Salisbury Press

Thursday, July 19, 2018

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

At the request of Beth Prokesch, seventh grade English teacher and Salisbury Middle School English Department liaison, Senior Deputy District Attorney Anna-Kristie Marcks visited students in seventh grade as part of the curriculum of career choices.

Prokesch met Marcks in 2015 while serving on jury duty. Marcks was the lead attorney on the case and Prokesch was very impressed with her.

Marcks has been an attorney for almost 10 years and has prosecuted hundreds of cases. She is...

LEHIGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh County Sheriff Joseph N. Hanna has announced the addition of a new canine program for the sheriff’s office and for the county of Lehigh.

Countless law enforcement agencies and sheriff’s offices throughout the commonwealth utilize canines to assist with daily operations and law enforcement functions and security activities.

The Lehigh County Sheriff’s Office established a canine program for three primary objectives: first, to enhance security for the facilities and...

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society will probably get a $2,000 grant, $3,000 less than the newly formed nonprofit had requested. Lehigh County Commissioners approved a motion at its July 11 meeting to amend the bill to reduce the original $5,000 to $2,000.

At the previous meeting, at the first reading of the bill, Commissioner Percy Dougherty opposed the idea of giving $5,000 saying other deserving organizations who have been operational for many years were only getting $2,000...

PUTT U MINIATURE GOLF

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Putt U Miniature Golf, 5201 Route 309, Center Valley, held “The Craziest Mini-Golf Tournament Ever” July 14 and donated a total of $6,000 to local charities.

In this special tournament, golfers played 18 holes with anything but a regular putter. No golf clubs were allowed, so players were encouraged to bring the most creative and outrageous gadget they could to putt with.

Creative and outrageous they were – golfers used tennis rackets, paint...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

134TH DISTRICT

Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th and Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, in conjunction with The Ben Event, will host a special needs awareness day 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 21 at Macungie Memorial Park, 50 N. Poplar St., Macungie.

The event will feature providers offering information on services and programs available to the special needs community from local, state and federal resources.

Lehigh Valley Health Network and Good Shepherd Rehabilitation are sponsors of the...

Fireworks spectacular lights up night sky

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Close to 11,000 visitors filled Earl Adams Park, Breinigsville, for the annual Breinigsville Independence Day Fireworks spectacular sponsored by Carl Schmoyer III, with Schmoyer, Trexler and J.S. Burkholder funeral homes.

On hand to help celebrate the founding of the United States of America, July 4, 1776, was the Municipal Band of Allentown and radio and television personality “Uncle” Jeffrey Tapler.

Food trucks were swamped with some completely running out of food before the...

Motorcycle training curriculum introduced

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Five motorcycle safety training programs tailored to hone a rider’s knowledge and test their ability to physically manipulate a motorcycle properly were introduced recently at Blackman’s Cycle Center, Buckeye Road, Emmaus.

Representatives from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Insurance Department, program sponsors, were on hand to answer questions about the new motorcycle training curriculum, courses offered and general...

Guest View

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

All research begins with someone asking the question, “I wonder ...?” That is what my research design instructor told us on the first day of class.

I have a number of things that make me go, “Huh ...!” but at the behest of my family, who had to endure me going through graduate school a few years ago, I decided to spare them and not to embark upon a Ph.D.

There are two things I have found about research in the meantime: 1. One can easily find “research” to back up pretty much...

Wolf, Casey demand answers about migrant children

Thursday, July 19, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Gov. Tom Wolf July 3 joined U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in a joint letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar requesting answers to questions regarding the number of migrant children separated from their families at the southern border who are now housed in Pennsylvania.

The questions were first posed at a recent meeting between Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Secretary Teresa Miller and the acting regional administrator for the Administration for...