Salisbury Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Caregiver retreat July 30

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Fleming Memory Center, Lehigh Valley Physician Group Geriatric Medicine and Abington Manor are co-sponsoring the first annual Lehigh Valley Caregiver Retreat for caregivers of loved ones with Alzheimer’s or other dementias 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. July 30. Kim Campbell, the wife of Grammy Hall of Fame and award-winning music artist Glen Campbell, and co-founder of will be among the featured speakers and honor Glen by continuing his quest...


Thursday, July 26, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, met at Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest July 20 with Dr. Amanda Flicker, chief of the Division of Obstetrics and OB-GYN residency program director to discuss his recently enacted state law creating a maternal mortality review committee and how the new committee can help save lives of expectant mother and babies.

Mackenzie said currently 32 states have maternal mortality review committees either in operation or in development. Mackenzie said the...

State police start body camera pilot program

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by CONTRIBUTED ARTCLE in Police Log

Acting Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Lt. Col. Robert Evanchick announced recently the department has deployed its first body-worn cameras in three troops as part of a pilot program.

Select patrol troopers in Troop B, Uniontown; Troop J, Avondale; and Troop T, Somerset have received the appropriate training and will wear the cameras while on duty through the end of 2018.

“I am an ardent supporter of the use of body-worn cameras by law enforcement,” Evanchick said. “The...


Thursday, July 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The city of Allentown’s 2018 Summer Concert Series and Saturday in the Park series have rescheduled three dates so far this season due to inclement weather.

Rescheduled concerts will be made up on the following dates:

Municipal Band rescheduled from June 10 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at West Park;

Crazy Hearts “Saturday in the Park” series rescheduled from June 23 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8; and

Municipal Band rescheduled from July 1 to 7 p.m. Sept. 11 at West...

LCTI offers summer camp for area students

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by ANITA HIRSCH in Local News

Students in grades five through eight recently took part in a two-week long session at Camp Lehigh Career & Technical Institute, Schnecksville, where they could spend a week in four classes of their choice.

The classes were not only fun but they helped the students with career exploration.

Some of the choices were Compufun, Cuisinartists, Digital Padawan and Forensic Fun.

There were 21 classes from which to choose.

LCTI hopes to offer similar classes next year...

Community event Aug. 7

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Salisbury Township Police Department and the Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee have teamed together for a community event 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7 at Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Road, Allentown. Residents will have an opportunity to meet and greet local police officers, firefighters and EMS personnel. Many activities are planned, including a basket raffle, 50/50 drawing, bingo, kids’ games and activities, moon bounce, home safety tips,...


Thursday, July 26, 2018 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Local News

After 37 years of ministry, Pastor Jim Bowers has retired from his position at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

As a youth, Bowers (known as Pastor Jim) was active in his church’s youth group at Atonement Lutheran Church in Wyomissing. When Bowers began his college career, he pursued a degree in math and physics, before realizing his life was meant to take a different path.

Quickly changing his degree, he decided to become a...


Thursday, July 26, 2018 by The Press in Police Log

Ian Ernest Ortega-Otero, 25, of Bethlehem, is suspected of possession of a small amount of marijuana after a traffic stop on Interstate 78 at mile marker 56.7, Salisbury Township, 11:44 a.m. July 4, according to Pennsylvania State Police Fogelsville.

The Press invites readers to

Thursday, July 26, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs


The Lehigh Valley Press invites you to share some of the warmth of the yuletide season with Keystone Military Families and their Stocking for Soldiers program.

Keystone Military Families’ mission is to provide caring support for deployed military members in all branches of service to our country; no matter where they are stationed in the world. “Our troops give us the freedom to be safe in our homes,” Keystone Military Families said.