Today is the first day of spring! The best time of the year; the grass is green, flowers are blooming, birds are active and singing their songs. Days will get longer and warmer and being outside is enjoyable.
It is a great time of year to see the trees start to bud, people come out from inside their homes to go running, take a walk, ride a bike and play in the parks. Don't forget Rita's offers free Italian Ice today for the first day of spring.
Congratulations to all the PJAS winners from Salisbury. First place regional winners who will advance to the State PJAS competition include from the middle school, Elena Lagunilla, John Yurconic, Mahlon Reihman, Marisol Rosario, Benjamin Wiener, Arthur Oliver, Nikki Fackler, Leandra Roelker, Haley Szita, Eric Pennella, and Christina Marinos.
The month of March is here, and as predicted by Punxsutawney Phil, it seems that spring weather of slightly warmer and rainy days are here among us in Salisbury Township.
Another indicator of spring, with longer days to come, is Daylight Saving Time. This year, Daylight Saving Time begins 2 a.m. March 10; the time to "spring ahead" by turning the clocks forward one hour is here! Warmer and longer days are on the horizon.
The deadline for the ACT test being administered Saturday, April 13 is March 8.
The AP exam sign-up and payment will begin Feb. 25 and will end March 8.
The Spring I Session in preparation for the May 4 SAT test begins March 9 and ends May 3. If you are interested in registering for the SAT online, visit www.collegeboard. org. Registration for the May 4 SAT test ends April 5. The late registration deadline is April 19.
St. Thomas More Church is hosting Ladies Night Out Feb. 28. "The Gathering of our Favorite Things" will take place in the STM Family Center. For more information, contact Annie McGeary.
This past weekend was Presidents Day weekend, where we honor American presidents including George Washington, born Feb. 22, and Abraham Lincoln, born Feb. 12. The Lehigh County Historical Society, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, has an exhibit dedicated to Lincoln. Entitled "Abraham Lincoln's Journey to Greatness," the exhibit displays rare images of this iconic president. The exhibit will continue to be shown through September. Continuing with the presidential theme, there will be a slideshow presentation 7 p.m.
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.email@example.com. 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.