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 $5 million instead.
SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT Acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin recognized for her years of service
The Salisbury Township School Board bid farewell to acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin at the Oct. 10 board meeting.
Beauchemin, who has worked in the district since 1999 when she started as the principal of Harry S Truman Elementary School, retired on Oct. 12 and will be replaced by the newly appointed Michael Roth.
Several Salisbury volunteer firefighters took time off from work or other activities to take their annual fire safety message to preschool and elementary students in local schools.
"The message does not vary too much from year to year," Western Salisbury Fire Department Chief Joshua Wells said. "But our department has been going into the schools during Fire Prevention Week in October for a number of decades.
At the Oct. 10 school board meeting, the following personnel changes were announced and approved.
Shawn Borger has resigned as part-time nurse assistant at Harry S Truman Elementary School and Western Salisbury Elementary School effective Sept. 26.
Michael Dorward has resigned as the freshman class co-advisor and the high school student council co-advisor effective Sept. 18 and has been transferred to Salisbury Middle School as a full-time guidance counselor effective Oct. 4.
PRESS PHOTOS BY DEBBIE GALBRAITH
Traci's Learning Center welcomes Steve Cygan, owner of Appeeling Fruit, Inc. recently to talk about apples.
@$:Bus evacation drill held at Salisbury Middle School