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Extraordinary Neighbors

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

Champions arise in all shapes and sizes, from petite Gabby Douglas to gangly Michael Phelps to compact Frank McCullough.

No, McCullough is not tumbling or swimming his way through London.

At age 88, he is energizing Salisbury Township. McCullough and his delightful spouse Rita moved their family from New York to Salisbury in February, 1972. The managers of the NCR Corporation, for whom McCullough worked as an account manager, felt the company "needed new blood" in the Allentown...

Paranormal investigator brings 'spirit voices' to Emmaus Library

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

If there were any skeptics in the audience at a recent Emmaus Library lecture, they must have left wondering if they really heard what they had heard.

Albert Rauber, of Northampton, widely acclaimed paranormal studies investigator for the past 45 years, presented a lecture on the supposed haunting of the Lizzie Borden House, in Fall River, Mass., 120 years after Lizzie's father and stepmother were murdered in a gruesome manner in the home Aug. 4, 1892.

For better or worse, the...

Salisbury Township School District

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

In a special meeting Aug. 8, the Salisbury school board members approved a number of personnel changes, none of which included the hiring of a new superintendent.

Acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin said interviews began last week for the superintendent position.

Gary Bast, custodian at Harry S Truman Elementary School, has resigned due to retirement effective Sept. 1.

Theodore Steinbrecher, music teacher at HST and Western Salisbury Elementary School has also...

STATE POLICE

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Police Log

DUI

Christopher Vogel, of Alburtis, was arrested for DUI on Weilers Road at Walbert Lane, Lower Macungie Township, 7:21 p.m. Aug. 5. Vogel was traveling north on Walbert Lane and was unable to stop for a posted stop sign. His vehicle traveled through the intersection and struck a PPL pole. Vogel allegedly exhibited signs of intoxication when police arrived.

Ron Oneill, 20, of Allentown, was arrested for DUI on Orchid Place at Macungie Avenue, Lower Macungie Township, 2:33 a.m....

Colonial Ball

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

A Colonial Ball will be held 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Holiday Inn, 904 Hamilton St., Allentown. The event, which is open to the public, celebrates the 250th anniversary of Zion's "Liberty Bell Church" and the 50th anniversary of the Liberty Bell Museum.

Professional colonial re-enactors will talk with guests about what life was like in the colonial era. There will be live period music, colonial artifacts, and dancers who will demonstrate and teach colonial dances popular in the...

Grease contributes to grill fire

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Western Salisbury Fire Department Assistant Chief Dev Kannan tries to duplicate the circumstances that led to a fire enveloping an outdoor grill in use at 914 S. Hayes St. in the township just before 6 p.m. Aug. 9. Kannan concluded hot grease had contributed to a rupture in the gas line from a propane tank to the grill. No one was hurt in the incident.

Hope Nursery School celebrates 50 years

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Hope Nursery School is celebrating their 50th anniversary of operation this year.

The nursery school is located at Hope Church on Flexer Avenue in Salisbury Township. The preschool has been running in the township since 1962 and holds classes for children ages two through four. Originally having only around 10 children in the school, they have now grown to having over 150 students enrolled each year.

Hope Church Nursery School helps educate young children, preparing them for...

Historic Bethlehem Partnership

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in News Briefs

The Civil War Roadshow will be in Bethlehem 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sept. 7, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 8 and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sept. 9. The event will take place at the Fowler Center, 511 E. Third St., Bethlehem.

The traveling exhibition is housed in an expandable 53-foot tractor-trailer. There will be re-enactors, a speaker series, children's crafts and games, commemorative merchandise and Civil War era music.

For information, call 610-691-6055 or visit...