On Feb. 5, Salisbury High School's debate team won the tournament round of the Lehigh Valley Interscholastic Debate Association.
They finished the first half of the debate season with a record of 26-6, followed by Pennridge, with a record of 24-8. This is a huge achievement for the Salisbury High School debate team; this marks the seventh year in a row where SHS has won the championship title.
Salisbury High School's spring musical, "Romeo & Juliet: a musical tragedy" will be presented 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 and 16 and 2 p.m. Feb. 17 in the SHS auditorium. There is no Friday show. Tickets may be purchased from cast members or by emailing Salisbury.firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact Salisbury Director of Student Activities, Monica Deeb at 610-797-4107, ext. 2504 with questions.
The Allentown Hiking Club will be hosting an easy 1-hour walk in Kalmbach Park, Macungie noon Feb. 10 as part of "Parks and Arts of Allentown." Meet at the old train station along Route 100 in Macungie. After the walk, the hiking club will visit the Allentown Art Museum, then hear a performance the Allentown Symphony, to wrap up with a meal at the Allentown Brew Works, 812 West Hamilton Boulevard. Visit allentownhikingclub.org for further event details or call Ron Kieffer at 610-562-8680.
Salisbury Middle School's Interact Club, under the guidance of Matt Tobias, will host the second annual 12-hour dance-a-thon March 22. This event will raise funds to replenish the Prager Cancer Patient Assistance Fund of the Lehigh Valley Health Network. This fund supports oncology/hematology patients of LVHN for nonclinical services. The Interact Club is seeking donations and volunteers for this event. Contact SMS school or Tobias at mtobiasstsd.org if you would like to offer a monetary donation, a gift or volunteer.
Central Catholic High School has recently implemented the "eChalk" system for students and teachers.
By EMILY THIEL
Special to The Press
Winter cold brings clear light blue skies, beautiful white winter snow and the bone chilling cold most of us dread. But in just 10 days we will find out if there will be six more weeks of winter.
St. Thomas More School will hold their registration for all kindergarten students and transfer students 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 27 in the Colonnade. Registration packets will be available at registration and are currently available in the school's office. Parents will need to provide a copy of their child's birth certificate, baptismal certificate (if not baptized at STM Church) and their immunization records. Any questions, contact STM School at 610-432-4525, ext. 2 for kindergarten and first grade registration and 610-432-0396, ext. 1 for second through eighth grade registration.
The New Year of 2013 has begun, which under the Chinese calendar, is the Year of the Snake.
A new year excites optimism and the grand possibilities of future endeavors. January ignites in us the feeling that we can become who we strive to be, travel to new places and live the life we've always wanted. In making resolutions for the new year, it is best to set small and specific goals on a weekly basis, if you want to see the results.
Happy New Year Salisbury! Hoping that everyone found joy in their Christmas holiday and was able to spend this festive time with those they love while finding peace and goodwill in their hearts.
2013 is yet another new beginning, a new year and a time to look deeply within yourselves and rediscover what is important in your life. Jan. 1 is a time everyone can reflect on the year passed while working toward a better future. I hope you find 2013 to be filled with happiness, good health and peace.
"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
It is officially winter and during the winter season it is important to keep healthy and well-fed. The outdoor wildlife sometimes can suffer during snowy months. Natural food supplies for the birds are usually scarce. When the snowfall comes, sparrows and juncos are forced to congregate at feeders as these species typically feed on bare ground. Keep feeders filled with a variety of quality seed, fresh water for drinking and bathing and cover, preferably provided by plants, to keep birds coming back to your backyard.