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."
The 30th anniversary celebration of the Lehigh Valley Chapter, Executive Women International, will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. March 7 at the Tompkins College Center Dining Hall, Cedar Crest College, Allentown.
The local chapter donates two annual scholarships as part of its assist program to help students who have had to interrupt their education for personal or financial reasons. The chapter also conducts reading rallies at Northeast Ministries, Bethlehem, and donates Christmas gifts to underprivileged families. For information, email jniffer20@ yahoo.com.
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Crew members from Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Department respond to a citizen assist call after a tree from a neighboring yard fell into a home at 2825 Andrea Drive, shortly before 5 p.m. Jan. 31 during windy weather. Fire Chief Joshua Wells and Firefighter John Hucko are shown securing the tree to the home's deck so it would not fall into a nearby storage shed. The falling tree punctured the roof of the dwelling.
The Salisbury Middle School's Interact Club will host its second annual 12-hour dance-a-thon March 22 to benefit Lehigh Valley Health Network cancer patients.
The event is raising funds to replenish the Prager Cancer Patient Assistance Fund of the Lehigh Valley Health Network. This fund supports oncology/hematology patients of LVHN for nonclinical services such as transportation to and from appointments, home services such as telephone, heat, light, wigs, laundry/cleaning help or other nonclinical services.
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Firefighters use a portable fan to dissipate a haze of smoke at the Coffee Beanery cafe in South Mall recently. A faulty expresso maker turned out to be the source of the smoke and burning smell.