Salisbury Press

Sunday, April 22, 2018

March, program set for April 4

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


There will be a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemorative beginning with an assembly 4:45 p.m. April 4 at Payrow Plaza in remembrance of the 50th anniversary of King’s assassination.

The march to the south side will step off 5 p.m. at 10 E. Church St., Bethlehem, followed by a program 6 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park, 433 Carlton Ave., Bethlehem.

The event is sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People-Bethlehem Chapter,...


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


In partnership with the National Association of Counties, the National Flag Foundation and the National Sheriffs Association, Lehigh County has installed a flag retirement box, at no cost to the county, in the lobbies of the County Government Center, Courthouse and both Cedarbrook South Whitehall and Fountain Hill locations.

Flags should be folded respectfully before being placed in the box.

The U.S. Flag Code prescribes flag etiquette — everything from...


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

The end of the third marking period is April 5 for Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School students. The end is in sight and hopefully no more snow days to add to the end of the school year.

The Harry S Truman Elementary School PTO will host a candy bingo 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 6 in the cafeteria. There is no admission to play. Come out for a fun night with friends and a chance to win some candy.

The Pennsylvania System of School Assessment testing for students in...


Tuesday, April 3, 2018 by MICHAEL FLECK in Columns

Tickets for Central Catholic’s spring musical “Disaster!” are now on sale. In the show, 1970s tunes take center stage in this side-splitting homage to classic disaster films. The show runs 7 p.m. April 5 and 6 and 2 and 7 p.m. April 7. Tickets can be purchased at

Model UN was held at Lehigh University March 16. During the day, students acted as “delegates” to the United Nations by preparing resolutions, negotiating with other countries and navigating the UN’s rules of...

Lehigh Valley firefighters form honor guard for two fallen York comrades

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

As first responders do, firefighters, police and EMS personnel from across the Lehigh Valley gathered at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest, March 23, to salute and stand post for two York firefighters who lost their lives March 22 in the line of duty. The remains of the two firefighters arrived at the hospital Friday morning to be autopsied, and in the afternoon were given an honor escort back to their hometown for memorial, funeral and burial services.

The two firefighters, Ivan...


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Salisbury Police officers were overrun by the youthful players fielded by the Salisbury Youth Association at a charity basketball game held March 24 at Salisbury High School. The event was a benefit to raise money for the National Night Out community gathering to be held Aug. 7 at Salisbury Middle School.

Youth won out at the final buzzer and the crowd was exuberant at the 58-48 win posted by the SYA team.

Hot dogs and pizza were on sale, with a 50-50 raffle and a gift basket...

Squaring off in the ‘Olympics of Math’

Thursday, March 29, 2018 by ELIZABETH KEMMERER in Local News

For anyone who’s ever wondered how many 2x 2x2 cubes must be added to an 8x8x8 cube to make a 10x10x10 cube, ask any of the middle schoolers who plowed through dozens of similar head-spinning math problems recently at Nitschmann Middle School, Bethlehem. They’ll answer in about 45 seconds.

These students were competing in the 34th Lehigh Valley MATHCOUNTS competition sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers.

Founded in 1983,...


Thursday, March 29, 2018 by APRIL PETERSON in School

Q: In what grade are you currently enrolled?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: I would say math because it has strict rules, so there isn’t controversy over it. It’s the same in every country. I can pick up on it very easily and you use math in everyday life like when you’re shopping, or working, etc.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I am in National Honor Society and was...