Details about the Allentown Public Library Tax Referendum on the Nov. 5 Lehigh County General Election Ballot have been released.
The referendum is the first such in the 20 years since Salisbury Township residents first voted to approve the library tax.
Here is the referendum as it will appear on the ballot:
"Referendum To Continue Library Tax
"Salinger" is a seemingly honest documentary about J.D. Salinger, the reclusive author of "The Catcher in the Rye" who wrote a heralded, controversial, generation-shifting novel and never published another.
The Pennsylvania Playhouse (TPP) production of "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" creates a conundrum: Is it this community theater or regional theater?
Yes, TPP's "Spelling Bee" is that good. You might say it's letter-perfect. Wordsmiths should not miss "Bee," which spells out many unusual words (syzygy, cenacle, elanguescence), has a plethora of puns and a dollop of double-entendres.
When it comes to psychological thrillers, "Prisoners" takes no prisoners.
"Prisoners," paced by an intense, carefully-crafted and completely believable performance by Hugh Jackman, is a tension-filled nail-biter with a plot twist that you probably won't see.
Keller Dover (Jackman) is a middle-class father living in western Pennsylvania who owns his owns remodeling business. He and his wife, Grace (Maria Bello), have a teen son, Ralph (Dylan Minnette), and young daughter Anna (Erin Gerasimovich).
A consensus has been reached for a proposed fire inspection ordinance in Salisbury Township.
The ordinance is expected to be placed on the agenda of an upcoming township meeting for a vote by commissioners.
It is not expected to be on the agenda of the 7 p.m. Sept. 26 meeting, according to Township Manager Randy Soriano.
Discussion of the ordinance took place during the workshop following the Sept. 12 township meeting.
With the final details of the Health Care Overlay District and Transitional Overlay District reviewed and approved by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission, public meetings on the new Zoning Ordinance are in the offing.
"The end is in sight," said Charlie Schmehl, vice president, Urban Research and Land Development Corp., consultant to the township for the update of its Comprehensive Plan, which has been completed, and the Zoning Ordinance, as well as the Subdivision and Land Development Ordinance.
A sketch plan for seven homes to be built on an approximate 16-acre tract at Lindberg Avenue and Oxford Drive in western Salisbury Township has been presented to the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.
Jeff Russell, president of Russell Holdings, and his father Greg Russell, presented a sketch plan for a subdivision at 2602 Lindberg Ave.
The site at the southwest quadrant of Lindberg and Oxford is in the township's Low Density Residential (R-2) Zoning District.
"The Family" is a generically-titled film that is anything but generic.
The mob comedy-drama stars the iconic Robert De Niro, in one of his best roles in years, and the magnificent Michelle Pfeiffer, also in one of her best performances.
"The Family" is smart entertainment on the order of "Goodfellas" (1990). In fact, there's a nod in the storyline to "Goodfellas," directed by Martin Scorsese, who produced "The Family."
There's also a sense of "Married to the Mob" (1988) "Analyze This" (1999), and "Meet the Fockers" (2004).
Call it "Meet the Mobsters."
"In A World ... "
You may have heard that phrase, intoned by Don LaFontaine at the beginning of movie previews, or trailers, as they are known.
LaFontaine, who died in 2008, was dubbed "the voice of God" for his recordings of more than 5,000 film trailers, and thousands of television commercials, network promotions and video game trailers.
LaFontaine parodied his own career in TV commercials for Geico Insurance and the "Mega Millions" lottery game.
Compliance with the United States Environmental Protection Agency court order to mitigate stormwater infiltration in Salisbury Township is going well, according to the township consulting engineer guiding the project.
Salisbury is included in the federal court order issued in 2009 because the township, along with other Lehigh County municipalities, utilizes the services of the Lehigh County Authority.