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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...

Corbett discusses economy with LV business leaders

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Vice Chairman Stephen Patterson, President and CEO Tony Iannelli and Executive Vice President Michelle Griffin Young discussed issues facing the business community with Governor Tom Corbett over breakfast at his residence in Harrisburg recently.

The governor reiterated his pledge to "no new taxes" in the budget for 2012-2013 and the challenges of meeting the requirements of state government with limited funds.Patterson, who is TD Bank's regional...


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

Rochester Institute of Technology

Local student graduates

Jacob Martin, of Allentown, graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in metal crafts and jewelry.

Connecticut College

Local student graduates

Jonathan Markson, of Allentown, received his Bachelor of Arts degree.



Local student graduates

John Pidcock, son of Jeffrey and Gillian Pidcock, of Allentown, graduated with a bachelor's degree in philosophy....

Celebrating the life of Michele Honochick

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

For Salisbury students and staff, the end of the 2011-2012 school year was especially difficult.

Students mourned the death of a former teacher from cancer, an elementary school teacher's daughter from cancer and the sudden death of the school superintendent who had bonded with many during his short time in the district.

Beginning the healing process, students said their goodbyes June 11 for summer jobs, camps, colleges and family vacations.

None expected to hear the...

Lehigh County Commissioners

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

William Hansell was appointed Lehigh County Executive in a unanimous decision by the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners at its Aug. 8 meeting in Allentown.

Hansell, of Lower Macungie, takes over for Don Cunningham who left the position July 8 to become the president and chief executive officer of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.

Hansell has worked in government for nearly 50 years including a recent stint as a Lehigh County Commissioner from 2010 to 2011...

Salisbury Township

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

Salisbury Township is running a bus trip to Radio City Music Hall's Christmas Spectacular in New York City Dec. 8. The Rockettes are celebrating 85 years.

The ticket includes orchestra seating and transportation to and from New York. Lunch and shopping on your own.

The cost (non-refundable) is payable by cash, check or money order and payment is due at the time of registration.

Registration deadline is Sept. 26 at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building.


Western Salisbury Neighborhood Column

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by DIANE ROBERTS TATUM Special to The Press in Columns

I hope you had an opportunity to partake in all that summertime has to offer the pools, the community events, vacation, outdoor activities, outdoor movies, Musikfest, various fairs including the upcoming Great Allentown Fair. Because, do I dare say it, school is starting next week.

Parent letters, bus schedules and other pertinent information should arrive to homes this week. Superintendent and principal letters are posted on the website as well.

Parents of students in...

Lehigh County Commissioners Candidates interview for county executive seat

Thursday, August 9, 2012 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Intergovernmental and Appointments Committee of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners met Aug. 1 to interview candidates for the vacant position of Lehigh County Executive Aug. 1.

Four candidates were interviewed for the position.

Matthew Croslis, of Whitehall, is an attorney. In addition to his work as an attorney, Croslis is also the owner of three businesses: Croslis Law Offices LLC, Legacy Title Insurance and Croslis Realty Referrals Inc. He spent seven years with...