Salisbury Press

Thursday, October 17, 2019

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A tax hike may be in the offing for Salisbury Township residents in 2020.

The increase would amount to about a $34 annual increase for the typical township property owner.

Salisbury Township Business Director of Finance Paul Ziegenfus told a reporter for The Press after the Sept. 26 township meeting that hikes in millage for the township fire fund and general fund are being considered as part of the 2020 budget he has been working on.

A .043 mill increase is being...

BRIEFLY

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

The Allentown Public Library will host a used book sale Oct. 17-19.

Hours for the sale are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 17; 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 19.

A large assortment of used books on all topics will be available.

All proceeds benefit the library, 1210 Hamilton St., Allentown.

For more information, call 610-820-2400.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

An architect for the proposed fire station for Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company has been chosen.

By a 3-0 vote, with one commissioner absent and one seat vacant, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners accepted the proposal for the fire station from Steven J. Elton Architect, 3245 Center St., Bethlehem.

Commissioner Rodney Conn moved, seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, to bring the motion up for a vote at the Sept. 26 township meeting.

Conn,...

‘The Pajama Game’ is ACCHS spring 2020 musical

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in Columns

The Allentown Central Catholic High School Theater Department recently announced “The Pajama Game” will be the upcoming spring musical. There will be a variety of performances April 16-18, 2020.

Priyanka Bhashyam and Jack Yen are Central Catholic’s 2020 National Merit Scholars. Both students placed among the top 50,000 scorers of more than 1.5 million students. These students demonstrate outstanding potential for academic success.

The boys and girls soccer teams are hosting a...

LEHIGH COUNTY board of COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

The Republican members who dominate the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners 6-3 do not trust the Democrats who head up Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong’s administration.

An amendment establishing procedures to allow the commissioners to recommend health care provider vendors other than the one recommended by the county administration had its “first reading” at the Sept. 25 Lehigh County Board of Commissioners meeting.

A motion by one of the bill’s sponsors...

STUDENT OF THE WEEK

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

Q. What grade are you in?

A. I am in 12th grade at Salisbury High School.

Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?

A. I enjoyed Honors Physics II in my junior year. I enjoyed learning the scientific processes and problem-solving which is applicable to the engineering field. Another subject I enjoy is history, more particularly Advanced Placement U.S. History during my junior year, as it allowed me to gain further insight on American history which I desired to know more...

Labyrinth walks scheduled

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

HOLY SPIRIT

The stewardship mission team of The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus, is sponsoring a pumpkin walking labyrinth in the upper field. This is open to the community.

Oct. 6 – after each church service – 8:30 a.m., 9:45 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., stewardship mission team members will be at the upper field to hand out pumpkins and direct individuals to place them on the labyrinth pattern.

Oct. 6-12 – walk the labyrinth anytime from...

WESTERN SALISBURY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Friday, September 27, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Some 350 friends and neighbors flocked to the Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company’s 11th annual Community Day festivities Sept. 14 at the fire company’s Swain fire station, 950 S. Ott St. and the adjacent Green Acres Park, for games, food, equipment demonstrations and an up-close look at fire apparatus and a Lehigh Valley Health Network MedEvac helicopter.

The fire company hosted the day’s events as part of its activities commemorating the fire company’s 60th anniversary...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 by JAKE MELUSKEY in Local News

At the Sept. 18 Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors meeting, it was announced board member Susan Lea has resigned from the position on the board as well as the Pennsylvania School Boards Association liaison effective Aug. 29.

Board President Frank Frankenfield thanked Lea for her three years on the board.

The board has 30 days to fill her position. Letters of interest from community members are requested. Email letters of interest to Superintendent of Schools...