Kospia Farms, 2288 State St., Alburtis, held a fundraiser July 21 to benefit Animals in Distress, a nonprofit sanctuary for animals who have little or no hope elsewhere. Every animal is admitted, with Animals in Distress providing medical care, behavioral rehabilitation, food, shelter, and most important of all, love, until a suitable new home can be found. No animal is killed because it is unwanted, too old or injured.
Western Salisbury Elementary School will hold its New Family Welcome 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 16. If you have a student who will be new to WSE this coming school year, whether they are in kindergarten or any other grade, come out and get a tour of the school, meet some of the staff and learn some of the ins and outs of the building.
The Salisbury Recreation Advisory Committee met July 16 for an update on parks and activities in the township. The committee meets every two months.
Director Kim Ringhoffer provided a report on the planned Community Day in conjunction with the police department’s National Night Out scheduled 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 7.
Police officers throughout Lehigh County recently attended a two-week course on how to improve highway safety in the trucking industry.
According to Chris Lengle, traffic safety coordinator with North Central Highway Safety Network, one of the goals of the program is to create a countywide safety task force.
“Coordinating Resources to Advance Safer Highways pilot is a project which is focused on reducing crashes involving commercial motor vehicles,” Lengle said.
Seniors 65 and older who reside in Salisbury Township have a new benefit of reaching the golden age.
Salisbury seniors can receive a card from the school district for free admission to home sporting events and the fall and spring plays.
The pass will admit the senior and a guest to the events. There are some exceptions, which include events not sponsored by the school district.
These cards have no expiration date and can be obtained by calling Mary Bishop at 610-797-2062, extension 1000.
Four student riders of Manito Life Center, 2160 N. Cedar Crest Blvd., South Whitehall, attended their first Therapeutic Riders Division of the Devon Horse Show recently at Thorncroft Equestrian Center, Malvern.
The four riders were: Richard Klingensmith, of Center Valley; Sara Miller, of Coopersburg; Victoria Bilyk-Sequine, of Fountain Hill and Mackenzie Eisenhart, of Emmaus.
The show team took home four first-place and second-place awards; and two third-place and sixth-place awards, Lisa Schadt president of Manito, said.
When the time comes for Bethlehem resident and Moravian College nursing instructor Michelle Sayenga to retire, she told her group of friends, who have nicknamed themselves “the breakfast club,” she wants to “retire into a job where people are happy to see me.” She told her friends about her desire to fulfill that need by driving the Just Born PeepMobile when she does retire, and friends Chris and Adrin Eline took over from there.
After 37 years of ministry, Pastor Jim Bowers has retired from his position at The Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.
As a youth, Bowers (known as Pastor Jim) was active in his church’s youth group at Atonement Lutheran Church in Wyomissing. When Bowers began his college career, he pursued a degree in math and physics, before realizing his life was meant to take a different path.
Quickly changing his degree, he decided to become a psychologist. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University.