It is hard to imagine a wonderful world like Louis Armstrong described in his famous song.
This latest mass tragedy, Monday at the Boston Marathon, had me again glued to the television once my fellow editor Deb Palmieri called and told me to put on the television.
Whoever is responsible for creating this havoc in Boston has not only injured 176 people and killed three individuals as of Tuesday morning, they have robbed me of my freedom.
Yes, I understand if I take this stand I am letting them win.
Salisbury Middle School's second annual dance-a-thon was held recently to help raise money for the Prager Cancer Patient Assistance Fund of Lehigh Valley Health Network.
The Prager Cancer Patient Assistance Fund of the Lehigh Valley Health Network supports oncology/hematology patients of LVHN for non-clinical services such as transportation to and from appointments, home services such as telephone, heat, light, wigs, laundry/cleaning help or other non-clinical services that will improve the patient's quality of life.
The Salisbury Township School District operations committee learned more about the proposed budget at their April 10 meeting.
As proposed, the preliminary budget for 2013-2014 is $31,788,041.
The budget assumes the same staffing and student numbers and no cut in programs or services, still with a deficit of approximately $740,000.
With a suggested use of fund balance and tax increase for homeowners by administration, there is still approximately $112,000 Business Manager Robert Bruchak said he believes he can resolve.
Q. What grade are you in?
A. I am a senior at Salisbury High school.
Q. What is your favorite subject? Why?
A. My favorite subject is history because it is by understanding our past mistakes that we can prevent them from happening again in the future.
Q. Have you received any special awards or recognition?
It was a night for honors at the March 13 Salisbury Township School District meeting.
Peter Oyler, from Apple, presented the district with an Apple Distinguished Program banner citing the success of the program between STSD and Apple. Oyler commended the teachers, staff, students, administrators and the board for their efforts toward the success of the program.
"Salisbury scored the highest in all categories, which is somewhat unusual," Oyler said. "Fewer than 200 schools got this distinction in the country and you didn't just do it in one school, you did it in two."
"It's a love story," Senior Vice President, Operations, for Lehigh Valley Health Network Jim Geiger said at a press conference March 19 following a shooting 1:03 p.m. in the hospice care center.
For many Christians, the cross is the symbol of their faith. It represents the sacrifice and suffering of Christ and gives hope to many others.
For Doug Lapp, of Coopersburg, the cross represents how he shares his faith with others through his talents.
Lapp makes wooden crosses and gives them away.
He was born and raised in the Nazarene church with three uncles and a cousin holding the position of minister.
In 1976, he married Tammy and the two began attending Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church in Allentown.
An open house was held recently to thank donors who participated in the St. Luke's University Hospital Dinner by Starlight event in 2010. The evening was also an opportunity to show the donors how the money was used to serve the needs of children in the Allentown area.
The newest office in the St. Luke's Pediatric Associates KidsCare Center is located at 1227 Liberty St., Suite 303, in Allentown.
There are seven pediatricians and seven nurse practioners for the practice which sees patients from birth through age 18.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss shared Teaching and Learning 2014 survey results with the school board members at the curriculum and technology meeting Feb. 6 at Salisbury Middle School.
Three surveys on TL2014 have been given: December 2011, May 2012 and December 2012.
School will once again begin before Labor Day for the 2013-2014 school year with an orientation day scheduled for Aug. 26 for students in grades kindergarten, first, sixth and ninth.
The first day of school for all students is Aug. 27.
Teachers return to school Aug. 20, 21 and 22 with professional development days.
School is closed Aug. 30 and Sept. 1 for the Labor Day holiday.