Students Gianna Fitzsimmons, Olivia Spedaliere and Ethan Carag presented the Global Read Aloud program to board members April 24 at the curriculum and technology committee meeting held at Salisbury Middle School.
The students were introduced by English teacher Beth Prokesch, who said Global Read Aloud was developed by a woman in Wisconsin who started the thought process of connecting students across the world by having them read one book.
Lawn-mowing grass clippings drop-offs were to resume May 1 and 2 at township recycling centers for Salisbury Township residents.
Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich announced at the April 27 township workshop Salisbury Township Director of Public Works John Andreas said Republic Services, township waste hauler, would transport grass clippings to First Regional Compost Authority, 6701 Weaversville Road. East Allen Township, Northampton County.
Casey Creveling, of Allentown, recently was inducted into Lambda Pi Eta, the honor society of the National Association of Communication.
When Cynthia Sopka, director of planning and zoning, joined Salisbury Township in 2008, a cleanup of Walking Purchase Park yielded hot tubs, household washers and dryers.
“It was massive,” Sopka said of the effort.
Upper Milford Historical Society meeting, 7 p.m. at the Upper Milford Township Building, Old Zionsville. Henry Kradjel will share experiences and memories of his Zionsville country store and the post office. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 610-966-4376. Visitors are welcome.
The Friends of the Emmaus Public Library will hold its 19th annual used book sale 7 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. at Lower Macungie Middle School, 6229 Lower Macungie Road.
Salisbury Township volunteers, their family members and friends, and township officials filled the meeting room in the administration building to capacity for a sit-down dinner to honor more than 13 individuals and organizations for their community service.
What filled the room even more to capacity and overflowed was the sense of dedication, humility, good cheer, joviality and spirit of community involvement evident at the affair.
Education is pivotal in the continued attempts to address the heroin epidemic.
“One of our biggest problems is heroin,” John Sienkiewicz, president of Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet, said at a recent STEP-Up Tamaqua meeting. “What they’re doing now is a diabetic needle.”
Sienkiewicz said the diabetic needles are sold at Walmart by the box of 100.
Safer Streets for Tamaqua’s Little Feet purchased a mock drug board for educational purposes through donations and fundraisers.
Since it was put into service a little over a year ago, technology that reads automobile license plates of passing motorists has reaped incredible law enforcement dividends and helped make driving safer for those who travel Salisbury Township roads and highways.
That’s the assessment of Cpl. Bryan Losagio who coordinates Salisbury Police Department’s traffic safety enforcement unit.
The photography contest held at the Lehigh Gap Nature Center for the fourth year was the largest ever.
One hundred fifty-two photographs were submitted and 90 were chosen for exhibit.
The jurors were Phil Campbell, Paul Laincz, Josh Finsel and Anita Collins.
Categories were Insects and Amphibians, Macro of Nature, Your Backyard within Walking Distance and Youth.
Both the first and second places in the People’s Choice award were in the youth category.