Salisbury Press

Sunday, June 25, 2017

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by DEBBIE GALBRAITH in Local News

Middle school students participate in Global Read Aloud

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.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Devonshire, Franko recycling centers grass clippings drop-offs resume

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.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by The Press in Local News

April 27

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.

April 29

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.

Spirit of community evident at volunteer recognition ceremony

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

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 key to stopping drug epidemic

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by TERRY AHNER in Local News

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.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP POLICE DEPARTMENT

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Mobile license plate reading system reaping safety dividends

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.

Nature Center holds photography contest

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

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.