Summit Lawn residents, an estimated 60-strong, packed the Salisbury Township municipal building for the December township planning commission meeting with several voicing concerns about a proposed building project at the Girl Scouts’ Mountain House Day Camp atop South Mountain.
Allentown resident and Tamaqua business woman Lisa Scheller announced recently she is running for Congress next year in the 7th Congressional District. The district includes Lehigh and Northampton counties and part of Monroe County.
Speaking to supporters and the press in a small event room at the Renaissance Hotel in downtown Allentown, Scheller read an announcement touching on her personal history, her business experience, her community service and her philanthropical work.
Notable was her pledge to serve for only four terms, or eight years.
In partnership with the staff of Emmaus High School’s Collage literary magazine, Let’s Play Books!, 244 Main St., Emmaus, hosted a presentation and book signing by children’s author Jan Brett recently.
Brett, who considers herself “more illustrator than author,” arrived at EHS in what one press release describes as her “rock star bus.”
The stop was part of the first leg of a national tour to promote her latest book, “The Tale of the Tiger Slippers.”
The Salisbury Township School Board met Dec. 4 at the district administration building for its regular meeting.
The board approved a Cedar Crest College nursing agreement regarding the use of district facilities for learning experiences for its students in the nursing program.
The Salisbury Township 2020 budget has been adopted with the previously-discussed approximate $93 annual increase in taxes and fees intact.
Commissioners voted 4-0 with one commissioner absent at the Dec. 12 meeting to approve the 2020 township budget and ordinance to set and reaffirm tax rates and approve budget appropriations.
Breakfast with Santa at Lehigh Temple, 2120 Route 100, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. There is a suggested donation. Free candy and an orange for children. For more information, call 610-398-9845.
All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet 7 to 11 a.m. at Old Zionsville United Church of Christ, 5981 Fountain Road, Old Zionsville. There is a cost. For more information, contact the church office at 610-966-3011.
Jan. 5, 2020
German Christmas Service 6 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 501 Chestnut St., Emmaus.
Jan. 11, 2020
Former Lehigh County Commissioner Dean Browning announced at the Hotel Bethlehem Nov. 21 he is running against 7th Congressional District Democrat Susan Wild for U.S. House of Representatives.
The seat he seeks was long held by Republican Charlie Dent, who resigned. Wild bested Republican Marty Nothstein for the office in 2018. Browning said he wants to make her a “one-time Congresswoman.”