Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 20, 2017

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

New director appointed

HILLSIDE SCHOOL

The Hillside School has announced the appointment of Stacy K. Shillinger as its director of development.

In her position, Shillinger will develop and implement alumni relations and fundraising programs for the school, including leadership giving, grant writing and corporate support. She also will lead planning efforts for the school’s two annual signature scholarship fundraising events; The Hillside School dinner dance and the golf classic.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by The Press in Local News

July 8

Lower Macungie Township free summer concert series with Pioneer Band at East Texas Park, 5575 E. Texas Road, East Texas, 7 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 610-966-6924.

The Upper Milford Western District Fire Company, 6341 Chestnut St, Zionsville, will have a French toast, pancake and sausage supper 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. There is a cost.

July 9

The 40th Annual Dollhouse and Miniatures Show and Sale, sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Miniatures Club “Small on Scale,” at The Holiday Inn, Route 100, Breinigsville.

Something to smile about

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by JOANNA IRELAND in Local News

Giving young cancer warriors

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley held a week-long camp for pediatric cancer patients and their siblings on the campus of Cedar Crest College June 19 to 23.

Camp Smile, just one the many free services and opportunities PCFLV offers to its cancer warriors and their families, gave campers a chance to explore art classes, theater, sports and swimming, and visit with many special guests from the community.

Emma Rawlings, a senior at California University of Pa. majoring in public relations, interned with the camp this year.

LEHIGH VALLEY DUI/HIGHWAY SAFETY TASK FORCE

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Police officers recognized for DUI/traffic enforcement

Eight Lehigh Valley law enforcement officers were recognized June 29 for their efforts to make area roads and highways safer for drivers and passengers in the region.

Recognition awards were given by the Lehigh Valley DUI/Highway Safety Task Force to the officers from cities, boroughs and townships in the Lehigh Valley, as well as troopers from the Fogelsville and Belfast barracks of the Pennsylvania State Police.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Medical marijuana dispensary not in offing

Even though a medical marijuana dispensary is apparently not immediately in the offing for a location in Salisbury Township, consideration of legislation to regulate such a facility is expected to continue by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health awarded two permits for dispensaries in the Lehigh Valley.

In Lehigh County, a permit was issued to Mission Pennsylvania II, LLC, for a dispensary at Emmaus Avenue Plaza, 2733 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown. The site is in the vicinity of Interstate 78 and South 31st Street.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in Local News

Board approves contract with Magellan Behavioral Health

Lehigh County Board of Commissioners approved an amended agreement of its contract with Magellan Behavioral Health June 14. Sponsored by Commissioner David Jones, the resolution served as a new milestone in the board’s relationship with Magellan.

The company, which provides behavioral health care to qualifying residents, had been controversial in years prior.

Jones, who had previously voted against extending the county’s contract with Magellan several years ago, praised the company’s improvements in their services.