Township children who are entering first grade through age 12 are eligible to participate. Program hours are 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evenings.

Lehigh County honors older adults

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by SAMANTHA ANDERSON in Local News

The Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recently honored older adults who have displayed generosity to improve and enhance the lives of those around them.

The 18th annual Tribute to Unsung Heroes was held May 16 at the Zentz Building at Fellowship Community, Whitehall.

Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong opened the celebration by sharing a personal story demonstrating that age cannot stop a willing attitude. He emphasized age does not need to prevent you from living your life and being active in the community.