Salisbury Press

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Dual enrollment meetings

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

LCCC

Lehigh Carbon Community College will hold two special orientation sessions for high school students who will be dual enrolled in college courses at LCCC this fall. Students and parents will learn about what to expect as a dual enrollment student and be able to ask questions about the upcoming semester.

Sessions are scheduled 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 or 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 15. Register online at https://...

SALISBURY POLICE

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in Police Log

A resident who lives in the 900 block of Bridle Path Road told police 12:11 p.m. July 18 she had her house cleaned by a service and later discovered some of her medications were missing. This is currently under investigation.

Employees at the Franko drop-off on Honeysuckle Road reported a coyote charged at an employee 8:56 a.m. July 19.

A resident in the 1100 block of Lehigh Avenue reported damage to a mailbox 9:33 a.m. July 19.

Police received a report of a shattered...

Door-to-door scams

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

AARP

Warm weather brings out the door-to-door solicitations.

Be cautious anytime a stranger comes knocking unsolicited, especially if the visitor is trying to sell you goods or services.

To avoid door-to-door scams, refuse to do business right on the spot.

Always ask for credentials and check with an objective third party to verify someone’s identity.

Never pay for services in cash and be wary of paying upfront for a product or service that will be...

Explorers Day Camp Aug. 22

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH COUNTY 4-H

Join Lehigh County 4-H at the Lehigh County Agricultural Center for a day full of excellent AG-ventures.

On Aug. 22, the Lehigh County Extension office will hold a 4-H Ag Explorers Day Camp 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The camp is open to youth ages 8-18.

The day is full of different agricultural adventures as youth learn about the world around them. Learning about different farm animals and how to make butter are examples of what the campers will participate in....

EDITOR’S VIEW

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

It’s Sunday afternoon, and my phone has already rung a handful of times.

It could be Microsoft, alerting me that my software license has expired.

Or PECO, suggesting I stay on the line to talk to a representative about lowering my energy bill.

Or a credit card company, stressing that my credit is fine but I might be able to lower my interest rate.

Or the federal government, advising me that I owe income taxes and a warrant has been issued for my arrest.

It’...

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

LEHIGH VALLEY ZOO, Schnecksville, needs volunteers to help at its 12th Annual Run Wild 5K/10K for animal conservation. Volunteers are needed 6:30-10:30 a.m. Aug. 17. Volunteers will be helping with stations such as registration, check-in, water/snack stands, timing and awards, course guides and trail safety and more. Call Julia Seeley at 610-799-4171 or email jseeley@lvzoo.org.

SECOND HARVEST FOOD BANK, Allentown, is gearing up for its Great...

Is the Western Salisbury Fire Department a fire or a medical unit?

Thursday, August 1, 2019 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Sometimes things get a little blurry when looking at the roster of the Western Salisbury Fire Department.

Some see a medical unit that also fights fires – while some see a fire unit that also runs medical calls.

On the roster are the chief’s designation as an emergency medical responder, 10 emergency medical technicians and two professional paramedics.

Of those, one is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who was in charge of the Army’s Pennsylvania medical service, a...