Luther Crest will a hold a free Valentine’s Day luncheon, noon at the senior living community, 800 Hausman Road, Allentown. The event is held to introduce older adults to the Continuing Care Retirement Community environment, says Matt Petrauskas of the Luther Crest staff. Because seating is limited, interested people should RSVP to 610-391-8229.
The photo on Page A9 of the Jan. 24 issue of the Salisbury Press of The Swain School students incorrectly identifies the photo as being taken at The Literacy Center. The photo was taken at St. James United Church of Christ, 15th and Walnut streets, Allentown, where the students were ushers at the ninth annual Ecumenical Celebration of the Life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. community meal and program. The event was continued this year in memory of its founder, Suzanne Kratzer. The Press apologizes for the error.
Approvals have been received by a Salisbury Township landowner that are expected to clear the way for 27 acres on South Mountain to be acquired by The Wildlands Conservancy.
The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board voted unanimously 5-0 to approve the appeal of Stuart G. Rogers, 415 Mountain Blvd., for a variance from the township zoning ordinance requiring a new lot to “have frontage and direct access onto a public street, without traversing through or over another lot.”
The first item on the agenda at the Feb. 5 Salisbury Township School District operations committee meeting was the resolution against Senate Bill 2 concerning a voucher program for underperforming school districts.
Though Salisbury is a high performing district falling in the top 10 percentile nationwide, according to Director George Gatanis, and would not be affected by the passing of the bill, the committee questioned what doors would open next that could be impactful.
Despite the Salisbury Township School District being closed Feb. 7 due to snow and ice, the school directors met for their regular meeting 7:30 p.m. in the administration building.
No students or administrators were in attendance.
An executive session was held prior to the meeting to discuss personnel issues. All directors were in attendance with the exception of Carol Klinger.
Assistant Superintendent Lynn Fuini-Hetten presented a draft of the 2018-2019 calendar for review by board members at the Jan. 29 curriculum and technology meeting.
Orientation for students entering kindergarten, sixth and ninth grades is tentatively planned for Aug. 27. The first day of school for all students is planned for Aug. 28.
Fuini-Hetten said a survey was given to parents regarding snow make-up days and 684 responses were received.
“The responses were 50-50,” Fuini-Hetten said.
Miller-Keystone Blood Center will be in the parking lot of Western Salisbury Elementary School, 3201 Devonshire Road, Allentown, 1 to 7 p.m. Appointments are encouraged by calling 610-691-5850 or 800-223-6667.
Purse bingo at Jefferson Elementary School Cafeteria, 520 Elm St., Emmaus. Doors open noon; games begin 1 p.m. Prizes include Vera Bradley, Coach and Michael Kors purses. Event benefits the drama club’s production of “Beauty and the Beast.” For presale tickets or questions, call Lisa at 610-730-5695 or email email@example.com.
The Salisbury Township School District curriculum and technology committee met Jan. 29 at Harry S Truman Elementary School.
Board members were given thank you gifts from students at the elementary, middle and high school schools.
Teacher Jessica Shirk and four of her students - Reina Escobar, Jaiden Reyes-Turner, Ryland Lopez and Cassie Daw gave a presentation on their journey to creating a flexible seating classroom.