Salisbury Press

Friday, August 18, 2017

LEHIGH COUNTY REGIONAL DUI TASK FORCE

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Several dozen law enforcement officers from communities throughout Lehigh County gathered at a Lehigh County DUI Task Force command trailer late on the evening of Aug. 4 along Broadway, for a combination citizen education and drunk driving enforcement detail that coincides every year with the first night of Musikfest activities in Bethlehem.

The message was simple. Enjoy the festival. Have fun. But don’t get behind the wheel if you are impaired.

The checkpoint was operational...

HARRY S TRUMAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by CHRISTOPHER DRYFOOS in School

Garden program bears fruits of student learning

Students who attend Harry S Truman Elementary School and their families had the chance to tend to its new vegetable garden over the summer.

The garden was initially planted by third, fourth and fifth grade students in May and hosts a wide variety of different vegetables including cabbages, onions, beans, peppers and tomatoes.

“There’s a lot of tomatoes,” HST student Madelynn Dilliard, whose family recently maintained the...

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Local News

Aug. 16

Alburtis Area 55+ seniors meet noon at Alburtis Rod and Gun Club for a pot luck luncheon (hot dogs provided) plus bingo. Many bus trips are also scheduled. For more information, call 610-966-4996.

Aug. 17

A free informational session on adoption and child foster care will be held 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, located on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. People interested in attending the session are asked to call...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by MARGE HOPKINS in Local News

With the impending new food service management team coming to the Salisbury School District at the beginning of the school year, Southwest Foodservice Excellence Chef Dustin Seymour attended the Aug. 7 operations meeting to speak to members of the board and address any concerns.

Seymour, who relocated from Austin, Texas, said SFE will begin working with the Salisbury staff Aug. 23 to prepare the kitchens. The actual food service training with SFE’s corporate staff will begin Aug. 25...

SALISBURY BOC

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Salisbury Township residents are being notified their residential water meters are to be replaced.

“They [township homeowners] need to schedule appointments,” Salisbury Township Director of Public Works John Andreas said in his report at the Aug. 10 board of commissioners meeting.

InLine Services, inc., of Flemington, N.J., is to handle appointments and undertake the work for the estimated three-month project.

“They [InLine employees] will have identification,” Andreas...

STATE POLICE

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in Police Log

Kiheem Abdul Bess, 32, of Reading, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance after a traffic stop for allegedly speeding on Interstate 78 westbound at mile marker 55.0, Salisbury Township, 3:11 a.m. July 13. Bess also allegedly was found to be in possession of a small amount of marijuana at the time of the traffic stop. Bess also was charged with suspicion of use or possession of drug paraphernalia, driving without a license and other...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

PSU-LV &LCCC

Penn State Lehigh Valley and Lehigh Carbon Community College have announced a new partnership that will benefit students who want to attend college, but have limited means to afford it.

The Collective Impact Scholarship Fund will be used to provide support to students who graduate from one of the high schools in the Lehigh Valley, and go on to attend LCCC or PSU-LV for their college education. The scholarship fund also aims to assist in the development and...

Advance tickets available

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Celtic classic

The Celtic Cultural Alliance will offer a 10 percent discount for the advance purchase of Celtic Classic food and beverage tickets for the Sept. 22 through 24 event.

Patrons will receive a certificate to redeem at a special booth for advanced ticket purchasers on the festival grounds along Spring, Conestoga, Lehigh and S. Main streets, Bethlehm.

Tickets may be purchased until Aug. 25.

For more information, visit ...