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.
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.
Lehigh Valley Health Network once again administered free seasonal flu vaccinations for adults and children six months and older during two community sessions in November. Shots were all drive-thru at Dorney Park and at Coca-Cola Park in Allentown recently.
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Shoppers enjoy the many crafts at the holiday craft show at Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church.
The 34th annual Live Christmas Pageant will be held 1:45 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9 at the Eighth Avenue Rose Garden Band Shell between Union Boulevard and W. Broad Street, Bethlehem.
The LBCP committee is seeking seven major and other sponsors to cover costs. They are also looking for new committee members as well as two baby boys age three to six months and walk-in volunteers of all ages for various roles such as shepherds, angels, townspeople and behind the scenes support.
Contributions may be sent to LBCP, P.O. Box 263, Bethlehem, 18016-0263. For information, call 610-865-0274.
The Upper Milford Historical Society will meet 7 p.m. in the Upper Milford Municipal Building, Zionsville. Ken Moyer will speak about the Molly Maguires.
The Lehigh Valley Chapter 1371 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees will conduct their monthly meeting beginning noon in the St. Peter's Lutheran Church community room, 1933 Hanover Ave., Allentown.
The Emmaus Historical Society will unveil its redesigned train putz in a winter wonderland display 5 to 9 p.m. at their museum, 563 Chestnut St., Emmaus.
The Salisbury Township Recreation Advisory Committee met Nov. 19 for their regularly scheduled meeting and discussed damage to the parks courtesy of Hurricane Sandy.
Most parks in Salisbury Township escaped Hurricane Sandy damage with the exception of Lindberg Park where a large tree was uprooted and fell on playground equipment.
Township personnel have been notified of the damage.
Two fallen trees were also noted at Louise Park.
Members of the recreation committee thanked the parks department for their continued efforts in keeping the parks in good shape.
The resignation of a member of the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council has been accepted and a successor has been appointed.
In separate votes, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent Nov. 15, to accept the resignation of Bruce Burchard and appoint Sandra Thomas to succeed him.
The sound of engines filled the beautiful sunny afternoon as some 500 motorcycles loaded with toys set out to deliver these packages to some very excited children.
The 29th annual toy run led by A.B.A.T.E. (Alliance of Bikers Aimed Toward Education) started in the Dorney Park parking lot Nov. 17. This event occurs every year through sunshine, rain, snow, sleet and any other weather. Nothing keeps the cyclists away from the smiling children's faces, their families and the staff at the center.
With budget season behind them, the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners convened Nov. 20, just before the Thanksgiving holiday, to address a handful of reappointments and bills.
The board unanimously voted to reappoint Commissioner Percy Dougherty to the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission and Susan Schmidt, of Emmaus, and Sally Schoffstall, of New Tripoli, to the Lehigh County Aging and Adult Services Advisory Council.