There is something special about dogs. Their panting smile, appreciation for affection and simple excitement about life can have a profound effect on someone's day.
The ability to bring a smile to a stranger's face is the reason 10-year-old Kasey Schlack, of Salisbury, gains great pleasure from being a certified Therapy Dogs International handler.
Pool Wildlife Sanctuary had the Valley in a buzz to celebrate National Honey Bee Day Aug. 18.
The event was sponsored by the Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association. This is the fourth year the sanctuary has celebrated Honey Bee Day.
Live bees on display allowed for viewing and observation for an up-close and personal look. Bee colonies have three members, the queen, worker bees and drones.
Members of the Beekeepers Association gave explanations on bee life, equipment used to produce and extract the honey and how products are made from honey.
Salisbury schools are full with students ready to engage in another year of thought provoking questions and education.
Harry S Truman Elementary School students will have their respect assemblies Sept. 6.
Open houses at HST will be held at the school for grades kindergarten through second grade 7 p.m. Sept. 10 and for third through fifth grade 7 p.m. Sept. 12.
Salisbury schools are soon to reopen for the 2012-13 school year, welcoming students, teachers and staff back for another exciting adventure.
Student orientations will be held for those entering kindergarten and first grade at Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School, sixth grade at Salisbury Middle School and ninth grade at Salsibury High School and new students Aug. 27 to welcome them and show them around the new, unfamiliar territory.
Hope Nursery School is celebrating their 50th anniversary of operation this year.
The nursery school is located at Hope Church on Flexer Avenue in Salisbury Township. The preschool has been running in the township since 1962 and holds classes for children ages two through four. Originally having only around 10 children in the school, they have now grown to having over 150 students enrolled each year.