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Ai Orthodontics holds annual pumpkin decorating contest

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Each year, Dr. Aejaaz A. Issa and his staff at Ai Orthodontics, 550 Harrison St., Emmaus, delivers pumpkins to referring dentist offices and asks them to creatively decorate the pumpkins for the children at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest.

To make it fun, Issa holds a contest where community judges, staff and patients vote for their favorites.

The results are in. The winners of the 2018 Funny Fall Faces Pumpkin Competition, announced Nov. 12, get bragging rights until next year.

The live judge’s winners are:


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

No thaw for annual turkey toss competition

Each year, on the last school day before the Thanksgiving recess at Salisbury High School, physics instructor Paul Koba offers extra course credit to any of his students who build simple machines modeled on siege machine weapons used by armies in Medieval Europe and the United Kingdom. The machines are employed to see how far the competitors can toss a long-frozen turkey down an athletic field behind the school.

This year’s competition was abbreviated by exceptionally chilly weather preceding the Thanksgiving holiday.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Demographic information provided to members

At the most recent curriculum and technology committee meeting, Assistant Superintendent Lynn Fuini-Hetten presented the demographic data on students who attended school in the Salisbury Township School District during the 2017-2018 school year.

The total student population was 1,608 students.

Of those students, 37.2 percent, or 599 students were economically disadvantaged, up from the previous year where there were 553 students. English Language Learners in the district were 4.2 percent, down from the year before.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Moving permit ordinance amendments, rental inspection program adopted

After the term, property manager and changes to that term were made, amendments to the moving permit ordinance and adoption of a rental property inspections program have been approved by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0, on a motion by Commissioner Joanne Ackerman and seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, to approve amending the moving permit ordinance and adopting the rental inspections program at the Nov. 8 township meeting.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 21

Thanksgiving service with a hymn sing 7 p.m. with a pie fest following the service at Concordia Lutheran Church, 2623 Brookside Road, Macungie. All are welcome. For more information, call 610-965-3265.

Nov. 26

The Woman’s Club of Emmaus will host a program presented by the Wildlands Conservancy 1 p.m. in St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. Visitors are welcome.

Nov. 27


Thursday, November 15, 2018 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

Operations committee to evaluate repairs versus cost of building new school

Prior to the opening of Salisbury Township School District operations committee meeting Nov. 5, School Resource Officer Richard Nothstein introduced Officer Jason Laky as the new full-time school resource officer at Salisbury Middle School beginning January 2019.

A graduate of Salisbury High School, Laky has 20 years with the Salisbury Township Police Department with 16 of those years as the head of the K-9 program.

Initially Laky will serve on a part-time basis until the new school year begins in September 2019.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

2019 budget available for public inspection

The proposed 2019 Salisbury Township budget is now available for public inspection.

The budget was to have been posted Nov. 9 on the township website, from which a copy of the 46-page budget can be printed.

A copy of the budget is also available for the public to view during business hours Monday through Friday at the township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.

The budget was discussed for about one hour and 15 minutes during a workshop held after the Nov. 8 township meeting.