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Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Thursday, March 15, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

Salisbury High School Theatre will present the musical comedy, “Once Upon A Mattress” 7 p.m. March 15, 16 and 17 and 3 p.m. March 18.

This musical will be familiar to those who know the story of “The Princess and The Pea;” however, in this show there is a spin which provides for some side-splitting shenanigans for an audience of all ages.

The book, by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer, provides a few twists to the familiar fairy tale which will keep the audience in...


Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

A student at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., reported a lost wallet containing a driver’s license and two gift cards 2:50 p.m. March 1.

A family member of a resident at Manor Care Health Services, 1265 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., reported the theft of a purse 9:26 a.m. March 1. The family member said money was in the purse and is also missing from a bank account. Police are investigating.

A resident in the 2000 block of Greenwood Road reported 12:15 p.m. March 6, a...

Another view

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

I’m one happy Gap customer. Not only do the company’s jeans fit me well, its ad posted online featuring a mother breast-feeding her child made me especially happy and proud.

During a recent photo shoot, Adaora Akubilo, the model in the photo, paused a moment during the shoot to breast-feed her son Arinze, who got hungry while she was working. The mother and son moment was posted on Instagram Feb. 22 with two photos and the hashtag #LoveByGapBody.

Some of the comments to the...


Thursday, March 15, 2018 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Members of Salisbury High School’s Literary Club and Key Club traveled to both elementary schools to read books to the students to kick off their annual Cops ‘n’ Kids event March 2 and 5.

Every year students from both elementary schools collect books to donate to Cops ‘n’ Kids. Cops ‘n’ Kids collects books throughout the Lehigh Valley to provide books to children in need. If you have any gently used children’s books, a donation at one of the elementary schools to support Cops ‘n’ Kids...


Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Local News

March 17

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Lower Macungie Community Center, 3450 Brookside Road, Macungie. Bring your camera to get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Other activities are planned. Advance registration is required. Contact the community center for more details at 610-966-6924.

Spring bazaar at Church of the Good Shepherd, 135 Quarry Road, Alburtis, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shoppers will find crafts, white elephant, Chinese auction, bake sale...

Patriots’ Day Dinner April 21

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Shelter House Society will host the annual Patriots’ Day Dinner April 21 at Citizens Number 2 Fire Company, 10th and Broad streets, Emmaus. The dinner begins 6:30 p.m.

Following dinner, historian/photographer Scott Herring will present the program, “250 Years of Pennsylvania Anthracite Coal.” Herring’s presentation will feature an illustrated talk with images of the underground as hard coal is wrested from its vein and brought to the surface.



Thursday, March 15, 2018 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

The annual Salisbury Township Easter Egg Hunt is scheduled 10 a.m. March 24 at Lindberg Park, weather permitting. This event is open to Salisbury residents ages three to 10. A registration form can be found at The form needs to be filled out and turned in to the Salisbury Township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., by March 21. The...

Guest View

Thursday, March 15, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

Truth. Facts. Transparency. Simple words that shine even more brightly as we celebrate Sunshine Week.

This appropriately named week, organized 13 years ago by The American Society of Newspaper Editors and Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, helps all of us realize the importance of what freedom of information truly means.

Information belongs in the hands of the people, and officials of government should never shield the public from this constitutional right.



Thursday, March 15, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Business Administrator Robert Bruchak presented some changes made to the 2018-2019 preliminary budget at the March 5 operations meeting.

Although the update showed significant cuts to the preliminary budget, there is still a gap of $1,317,801.

Revenue changes since the preliminary budget was approved include an increase of $10,920 to basic education, an increase of $28,589 for special education, an increase of $12,500 for Pennsylvania State Employees’ Retirement System...