The Salisbury Township School District discussed plans to make its two elementary schools and middle school more secure at its March 6 operations committee meeting.
Director of Facilities William Brackett showed the board a map of the three schools with possible ways to increase security.
"We have decently secure buildings throughout the district, but there are always ways to make them a little better," Brackett said.
ST. THOMAS MORE SCHOOL Photos of renowned underwater photographer and ocean conservationist thrill students
As soon as the "oohs" and "aahs" of St. Thomas More students began to subside after viewing a Michael Patrick O'Neil slide of a beautiful undersea coral reef, an even brighter photo of an exotic sea creature appeared on the screen, bringing new exclamations.
Returning after a visit five years ago, O'Neil's award-winning photography was all new to the kindergarten through fourth grade students at the school.
Madeleine Smith, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Northeastern University. Smith is majoring in behavioral neuroscience.
Timothy Y Su, of Macungie, was named to the dean's list of Northeastern University. Su is majoring in business administration.
Senator Bob Mensch urged constituents who receive unemployment and workers compensation payments via a debit card to check their mail for a new card from JP Morgan Chase. The new card, which was sent this week, will be used to pay benefits beginning March 15, so it is important for cardholders to activate the new card upon receipt, Senator Mensch said.
The Lehigh County League of Women Voters hosted a public forum recently regarding the potential lease of the city's water and sewer resources.
A panel of seven individuals discussed topics ranging from the effects of privatizing Allentown's water and sewer resources to whom should manage them and the experiences of other communities that have sold or leased their water supply or sewer systems.
Currently Allentown is considering using a concession lease to address the city's $200 million unfunded pension liability.
If you paid for medical or dental expenses in 2012, you may be able to get a tax deduction for costs not covered by insurance. The IRS wants you to know these seven facts about claiming the medical and dental expense deduction.
You must itemize. You can only claim medical and dental expenses for costs not covered by insurance if you itemize deductions on your tax return. You cannot claim medical and dental expenses if you take the standard deduction.
Deduction is limited. You can deduct medical and dental expenses that are more than 7.5 percent of your adjusted gross income.
Carly Barron, of Emmaus, was named to the dean's list at Bonaventure University. Barron is majoring in strategic communications and digital media.
The Central Catholic High School Lacrosse team is looking strong as the 2013 season begins. Coached by Dan Dolphin, the team has many returning senior leaders, including: Tyler Fox, Jeff Guylas, Matt Stuart, Matt Wagner and Colin McDermott. The team has very high goals and expectations and hopes to repeat last year's season, where they defeated rival Emmaus High School in the District XI Championship game.
The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee is hosting an Easter egg hunt for Salisbury children ages five to 10 at Lindberg Park 10 a.m. March 23. All children need to be registered by March 18 at the Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 South Pike Avenue, Allentown. For additional questions, contact Genny Baillie at 484-538-4221.
Holy Trinity Orthodox Catholic Church, 1023 Fifth St., Catasauqua, will be having an Easter paska bread and kielbasa sale.
There is a cost for both the freshly baked paskas and kielbasa.
Deadline for kielbasa orders is March 20.
Deadline for paska orders is March 25.
Pickup will be 4 to 6 p.m., March 29 in the church basement.
To place orders, call 610-395-5737.