Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., addressed a number of issues during a Washington, D.C. update presentation Aug. 29, at the Lehigh Country Club.
Toomey answered questions posed by Tony Ianelli, president and CEO of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, during a live videotaping session of the chamber’s WFMZ television program “Business Matters.” The show will air 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
More than 100 area business and corporate leaders attended the networking breakfast and the Toomey taping session.
Hundreds of kids and their parents lined the sidewalks around the Salvation Army, N. Eighth St., Allentown, recently, following an announcement there was going to be a backpack giveaway.
More than 700 backpacks containing needed school supplies were distributed Aug. 22 to youngsters in kindergarten through fifth grade in the Allentown School District to help ease the financial burden on their families.
The next Salisbury Township School Board operations meeting will be held 7 p.m. Sept. 4 in the administration building, 1140 Salisbury Road, Allentown. In last week’s issue, the incorrect meeting date was given. We apologize for the error.
A doublebill brought residents to the monthly Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council meeting in the township municipal building.
An estimated two dozen people, including about 15 residents, plus EAC officials and visiting experts, discussed the rules of the road when it comes to recycling and also the latest on the Spotted Lanternfly.
Addressing the EAC concerning recycling were Kent Larsen, division manager, Republic Services, the firm contracted to haul garbage in Salisbury and Sandy Eckhart, an EAC member.
The Art Schneck Optical Company, 720 Harrison St., Emmaus, is celebrating its 60th anniversary.
Founded in 1959, the business has expanded and incorporated eyewear innovations while remaining focused on personal service and community commitment.
Initially, Arthur Schneck ran the business from his personal residence.
Nationally recognized motivational speaker Thom Stecher, of Malvern, attended the Salisbury Township School District convocation to provide an inspirational talk to the administrators, teachers and staff Aug. 21 about the importance of relationships and connections with students and their significance to learning — the theme of the upcoming school year.