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Kyle and Kasee Beller visit with Santa Claus at the South Mall, 3300 Lehigh St., Allentown, after his official arrival Nov. 17.
At the Nov. 12 operations committee meeting for the Salisbury Township School District, members heard a presentation from Scott Shearer, of Public Financial Management, Inc., on the refinancing of a 2008 bond. The committee gave Shearer permission to move forward with the refinance which will save the district $157,000 in the 2013-2014 school year and $45,000 in 2015. The full financial team will be present at the Dec. 5 regular school board meeting to discuss the refinance.
The "Klondike Derby" will be held early next year in Franko Farm Park, Salisbury Township.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent Nov. 15, to approve the request for the Jan. 19, 2013, event held by the Trexler District, Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.
The approval is contingent on the Scouts' representatives providing the township with a waiver of liability and proof of insurance.
The Salisbury Township Department of Public Works is conducting its leaf collection program through mid-December (weather permitting).
They started in the First Ward (east) and will work westward. The township crews generally cover the township several times. Note that the large number of trees in the township make it impossible to guarantee a set pickup date for any street in the township on any given day.
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. They have volunteers come to their office to place calls and prepare 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.
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Using grant money for overtime pay for three officers, Salisbury police conduct an enforcement detail along Broadway in Salisbury Township.
A variety of area residences will be featured in The Swain School's 43rd annual Holiday House Tour Dec. 4 and 5.
Participants can enjoy the tour via a bus or luxury coach, or a self-guided, 'drive it yourself' option. The Holiday House Tour also includes the Swain Holiday Boutique as well as a pick-a-prize raffe, children's raffle and bake sale.
The "Snowflake Express" is a nighttime supper and bus tour Dec. 4. The serving of a light supper begins 4:30 p.m. at the Allentown school, 1100 S. 24th St., Allentown, and the buses depart 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. There is a cost.
The consultant for the new Salisbury Township Zoning Ordinance recently briefed Planning Commission members on key changes.
Planners reviewed the 239-plus page document, copies of which were provided to the media, at the 1-1/2- hour Nov. 13 meeting in the township Municipal Building.
Planners are expected to continue their review of the ordinance at their next meeting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held. The hearing date has not been announced.
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Harry S Truman Elementary School holds annual veterans program
Salisbury High School held their National Honor Society Induction Ceremony Nov. 15 welcoming eight new members from the Class of 2013 and 28 new members from the Class of 2014.
The newest members from the Class of 2013 include Kambria Carlson, Jason Carne, Colin Cressman, Meaghan Enos, Connor Harrison, Sue Bin Lee, Jeremy Labossiere and Augusta Mery.