Nationally recognized journalist, commentator, speaker and Allentown resident Pamela Varkony spoke at the Jan. 8 T.R.I.A.D. meeting on the topic of empowering women throughout the world.
Varkony is extremely involved in politics and the community, serving on the board of the Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Allentown City Planning Commission, the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Allentown City Council. She was recently appointed to the Pennsylvania Commission for Women.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter of Score will host a free financial presentation 8 to 9:30 a.m. at the offices of Lafayette Ambassador Bank, 2005 City Line Road, Suite 200, Bethlehem. Vice President of Commercial Loans at Lafayette Bank Daniel Hilbert and former CEO of Paul Fredrick MenStyle Allen Abbott will present, "Financing your Small Business: What You Need to Know about Borrowing and Raising Capital." To register, visit www.lehighvalley. score.org or call Mitzi Colella at 610-266-3000.
As part of the Barbershop Harmony Society's "Youth in Harmony" program, the Lehigh Valley Harmonizers is hosting its fourth annual Young Singers Quartet Contest. The goal is to give students the unique experience of singing in a barbershop quartet and to offer an opportunity to improve their singing skills through the medium of close harmony a cappella singing. To date, 10 quartets are entered from Freedom, Northern Lehigh and Phillipsburg High Schools. Deadline for entries is Jan. 24.
The operations committee reviewed potential new signs for Salisbury High School along Emmaus Avenue Jan. 9 and discussed options for funding including sponsorship.
The existing V-shaped sign along Emmaus is placed back from the road due to restrictions of an existing power pole and a sewage drain.
Many proposed signs were reviewed with a favorite being a sandblasted hi-density foam base (stone) structure sign that would be placed over the existing 3-pole mounting system.
This is the first of a two-part series.
Very rarely is Rev. Becky J. Beckwith in an elementary school. Yet, that is where she found herself on the morning of the shooting in Sandy Hook. The pastor of St. John's United Church of Christ in Fullerton had gone to volunteer for a few hours at the school in Salisbury where her daughter, Jill Williams, works.
Both Salisbury volunteer fire departments, Eastern Salisbury and Western Salisbury, recently designated line officers for 2013. Line officers are the command structure personnel at the scene of fires, accidents and rescues.
Eastern Salisbury Fire Department chief is Clint Ballek; deputy chief is Dennis Takacs; assistant chief/fire is Dave Tomcics; assistant chief/rescue is Kyle Mertl; captains are James Seagreaves and Robert Curcio; and lieutenant is Kyle Schwartz.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Members and friends of Jerusalem Evangelical Lutheran Church of Eastern Salisbury gather Jan. 19 for fellowship and fun.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
Jerusalem Western Salisbury holds a fundraising breakfast Jan. 12.
PRESS PHOTO BY TIM SINGLES
Firefighters from Western Salisbury Fire Department, along with an EMS crew from Cetronia ambulance, respond to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Cedar Crest Boulevard and Fish Hatchery Road around 1:30 p.m. Jan. 20.
About 130 enthusiastic Scouts from 13 area Troops practiced their winter Scouting skills at eight different Alaska-themed venues Jan. 19 at the Franko Farm recreation area in Salisbury Township.
Imaginative events in the Klondike Derby gave the students opportunities to train and develop skills in first aid, fire building, knots and lashing, lumberjack, stretcher carry, ice rescue, orienteering and determining the height and distance of distant objects using triangulation skills.