Salisbury Press

Saturday, June 24, 2017

SALISBURY HIGH SCHOOL

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in School

Salisbury High School held its annual Baccalaureate service at Asbury United Methodist Church, Allentown, June 5.

The non-denominational service sought to inspire and empower the students through their faith as they approached graduation.

After an opening rendition of “Amazing Grace” and a welcome by senior Leandra Roelker, the graduates stood to be honored by the congregation.

A number of students read scriptures throughout the night, including James Hadinger, Marisol...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL BOARD

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The final 2017-2018 budget was approved at the June 14 meeting with a 2.18 percent tax increase for residents or approximately $82 per year on a home valued at $206,356. The budget reflects total expenditures in the amount of $37,574,320. The budget passed 8-0 with director Samuel DeFank absent.

The board held a moment of silence at the beginning of the meeting for Patricia Dillman, a strong supporter of the Salisbury twirlers, who died June 10.

“She was a great friend to...

Medical marijuana facilities amendment sent to LV planners

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A proposed amendment to the Salisbury Township Zoning Ordinance to regulate medical marijuana facilities has been advanced to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission.

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission voted unanimously 7-0 to submit the amendment to regional planners for review. Stephen McKitish, planners vice-chairman, made the motion to bring the matter to a vote, seconded by planner Richard Schreiter.

It is expected it will take 30 to 40 days for the LVPC to review...

WESTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

If your child loves to read, summer library hours will be available for students of the Salisbury Township School District. All hours are at Salisbury Middle School 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on the following dates: June 21, June 28, July 12, July 19, July 26 and Aug. 2.

The Salisbury Township Park Program is up and running. This program is open to Salisbury Township children from first grade through age 12. Activities run 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday...

STATE POLICE

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Joseph Nagy, 35, of Coopersburg, was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence and related offenses via summons after he was stopped for allegedly speeding on Interstate 78 eastbound between Cedar Crest Boulevard and Lehigh Street, Salisbury Township, 9:32 p.m. May 27, according to police.

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

THE SWAIN SCHOOL

The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will offer summer programs July 10 to Aug. 4, with week-long camps for children entering prekindergarten through ninth grade in the fall.

Swain faculty will offer a variety of half-day and full-day programs ranging from science, math, arts and aerospace, to a variety of sessions based in The Imaginate Center, home of Swain’s Makerspace program. Classes are available in woodworking, digital photography and...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 by The Press in Local News

June 21

Alburtis Area 55+ Seniors meet noon at Alburtis Rod and Gun Club. Hot dogs will be provided; bring covered dish. Bingo will be played. Many day trips are offered throughout the year. Call 610-966-4996 for more information.

June 24

The Alburtis Police Department and the Alburtis Area Community Center will host a first responder/military appreciation day to honor and support local heroes. There will be displays, raffles, games and food available. The event will...