PRESS PHOTO BY JIM MARSH
Western Salisbury Fire Department holds their annual banquet.
Lehigh Valley Chapter of SCORE will offer the second in a series of free informal "roundtable" discussions on topics of interest to small business owners or those considering, or in the process of starting a business on Nov. 29.
The November round- table will be held in the meeting room at Dunkin' Donuts, 3670 MacArthur Road, Whitehall, and will start promptly at 8 a.m. and end at 9:30 a.m.
The subject matter expert will be Attorney John D. Lychak.
Round table discussions will be facilitated by a SCORE member.
With students missing four days thanks to Hurricane Sandy, the school calendar has been revised to make-up the days. Superintendent Michael Q. Roth said at the regular school board meeting Nov. 14 he did not forsee the Pennsylvania Department of Education excusing the days; therefore, the changes to the calendar.
Feb. 15, 2013 has been changed from a day off for students and staff to a Professional Development Day.
March 27, 2013 has been changed from a Professional Development Day to a student day. Students will report to school that day.
The Carbon Model Railroad Society will hold an open house at 529 Ore St., Bowmanstown 7 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays Nov. 29 through Jan. 3. It will also be open 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays Nov. 24 through Dec. 9 and again the weekend of Jan. 5.
The main "HO" scale display is in various stages of completion and is an excellent learning tool. The club's portable "HO" and "N" displays will be in operation on the second floor. There will be new and pre-owned accessories for sale. Admission is free.
For more information, call Garry Mack at 610-862-6636.
Lehigh County Commissioners let a budget amended by County Executive Bill Hansell stand at their Nov. 14 meeting.
The amended budget was returned to the commissioners by the executive who vetoed amendments to the budget that would have cut $5 million in spending and reduced real estate revenues by a little over $5 million. Instead the budget was amended by Hansell to include a total of $3.5 million in spending cuts to specific line items and a reduction in real estate revenues by $3 million.
Lehigh Valley Christian High School survived Hurricane Sandy relatively unscathed. Our building, on Howertown Road in Catasauqua, never lost electricity, heat or Internet service, nor was there any flooding. Some of the aluminum facing on the front top of the building got ripped off or bent back but that is the only damage we could find. We are very grateful.
As a result of Sandy, we had to make some calendar changes. The fall athletic awards night was rescheduled for Nov. 15.
NEW BETHANY MINISTRIES, Bethlehem, needs volunteers for Luminaria Night. Contact Liliana Cuba at 610-691-5602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOLIDAY HOPE CHESTS, Bethlehem, coordinated by the Volunteer Center of the Lehigh Valley, needs volunteers to fill their own shoeboxes with age appropriate items for Lehigh Valley's less fortunate children. Contact Sandie at 610-807-0336 or email@example.com.
PRESS PHOTOS BY TYLER D. MARTIN
The Swain School holds annual Founder's day celebration.
The National Megan's Law Helpline, 1-888-275-7365, is available to provide support to communities: on issues related to accessing sex offender registration information; responsible use of information; sexual abuse prevention resources; and accessing crime victim support services.