This tall pine tree on a Salisbury property is one of two trees damaged during the storms last week. One tree was torn down by the winds and this tree was damaged. USA Tree Service was called to take down the remains of both trees. After trimming the branches, the top of the tree was cut off.
For Salisbury students and staff, the end of the 2011-2012 school year was especially difficult.
Students mourned the death of a former teacher from cancer, an elementary school teacher's daughter from cancer and the sudden death of the school superintendent who had bonded with many during his short time in the district.
Beginning the healing process, students said their goodbyes June 11 for summer jobs, camps, colleges and family vacations.
None expected to hear the news of the passing June 25 of Salisbury High School Librarian and Key Club Advisor Michele Honochick.
Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce Vice Chairman Stephen Patterson, President and CEO Tony Iannelli and Executive Vice President Michelle Griffin Young discussed issues facing the business community with Governor Tom Corbett over breakfast at his residence in Harrisburg recently.
Hope Nursery School is celebrating their 50th anniversary of operation this year.
The nursery school is located at Hope Church on Flexer Avenue in Salisbury Township. The preschool has been running in the township since 1962 and holds classes for children ages two through four. Originally having only around 10 children in the school, they have now grown to having over 150 students enrolled each year.
In a special meeting Aug. 8, the Salisbury school board members approved a number of personnel changes, none of which included the hiring of a new superintendent.
Acting Superintendent Louise Beauchemin said interviews began last week for the superintendent position.
Gary Bast, custodian at Harry S Truman Elementary School, has resigned due to retirement effective Sept. 1.
Theodore Steinbrecher, music teacher at HST and Western Salisbury Elementary School has also resigned due to retirement effective July 18.
Champions arise in all shapes and sizes, from petite Gabby Douglas to gangly Michael Phelps to compact Frank McCullough.
No, McCullough is not tumbling or swimming his way through London.
At age 88, he is energizing Salisbury Township. McCullough and his delightful spouse Rita moved their family from New York to Salisbury in February, 1972. The managers of the NCR Corporation, for whom McCullough worked as an account manager, felt the company "needed new blood" in the Allentown area.
Firefighters from Western Salisbury were called to assist Salisbury police with a tree leaning across the roadway on Chestnut Hill Road in Salisbury Township 1 p.m. Aug. 12. Crews closed the roadway just past the Unami Fish and Game Club for about 30 minutes while firefighters cut down the tree and removed it from the roadway. ABOVE: Western Salisbury Fire Department Assistant Chief Dev Kannon uses a chain saw to remove a tree leaning over Chestnut Hill Road.
If there had to be a fire at the home of Thomas and Laurel Brown Aug. 9, a confluence of circumstances at 2813 Lindberg Ave. formed the perfect storm of events to prevent a conflagration at the home.
Shortly after 1:30 p.m. last Thursday, a contractor who had postponed his visit from Wednesday arrived during a heavy thunderstorm to inspect work his crews had completed a week before.
Letting himself in to the home's basement with a contractor's key, Joseph Iudicello was inspecting the carpeting installed to complete the renovation.
A new sign designating Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest as a children's hospital has been approved.
The sign, while not expected to be erected before year's end, will direct hospital-bound parents and their children to LVH services already offered at the I-78 and Cedar Crest 115-acre campus.
The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board approved the sign by a 4-1 vote at its Aug. 7 meeting.