Students in the Salisbury Township School District missed four days due to Hurricane Sandy; it also kept most in the township without power. Even the Parkland and Bethlehem offices of The Press newspapers had no electricity.
I am hopeful that by the time everyone is reading this column your power has been restored and there has been no more major after-effects.
Although some are disturbed by their loss of power, I would like to thank PPL and all the men and women who worked hours upon hours diligently restoring electricity to our region.
BOO! and Happy Halloween from your friends at The Press.
One of my favorite ways to celebrate the spooky autumn holiday is to watch the 1978 John Carpenter film, "Halloween." In the chilling film, Jamie Lee Curtis stars as high schooler Laurie Strode who faces the terror of Michael Myers. But as Halloween is here, so is the end of October and the end of the first marking period for both the high school and middle school. Retests of the PSSA for seniors run to the end of the week.
Happy Halloween! Trick or treat will be held in Salisbury Township 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26. DevonHouse Senior Living will also host their traditional safe trick or treat inside their lobby area for the young children in the neighborhood.
Western Salisbury and Harry S Truman elementary schools will have their Halloween parades 2 to 3 p.m. Oct. 26. Oct. 31 is the end of the first marking period at Salisbury Middle School and Salisbury High School.
Nov. 2 is a Professional Development Day and all Salisbury schools will be closed to students.
As the month of October continues, the leaves start to fall and it's time to start thinking about getting out the scarves and mittens. Scary movies, haunted attractions and cold weather are beginning to prepare Salisbury township for the ghosts and goblins of Halloween.
The annual powder puff game will be played 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Oct. 17 in the Salisbury High School stadium.
The homecoming pep rally is scheduled for Oct. 19 during the Falcon Period. SGA will sponsor the final tailgate of the season 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19. A wing eating contest has been planned.
Envision Lehigh Valley will be hosting a community meeting 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 5 at Salisbury High School. According to Envision Lehigh Valley, "The Lehigh Valley is going to grow by another 145,000 people over the next 20 years... How we grow depends on your input and action." This event is not a school district event and all citizens are welcome.
The month of October brings brisk weather, cool winds, the changing of the leaves and great horror films to television. Students and staff are back into the swing of things.
At St. Thomas More School, Western Salisbury Fire Department will visit for a fire prevention program 1 p.m. Oct. 11.
The STM Walkathon will be held 1 p.m Oct. 19. The raindate is Oct. 22.
Welcome to the season of fall, with cooler nights, less daytime hours and the change of foliage. What are you doing now that summer is officially over? My boys and I took the opportunity to spend the first weekend of fall traveling to nearby New York and New Jersey.
A great highlight to living right in the heart of the Lehigh Valley is the opportunity to experience all of the seasons.
Traditional season change is not something that everyone gets to live through. But here in Salisbury, we get to see snow in the winter, new life in spring, the dreaded humidity in the summer and the transition of the leaves in autumn.
September is halfway over already! The schools have been in session for two weeks; fall athletic games are underway and the summer is slipping by as a distant but wonderful memory. Already we are thinking about the autumn season, putting away the bright summer colors and transporting to the orange hues. One of my favorites this time of year are the beautiful changing colors on the trees and the return of apples, pears and pumpkins. What is not to love about pumpkin coffee, apple pie or a slice of pear topped with cheddar cheese?
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.