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Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by LARISSA NEMETH in Local News

On Jan. 22, the Salisbury Township school board held its monthly meeting opening with reports presented by Salisbury Township School District students.

First, Jason Deppner and Nora Young, students from Western Salisbury Elementary School, updated the board about happenings at their school, including their school-wide efforts to raise money for koalas in Australia, affected by the wildfires.

From Salisbury High School, Nayeli Mendez announced the spring musical at the high...


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by The Press in News Briefs

When St. Luke’s Hospital opened in Fountain Hill in the late 1800s, the most popular baby names in the nation for girls were Mary, Anne and Emma, according to the Social Security Administration. For boys, this government website lists John, William and James.

Of the nearly 4,000 newborns making their debuts at the two St. Luke’s campuses in Allentown and Bethlehem this year, the top 10 names (beginning with number one) for each gender are Liam, Jackson,Oliver, Ethan, three way tie:...


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Dave Tomcics recently stepped down as fire chief of the Eastern Salisbury Fire Department after a volunteer fire service career spanning some 22 years.

He issued the following statement supporting his decision:

“I had several reasons to drive my decision. First and foremost was family. My kids are getting older and more active in hockey. On a recent Saturday, I left my house at 7 a.m. and did not get back home until 10 p.m., going to multiple games. It is nothing for us to...


Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by APRIL PETERSON in Local News

For Salisbury Township resident Krista Seibert, the inspiration that would earn her fifth place in the sticky bun category of the baking contest at the Pennsylvania Farm Show came in the ingredients.

“I liked the caramel sauce and pecan idea and the way the bun turned out,” Seibert said in a recent telephone interview.

And she did not go to Harrisburg alone.

Amelia Swoyer, Seibert’s cousin and a student at Salisbury Middle School, placed third of 66 entries in the junior...

martin luther king jr. day

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Residents and officials braved below-freezing but sunny weather to march to the small park dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in South Bethlehem.

Men, women and children marched up the hill singing, “We Shall Overcome,” the hymn of the Civil Rights Movement.

Led by Dr. Martin Luther King Civil Rights Movement President Frankie West, who organized the event, the marchers listened to several speakers who competed with the noon bells of the Holy Ghost Church next to the park...


Saturday, February 1, 2020 by The Press in Local News, News Briefs

Lehigh County

Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services is accepting nominations for Unsung Heroes.

To celebrate Older American’s Month, the Lehigh County Office of Aging and Adult Services recognizes Lehigh County residents, 60 years of age or older, who have displayed exceptional generosity with their time and talent to enhance the lives of others and their community.

The Unsung Hero finalists will be honored at a special awards ceremony 1:30 p.m. May 20.



Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

With a large turnout expected for the next meeting of the Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board, 7 p.m. Feb. 4, when a proposed building project for the Girls Scouts’ Mountain House Day Camp is expected to be reviewed, the meeting location has been changed to the cafeteria of Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Road.

Meanwhile, a letter from a Girl Scouts official about the Mountain House project was received by Salisbury Township residents who live in the Summit Lawn vicinity...