The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency is reminding students and families the 2018-2019 PA state grant application filing deadline is May 1. This deadline applies to all renewal applicants and first-time applicants who plan to enroll in colleges, universities, or a college transfer program at 2-year public or private colleges (except community colleges and designated Pennsylvania open admission institutions).
At the April 18 Salisbury Township School District school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss congratulated student representative Maisie Oliver for her achievements in the Pennsylvania All-Around Gymnastic Championship.
“For the second year in a row, Maisie is the Pennsylvania All-Around Champion in gymnastics,” Ziegenfuss said.
Congressman Charlie Dent, R-15th, announced April 17 he will soon be leaving Congress.
“After discussions with my family and careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks,” Dent said. “Serving the people of the 15th Congressional District has been a tremendous responsibility and the privilege of a lifetime, and I am honored by the trust that so many of my constituents placed in me to represent them in Washington.
Catasauqua Area Showcase Theatre is bringing some of Dr. Seuss’ most-loved characters to life with “Seussical.” The show runs 7 p.m. April 27 and 28 and 2 p.m. April 29 at Catasauqua High School, 2500 W. Bullshead Road, Northampton.
CAST has been producing musicals in the community since 1993 under the direction of Bill Nothstein. The organization wanted to allow children, adults and families the opportunity to perform together. The only prerequisite to joining the group is to have a passion for performing, according to Bethany Nothstein, production assistant for “Seussical.”
Spotted Lanternfly townhall meeting 7 to 9 p.m. at the Salisbury Township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave., Allentown. Detailed information will be provided on successful methods of detecting these insects as well as proven ways of eradicating them. For more information, call 610-782-3002 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recognizing that public speaking is a critical life skill for all, The Swain School initiated an oratory contest for grades six through eight to give students a forum to practice public speaking. The event was open to all students in the Lehigh Valley.
The event drew 17 contestants to the school, 1100 S. 24th St., Salisbury Township, April 13. Students selected their speeches from among those listed on the Famous American Speeches website. Each student was evaluated on poise, delivery and presentation and overall effectiveness.
The close relationship between the Salisbury Township School District, Salisbury Township and the Salisbury Township Police Department dates back to the 1995 when the township witnessed its first triple murder carried out by two brothers who attended Salisbury High School.
Chief Allen W. Stiles addressed members of the operations committee during the April 9 meeting and recalled that pivotal time in the district.
A new building for a painting contractor’s headquarters along South Pike Avenue has been recommended for approval by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.
By a vote of 5 to 0, with two members absent, planners recommended the preliminary-final land development plan be approved for a 2,100-squre-foot building with 14 parking spaces and entrance driveway on 1.135 acres on the west side of South Pike Avenue.