Salisbury Press

Saturday, January 20, 2018

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

Jan. 11

A free informational session on adoption and child foster care will be held 6 p.m. at Diakon Adoption & Foster Care, located on the campus of The Lutheran Home at Topton, One S. Home Ave., Topton. People interested in attending the session are asked to call 888-582-2230 or 610-682-1504 to register. Diakon Adoption & Foster Care staff will explain foster parenting as well as the processes involved in adopting a child. Attendees also will learn about children available...

Snow Ball set for Feb. 10

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

Chamber

The Small Business Council of the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, Jaindl Properties, AmericanBank and Capital BlueCross will host the 29th annual Snow Ball 6 to 11 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Sands Bethlehem Events Center, 77 Sands Blvd.

There will be a black-tie dinner, silent and live auctions, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment.

The fundraiser will benefit Camelot for Children projects for seriously, chronically, terminally ill, handicapped or...

Classes begin Feb. 7

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

LV BEEKEEPERS

The Lehigh Valley Beekeepers Association will hold a 4-session class, “Introduction to Beekeeping” 6:30 to 9 p.m. Wednesday evenings, Feb. 7, 21 and March 7 and 21. All classes will be held in Room 107/108 Rothrock Library/Alumni Center, Lehigh Carbon Community College, 4525 Education Park Drive, Schnecksville.

The registration fee for adults includes a reference book, course materials, refreshments and planned field trips to the club apiary for hands-on...

Charter Arts skaters practice for the big show

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in School

About 20 graceful ice skaters from The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts participated in the annual winter ice show for the community at Steel Ice Center recently. The Press was present for the dress rehearsal.

Thom Mullins, the high school’s artistic director of figure skating, coached the skaters through their routines on one of the two ice rinks at the Steel Ice Center. Mullins was appropriately bundled up in the cold arena; the skaters, on the other hand, wore...

EASTERN SALISBURY COLUMN

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by SARAH TAKACS in Columns

Winter is definitely making its presence known this year and hopefully things warm up, even just a tad, in the days and weeks to come.

Republic Services will collect Christmas trees during the month of January. Residents are asked to place the trees curbside on either collection day. Any tree over 10 feet must be cut in half.

On Jan. 13, the Salisbury boys basketball team will hold a flapjack breakfast at Applebee’s, 7150 Hamilton Blvd. 8 to 10 a.m. There is a cost per person....

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOC

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Civil Service Commission has been tasked with drawing up eligibility lists to fill two positions in the Salisbury Township Police Department.

The newly-reorganized Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to authorize the civil service commission to fill a vacant position on the township police force resulting from the resignation of an officer and also to fill a newly-created position for an officer on the force. Funds for the two officers’ salaries...

WESTERN SALISBURY FIRE DEPARTMENT

Friday, January 5, 2018 by JIM MARSH in Local News

Each Christmas season, Western Salisbury Fire Department’s fire engines take to the streets and roads in the neighborhoods surrounding its Swain Fire Station, at Ott Street and Green Acres Drive, in a long-standing tradition of playing Christmas carols and allowing Santa to hand out candy canes and wish youngsters a Merry Christmas.

This year, the Dec. 23 Santa run ran into a bit of weather. Starting 10 a.m. to avoid a predicted afternoon rain storm, the firefighters found the weather...

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

James A. Brown capped a 14-year career as Salisbury Township commissioner with teary eyes and fond farewells.

Brown, township board of commissioners’ president, chose to not run for re-election.

At the Dec. 28, 2017 meeting, his last township meeting as commissioner, Brown was presented with a commemorative plaque by board of commissioners’ Vice President Robert Martucci Jr., who also read a resolution approved by a 5-0 vote by commissioners that lauded Brown for his 14 years...

BRIEFLY

Thursday, January 4, 2018 by The Press in News Briefs

INDIE AWARD

The national small business movement, Independent We Stand, recently announced the finalists, including Ju-Ju Monkey, of Allentown and Let’s Play Books, of Emmaus, of the seventh annual Independent We Stand Independent Small Business of the Year or “Indie Award.”

The top 10 finalists in alphabetical order are:

• Abby’s Lane, a baby store in Manassas, Va.

• Allegory Gallery, a bead, art and jewelry store in Ligonier, Westmoreland County

• Carr...