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Autumn is a great time to be outdoors

Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Columns

A great highlight to living right in the heart of the Lehigh Valley is the opportunity to experience all of the seasons.

Traditional season change is not something that everyone gets to live through. But here in Salisbury, we get to see snow in the winter, new life in spring, the dreaded humidity in the summer and the transition of the leaves in autumn.

Autumn is a great time to take advantage of the outdoors. The first day of autumn this year is Sept. 22. We are lucky to live in such proximity to the Lehigh Parkway, which is a great place to spend time during the autumn months. The path runs six miles; great to walk, run, fish, bike, picnic, ride horse, play frisbee, bring your dog, observe nature and get creative. Spend as much time as you can outside while the weather, and the scenery, is as beautiful as it can get!

As the seasons progress and change, so do the students, which is why it's important to get snapshots to make the memories last. Portrait day is Sept. 19 for the high school and Sept. 27 for Harry S Truman Elementary School.

HST will be having T-shirt day Sept. 26, and blue and white day Sept. 28. Make sure to wear blue and white to show your Salisbury pride and support.

Aside from strutting Salisbury colors, another way to support the district is to come out to school board meetings held at the Administration Building, 1140 Salisbury Road, Allentown. The regular school board meeting will be held 7:30 p.m. Sept. 19. The district curriculum and technology committee meeting will be held 7 p.m. Sept. 24 and the Operations Committee meeting will be held 7 p.m. Oct. 3.

Both elementary schools will have an early dismissal 1 p.m. Sept. 21.

There will be a presentation hosted by PAGE 7 p.m. Sept. 27 in the middle school library. Kelly Wetherhold is facilitating an open discussion on the Gifted Individualized Education Program development and research.

High school and middle school mid-marking period for the first quarter is Sept. 28.

The family football fun night for elementary students will be held Sept. 28 at the high school stadium.

The middle school book fair will be held Oct. 1 through 5.

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council is scheduled to be held 7 p.m. Sept. 19. at the Municipal Building, 2900 South Pike Ave.

The Zoning Hearing Board meeting originally scheduled for Oct. 2 has been cancelled.

The township is having curbside branch collection until Sept. 21. Branches should be no longer than 5 feet long and 5 inches in diameter, bundled and tied. Open containers may be used for smaller branches.

The Devonshire drop off facility will be open Sept. 29 and Oct. 2. The Franko Farm drop off facility will be open Sept. 22 and 25. The drop off sites are open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Leaves are only accepted at Franko Farm.

The deadline to register to vote in the general election is Oct. 6. Applications received after that date will be processed for the next election. Remember to stay up-to-date on the latest voter ID information, as everyone within the state is required to have a photo identification card to be able to place your vote in the Nov. 6 general election. Visit votespa.com for more information.

One of the best times to plant trees and shrubs is during the autumn season after the leaves have dropped. Consider adding some greenery to your yard, as the weather allows for tree to establish its roots. Trees are essential to reduce energy costs, clean the air, curb water runoff, reduce carbon in the environment and provide habitat for Eastern Pa. wildlife. Keep our Salisbury community classy and plant a tree.