Salisbury Press

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Save for college, save on taxes

Wednesday, January 23, 2013 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

State Rep. Justin Simmons, R-134th, is asking parents and grandparents who are thinking of starting a college savings account to consider the benefits of opening a Pennsylvania 529 College Saving Program.

"Opening a 529 plan is an investment in our future," Simmons said. "Considering the history of the cost of a college education, there's no better time than now to start saving toward a gift that will pay off down the road."

BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA Gavin Sonntag awarded Eagle rank

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

On July 28, family, friends and the members of Boy Scout Troop 12, gathered to celebrate the presentation of the Eagle Scout rank to Salisbury High School senior Gavin T. Sonntag.

The rank presentation celebrated Sonntag's achievements over 10 years of Scouting as a member of Cub Scout Pack 12 and Boy Scout Troop 12 chartered by Asbury United Methodist Church in South Whitehall Township.

The rank of Eagle Scout is the highest rank earned by a Boy Scout. It requires completion of 96 requirements for seven ranks and 21 merit badges.

STSD

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

School closings

Acting Superintendent of Schools Louise A. Beauchemin, Ed. D. has announced the methods of notification for emergency closings, delays, cancellations and early dismissals for the 2012-2013 school year.

Salisbury Township School District uses an automated messaging system, School Messenger, to notify families of emergency closings as well as other important district/ school information.

Lehigh Valley Zoo featured on 'The Browne Report'

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

A recent visit and tour of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, in Schnecksville, by Senator Pat Browne, R-16th, is featured during this month's installment of "The Browne Report" television show.

Browne was afforded the opportunity to see everything the Lehigh Valley Zoo has to offer for people of all ages as he took a walking tour through the zoo.

Led by Richard Molchany, president and CEO of the Lehigh Valley Zoo, Browne learned about the history of the zoo, which started as the Trexler Game Preserve back in 1906, as well as the changes and advancements the zoo has made over the years.

Musikfest attendance up 7 percent from 2011

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

More than 900,000 people attended Musikfest 2012 to experience the festival's concerts, artisans, food and family fun, Arts Quest™ officials announced.

The nation's largest free music festival, Musikfest took place Aug. 3 through 12, with 515 performances by 318 entertainers on 15 stages.

This year's festival included free concerts on 14 of the 15 stages – the largest number of free stages in the event's 29-year history.