The Salisbury affiliate of the Pennsylvania Association for Gifted Education organized a panel of individuals to talk about the college application process April 24 at Salisbury Middle School. The event was open to all families within the Salisbury School District.
Panel members included Julie Bolton, a parent who has gone through the college application process with her 2011 graduate, senior Megan Hrebik, explaining the process from a student's perspective, Krista Evans, senior...
The Allentown Fair is seeking contestants for the 2013 Fair Queen Contest in August.
Contestants should be between the ages of 16 and 20 and must reside in Lehigh, Berks or Northampton counties.
The Fair Queen will receive a $1,000 scholarship. She will participate in the Pennsylvania State Fair Queen Contest, where she will have the opportunity to win a $2,000 scholarship.
For information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org...
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Customers and shareholders were invited to enjoy hors d'oeuvres and spend time with bank executives and employees in thanks for the growth of Embassy Bank in the Lehigh Valley.
If gardening is a favorite activity and if there is a desire to do volunteer work, now is the time to apply to be a Penn State Master Gardener with Penn State Extension in Lehigh and Northampton Counties.
The Penn State Master Gardener program in Lehigh and Northampton Counties will be training a new class of volunteers this fall.
The new training program will begin the week of Aug. 23 and continue 2:30-5:30 p.m. each Wednesday through mid-December.
Classes will be split...
The Verizon Telecom Pioneers monthly meeting and lunch, 11:30 a.m. at the Old Country Buffet, Whitehall Mall. Bring a non-perishable food item for the food bank. For questions, call 610-395-0505.
The newly formed East Penn Youth Cheerleading Association will hold a fundraiser and registration event 6 to 8 p.m. at Menchies, 353 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. The fundraising event will take place all day and the group will receive a percentage of each order if the...
The Salisbury Township School District School Board was presented with the proposed final budget for the 2013-2014 school year at the May 1 operations meeting.
The administration presented the board with three options for next year's budget. Option 1 would require a 2.2 percent tax increase for residents, leaving a net deficit of $182,838. Option 2 would require a 2.6 percent tax increase leaving a net deficit of $96,906. Option 3 would require a 2.99 percent increase, the maximum...
Envision Lehigh Valley will host a one-of-a-kind virtual public meeting 8 to 9 p.m. May 13 to garner feedback from residents of the Lehigh Valley about what they want to see in the Lehigh Valley in the next five, 10 or 20 years. The unique virtual meeting will allow anyone to jump into the broadcast through a specific link and chat live with a panel of city planners from Easton, Bethlehem and Allentown as well as a regional planner from the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission. Viewers can...
The Carbon Model Railroad Society in Palmerton will hold a holiday gift and hobby show 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at Jim Thorpe Memorial Hall in Jim Thorpe. They are looking for vendors selling manufactured and/or handcrafted items suitable for holidaygift giving along with model and toy trains and other hobby items. For additional information, contact Garry Mack at 610-826-6636.
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Boy Scouts and leaders from Troop 58 hold a car wash April 27 at Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church where the group meets. Pictured are Nancy Bauer, of Allentown, who had her car washed, Nicholas Fletcher, of Salisbury, John Silfies, Glen and Scott Nickum, of Allentown, and John Belzner, of Salisbury.
We've been hearing a lot in the news about acts of bravery recently.
When bombs were detonated at the April 15 Boston Marathon, dozens and dozens of parade spectators, instead of running for cover, rushed to the aid of the hundreds of victims.
Many lives were saved because of their acts of courage that day.
A few days later, hundreds of police officers placed themselves in harm's way in pursuit of the alleged terrorists.
These are acts of valor, to be sure....