Salisbury Press

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Pediatric Cancer Foundation moving to south Allentown

Thursday, September 5, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley moved its headquarters Sept. 1.

PCFLV will be leaving The Banana Factory and moving into an office building at 2132 S. 12th St., Suite 401, Allentown.

“We have loved our time here at The Banana Factory,” PCFLV Executive Director Michelle Zenie said. “But we really want to be closer to Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital, where many of our kids receive their cancer treatments.

Alumni Wall Honor nominations due Sept. 1

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

STSD

The Salisbury Township School District is proud to continue the Distinguished Alumni Wall of Honor.

The program recognizes notable Salisbury Township School District alumni who have brought honor to the Salisbury Township School District.

The district is seeking nominees who have distinguished themselves and contributed to society in an exemplary manner.

Awards are given annually with the number of nominees inducted at the discretion of the selection committee.

The committee will choose from the applications which must be received by Sept. 1.

Innovations challenge announced

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

PENNDOT

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced students in grades 9-12 are invited to participate in the third PennDOT Innovations Challenge which encourages students to use their problem-solving, creative and strategic-thinking abilities to solve real-world transportation challenges in a competition among their peers.

State police seek horse donations

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Pennsylvania State Police is asking the community for donations of horses to support its mounted patrol unit.

The department maintains a stable at the Academy in Hershey and relies on donations to fill a complement of 28 horses.

The animals are deployed statewide for searches, crowd control, security and patrol of remote areas.

They also participate in parades, demonstrations and other community events.

Donated horses must be geldings between the ages of five and 15 and stand between 16 hands (5 foot 4 inches at the shoulder) and 18 hands tall.

Bach Choir to hold auditions

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will hold new member auditions by appointment Sept. 5, 7 and 8 at the Heckewelder House, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.

Singers accepted into the internationally renowned choir will participate in five concerts during the 2019-2020 concert season, as well as the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival.

They will also have the option to perform at the Bachfest in Leipzig, Germany in June 2020, and also participate in the choir’s acclaimed Bach to School and Bach at Noon educational outreach programs.

BRIEFLY

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Community Heroes Day Sept. 5

EPL

Local first responders will be in the spotlight 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 5, when the Emmaus Public Library, 11 E. Main St., hosts its 19th annual Community Heroes Day.

The event gives children and area residents a chance to check out emergency vehicles up close and meet firefighters, police officers and EMTs in a non-emergency setting.

Free information will also be available to help families prevent accidents, create disaster plans and be prepared in case of an emergency.

Appalachian Trail Conservancy launches new website for hikers

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is happy to announce the launch of A.T.CAMP, a website that allows groups of six to 10 hikers to find and register for campsites along the Appalachian Trail.

This system is designed to help groups plan their hikes while avoiding overcrowding and the related natural and social impacts at camping areas.

PennDOT releases 2018 highway fatalities

Thursday, August 29, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced in 2018, statewide traffic deaths increased to 1,190 from the record low of 1,137 in 2017. Last year was the third-lowest number of highway fatalities recorded and overall fatalities continue to trend downward.

“Even one life lost is one too many and Pennsylvania is committed to moving toward zero deaths,” PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said. “Our biggest priority continues to be safe travel regardless of the mode you use, and we continue to work with our partners to decrease fatalities through education and outreach.”

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Festival opens Aug. 31

S.T.E.A.M.

SteelStacks will host the inaugural Pennsylvania S.T.E.A.M. Fest beginning Aug. 31.

The free festival, presented by WeDiscoverGeeks and IMAGINE Event Concepts, will feature family-oriented science, engineering and technology-based attractions, maker programs and activities, video game workshops, cosplay and more, based around a Steampunk theme. Some attractions will require a free admission ticket.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Gardening workshops offered

PENN STATE

EXTENSION

Join the Penn State Extension Lehigh and Northampton County Master Gardeners for plant workshops “Pollinators and Your Vegetable Garden: A Symbiotic Relationship Workshop” and “Today’s Hydrangeas Workshop.”

The workshop “Pollinators and Your Vegetable Garden: A Symbiotic Relationship Workshop” is scheduled 10 to 11 a.m. Aug. 24 at the Burnside Plantation Pollinator Demonstration Garden, 1461 Schoenersville Road, Bethlehem.

Did you know many of your flowering vegetable plants produce pollen and nectar that help feed pollinators?