Salisbury Press

Sunday, October 22, 2017

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

Members of the Salisbury Township School Board heard the latest in Falcon news at the Oct. 11 board meeting.

Student representatives Taliah Martinez and Vivian Rogers spoke on behalf of the students at Salisbury High School.

They said SHS celebrated Homecoming week with a pep rally, Homecoming parade and football game Oct. 13 and a Homecoming dance Oct. 14.

SHS will present “Almost Maine,” a romantic comedy 7 p.m. Nov. 9 to 11 and 3 p.m. Nov. 12.

As upperclassman...

Special election Dec. 5 for McNeill’s seat

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE

Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-28th, has ordered a special election be held Dec. 5 to fill the vacant seat in the 133rd Legislative District in Lehigh County.

Turzai filed the writ of election, the formal document setting the date of a special election, with the Department of State. A copy of the writ is also being filed with the Lehigh County Board of Elections.

The vacancy was created by the Sept. 8 death of State Rep. Daniel McNeill, D-133rd...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

Students at Salisbury Township School District have joined the “Kindness Rocks” initiative.

The project was initially developed by Megan Murphy, of Cape Cod, Mass., as a way to spread kindness and inspiration through the happenstance of finding one of the hidden rocks along one’s journey.

During the Oct. 11 Salisbury Township School District meeting, student representatives spoke about their enjoyment of making and finding the rocks.

According to student representative...

Leaf collection begins Oct. 23

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

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The Salisbury Township Public Works Department will begin the curbside vacuum leaf collection Oct. 23. The collection will begin in the Fifth Ward (west) and will continue eastward through mid to late December, weather permitting. Residents are asked to place their leaves along the edge of the road. To facilitate the vacuum leaf pickup, keep all vehicles away from the area where leaves are piled.

For the residents’ convenience, the township will post leaf crew...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Funding for the final phases of the Lindberg Park improvement project may be included in the 2018 Salisbury Township budget.

The work, if approved and underway, could affect the 2018 summer playground program at Lindberg Park.

Commissioners were briefed on the final Lindberg project phases by Leonard J. Policelli, project manager, and Joanne H. Conley, landscape architect, both of Urban Research and Development Corp., Bethlehem, consultant for the Lindberg Park Master Plan, Oct...

Volunteers needed

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

EMMAUS HALLOWEEN PARADE

The Emmaus Halloween Parade will be held 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 and promises to be a “Spooktacular” event. The rain date is 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22.

Volunteers are needed. A Halloween parade committee meeting is scheduled 7 to 9 p.m. in the community room on the second floor of borough hall Oct. 19 in council chambers. For more information, contact Kathy Mintzer at 610-965-6250 or EmmausParade@aol.com.

Volunteer...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 18

Emmaus Historical Society program 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church Parish Hall, Fifth and Chestnut streets, Emmaus. William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody will guide the audience down the untamed frontier trail, talk about his exciting adventures as a Pony Express rider, Army scout, bison hunter and internationally acclaimed showman. The program is free to members and non-members.

Oct. 19

Lehigh Carbon Community College will host Lance Hawk, a certified computer...

Another view

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Talk to any woman you know, and there’s a good chance she has used birth control medication at some point in her life.

In fact, according to a December 2014 Center for Disease Control and Prevention article on a National Survey of Family Growth study, 2011-13, “61.7 percent of the 60.9 million women aged 15-44 in the United States were currently using contraception.”

And I was one of them. Contrary to what many individuals think women use birth control medication for –...