Salisbury High School Principal Heather Morningstar and Assistant Principal Bill Dovico attended the Nov. 12 curriculum and technology committee meeting to request the elimination of midterm and final examinations for high school students.
Salisbury is the first in the Lehigh Valley to propose eliminating these tests.
The rationale behind the request was the continued testing required by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Bridgeway Academy is seeking video submissions from homeschool students who are serving as volunteers or organizing their own community service efforts.
The contest entitled, "Homeschoolers Give Back" asks students to submit a one to two minute video showcasing their efforts and promoting their cause.
The deadline for submissions is Nov. 16.
Videos will be posted on the company website and open for public voting Nov. 17.
A variety of area residences will be featured in The Swain School's 43rd annual Holiday House Tour Dec. 4 and 5.
Participants can enjoy the tour via a bus or luxury coach, or a self-guided, 'drive it yourself' option. The Holiday House Tour also includes the Swain Holiday Boutique as well as a pick-a-prize raffe, children's raffle and bake sale.
The "Snowflake Express" is a nighttime supper and bus tour Dec. 4. The serving of a light supper begins 4:30 p.m. at the Allentown school, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, and the buses depart 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. There is a cost.
Thanksgiving meals/baskets available
The staff at PA211 EAST has compiled a list of organizations providing Thanksgiving holiday meals and baskets for families in Lehigh County this season. For the most up-to-date listings, call 1-855-501-6785 or visit their website at www.uwlanc. org/holiday-resources.
THANKSGIVING FOOD BASKETS
ŸCity Limits Assembly of God, 302 Ridge Ave., Allentown, 610-776-8656, turkey and food bag distribution Nov. 20. Call for time.
The Salisbury Township Department of Public Works will be conducting its leaf collection program starting Oct. 29 and continuing through mid-December (weather permitting). They will start in the First Ward (east) and work westward. The township crews generally cover the township several times. Note that the large number of trees in the township make it impossible to guarantee a set pickup date for any street in the township on any given day.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
Western Salisbury Firefighter Jerry Royer hoses down a fence fire Nov. 9 after a primary power line fell on the fence and yard debris and started the fence on fire.
The Village of Willow Lane, 6488 Alburtis Road, Macungie, will host a free and informative seminar about the aid and attendance benefits for veterans 6 to 7 p.m. Thomas R. Dye, director of veterans affairs, will discuss how to apply for this benefit and what is needed to qualify. For additional information, call 610-421-8100.
Emmaus Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church, 5th & Chestnut streets, Emmaus, for a regular meeting and program, "Honoring Emmaus World War II Veterans and the Making of Emmaus World War II Veterans Book."
PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells gets down close to preschoolers to talk about fire danger with lighters and matches at a Fire Prevention Week program at The Devine School, which is located in the Cedar Crest Professional Park's 1255 Building across from Lehigh Valley Hospital.
PRESS PHOTO BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts around the Lehigh Valley collect food as part of the Scouting for Food campaign Nov. 10.