Salisbury Press

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Branch collection begins April 29

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP

The spring curbside branch collection program is scheduled to take place April 29 through May 3. Residents should place the branches at the curb after 6 p.m. April 28. Branches may be no longer than 5 feet long and 5 inches in diameter. Branches should be bundled and tied with twine. Open containers (no lids) can be used for small branches.

VIKING VOICES

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

The Allentown Central Catholic High School Science Olympiad Team placed fourth out of 30 teams in the Science Olympiad Regional Competition at Kutztown University March 14, qualifying for the state competition at Juniata College April 27. The team won 10 medals for their strong performance.

Third place winners included Dynamic Planet (Ryan Schanta and Alex Strohl), Protein Modeling (Alan Garger, Gwen Minogue and Elizabeth Ulicny), Sounds of Music (Michael Fleck and Ryan Schanta) and...

Another View

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

Not only do April showers give life to flowers, they also bring a host of hazards and concerns. Spring weather can be unpredictable. The temperatures swing back and forth between cool and hot.

Mark Twain once said, “In the spring, I have counted 136 kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.”

We all are familiar with the usual temperature-shift issues. You leave the house with a sweater on to protect against the morning chill, but by 2 p.m., you are sweating. A few hours...

LEHIGH COUNTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Some three dozen law enforcement, fire and EMS leaders gathered March 26 and 27 to hone the critical decision-making skills that would be required for public safety organizations to effectively combat the unthinkable – a coordinated terror attack in the Lehigh Valley region.

The two-day course, certified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, was brought to the Lehigh Valley by Lehigh County Emergency Management officials and held in a classroom in the county’s Joint Operations...

Sixth annual sale April 5, 6

Saturday, April 6, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

CONSIGN FOR GOOD

Consign for Good is in its sixth year of helping homeless families in the East Penn School District in conjunction with East Penn Neighbors Helping Neighbors. The Children’s Consignment Sale, hosted by Faith Presbyterian Church of Emmaus, runs April 5 and 6.

Families in need of a little extra cash may consign at the rate of 70 percent. Consign for Good understands the heavy cost of parenting and hopes to put a little cash back into the pockets of families who...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A Salisbury Township resident has raised concerns about alleged noise and other problems at a former popular restaurant along South Pike Avenue.

The resident, who asked a reporter for The Press that his name not be disclosed, broached the matter at the March 28 township board of commissioners’ meeting during the courtesy of the floor portion.

“My main concern is the former Captain’s Table. There’s been some incidents there where the music is very loud,” the man said.

The...

St. Ann School Honor Roll

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by The Press in Local News

St. Ann School has announced the names of students named to the second trimester honor roll for the 2018-2019 year.

HIGH HONORS

Grade 8: Eve Binder, Anna Farnschlader, Jessamine Magalona, Lola Schaeffer, Madyson Tait

Grade 7: Audrey Boardman, Erin Durso, Logan Hartman, Catherine Raynock, Gregory Smith, Marian Smith

Grade 6: Pearl Bixler, Nora Casciano, Rachel Fleck, Anand George, LaMiyah Helms, Zoe Hulings, Maya Molnar, Natalie Molnar, Brooke Nwigwe, Ella...

Lehigh County controller to run for third term

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

ELECTION

Lehigh County Controller Glenn Eckhart has announced he is running for a third term because he has become the institutional knowledge of the Lehigh County Controller’s Office.

Eckhart said when he was elected in 2011, five people in his office had more than 12 years of service to the controller’s office. Currently, and after a completion of his next term if re-elected, he will be the longest standing member in the department because of retirements.

“There is no...