Salisbury Press

Friday, September 21, 2018

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 2

Delaware-Lehigh Amateur Radio Club will hold its monthly meeting 7:30 p.m. in the Bethlehem Township Community Center, 2900 Farmersville Road, Bethlehem. The program is “Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab” by Tom Frankenfield. Hams and others interested are always welcome. For directions, visit http://goo.gl/maps/qKUJC. For more information, visit www.dlarc.org or call 610-432-8286.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Unanimous vote adopts pollutant reduction plan

The pollutant reduction plan has been adopted for Salisbury Township.

In a unanimous 5-0 vote, commissioners approved the PRP, which might cost $1.2 million to implement during the next five years.

Salisbury Township Commissioner Joanne Ackerman made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Rodney Conn, to bring the resolution to a vote at the July 26 township meeting.

Commissioners held one meeting in July, rather than the two monthly meetings usually held in the meeting room of the municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.

Commissioners next meet 7 p.m. Aug. 9 and 23.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Volunteers welcome; some requirements apply

For residents new to the school district and/or for those who wish to volunteer, there are recent requirements for volunteering in the school buildings.

Board Policy 6A.1 states the district, “recognizes that the talent, skills and experience of community members help enrich student educational and non-curricular activities.”

The policy, updated in August 2016, details the steps necessary for volunteers to work with children in the district.

THE BEN EVENT

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Annual celebration raises

Since 2010, on the third weekend of July, Macungie Memorial Park is home to The Ben Event, a celebration of the life of Ben “Hey, I know you!” Yorgey. People of all descriptions from across the Lehigh Valley unite for fun and fellowship.

This year’s activities began July 20 with a special athletics softball game. A fun walk preceded the limo arrival and public recognition of this year’s Yorgey Foundation scholarship winners. Later, music was provided by the Large Flowerheads.

Allentown Police Department awards commendations

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Allentown Police Department honored 51 officers at a commendation and awards presentation ceremony and memorial service recently at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Fifteen of the 51 officers were recognized for either valor, bravery or heroism.

The event was held to mark National Police Week.

The department also honored other residents and businesses for their contributions or donations and elementary school student safety officers.

PROJECT LIFESAVER

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, Attorney General Shapiro announce state funding

Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, teamed up at a press conference at Country Meadows of Allentown, 410 Krocks Road, Upper Macungie Township, July 27 to announce a $100,000 grant program for Project Lifesaver of the Lehigh Valley.

A conversation with Jeff Parks

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Local News

Bethlehem’s social entrepreneur Jeff Parks once said he never wanted anyone to be able to say there was nothing to do in the Lehigh Valley.

As the visionary who spearheaded the creation of Musikfest, Christkindlmarkt, the Banana Factory, the ArtsQuest organization and SteelStacks, Parks has done more than his share to assure a year-round abundance of local music, arts and educational programming. The purpose behind his efforts, however, goes far deeper than just providing someplace to go.