As part of the reading curriculum for seventh grade students at Salisbury Middle School, the book "Where the Red Fern Grows" by Wilson Rawls is a favorite.The story revolves around a 10-year-old boy from the Ozarks during the great depression and his two hunting hounds Old Dan and Little Ann. The story follows the boy's trials and tribulations and the many emotions surrounding these dogs.
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Girl Scout Troops pick up their cookies at the Dorney Park parking lot.
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Cub Scouts from Pack 5 tour the Western Salisbury Fire Department's Swain Station.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is accepting applications for May through August employment for students and government service interns. Applicants must have a valid Pennsylvania driver's license, must be 18 years old and must be enrolled in in college for the fall 2013 semester. Submissions must be received by the close of the business day Feb. 22.
Asbury United Methodist Church, 1533 Springhouse Road, South Whitehall Township, will be having its fifth annual chili cook-off 5-8 p.m. March 16.
The community is invited to taste 40 chilies from professional, amateur and firehouse chefs and vote for their favorites.
Free-will donations will support the ministries of the Lehigh County Conference of Churches.
Log onto asburylv.org for more information.
The curriculum and technology committee met at Salisbury Middle School Feb. 6 and were impressed by the presentations made by the students.
Stations were set up for committee members, administrators, parents and community members to observe the various projects being worked on by students, who have incorporated technology into their sophisticated projects.
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Muhlenberg College Improve Dance Ensemble members visit St. Thomas More School.
Salisbury High School theatre is offering a musical twist with its spring production of "Romeo and Juliet: a musical tragedy" which opens 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14, just in time for Valentine's Day. It continues 7:30 Feb. 16 and 2 p.m Feb. 17. All performances are at Salisbury High School.
Director for the play is Will Windsor Erwin, Peter Sikalias is the choreographer and assistant director, Lucille Kincaid is the music director and CJ Matz is the scenic designer.
PA 2-1-1, which connects people who need help with critical services and volunteer opportunities, is now available in the Lehigh Valley.
The toll-free telephone number offers information and referrals for basic needs, food banks, child and elder care, health services, housing, support groups and more.
Hours of operation are 7 a.m.to 6:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
In addition, 2-1-1 can be integral to the community's crisis response in the event of an emergency, such as flooding, tornado, fire or other tragedy.
For more information, go to uwlanc.org.
There is no argument to be had that Salisbury High School's debate coach and social studies teacher Michael Barna has steered many students to success on the debate team as this year marks the 500th win Salisbury has seen under Barna's leadership.
Barna has been coaching the debate team for 16 years, just as long as he has been teaching in the Salisbury School District.
"It's the kids who do it, they put in the time and effort," Barna said, being humble about his winning milestone. "It's my job to hold them accountable and guide them to what is a good speech."