The Ride for Freedom started as a way to show love and support for veterans at Bethany Church in Allentown. It has grown to include military families, supporters and riders from all over the Lehigh Valley, regardless of affiliation.
The volunteers ride out from Bethany Church to nearby community locations to meet the veterans supported with build projects. This is a community ride where riders come from all over.
The featured veteran this year was Bud Dillon.
At the May 6 operations committee meeting, administrators detailed additional reductions and savings in an effort to balance the 2019-2020 budget.
As previously reported, staffing changes including reduction and elimination of positions amounting to $214,072.
Jerusalem Western Salisbury Church members held their final spring community breakfast May 11 at the church along Devonshire Road.
The breakfasts will resume again in September.
Church leader Joshua Fink said the proceeds from the church’s recent community breakfast gatherings would help support the food outreach programs of the Allentown Ecumenical Food Bank.
The Saturday morning breakfast activities have been a community outreach activity by church members for many years, Fink said.
The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee met May 20 and discussed the summer playground program scheduled to begin June 17. The program continues through July 26 with a park day scheduled for July 24. The rain date for the park day is July 25.
The park program is held at four parks in the township: Laubach, Lindberg, Green Acres and Devonshire.
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The amount of grants received by the Salisbury Township Police Department increased in 2018, compared to the amount of grants received in 2017.
The Salisbury Township Police Department received $147,923.98 in grants in 2018, an increase from $127,363.30 received in grants in 2017, an increase from $133,416.89 in grants received in 2016 and an increase from $57,023 in grants received in 2015.
The Lehigh County Gaming Grant contributed the majority of the amount in grants received by the township police department in 2018.
Four Democratic candidates and two Republican candidates are on the May 21 ballot for Lehigh County Commissioner At-Large. This is a 4-year term. Vote for no more than four.
Bob Elbich, Weisenberg Township
Dave Harrington, Lower Milford Township
Dan Hartzell, South Whitehall Township
Zakiya Smalls, South Whitehall Township
Mathias Matt Green, Washington Township
Marty Nothstein, Lowhill Township
Brad Osborne, South Whitehall Township
Antonio A. Pineda, Whitehall Township
Two Democratic candidates and two Republican candidates are on the May 21 ballot for Alburtis Borough Council. This is a 4-year term. Vote for no more than four.
John J. Aleszczyk
Ronald J. DeIaco
One Democratic candidate and one Republican candidate are on the May 21 ballot for Lehigh County Controller. This is a 4-year term. Vote for no more than one.
Mark Pinsley, South Whitehall Township
Glenn Eckhart, Salisbury Township