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Thursday, January 31, 2019 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Support Salisbury High School’s boys basketball by visiting the Applebee’s in Trexlertown between 8 and 10 a.m. Feb. 2. The event will include a basket raffle as well. The winner will be announced 9:30 a.m.

Support SHS’s girls soccer team by visiting Louie’s Italian restaurant, 2071 31st St. SW, Feb. 18 through 21. Simply present the flyer when you check out and 20 percent of your bill will be donated to the team. This offer applies to dine in or take out orders.


Women’s rights are human rights

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by DOROTHY GLEW in Local News

Though the temperature was a chilly 32 degrees, a crowd of some 200, mostly women, gathered at Payrow Plaza beside Bethlehem City Hall for the third annual Women’s March of the Lehigh Valley Jan. 19. This year, however, the Bethlehem Women’s March was not affiliated with the National Women’s March because of a desire to express disapproval of what was seen as anti-Semitism and ties to the Nation of Islam of some of its leaders.

The lead organizer of the Bethlehem event was Liberty...


Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley presents the exhibit “Beyond Batiks,” featuring works by William Allen Arts Academy students, until March 23.

The Community Gallery is on the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

The exhibit is free and open to the public.

The Community Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley highlights artists in the region specifically as an outreach effort to artist groups...

Stockings for Soldiers collection breaks records

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by CINDY MELLINGER AND DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Many soldiers serving our country in Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq had something to smile about in December 2018 as a result of the generosity of Blue Ridge Communications and Pencor offices and their customers who embraced the Keystone Military Families’ Stockings for Soldiers project.

Keystone Military Families, a non-profit organization, founded by Kyle Lord (a military mother of a soldier who served five tours of duty) began the project in 2002. This year the goal was to send 10,...


Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Rep. Justin Simmons, R-131st, will host hours at his district office, 21 N. Main St., Unit 9, Coopersburg, Feb. 1 for area veterans and their families to receive help regarding programs and benefits.

A veterans outreach specialist from the American Legion will be available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Issues the specialist can help with include: compensation and pension claims; education benefits; enrollment in the VA health care system; burial and survivor benefits...

Network responds to tax assessment appeal

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in Local News


In a story in the Jan. 23 edition of The Press, Salisbury Township School District is challenging the Lehigh Valley Health Network’s tax-exempt status in a lawsuit filed Jan. 9.

In an action filed in the Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County, the district is arguing Lehigh Valley Hospital should be ordered to pay its “fair share” of taxes.

According to the new tax exemption appeal the district filed, the hospital does not meet the constitutional requirements set...

Cookbook now available

Thursday, January 31, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs


Allentown Public Library is offering an appetizing cookbook called “What’s Cooking at the Library: 100 Years of Good Taste.”

The centennial cookbook is priced to sell.

The spiral-bound book contains 344 recipes contributed by more than 30 library employees and families.

All proceeds benefit the library.

For more information about the cookbook, call the library at 610-820-2400.


Thursday, January 31, 2019 by LORETTA FENSTERMACHER in School

Q: What grade are you in?

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

Q: What is your favorite subject? Why?

A: My favorite subjects are the science classes. I find science interesting and will probably use it in my future career.

Q: Have you received any special awards or recognition?

A: I was nominated for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Student of the Year last year. I’ve been to the State competition for Pennsylvania Junior Academy of Science. I...


Thursday, January 31, 2019 by REBECCA FOEHRKOLB in Columns

The Salisbury High School boys’ basketball teams are holding a flapjack breakfast fundraiser 8 to 10 a.m. Feb. 2. There will be a basket raffle, with the winners being chosen 9:30 a.m. Come out to the Applebee’s, 7150 Hamilton Blvd, Trexlertown and support our teams.

Feb. 1 will be an early dismissal day for both Harry S Truman and Western Salisbury elementary schools. Students will be dismissed 1 p.m. SHS and Salisbury Middle School will dismiss at regular time.

The PTA of WSE...