PRESS PHOTO BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Eastern Salisbury Fire Department volunteers coordinate their annual Santa run Dec. 22, 2012 visiting families on the eastern side of the township.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
Western Salisbury Fire Department volunteers escort Santa throughout the neighborhood.
PRESS PHOTO BY EMILY THIEL
DevonHouse Senior Living celebrates resident's birthdays.
PRESS PHOTOS BY JIM MARSH
Western Salisbury Fire Department volunteer firefighters are called to a Flexer Avenue address Dec. 22, 2012 for an animal rescue. It turned out to be a tedious and tricky situation. A 13-year-old female adult cat had somehow fallen down into a fireplace ash trap chute that had no clean-out door below the fireplace floor.
The Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy's Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Frank Kovacs from Pennsylvania Senior Patrol at CARIE will speak and a business meeting will follow. Bring a nonperishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank.
While the Lindberg Park perimeter bikeway and walking path drew positive responses from Salisbury Township residents at a recent meeting, whether or not it will be constructed is open for debate.
Those who want to walk around the 20-acre park in western Salisbury are facing not so much a fiscal cliff as a fiscal fence.
The future of the Green Futures Fund, for which Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano has applied for funds for Lindberg Park, is in doubt because several on the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners are on the fence in funding park improvements.
Traffic was snarled for two and a half hours as emergency personnel worked to get a tractor trailer upright on Interstate 78 Dec. 12.
As Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Josh Wells and an engine crew were responding to a dwelling fire shortly before 7 p.m., a second call came in for an overturned tractor-trailer along Interstate 78 and Route 309 between Lehigh Street and Cedar Crest Boulevard.
Penn State Lehigh Valley will offer an SAT review course that can help prepare test takers for the SAT exam Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 12 through March 2, 2013 at the Center Valley campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley.
The course offers strategies for the verbal, critical reading and writing, and math portions of the exam.
Participants can develop effective critical reading and writing strategies, review essential mathematical skills and concepts, discover proven test-taking techniques, and gain instructional help and feedback with the concepts covered.
SALDO, the acronym for the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance, the township's "Bible" of development, which is being updated, is wending its way through the Salisbury Township Planning Commission review process.
Township planners, along with Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka, discussed the 92-page SALDO, which is divided into Parts 1 through 12, plus Appendices.
Atty. John W. Ashley, township Board of Commissioners and Planning Commission solicitor, reviewed the SALDO's wording and raised concerns at the Dec. 11 meeting.
Children at Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest get a special visit before Christmas.