EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN
It is officially winter and during the winter season it is important to keep healthy and well-fed. The outdoor wildlife sometimes can suffer during snowy months. Natural food supplies for the birds are usually scarce. When the snowfall comes, sparrows and juncos are forced to congregate at feeders as these species typically feed on bare ground. Keep feeders filled with a variety of quality seed, fresh water for drinking and bathing and cover, preferably provided by plants, to keep birds coming back to your backyard. Look for birds like cardinals, chickadees and house finches during the winter months.
Salisbury elementary schools will be inviting parents and grandparents to join their fourth grade child during lunchtime. Harry S Truman will have fourth grade invitation to lunch 12:30 to 1 p.m. Jan. 7, 2013. Western Salisbury Elementary's fourth grade invitation to lunch will be held 12:35 p.m. Jan. 8, 2013.
Western's PTA will hold their yoga session 6:45 p.m. Jan. 9, 2013.
Salisbury High School will be having a 2-hour late start for ninth, 10th and 12th graders Jan. 9, 10, 14 through 17, 2013 for the 11th grade to complete the Keystone Tests. SHS and Salisbury Middle School will have a 12:15 p.m. early dismissal Jan. 11, 2013.
A financial aid planning night will be held at Salisbury High School 6:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2013.
The Salisbury Music Association will have a meeting 7 p.m. Jan. 8, 2013 in the library of Salisbury Middle School. An operations committee meeting will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 9, 2013 at the Administration Building, 1140 Salisbury Road, Allentown.
The Salisbury Township school district will be closed for winter break with classes resuming Jan. 2, 2013.
Township offices will be closed Jan. 1, 2013 in observance of New Year's Day.
A Salisbury Board of Commissioners meeting is scheduled to be held 7 p.m. Dec. 27 and 7 p.m. Jan. 10, 2013. The Planning Commission meeting will be held 7:30 p.m. Jan. 8, 2013. All township meetings are held at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., Allentown.
St. Thomas More will host a trip to the New York City Ballet, All Balanchine program Jan. 26, 2013. Brunch is to be included. A trip to the Franklin Institute to see artifacts of the Titanic, stories of Faith and a visit to St. Rita Shrine with lunch at Ralph's will take place Feb. 21, 2013. All trips are open to parishioners and their guests.
The Swain School, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, will have their winter holiday break through Jan. 2, 2013 with school to resume Jan. 3, 2013. SSAT testing will be held 8:15 a.m. Jan. 5, 2013. A meeting for Swain faculty will be held at 3:30 p.m. Jan. 7, 2013. The Swain Association will have a meeting at 8:15 a.m. Jan. 8, 2013.
The Allentown Lights in the Parkway will continue to run 5:30 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 6, 2013. Visit Wegmans, Allentown City Hall, Lehigh Valley Educators Credit Union or Allentown Federal Credit Union to purchase advance tickets.
Support the area by buying locally. The Allentown Farmers Market, located at 17th and Chew streets, Allentown, will be open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 27, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 28 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 29. Make sure to get your ingredients for the traditional Pennsylvania Dutch New Year's Day meal of pork and sauerkraut to ensure your family of good luck to come your way in 2013.
Happy Holidays and a very safe and happy New Year to all residents of Salisbury Township.