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Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

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There was a new dog in town for the Salisbury Township K-9 Patrol in 2016.

And he took off like a Rocket. In fact, his name is Rocket.

In addition, in the annual report presented to the township board of commissioners and the media by Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles, the township’s fire inspection program increased its revenue in 2016.

Also, the number of hunting permits issued for archery and junior hunting in the township...


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Zanelli announces L.C. candidacy

Amy Zanelli, candidate for Lehigh County commissioner in District 3, has announced that she will seek the Democratic endorsement in the May 16 primary race. The district includes, Hanover Township and parts of Bethlehem.

The West Bethlehem resident is a licensed real estate agent with Keller Williams. “Reclaiming our democracy is a marathon, not a sprint,” she said. “The starting line is local politics.”

Coming from a family of union...


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

KUTZTOWN Summer music

session offered

The Kutztown University Department of Music will host a large ensemble festival for orchestra, wind ensemble and jazz band July 9 through 15. The festival is open to students entering freshman year of high school through graduating seniors with at least three years of music studies.

Numerous faculty and student concerts will be held daily. In addition, students can take elective classes in


•Music History...


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wednesday, April 19

Bethlehem Township Municipal Authority,6:30 p.m. Municipal building, 4225 Easton Ave.

Fountain Hill Council, 7 p.m. 941 Long St.

Thursday, April 20

Bethlehem Redevelopment Authority, 4:30 p.m. city hall, 10 E. Church St.

Northampton Co. Council,6:30 p.m. 669 Washington St., Easton.

Monday, April 24

BASD regular board, 7 p.m. East Hills auditorium, 2005 Chester Road.

Bethlehem Twp. Planning Commission, 7 p.m....

Allentown Band

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


The Allentown Band, under Conductor Ronald Demkee, will be holding a “Women in Music” concert 3 p.m. April 23 at Zion Reformed “Liberty Bell” Church, 620 W. Hamilton St., Allentown.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Liberty Bell Museum next to the church or at the door.

Proceeds will benefit the Liberty Bell Shrine.

For more information, call 610-435-2412.

Social Media

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Families facing the challenges of their children using social media and how it affects their relationships with peers are invited to attend a free presentation by best-selling author Rachel Simmons.

“Peer Relationships in the Age of Social Media” will be held 7 p.m. April 19 at The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, as the third program in the school’s Parenting Education Series.

All presentations are free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to...

Youth Sunday

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Christ Lutheran Church’s annual Youth Sunday will be held April 23 at the church, 69 Main St., Hellertown.

There will be a worship service at 9:30 a.m. led by the church’s youth. There will be special music by Praise Jam 2017.

Following the service, there will be a complimentary buffet breakfast/brunch in the Fellowship Hall for all service guests. Pastor Phil Spohn will conduct an orientation session for prospective members at 11:30 a.m.


Walk A Mile

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs


Penn State Lehigh Valley will hold a Walk A Mile in Her Shoes event at noon on April 24 at the campus sports court, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.

About 50 male faculty, staff and students will wear red heels on a symbolic march at to stand up against sexual assault while other student groups cheer them on.

The event is held to raise awareness of and to protest against gender violence.