Local volunteers planning a parade, post-parade celebration, breakfast program in January
The Dr. Martin Luther King (MLK), Jr. Celebration Committee, a subcommittee of the Salisbury Human Relations Council, will host a weekend-long celebration to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy in mid-January 2018.
Lt. Greg Beam has been named the new public information officer (PIO) for the Salisbury Police Department, following the retirement of Capt. Shelia Lingle.
The Community Appearance Commission (CAC) is pleased to announce the winners of Salisbury’s 13th annual Holiday Storefront Decorations Awards. Each year, the city commission recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary downtown Salisbury merchants who go above and beyond in bringing a special holiday charm to historic downtown.
The Salisbury Transit System (STS) has developed an Adopt-A-Shelter program for local business and organizations. According to transit officials, the program is designed to allow businesses, individuals, community organizations and schools make a difference in their neighborhoods by reporting special maintenance needs, vandalism and/or suspicious activity at community bus shelters.
The City of Salisbury will operate on the following schedule for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays:
The Salisbury Public Art Committee announces a call for entries for the 2018 Salisbury Sculpture Show and its inaugural Arts & Agriculture program, a special extension of the Sculpture Show. Artists are invited to submit their outdoor pieces for consideration in the award-winning art installation program by Wednesday, Dec. 20.
To accommodate the last minute shoppers, Salisbury Transit will run normal schedule including weekend express right up to December 23rd.
-- Recycling and bulky item pickup also due to change --
Effective Jan. 1, 2018, Salisbury will be implementing new routes for garbage, recycling and yard debris collection, possibly resulting in a new garbage, recycling and yard debris pick-up day of the week for residents. Route changes will allow for more efficient collection points, while keeping the trucks in the same general area each day, thereby reducing the number of miles driven per week.
The Salisbury parks and recreation department has received $50,000 in funding from the Blanche and Julian Robertson Family Foundation in support of a new Teen Center program to be offered at the Miller Recreation Center, 1402 W. Bank St. The program, for children ages 10-17, will offer mentoring, life skills, homework assistance and recreation opportunities.
Transit would like to congratulate its own, Ella Casey. Ella took first place in the 2017 Fire and Ice chili cook off.