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Thursday, December 6, 2012 by DIANE ROBERTS Special to The Press in Columns

Salisbury High School will have late arrivals Dec. 5 and 6, so the juniors and seniors can present their graduation projects.

Salisbury Middle School will host their annual winter concert 7 to 9 p.m. Dec. 6.

Western Salisbury Elementary School will have their PTA Holiday Shop open this week.

Dec. 10 will begin parent teacher conferences in the elementary schools. Harry S Truman Elementary School and WSE will dismiss 1 p.m. Dec. 11 through 14.

On Dec. 11, the...

New multi-year fishing licenses available

Thursday, December 6, 2012 by The Press in Opinion

A new fishing season is on the horizon, and anglers can prepare themselves by purchasing a multi-year fishing license, available for the first time this year from the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission State Rep. Julie Harhart, R-183rd, said Nov. 30.

Available now, the PFBC will sell three-year and five-year fishing licenses for the first time in its history. A three-year fishing license will be valid through 2015 and a five-year license will last through 2017. Customers who...

NASA scientist tells of work behind latest Mars rover

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

NASA scientist Jennifer Stern Ph.D., brought the story of the mission of the latest Mars robotic probe, Curiosity, to an enthusiastic audience at Alumnae Hall on the Cedar Crest College campus Nov. 15.

She detailed the development of "Mini-Cooper-sized" craft and its 354 million mile journey from Earth to a small landing site on the red planet. She enthusiastically reported the project is beating all expectations as it searches for signs of "habitability" on the distant planet.


Bikers gather together to make Christmas joyous for children

Thursday, November 29, 2012 by SHARON SCHRANTZ Special to The Press in Local News

The sound of engines filled the beautiful sunny afternoon as some 500 motorcycles loaded with toys set out to deliver these packages to some very excited children.

The 29th annual toy run led by A.B.A.T.E. (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) started in the Dorney Park parking lot Nov. 17. This event occurs every year through sunshine, rain, snow, sleet and any other weather. Nothing keeps the cyclists away from the smiling children's faces, their families and the staff at the...


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The "Klondike Derby" will be held early next year in Franko Farm Park, Salisbury Township.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent Nov. 15, to approve the request for the Jan. 19, 2013, event held by the Trexler District, Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.

The approval is contingent on the Scouts' representatives providing the township with a waiver of liability and proof of insurance.

Al Dallao, a Trexler District...


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee met Nov. 19 for their regularly scheduled meeting and discussed damage to the parks courtesy of Hurricane Sandy.

Most parks in Salisbury Township escaped Hurricane Sandy damage with the exception of Lindberg Park where a large tree was uprooted and fell on playground equipment.

Township personnel have been notified of the damage.

Two fallen trees were also noted at Louise Park.

Members of the recreation...


Thursday, November 29, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

19 roads blocked.

45 trees down.

83 police calls answered.

113 overtime hours for police.

Those are some of the statistics that measure the impact of Superstorm Sandy in Salisbury Township.

The information was contained in Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles' report to the township Board of Commissioners at the Nov. 15 meeting.

"Thank God, no one was injured," Stiles said.

Stiles said the township Emergency Operations Center was...