Salisbury Press

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Shoe collection

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Saucon Valley Community Center is conducting a shoe drive fundraiser through March 21 to raise funds for building renovation and programming. The shoe donations may be dropped off at the SVCC, 323 Northampton St., Hellertown, call 610-838-0722 for other locations or for more information, visit

The donated shoes will be redistributed throughout the Funds2Orgs network of micro-enterprise (small business) partners. Funds2Orgs will issue to SVCC a check for the collected shoes.


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Officer testing offered


The Lehigh County Police Testing Consortium and eight area agencies have entered into an agreement to conduct a cooperative testing process for the position of police officer.

The written exam will take place April 6 and the physical agility test will take place April 20.

Participating agencies include: Catasauqua Borough Police, Coplay Borough Police, Coopersburg Borough Police, Emmaus Borough Police, South Whitehall Township Police, Upper Macungie Township Police, Upper Saucon Township Police and Whitehall Township Police.

Rosie Riveter Day

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The National Museum of Industrial History will hold its second annual Rosie the Riveter Day March 17 at the NMIH, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

“The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter” documentary screening will begin 1 p.m. There will be youth activities 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is an admission discount for ages seven to 17 if the child is dressed up as Rosie.

Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday. For more information, visit or call 610-694-6644.

Sponsors needed

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

girl scouts

The annual Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania will honor four distinguished women leaders at the annual Take the Lead event April 30.

This year’s recipients are Susan Drabic, president & CEO, Morningstar Senior Living, Olga Negron, a City of Bethlehem councilwoman and community liaison, HSGK Law Firm; Ashley Russo, president and executive producer, ASR Media Productions and Cecelia Connelly-Weida Ph.D., dean of the School of Business, Education, Legal and Social Services, Lehigh Carbon Community College.

Scholarships offered to students

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Moravian College has announced it will award a two-year, full tuition community scholarship to one Northampton Community College student and one Lehigh Carbon Community College student wishing to continue their education in the fall. NCC and LCCC students earning their associate degree in May are eligible to apply for the scholarship(s) available through their respective schools.


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

The Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services is now accepting nominations for its 2019 Unsung Heroes Program. The awards are given to Lehigh County residents age 60 and over who volunteered outstanding contributions or services that promoted, enhanced and enriched the quality of life for others.

The winners must be available to attend the local Unsung Hero celebration May 15. Nomination forms are available by visiting

Nominations must be postmarked by March 8.


Wednesday, February 27, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Scholarship deadline March 1


High school seniors can now apply for a Pennsylvania House of Representatives scholarship to help with the costs of higher education.

The application deadline is March 1.

Each year, two students are awarded four-year scholarships equivalent to the value of one semester of tuition at a college or university in the State System of Higher Education.

Kindergarten registration Feb. 20

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


UPDATE: Due to the cancellation of school Feb. 20, kindergarten registration has been rescheduled to Feb. 27.

Western Salisbury Elementary School kindergarten registration for the 2019-2020 school year will be held 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20 in the school gym.

There will be a presentation by the principal, meet and greet with the school nurse, CST and reading specialist, guidance counselor, WSE PTA, Lehigh Valley Childcare and a tour of the building.

McNeill, Boscola set date for senior fair

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Whitehall Mall

State Rep. Jeanne McNeill, D-133rd, and state Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, have announced their annual spring senior fair will be held 9 a.m. to noon April 26 at Whitehall Mall.

“We are proud to again host our annual senior fair at the Whitehall Mall,” McNeill said. “Last year, we had more than 500 seniors, as well as state and local agencies at our event. The Whitehall Mall offers ample space, plenty of free parking and is accessible by LANTA bus routes 103, 325 and 602, making it a great venue and event for our community and seniors.”