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Salisbury High School welcomes parents and guardians to open house.
Residents who live in the vicinity of Emmaus Avenue can now mail packages, pick up stamps and take care of other mailing needs while doing their laundry.
The Emmaus Avenue Laundromat, 2825 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown, has been approved as a new Contract Postal Unit and is ready to serve the public with their postal needs.
A grand opening celebration was held Sept. 12.
A full line of postal products is available to customers 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays and holidays.
Salisbury Township School District has changed the way they contact parents and guardians by contracting with SchoolMessenger Notification System.
At the Sept. 19 school board meeting, it was announced SchoolMessenger has replaced SchoolReach.
Assistant Superintendent Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss said the new company will provide better service and the district saved $1,000 by contracting with SchoolMessenger.
This system will provide communication to parents and staff members regarding school closings/delays, school emergencies, attendance and general activities.
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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Lindberg Park Master Plan envisions perimeter walking and bicycle path
Plans to upgrade Lindberg Park were greeted for the most part with enthusiasm during a public hearing, with concerns expressed by those attending about those who use the park taking shortcuts across adjacent homeowners' properties.
One of the chief features of the "Lindberg Park Master Plan and Neighborhood Connection" unveiled before approximately 25 residents Sept. 17 would be a walking, running and bicycle trail around the park's perimeter.
Teachers are working to get students juiced for nutritional values during "Pack Week" at Harry S Truman Elementary School.
School nurse Loretta Becker began using the program at the elementary school in 2008. Sponsored by Welch's, a grant was originally awarded to supply the school with fruit to "pack" nutrition into school lunches.
Since then, HST has continued the program for one week during the school year to encourage dietary education.
"Pack Week" began Sept. 17 and students were asked to wear clothing and pack a healthy snack to match the day's color theme.
The Allentown Sylvan Learning Center at 2211 Mack Blvd., Allentown, recognized two young area students for their outstanding participation in Sylvan's summer reading program.
Abby Correll, a sixth grader at Salisbury Middle School, read nine books and completed nine book report projects.
Hunter Lindaman, a sixth grader from Siegfried Elementary School in the Northampton School district read 14 books and completed 14 book report projects.
Both students received a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card for their accomplishments.
The update of the Salisbury Township Comprehensive Plan, more than two years in the making and some 15 years since the previous plan, will have to wait a little longer.
The resolution to adopt the plan was greeted by silence when it came up for a vote at the Sept. 13 Board of Commissioners meeting.
Not one of the commissioners moved to bring the resolution up for a vote.
"We have no motion to adopt it [the resolution] as it stands," Board of Commissioners' President James Brown said.
Parents and guardians attend Salisbury Middle School's open house.