The Quakertown Farmers Market, 201 Station Road, Quakertown, will host a winter coat drive through Oct. 14. This is the 17th year of the drive and over 500 coats were distributed last year. Coats will be donated to the local Salvation Army and the Milford Square Women's and Children's Shelter.
Salisbury Township School District Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Dr. Randy Ziegenfuss announced the school district was the only one in Lehigh County to meet all its adequate yearly progress goals for the PSSAs at the Sept. 24 curriculum and technology meeting.
"I think that is a real testament to the work we do here," Ziegenfuss said.
Ziegenfuss also acknowledged the district cannot get complacent.
"We still have a lot of work to do. AYP benchmarks are rising significantly again this year."
September is National Preparedness Month and the board of commissioners passed a resolution at their Sept. 26 meeting to honor the American Red Cross for their service to Lehigh County.
"Part of the Red Cross' mission is to help people prepare for emergencies," Commissioner Brad Osborne said. "On average the American Red Cross of Greater Lehigh Valley responds to an emergency every three days, the majority of which are residential fires."
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Western Salisbury Elementary School's PTA hosts potluck dinner.
Apparently satisfied zoning will not change for undeveloped Salisbury Township School District land along Emmaus Avenue, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously, 5-0, to approve a resolution to adopt the final draft of the township comprehensive plan.
Press photos by Jim Marsh
DevonHouse General Manager Vickie Snyder presents gifts to area organizations.
Sixteen Lehigh County collections points gave valley citizens an opportunity to get rid of old, unused and outdated prescription drugs in a safe manner under the auspices of county law enforcement and health department officials.
The event was held 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 29 to allow residents to safely dispose of pills, liquids and pet medications without discarding them into trash or sewer outlets, and ultimately, the environment.
The Harry S Truman Elementary School PTO hosted a Welcome Back Dinner Dance Sept. 14.
Harry S Truman Elementary is taking charge to instill the value of respect within their students.
Nicole Hager, education coordinator with J.P. Mascaro & Sons, visited the school Sept. 6 with their respect program and challenged the students to take care of the earth in the sense they treat the world as their backyard.
Aretha Franklin's song "Respect" played the theme of the presentation.
Hager said respect is something that needs to be earned, and can be gained through caring, honesty, trust and sharing feelings.