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Players of the Stage to perform ‘Oliver Twist’

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Players of the Stage, a local Christian theater group, will present “Oliver Twist” Nov. 29, 30 and Dec. 1, 6, 7 and 8 at Living Hope Presbyterian Church, Lower Macungie Township.

The play, based on Charles Dickens’ novel, was adapted by Joellen Bland.

Oliver Twist, born in a parish workhouse, spends the first nine years of his life in the care of Mrs. Mann before Mr. Bumble, the parish beadle, puts him to work picking and weaving oakum.

Johnny Renzi, of Upper Hanover...


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by SHARON SCHRANTZ in Local News

In a shortened version of the Lower Macungie Township Board of Commissioners meeting Nov. 15, commissioners approved the advertising of the 2019 Lower Macungie Township budget. Commissioner Brian Higgins complimented Bruce Beitel, township manager, for being able to come into this as the new person and for it to all fall into place right on time.

A request was made through Commissioner Douglas Brown that residents who speak at the commissioners meetings should not have to vocalize...


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Salisbury High School is starting the new AEVIDUM club, which translates in Latin to “I’ve got your back.” This club focuses on bringing awareness to mental health issues. On Nov. 14, students interested in founding this club went to Nazareth High School to learn more.

Congratulations to Shane Artis and Michael Sosnowski for winning first and second place in the Colonial League boys cross country competition.

The boys and girls soccer teams sold Falconwear online through Nov....


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

You know it is bad when a tweet like this appears in your feed.

“Statewide PENNDOT update. Speed Restrictions. The speed limit has been reduced to 45 mph throughout PA.”

Twitter users received that message Nov. 15 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation when a powerful snowstorm blasted into the state.

Drivers experienced the pounding weather firsthand.

Area roadways went from snow dusted to covered to dangerously slippery in what seemed like a flash....

Salisbury Middle School Honor Roll

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in School

Salisbury Middle School has announced the names of students named to the honor roll for the first marking period.


Grade 6: Jaylani Alcantara, Shyann Cortes, Gavin Fitzsimmons, Joshua Holler, Luke Kannan, Alanah Kemmerer, William Kocher, Cameron Kubinsky, Tyler Kuder, Andrew Lucas, Emily Morris, Maya Moustafa, Michael Stauffer, Stella Strickland, Joseph Tiao, Ryleigh Van Beek, Valerie Wallace.

Grade 7: Blaine Berger, Brooke Bleam, Kali Borger, Olivia...

Boscola announces $250,000 in grants

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in News Briefs

Sen. Lisa Boscola, D-18th, announced recently that $250,000 in school safety and security grants were awarded to school districts in the 18th District through the School Safety and Security Committee within the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

“I am pleased that all the school districts in my district took advantage of this important school safety grant through Act 44,” Boscola stated. “We have made assisting our school districts in ensuring a safe learning...


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

In a party-line 6–3 vote, Lehigh County Commissioners Nov. 14 overturned the administration’s Oct. 31 veto of the Lehigh County 2019 budget.

Democrat Commissioners Dan Hartzell, Amy Zanelli and Geoff Brace voted against the amendment which reduces the tax rate for Lehigh County citizens for 2019.

The action effectively put to rest the disagreement about what the millage rate will be for 2019. The commissioners approved a 3.64 millage rate marked down from 3.79 mils Lehigh...


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Dec. 1

Bethel Bible Fellowship Church, 418 Elm St., Emmaus, community Christmas dinner 4 p.m. Bethel Church will offer a free full-course turkey dinner with all the trimmings in the family center gymnasium. Members of the church family will cook the meal, host tables, serve as table servers and deliver a short Christmas program. They will sing Christmas carols and there will be door prizes for adults and a special program and gifts for children. Anyone from the community is invited to...

Conservation workshop Dec. 5, 12

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh County Conservation District in partnership with the Pennsylvania Association of Conservation Districts, the Centers for Dairy and Beef Excellence, PA Agricultural Ombudsman Program and Penn State University will hold a two-day agricultural erosion and sediment and online mapping workshop.

This workshop will be held 5:30-8 p.m. Dec. 5 and 12 at Lehigh County Agricultural Center, 4184 Dorney Park Road, South Whitehall.

The workshop will cover sessions...