Salisbury Township appears to be migrating toward being designated as a "Bird Town."
The program, administered by the Pennsylvania Audubon Society, encourages habitat maintenance and property owners' efforts to encourage the habitation of natural bird species.
The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council heard a presentation about the program at its October monthly meeting.
Boy Scouts and volunteers from the local Minsi Trails Boy Scout Council will be out Nov. 10 collecting nonperishable food for the annual Scouting For Food community food drive. Door hangers were delivered throughout many area neighborhoods last Saturday letting residents know about the food drive.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
The Salisbury High School Football Booster Club hosted their first car show Oct. 14 at the high school with over 100 cars registering for the chance to win trophies.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
Western Salisbury Fire Department talks about fire prevention at Woodlands Terrace.
PRESS PHOTO BY CYNTHIA UNDERHILL
The cold temperatures and predicted rain Oct. 7 did not stop approximately 50 cyclists from leaving Northampton Community College on rides of 50, 68 or 103 miles. They were participating in the Lehigh Wheelman Association's 37th annual Gap Gallop Century.
Middle school and high school students, teachers and parents attended the kickoff for the seventh annual Student Horror Film Festival Oct. 11 organized by the Emmaus Arts Commission.
Sponsors include The Press, PenTeleData, Service Electric and Clark Media.
Students are given 96 hours to develop, produce and deliver a six minute horror film on DVD to Emmaus High School.
Although most students are from the Lehigh Valley, there have been teams as far away as Oregon.
Some residents of Waldheim Park are reacting negatively to Salisbury Township's rezoning of the privately-owned religious community.
The rezoning is contained in the township Comprehensive Plan update, approved unanimously 5-0 by the township Board of Commissioners Sept. 27, as recommended by the township Planning Commission.
Waldheim Park has been rezoned from R-4 to R-5.
The R-5 designation allows manufactured homes.
Lehigh County Commissioners put forth two competing budget amendments aimed at lowering real estate taxes for the 2013 fiscal year at their Oct. 8 meeting.
The first amendment sponsored by Commissioners Scott Ott, Thomas Creighton, Lisa Scheller, Michael Schware and Vic Mazziotti would reduce the $6.5 million tax credit proposed by the county executive by $5 million, and reduce the millage rate to decrease real estate tax revenue by $5 million instead.
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin recognized for her years of service
The Salisbury Township School Board bid farewell to acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin at the Oct. 10 board meeting.
Beauchemin, who has worked in the district since 1999 when she started as the principal of Harry S Truman Elementary School, retired on Oct. 12 and will be replaced by the newly appointed Michael Roth.
Several Salisbury volunteer firefighters took time off from work or other activities to take their annual fire safety message to preschool and elementary students in local schools.
"The message does not vary too much from year to year," Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells said. "But our department has been going into the schools during Fire Prevention Week in October for a number of decades.