Salisbury Press

Thursday, August 22, 2019

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

The Salisbury Township School District School Board opened its first meeting of the school year Aug. 14 with the introduction of their new instructors. In attendance were Andrew Makhoul, sixth grade learning support; Andrew Heath, eighth grade learning support; John Leiderman, elementary music teacher; Lauren Bieber, kindergarten through second grade learning support and Nancy Thomas, a middle school health and physical education teacher.

Each new educator in attendance gave a short...

UNITED WAY OF PENNSYLVANIA

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by DANIELLE DERRICKSON AND NATE JASTRZEMSKI in Local News

More than 1.8 million families in Pennsylvania who don’t qualify for federal assistance still struggle to afford essentials like housing, food, child care and transportation, according to a recently released United Way of Pennsylvania report. This represents about 37 percent of households in the commonwealth.

Despite earning above the federal poverty level, the United Way of Pennsylvania’s Asset-Limited, Income-Constrained, Employed – or ALICE – report says, those families’ incomes...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

HISTORIC BETHLEHEM

Historic Bethlehem Museums & Sites sixth annual Apple Days event will be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 7 and 8 at Burnside Plantation, 1461 Schoenersville Road.

Attractions will include apple bobbing, kids crafts and activities, cooking and colonial demonstrations, blacksmithing, barn and house tours, live music, culinary and doughnut eating contests and takeout desserts.

New for this year is a kids activity pass for crafts such as apple-stencil T-...

Hey ... let’s go to a Joan Baez concert!

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

It must have been a Friday. I’m really not sure. But I am sure it was a counselors’ day off. Richly deserved and greatly appreciated. We were the counselors at Camp Shawnee, near Waymart, Pa., not to be confused with another Shawnee somewhere along the Delaware.

I decided to be a camp counselor that summer of 1969 because I wanted to make sure I liked kids enough to become a teacher. So I applied to work for Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Bland (I’m not making that last name up) who ran Camp...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

GAC-VS

The Women Veterans Committee of the Governor’s Advisory Council for Veterans Services will host a women veterans town hall and expo to honor women veterans and update them on programs and services they may have earned Aug. 24.

Led by the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, the GAC-VS is the commonwealth’s first interagency collaboration, which strives to enhance the quality of programs and services for its nearly 800,000 veterans.

The town...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

S.T.E.A.M.

SteelStacks will host the inaugural Pennsylvania S.T.E.A.M. Fest beginning Aug. 31.

The free festival, presented by WeDiscoverGeeks and IMAGINE Event Concepts, will feature family-oriented science, engineering and technology-based attractions, maker programs and activities, video game workshops, cosplay and more, based around a Steampunk theme. Some attractions will require a free admission ticket.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Makers fest will...

STATE POLICE

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville trooper responded to Interstate 78 West, Salisbury Township, to assist EMS with a male who was suspected to have overdosed 11:54 p.m. Aug. 11.

The male and one of the passengers of the vehicle, a 2007 Jeep, were transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest campus, to be evaluated.

According to police, small amounts of heroin, methamphetamine and related paraphernalia were seized on scene.