Salisbury Press

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Donations sought through Nov. 9

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Press, a division of Times New, LLC, a Pencor company, will once again partner with Keystone Military Families to act as a collection site for the Stockings For Soldiers program. The program generally ships 8,000 to 10,000 holiday stockings to American servicemen and women stationed around the world.

The stockings are filled with donations of food, hygiene and other requested items, as well as holiday decorations and cards.

Labyrinth walks scheduled

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The stewardship mission team of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus, is sponsoring a pumpkin walking labyrinth in the upper field. This is open to the community.

Oct. 6 – after each church service – 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., stewardship mission team members will be at the upper field to hand out pumpkins and direct individuals to place them on the labyrinth pattern.

Oct. 6-12 – walk the labyrinth anytime from dawn to dusk with a group from church, family or friends or alone.

Fall-winter event through Sept. 26

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Kids Closet Sale at Penn’s Peak, hosted by the Times News and Lehigh Valley Press, is holding its fall-winter sale.

The sale will take place through Sept. 26 at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. The public sale will begin 9 a.m. Sept. 25 and the half price sale on most items 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 26.

“It’s going to be a big sale,” Jennifer Benninger, advertising director at the Times News, said. “There will be plenty of items for all sizes, lots of toys and other items.”

HOPE presentation

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Center for Humanistic Change will give a presentation on heroin and opioid prevention education for parents and guardians 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown.

Participants will learn about heroin and opioids and how they are used, be able to recognize signs and symptoms of use, understand addiction as a brain disease, learn about the effects of use on health, relationships and life and be able to identify local resources, including how and where to find help.

The program is open to the public.


Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Vaping talk Sep. 26




The health risks of vaping and e-cigarettes will be discussed Sept. 26 in a program at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St.

The event will be held 7-8 p.m. in the school auditorium.

Hear from experts about the risks and dangers of using e-cigarettes including the recent outbreak of severe injuries linked with vaping.

James Ritter, Esquire, returns to private practice

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

James A. Ritter, Esquire has returned to private practice, providing his clients with personalized service in the areas of elder law, estate planning and administration and real estate.

His office remains in Emmaus, at 111 E. Harrison St., where he has practiced for over 17 years.

Attorney Robert (Bob) B. Roth, of The Roth Law Firm, has joined Ritter in the Emmaus office.


Thursday, September 19, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

Hotel earns top10 slot


Historic Hotel Bethlehem recently was selected by USA TODAY for the 2019 annual Readers Choice Awards: 10 best Historic Hotels.

One of 20 country-wide hotels nominated, Hotel Bethlehem was chosen by a panel of historic hotel experts.

Hotel Bethlehem affiliated with Historic Hotels of America in 2004.

It is the first time the hotel has been nominated.

Hotel Bethlehem is ranked third on the list.

For information, visit

Ranking first is The Peabody Memphis in Memphis, Tenn.

Free trial offer scams

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

Social media, TV and other media often advertise free trial offers that claim to be “risk free.” However, some “free” trial offers end up being traps that lock consumers into plans that charge recurring fees.

Often a free trial offer will require you to provide your credit card information for a nominal shipping fee. However, once you accept the offer and the company has your payment information, you may be charged for products you never intended to order.

Read up on both the company (reviews and contact information) and the terms and conditions of the offer.

Events planned

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

Senior center

Lehigh Valley Active Life, 1633 W Elm St., Allentown, is offering the following programs for seniors in September.

The following groups and disc jockeys will be playing oldies and requests at the Saturday and Wednesday dances, so come out and enjoy the music with your friends.

Sept. 4 – Kato

Sept. 7, 18 – The Henry King Duo

Sept. 21 – Country Dance Band

Sept. 28 – DJ Music Mix with Jerry Deane

Saturday dances will be held 7-10 p.m. and the Wednesday dance will be 1-4 p.m.

Cost per person includes light refreshments.