Salisbury Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Bus trips planned

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

EMMAUS HIST. SOCIETY

The Emmaus Historical Society is sponsoring two bus trips: “Run For Your Wife” at Hunterdon Hills Playhouse, Oct. 9 and “Christmas in Paradise” at Rainbow’s Comedy Playhouse, Dec. 5. Call Nancy at 610-967-5715 to register or for more information.

Toll increase approved

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

pa turnpike

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has approved a six percent toll increase for 2019 both for E-ZPass and cash customers; the increase is set to start 12:01 a.m. Jan. 6, 2019.

The toll increase will apply to all PA Turnpike sections and extensions, including the westbound Delaware River Bridge cashless tolling point (#359) in Bucks County, where tolls have not changed since January 2016.

The most-common toll for a passenger vehicle will increase next year...

Themed contests deadline Sept. 7

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

CELTIC FEST

The Celtic Classic will hold several Celtic themed contests during the annual festival Sept. 28 through 30 at the event grounds, bordered by Main, Lehigh, Spring and Conestoga streets, Bethlehem.

There will be a Celtic fiddling styles challenge 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 29 in the Charles A. Brown Ice House.

There will be a poetry competition with three entry levels, third through sixth grades, seventh through 12th grades and adult. Submissions must be...

Information session Aug. 9

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

PENN STATE

The Penn State Extension Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton Counties will begin training a new class of volunteers this fall.

The program provides 40 hours of horticultural training for citizens who have an interest in gardening, a willingness to learn more and a strong desire to make a difference by volunteering in the community.

The new training program will begin 6-9 p.m. Oct. 18 and continue on subsequent Thursdays through March 2019.

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Voting machines demonstrated

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY ELECTIONS

The Lehigh County Elections & Voter Registration Office would like to invite the public to attend demonstrations of the next generation of voting machines. This is a three day event to be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 11, 12 and 13 at the Lehigh County Government Center, Public Hearing Room, 17 S. 7th St., Allentown, with the following schedule:

•Election Systems & Software: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 11

•Clear Ballot: 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 11

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EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Barnes and Noble in the Promenade Shops again will hold a Children’s Thursday Storytime 10 a.m. Aug. 9. This is a fun 30-minutes for children filled with storytime and coloring activities. All children are welcome and no pre-registration is needed.

The Salisbury High School Soccer team will hold a car wash at Big Woody’s on Fourth Street noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 18. There is a cost per car and advance tickets are available from any team member.

Just a reminder as school sports and...

THE BEN EVENT

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by BEVERLY SPRINGER in Local News

Since 2010, on the third weekend of July, Macungie Memorial Park is home to The Ben Event, a celebration of the life of Ben “Hey, I know you!” Yorgey. People of all descriptions from across the Lehigh Valley unite for fun and fellowship.

This year’s activities began July 20 with a special athletics softball game. A fun walk preceded the limo arrival and public recognition of this year’s Yorgey Foundation scholarship winners. Later, music was provided by the Large Flowerheads.

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KOSPIA FARMS

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in Local News

Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, held a fundraiser July 21 to benefit Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals who have little or no hope elsewhere. Every animal is admitted, with Animals in Distress providing medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food, shelter, and most important of all, love, until a suitable new home can be found. No animal is killed because it is unwanted, too old or injured.

Kospia Farms is a 26-acre seasonal retail nursery specializing in...

PROJECT LIFESAVER

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Browne, R-16th, chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee, and Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, teamed up at a press conference at Country Meadows of Allentown, 410 Krocks Road, Upper Macungie Township, July 27 to announce a $100,000 grant program for Project Lifesaver of the Lehigh Valley.

Project Lifesaver uses technology and training to aid families and local emergency and law enforcement agencies and memory care facilities, to...