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Friday, September 21, 2018

THE GREAT ALLENTOWN FAIR

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by JODI BOGERT in Local News

Local and out-of-town farmers celebrated another great year at the 166th Great Allentown Fair.

Many farms showcased a variety of livestock, such as Ayrshire dairy cows and Nubian goats from So and So Farms, Washington, N.J and Lilac Corners Farm, Shillington, respectively. Deer Tree Farm from Upper Black Eddy provided a mixed array of sheep as did Busy Acres Farms, Whitehall, for pigs.

The Great Allentown Fair judges different species, but the process remains similar. Local...

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem, he opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God,...

Nationwide test Oct. 3

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission, will conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert Oct. 3. The WEA portion of the test commences 2:18 p.m. EDT and the EAS portion follows 2:20 p.m. EDT. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

This is the...

A quarter century later, Pastor Jerry Smith still has the best job in the world

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Local News

Pastor Gerald Smith is a man of faith and a man whose car has no air conditioning.

The first is very important, the latter not so much. It’s a good ride and most days runs like a charm.

Heatwave? No problem. He opens the windows and enjoys the fresh air. It whips through his black and silvery hair and the whiskers in his white beard.

But there is one thing Pastor Jerry wouldn’t mind having. Not a sports car or a SUV, but more parking spots at his church.

God,...

Article By: The Press

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

quakertown Coat drive through Oct. 21

The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, is holding its 23rd annual winter coat drive now through Oct. 21.

Gently used coats which are clean and still in good repair can be brought to the office located at Exit #4.

All collected coats will be given to the Salvation Army.

For more information, call 215-536-9019.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

Salisbury Director of Facilities, Safety and Security William Brackett told the Salisbury Township School District Operations Committee, the $6,000 handicap curb cut-out plan at Harry S Truman Elementary School previously approved by the board is going through a redesign due to some issues presented by CodeMaster with the former design by D’Huy Engineering, Inc.

According to Brackett, the new design would spread out the sidewalk pads further to address the angle of street and comes at...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Sept. 19

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at the Alburtis Gun Club, 3818 Gun Club Road, Alburtis. Hot dogs are served with a pot luck luncheon. Seniors play bingo following lunch. Many bus trips are planned; for more information, call 610-966-4996.

Sept. 22

Fishing and fun in the park 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Little Lehigh Park, 1600 Park Drive, Allentown. No license or pole are needed. Activities include fishing (two fish per person), casting instructions for beginners,...

SALISBURY POLICE

Thursday, September 20, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Louis Goldstein, 52, of Allentown, was charged with possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia following an alleged incident 10:47 a.m. Sept. 1 at Lehigh Valley Health Network - Cedar Crest. Goldstein was taken to Central Booking for processing.

Police received a report of individuals smoking marijuana 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10 in the 1100 block of South Cedar Crest Boulevard.

Martin Dawson, 35, of Salisbury, was charged with prohibited offensive weapons,...