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Friday, November 9, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A new tire and auto repair firm has been approved for Lehigh Street in Salisbury Township.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4 - 0, with one member absent Oct. 25, to approve the preliminary-final land development plan for Kost Tire and Auto Service, 3117 Lehigh St.

The township Planning Commission voted Sept. 11 to recommend approval of the Kost plan to commissioners.

A parcel to the south of the Lehigh Street property is to be added. An office...


Friday, November 9, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in School

There is music in the air at Salisbury High School as the finishing touches are being made to the production of "Little Shop of Horrors" which will be performed this weekend 7:30 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10 and 2 p.m. Nov. 11.

This popular comedy rock musical by composer Alan Menken and writer Howard Ashman is about a florist shop worker who raises a plant that feeds on human blood and flesh in a poor distressed neighborhood. The production has music from the early 1960s, rock and roll, doowop...

CCHS to hold 40 Hours retreat

Friday, November 9, 2012 by MICHAEL RODGERS Special to The Press in Local News

Central Catholic will hold its 10th annual 40 Hours Retreat Nov. 8 and 9. This event takes place during school hours and fulfills one of the two retreat requirements each student must complete. A very spiritual event, 40 Hours includes many activities, such as Eucharistic Adoration, prayer sessions and a guest speaker. Parents, families, and friends are welcome to join in Adoration and the prayer service which will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Nov 8 in Masson Auditorium. For more information, please...


Friday, November 9, 2012 by The Press in Social News

The Museum of Indian Culture, 2825 Fish Hatchery Road, Allentown, is holding its annual Open House noon - 4 p.m. Nov. 18.

The event will include American Indian craft demonstrations of sweetgrass basketry, quillwork, flute making, bead and leatherwork, and Atlatl throwing.

Learn how to make a corn-usk doll. See the exhibit, "Kachinas: Spirit Dolls of the Hopi," featuring more than 70 hand-carved, hand-painted wooden figures based on Hopi kachinas carved by George Melloy, a...

HURRICANE SANDY: Salisbury volunteer firefighters earn high praise for storm duty

Friday, November 9, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

Both Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells and Eastern Salisbury Fire Department Chief Clint Ballek were effusive in their praise of the township's volunteer firefighters for the yeoman duty they exhibited during the time Hurricane Sandy was pounding the area, and in the days following the unprecedented storm that struck the area last week.

"Our guys were awesome," WSFD's Wells said.

"I'm so proud of the professional way our volunteers handled the storm and its...

Sea salt doesn't reduce sodium in diet

Friday, November 9, 2012 by The Press in Social News

Q. I have high blood pressure and I'm trying to cut down on the sodium in my diet. Should I switch from regular table salt to sea salt?

Sea salt is made from evaporating sea water. Table salt comes from underground mines.

Sea salt sounds healthier doesn't it? It evokes images of crashing surf, tanned bodies, and marlin jumping out of the water.

Sea salt and table salt contain the same amount of sodium chloride. Switching won't help you with your high blood pressure. But...


Friday, November 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Nov. 8

The Kiwanis Club of Emmaus is now holding a Florida fruit sale selling tangelos, navel oranges and grapefruit. Call 610-965-3977 to place an order. The last day to order will be Nov. 18 for a Dec. 7 pickup.

The Alburtis Lockridge Historical Society, 406 Franklin Street, Alburtis, will hold a general membership meeting with officer nominations 7 p.m. at their headquarters.

Nov. 9

Lehigh Carbon Community College's Foundation will hold a two-day craft fair 10...


Friday, November 9, 2012 by The Press in Local News

CAMELOT FOR CHILDREN, Emmaus, needs volunteers to help with monthly activities for teens and children on Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons. Contact Cassie Kemmerer at 610-791-5683 or

COMMUNITY BIKE WORKS, Allentown, needs "Earn a Bike" instructors to mentor and assist children ages nine to 17 in repairing bicycles. Contact James Williams at 610-434-1140 or...