Salisbury Press

Sunday, November 17, 2019

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Friday, October 18, 2019 by The Press in Local News

Oct. 16

The Emmaus Historical Society will hold its October program 7 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus. The program is titled “Carved in Stone: The Interpretation of Pennsylvania Dutch Tombstone Inscriptions and Decorations” and will be presented by Patrick Donmoyer, director of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University. It will focus on some of the earliest examples of decorated and inscribed Pennsylvania Dutch gravestones,...

FALCON INSIDER

Friday, October 18, 2019 by PAIGE MATHIEU in Columns

Students, families, veterans and community members are welcome to attend a veterans day program at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown, Nov. 11.

The event includes patriotic music by the Salisbury band and chorus 4:30 to 5 p.m. A complimentary dinner will be provided 5 to 6 p.m. Special presentations will be provided by veterans from World War II, Korean War, Vietnam War, Cold War, Persian Gulf and the War on Terror.

RSVP by Oct. 28 to Michael Barna at...

LEHIGH COUNTY BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Friday, October 18, 2019 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners moved the proposed 2020 budget closer to the finish line Oct. 10 when two Republican commissioners voted with the Democrat minority to pass County Executive Phillips Armstrong’s budget.

The 5 to 3 vote brought praise from Armstrong who praised commissioners Nathan Brown and Marc Grammes, the Republicans who voted with the Democrat minority, as being “statesmen” not “partisan politicians.”

Commissioner Percy Dougherty was not present for the vote...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Friday, October 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Municipal elections have the power to fundamentally transform our lives and how we interact with our towns. The futures of our towns are in the hands of our neighbors and it is very important that we exercise our vote in a considerate manner to ensure that people who respect the power of this role guide our towns.

It is within this viewpoint that I am writing today to endorse John Hart for Emmaus Borough Council. John is a thoughtful, articulate and sensible...

Another View

Friday, October 18, 2019 by The Press in Opinion

The Supreme Court heard a few landmark cases for the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) community Oct. 8. Two of the cases dealt with alleged discrimination against gay employees. The third involved a transgender employee.

The first two cases involve the late Donald Zarda, an employee of a sky-diving company, and Gerald Bostock, a child welfare services coordinator, who were both terminated from their jobs, allegedly after being identified as gay. Zarda made a reference to his...

VIKING VOICES

Friday, October 18, 2019 by SIMON ERNST in Columns

Allentown Central Catholic High School is partnering with DeSales University to provide students with college credits at no cost.

ACCHS Principal Randy Rice and Father James J. Greenfield, OSFS ‘84, president of DeSales, signed the agreement Oct. 3. Students will receive college credit for courses in anatomy and physiology, forensic science, honors calculus, honors economics, honors English 4 and honors theology 4.

The Viking Nation celebrated Homecoming Oct. 12.

Spirit...

HOPE presentation

Friday, October 18, 2019 by The Press in News Briefs

SHS

The Center for Humanistic Change will give a presentation on heroin and opioid prevention education for parents and guardians 6:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 17 at Salisbury High School, 500 E. Montgomery St., Allentown.

Participants will learn about heroin and opioids and how they are used, be able to recognize signs and symptoms of use, understand addiction as a brain disease, learn about the effects of use on health, relationships and life and be able to identify local resources,...