Salisbury Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

Nutritionist offers healthy advice to help seniors age well

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

As you age, your body slows down, but that doesn’t mean it has to breakdown.

Helping it run smoothly for as long as possible is what Mary Ann Moylan does for a living. She is a licensed nutritionist with Giant Food Stores in Trexlertown and hosted a conversation Aug. 8 with seniors at South Mountain Memory Care in Emmaus on nutrition, diet and dementia.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Softball field dugout project on hold

Members of the Salisbury Township School District operations committee met Aug. 6 to discuss a number of items including the softball field dugout bids.

Director of Facilities, Safety and Security William Brackett told the committee bids were received and all bids were double the budgeted amount for the project of $75,000.

Police conduct checkpoint along Musikfest corridor

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Police from several Lehigh County municipalities participated Aug. 10 in a sobriety checkpoint along Broadway in Salisbury Township, near its border with Fountain Hill Borough, under the auspices of the Lehigh Valley Regional DUI Task Force.

Broadway is a busy corridor for drivers going to and from the 10-day Musikfest activities held every August in Bethlehem. The safety detail began 11 p.m. Aug. 10 and lasted through 4 a.m. Aug. 11.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Tighter rental property ordinance under consideration

Salisbury Township officials plan to beef up rental property inspections.

Township police and zoning officials briefed the township board of commissioners at the July 26 workshop on the proposed ordinance, which commissioners may review at the 7 p.m. Aug. 9, 23 or September township meetings.

“The goal is to make properties safer for the owners and occupants,” Salisbury Township Lead Fire Inspector Dustin Grow said.

Grow estimated there are 900 rental properties among the approximately 5,200 properties in the township.

Musikfest opens for 35th year

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

The country’s largest free music festival is celebrating its 35th year.

In the big tent at Festplatz Aug. 3, ArtsQuest CEO Kassie Hilgert energized the early crowd with palpable excitement during the opening ceremony. “I think it’s time to get this started!” she shouted. By “this” she meant a brief ceremony honoring so many years of success and those who have made it possible, namely former Bethlehem Mayor Paul Marcincin and 13 volunteers who have participated in every single Musikfest.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Clubs, foundations and parent organizations support the district

Many clubs, foundations and organizations support the Salisbury Township School District, all comprised of many volunteers.

“The Salisbury Township School District recognizes the purpose of such organizations is to assist and support, but not to direct or supplant the existing activity of the district,” according to Board Policy 6A2.

All organizations must be board approved.

VegFest:

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by SELENA CINTRON in Local News

Transitioning your diet

Under the hot July sun, families and friends gathered recently at Daniel Rice Field in Bethlehem during the eighth annual VegFest Street and Food Festival.

The festival theme was vegetarian and vegan food accompanied by nonprofit organizations and retail vendors.

Many in attendance opted to try meatless meals while listening to live music and taking informational pamphlets from animal rights activists, pig rescuers and environmental activists.

Food trucks and food stations recreated classic dishes, minus animal product ingredients.

Blueberries at Burnside

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Festival marks 31st anniversary

If you like animals, music, gardening, competitions, martial arts, colonial history, or any and all things blueberry, you’d be bound to love Historic Bethlehem’s 31st annual Blueberry Festival at Burnside Plantation recently.

The jammed parking lot attested to the fact that the festival has many, many fans of all ages. For the young, pony rides were available and in a barn kids could read to therapy dogs.