The Emmaus Rotary Club once again celebrated International Women’s Day at its March 5 meeting by honoring Jill Long with the Rotarian Award and Corrine Goodwin with the Community Award.
Rotarian Alicia Ruiz-Orbin is the chair of the International Women’s Day Celebration for the Emmaus Rotary Club.
Ruiz-Orbin provided a history of women in Rotary saying, “Female members were not admitted until 1989, when the constitution and bylaws of Rotary International stated that Rotary Club membership was for males only.
Looking for a fun and inexpensive night of entertainment this weekend? Don’t forget about the Salisbury Theatre spring musical “Into the Woods.” The story uses characters from “Cinderella,” “Jack in the Beanstalk,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and other fairy tales to tell the story of a baker and his wife on their journey to start a family. Performances will be 7 p.m. March 12, 13, 14 and 3 p.m. March 15. I’ll see you there!
Pennsylvania currently has no confirmed cases of a new coronavirus first recorded in China, but the state is taking steps to be prepared if it does.
The state’s top health official held a press conference Feb. 26 to discuss the steps being taken by the Department of Health to prepare for the possibility of the virus, officially known as “COVID-19,” spreading here.
Dr. Rachel Levine assured reporters her department will be ready if the outbreak reaches the Keystone State.
Allentown AARP Chapter #5415 will meet noon at St. Timothy Church, 140 S. Ott St., Allentown. Ned Bloom from Red Cross will provide a presentation. Non-members and guests are welcome. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Allentown Food Bank. For more information, call 610-437-4265.
The World Health Organization offers some answers to some common questions about COVID-19, the latest coronavirus.
Are hand dryers effective in killing the new coronavirus?
No. Hand dryers are not effective in killing the 2019-nCoV. To protect yourself against the new coronavirus, you should frequently clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water. Once your hands are cleaned, you should dry them thoroughly by using paper towels or a warm air dryer.
Can an ultraviolet disinfection lamp kill the new coronavirus?
The appeal of the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, Inc. to the Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board to construct a building at its Mountain House Camp on South Mountain has been continued until 7 p.m. March 9 in the cafeteria, Salisbury Middle School, 3301 Devonshire Road. Doors are expected to open 6:30 p.m.
An incorrect date for the hearing was contained in a Feb. 26 article in the Salisbury Press about the Feb. 18 zoning meeting. The headline on the article stated the correct March 9 date.
The flower tent set up annually at the South Mall has been approved for the location for another five years.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to grant the conditional use following an approximate 15-minute hearing that was part of the Feb. 27 township meeting.
Commissioner Rodney Conn, seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, moved to bring the matter to a vote. Approval was recommended by the township planning commission.
The Salisbury Township School District curriculum and technology committee held its monthly meeting Feb. 24 at Harry S Truman Elementary School. Students from Jennifer Judd’s class presented on mystery science.
Former 911 dispatcher LoriAnn Fehnel, of Whitehall Township, addressed the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners and Lehigh County Executive Phillips Armstrong Feb. 12, stating she was disappointed in their decision to fire three supervisors and to allegedly force the resignation of seven dispatchers who used rum-laced eggnog to toast the New Year while on duty in the dispatch room Dec. 31, 2019.
Fehnel, a 911 dispatcher from 2007 to 2010 in Allentown, said she felt someone needed to speak up for the dismissed emergency services personnel.