Students at Salisbury High School were given the opportunity to experience distracted driving firsthand recently at the school.
Lehigh Valley Health Network, the Center for Humanistic Change, Students Against Destructive Decisions, Western Salisbury Fire Department, the Salisbury Township Police Department and the North Central Highway Safety Network participated in the event for students.
Members of the Recreation Advisory Committee met at Franko Park before the regular meeting May 15 to review three locations for the proposed Salisbury Youth Association batting cage at Franko Park.
Reviewing the batting cage locations were committee members Frank Adamcik, Pat Jacoby, Frank McCullough and Mark Wilson and staff representative Genny Baillie.
Students and an educator were honored at the May 10 board meeting of the Salisbury Township School District director’s meeting.
SkillsUSA District Competition Medal Winners were Zaki Al-Bajali, first place in carpentry, Cory Brunner, second place in tech computer applications, John Kochenberger, second place in electronics technology, Dustin Kramer, first place in technical drafting, Desiree Nester, first place in basic health care skills and Alyssa Wygand, second place in first aid/CPR.
After much anticipation, the Buckeye Tavern, 3741 Brookside Road, Macungie, has been raised from the ashes and will open its doors to customers May 22.
The original Buckeye Tavern, built in 1735, was destroyed in a fire May 12, 2015.
Buckeye Tavern owners Hope and Terry Bender are ready to reopen.
“It won’t be the same as before; it will be the new Buckeye,” Terry Bender said in an interview with The Press Dec. 7, 2016.
Members of the Lehigh Anomalous Phenomenon Investigation Society once again visited the Buckeye Tavern in April to check in on the “spiritual residents.”
The landmark opened as an inn and hotel in 1735 and operated through the late 1800s as the East Macungie Hotel and later as The Load of Mischief.
LAPIS visited the Buckeye Tavern in 2009 armed with equipment including electronic voice phenomenon recorders which use radio frequency. Spirits use this to form words and answer questions.
Students Gianna Fitzsimmons, Olivia Spedaliere and Ethan Carag presented the Global Read Aloud program to board members April 24 at the curriculum and technology committee meeting held at Salisbury Middle School.
The students were introduced by English teacher Beth Prokesch, who said Global Read Aloud was developed by a woman in Wisconsin who started the thought process of connecting students across the world by having them read one book.
Members of the Salisbury Township Police Department faced members of the Salisbury Youth Association basketball team in a charity event March 25 at Salisbury High School.
SYA Basketball Coach George Rompilla came up with the idea to raise money for the police department and talked it over with the kids who were “all for it.”
Rompilla, who is involved in corrections and security said he is tired of police getting a bad name.
Rompilla said the kids were “excited because of the school resource officer.”
A special board meeting was held March 6 to approve the employment of Laura Ede as a full-time emotional support teacher at Salisbury Middle School and the building transfer of Marilyn Nocerino from a full-time instructional support teacher at Western Salisbury Elementary School to a full-time mathematics teacher at Salisbury High School.
Both personnel requests were approved.
The Salisbury Township School District operations committee met March 6 to discuss a budget shortfall and proposed summer projects to be completed.
The board analyzed the proposed 2016-2017 budget of $37,207,260 and listened to suggestions by Business Administrator Robert Bruchak for closing the $1,421,612 gap.
Mary Clancey, 71, of St. Clair, Schuylkill County, couldn’t speak two words without having trouble breathing. She was having trouble walking with blood clots in her legs combined with carrying 365 pounds on her 5 foot 1 1/2 inch frame.