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Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Lehigh River is topic Nov. 29

Jerry McAward will be the 7:30 p.m. Nov. 29, speaker at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center, Slatington.

He will discuss "Laughing and Learning on the Lehigh River."

McAward is an American Canoe Association instructor-trainer-educator and past chairman of ACA's River Kayak Committee.

He has degrees in physical education-exercise physiology and commercial recreation.

The free presentation is open to the public.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Enrollment numbers discussed at curriculum meeting

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

At the Nov. 12 curriculum meeting, members of the committee were provided with data about the student population at Salisbury Township School District.

Of the 1,576 students for the 2011-2012 school year, 26.4 percent of those students were economically disadvantaged. Of that number, Harry S Truman Elementary School had the most students, followed by Salisbury High School, Salisbury Middle School and Western Salisbury Elementary School.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Hiring two police officers not in 2013 budget; increased expenses, stagnant revenue cited

Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles won't get his Christmas wish from Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano.

Stiles would like a vacancy for a police officer in the township police department to be filled and one new police officer to be hired.

Soriano said adding two, or even one, police officer can only happen if taxes are increased, a prospect he's unwilling to back.

However, Soriano said township Board of Commissioners could vote to raise taxes to provide the revenue for the two police officers.

NASA scientist tells of work behind latest Mars rover

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by JIM MARSH Special to The Press in Local News

NASA scientist Jennifer Stern Ph.D., brought the story of the mission of the latest Mars robotic probe, Curiosity, to an enthusiastic audience at Alumnae Hall on the Cedar Crest College campus Nov. 15.

She detailed the development of "Mini-Cooper-sized" craft and its 354 million mile journey from Earth to a small landing site on the red planet. She enthusiastically reported the project is beating all expectations as it searches for signs of "habitability" on the distant planet.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Santa Claus will make calls, write letters

Bring a smile to a face of a child, when they receive a call and/or letter from Santa Claus. For a donation, you will brighten the life of a child, while supporting a great cause. For over 15 years the American Cancer Society has been hosting this event in our Lehigh Valley office. We have volunteers come to our office to place the calls and also prepare the letters for mailing.

If you would like to be a volunteer Santa, or would like to volunteer during Santa Calls week Dec. 3 to 6, call Rosemary at 610-921-2329, ext. 3109 or email rosemarie.murphy@cancerorg.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

19 roads blocked.

45 trees down.

83 police calls answered.

113 overtime hours for police.

Those are some of the statistics that measure the impact of Superstorm Sandy in Salisbury Township.

The information was contained in Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles' report to the township Board of Commissioners at the Nov. 15 meeting.

"Thank God, no one was injured," Stiles said.

Stiles said the township Emergency Operations Center was set up Oct. 28.


Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Model UN hosts vendor event

Salisbury High School Model UN team is hosting a vendor open house 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 29 in the cafeteria.

Vendors including, but not limited to Stella and Dot, Pampered Chef, Thirty One, Scentsy, Tastfully Simple, Premier Jewelry, Tupperware and Mary Kay will participate in the event. There will be an opportunity to see demonstrations, purchase items and buy raffle tickets for various items contributed by the vendors and other local businesses and crafts people.