Salisbury Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Another view

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

“What care I how time advances? I am drinking ale today.” -Edgar Allan Poe

Beer lovers around the world are looking forward to a different kind of holiday. International Beer Day will be celebrated Aug. 3 this year.

According to the official International Beer Day website, this event has taken place the first Friday in August since its inception in 2007 and is celebrated in 200 cities globally, 80 countries and six continents. The day is intended to “unite the world through...

Allentown Police Department awards commendations

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

The Allentown Police Department honored 51 officers at a commendation and awards presentation ceremony and memorial service recently at the Scottish Rite Cathedral.

Fifteen of the 51 officers were recognized for either valor, bravery or heroism.

The event was held to mark National Police Week.

The department also honored other residents and businesses for their contributions or donations and elementary school student safety officers.

The event concluded with Mayor...

The Family Project: Handling question

Friday, July 27, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Social News

Q. My five-year-old daughter’s new best friend comes from a family with same-sex parents. I am stuck on how to begin to answer questions she may have about this. Can you help me with some pointers on how to handle the discussion?

The first reaction from the panel was that there is an assumption that the daughter is going to have questions about her friend’s parents.

“There probably will be a conversation about this at some point,” observed panelist Mike Daniels. “If the parents...

Manito students compete in first therapeutic riders division horse show

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Four student riders of Manito Life Center, 2160 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall, attended their first Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show recently at Thorncroft Equestrian Center, Malvern.

The four riders were: Richard Klingensmith, of Center Valley; Sara Miller, of Coopersburg; Victoria Bilyk-Sequine, of Fountain Hill and Mackenzie Eisenhart, of Emmaus.

The show team took home four first-place and second-place awards; and two third-place and sixth-place...

LEHIGH CAREER & TECHNICAL INSTITUTE

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Salisbury resident Adam Boyd, representing Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, was awarded the high school silver medal in building maintenance at the 2018 SkillsUSA Championships held in Louisville, Ky. recently.

Students were invited to the event to demonstrate their technical skills, workplace skills and personal skills in 102 hands-on occupational and leadership competitions including robotics, automotive technology, drafting, criminal justice, aviation maintenance and public...

Editor’s View

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by The Press in Opinion

National and local news reports over the last several weeks have focused on efforts by environmentalists to ban plastic straws, which endanger marine life once they make their way to the oceans and apparently live on forever in landfills.

McDonald’s began the movement, announcing June 4 that biodegradable paper straws would be used throughout the United Kingdom by 2019.

The company also said it would begin testing plastic straw alternatives in the United States later this year...

SALISBURY RECREATION ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee met July 16 for an update on parks and activities in the township. The committee meets every two months.

Director Kim Ringhoffer provided a report on the planned Community Day in conjunction with the police department’s National Night Out scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7.

Salisbury residents are encouraged to attend the event on the front lawn of Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Road. The event will include a dunk tank, free hot...