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STSD Board member resigns

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Dr. Christopher Spedaliere has resigned as a Salisbury Township School District school board member effective Oct. 19.

Spedaliere joined the board in 2013.

“I recently was given more responsibilities at work and no longer have the time to adequately fulfill my board duties,” Spedaliere said. “I no longer have the time to volunteer on the board while advancing in my career and being the father of three young children.”

Spedaliere said he originally planned on finishing his term and not seeking office in the next cycle.

Collecting for Stockings for Soldiers

Thursday, October 27, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Press will once again participate in Stockings for Soldiers working with Keystone Military Families. For our readers who would also like to participate, the items needed are listed below.

All items collected go to all branches of the military and to locations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea and any other Troops who request support from home. All items are sorted and packed according to the requests received directly from the Troops or their families. Since we are gearing up for the holiday season, special holiday items have been added to the list.

The Press collects for Stockings for Soldiers

Thursday, October 20, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in News Briefs

Lehigh Valley Press will once again participate in Stockings for Soldiers working with Keystone Military Families. For our readers who would also like to participate, the items needed are listed below.

All items collected go to all branches of the military and to locations in Afghanistan, Kuwait, Korea and any other Troops who request support from home. All items are sorted and packed according to the requests received directly from the Troops or their families. Since we are gearing up for the holiday season, special holiday items have been added to the list.

Professional development plans discussed

Thursday, October 6, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Ross Cooper, supervisor of instructional practice for the Salisbury Township School District, provided a professional development update to the curriculum and technology committee Sept. 26.

Cooper started with a review of the summer academy which included 37 sessions including book studies, technology, writing, curricular and non-curricular. The sessions were well attended.

Seat belt and car seat check conducted as part of grant

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Pennsylvania State Police and Salisbury police are encouraging motorists to properly restrain children in vehicles and educate themselves on the updated child passenger safety law as the agencies marked National Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 18 through Sept. 24. Additionally Sept. 24 was designated “National Seat Check Saturday.”

Members vote on dogs and bikes and Lindberg Park

Thursday, September 29, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

At the Sept. 19 recreation advisory committee meeting, members met to discuss allowing dogs and bikes on the trail at Lindberg Park.

“We are seeing scary moments happen,” Chair Mark Wilson said. “I’m worried if we don’t do something about it, someone is going to get hurt.”

Committee member Frank McCullough said mothers are complaining and saying it is hard to walk the trail with bikes racing by.

Wilson said with an 8 foot wide trail, you can’t have youth on bikes. “It is not safe.”

McCullough said just recently he saw two people racing on bikes on the trail.

Motorcyclists welcome students to Salisbury High School

Wednesday, September 7, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Over 100 motorcyclists escorted Grand Marshal Sean Maehrer to Salisbury High School Aug. 30 and stayed to greet and welcome all high school students on the first official day of school.

Salisbury residents Brian and Nancy Smith, as well as the Lehigh Valley Community Benefit group coordinated the event. Administrators of SHS and members of the Salisbury Township Police Department prepared places for the motorcyclists to park to welcome the students to school.

The group met at 6:15 a.m. behind Ross at the South Mall and left for the high school around 6:45 a.m.

District employees head back to school for orientation

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Salisbury Township School District held an orientation Aug. 24 for all new and returning staff at Salisbury High School as well as school board members.

Similar to a red carpet event in Hollywood, employees had their photo taken in front of a Salisbury backdrop by the paparazzi seen later when the group convened for opening remarks.

Employees then attended a session of their choosing in support of personalized learning and the seventh habit of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” - “sharpening the saw.”

‘Disney Classics’ come to life at Waldheim Park

Thursday, August 25, 2016 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

The Allentown Band filled Waldheim Park in Salisbury Township with sounds of “Disney Classics” Aug. 9.

Selections included songs from “Snow White,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Mary Poppins,” “Frozen,” “Aladdin” and “Lion King.”

Soprano Emily Emick, of Whitehall, was the featured guest soloist who sang songs from “Mary Poppins.”

The event also included a hymn sing and an offering to help defray the cost of the concert.