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Salisbury Township School District

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Operations committee hears improvement update

The Salisbury school board members heard an update from Director of Maintenance/Buildings and Grounds William Brackett on the Guaranteed Energy Savings Program at their meeting Aug. 8.

The concept of the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act is the cost savings from energy saved on an annual basis are enough to cover the costs incurred to install the energy savings equipment.

At the April 2 operations meeting, the school board members heard proposals from three Energy Services Companies who showed the district how they could save energy costs.

Celebrating the life of Michele Honochick

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

For Salisbury students and staff, the end of the 2011-2012 school year was especially difficult.

Students mourned the death of a former teacher from cancer, an elementary school teacher's daughter from cancer and the sudden death of the school superintendent who had bonded with many during his short time in the district.

Beginning the healing process, students said their goodbyes June 11 for summer jobs, camps, colleges and family vacations.

None expected to hear the news of the passing June 25 of Salisbury High School Librarian and Key Club Advisor Michele Honochick.

Hope Nursery School celebrates 50 years

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by EMILY THIEL Special to The Press in Local News

Hope Nursery School is celebrating their 50th anniversary of operation this year.

The nursery school is located at Hope Church on Flexer Avenue in Salisbury Township. The preschool has been running in the township since 1962 and holds classes for children ages two through four. Originally having only around 10 children in the school, they have now grown to having over 150 students enrolled each year.

Salisbury Township School District

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Retirements, new hires and transfers announced

In a special meeting Aug. 8, the Salisbury school board members approved a number of personnel changes, none of which included the hiring of a new superintendent.

Acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin said interviews began last week for the superintendent position.

Gary Bast, custodian at Harry S Truman Elementary School, has resigned due to retirement effective Sept. 1.

Theodore Steinbrecher, music teacher at HST and Western Salisbury Elementary School has also resigned due to retirement effective July 18.

Extraordinary Neighbors

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by BEVERLY SPRINGER Special to The Press in Local News

Frank McCullough has 'friends all over'

Champions arise in all shapes and sizes, from petite Gabby Douglas to gangly Michael Phelps to compact Frank McCullough.

No, McCullough is not tumbling or swimming his way through London.

At age 88, he is energizing Salisbury Township. McCullough and his delightful spouse Rita moved their family from New York to Salisbury in February, 1972. The managers of the NCR Corporation, for whom McCullough worked as an account manager, felt the company "needed new blood" in the Allentown area.

Chain saws and leaning trees

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Firefighters from Western Salisbury were called to assist Salisbury police with a tree leaning across the roadway on Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township 1 p.m. Aug. 12. Crews closed the roadway just past the Unami Fish and Game Club for about 30 minutes while firefighters cut down the tree and removed it from the roadway. ABOVE: Western Salisbury Fire Department Assistant Chief Dev Kannon uses a chain saw to remove a tree leaning over Chestnut Hill Road.

Conditions right to prevent a conflagration

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

If there had to be a fire at the home of Thomas and Laurel Brown Aug. 9, a confluence of circumstances at 2813 Lindberg Ave. formed the perfect storm of events to prevent a conflagration at the home.

Shortly after 1:30 p.m. last Thursday, a contractor who had postponed his visit from Wednesday arrived during a heavy thunderstorm to inspect work his crews had completed a week before.

Letting himself in to the home's basement with a contractor's key, Joseph Iudicello was inspecting the carpeting installed to complete the renovation.

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest to get children's hospital designation

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A new sign designating Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest as a children's hospital has been approved.

The sign, while not expected to be erected before year's end, will direct hospital-bound parents and their children to LVH services already offered at the I-78 and Cedar Crest 115-acre campus.

The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board approved the sign by a 4-1 vote at its Aug. 7 meeting.