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Theater Review: Shakespeare's 'Women Of Will' unite at PSF

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Women Of Will," through Aug. 3, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, is a must-see for fans of The Bard.

"Women Of Will" is a series of scenes from William Shakespeare's plays, presented "more or less" in the chronological order of their publication, depicting some of his best-known leading female characters.

The female characters are portrayed by Tina Packer, who created the piece and provides commentary. The male roles are portrayed by Nigel Gore.

Movie Review: Two thumbs up for 'Life Itself'

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Life Itself" is a harrowing, if heart-felt, documentary about movie critic Roger Ebert, best-known sitting opposite Gene Siskel on TV's "thumbs-up, thumbs-down" movie review and movie clips shows.

The documentary, made with the cooperation of Roger Ebert's then wife and now widow, Chaz Ebert, doesn't pull too many punches in its sometimes brutal assessment of Roger Ebert, who died in 2013.

PSU LV dedicates gallery, scholarship

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The gift that Ron DeLong gave us put us over the $3-million mark," said Dr. Ann Williams, Chancellor, The Pennsylvania State University, Lehigh Valley campus.

The third floor gallery was unveiled as the Ronald K. De Long Gallery at Penn State Lehigh Valley before a gathering of PSU students, teachers and administration, and members of the area arts community July 23 at the PSU LV campus, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township.

Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Tennis anyone? Yes, but maybe not for Salisbury school tennis teams at Lindberg

Long-term use of tennis courts at Lindberg Park by the Salisbury High School tennis teams has some Salisbury Township officials concerned.

The concerns were raised during the July 10 Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners workshop by Genny Baillie, Salisbury Township Recreation Director.

"They [Salisbury school officials] are looking at this [Lindberg Park tennis courts use] indefinitely. That's what I have a problem with," Baillie said.

The many muses of Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

There's an extraordinary exhibit this summer at the Baum School of Art.

"Gabriela Gonzalez Dellosso: Symbolism & Romance" surrounds you with the realm of the senses.

Dr. Christine I. Oaklander, former Director of Collections and Exhibitions, Allentown Art Museum; Arts Coordinator, Lehigh Valley Health Network, and guest curator, brought together 19 pastels and oils by Gonzalez Dellosso, who teaches figure drawing and painting at the National Academy School, New York City.

Movie Review: 'Begin Again' a major-key minor film

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Begin Again" is one of the most unromantic romantic comedies in recent memory.

There's little romancing, but lots of talking about romance, and plenty of singing about romance in "Begin Again."

The film is of chief interest for the performance of its star, Keira Knightley, who finally breaks free of her bodice-bound costume drama roles, namely those in "Anna Karenina" (2012),"The Duchess" (2008), "Silk" (2007), "Atonement" (2007), "Pride & Prejudice" (2005) and "King Arthur"(2004).

KidsPeace immigrant youths protest peaceful

Wednesday, July 23, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Breaking News

100 Lehigh Valley Tea Party, counter demonstrators at Lehigh County facility

The busload of illegal immigrant children never showed up, but the protesters and counter-protesters did.

On a sun-drenched Sunday afternoon, an estimated 85, some said to represent the Lehigh Valley Tea Party, protested the housing of illegal immigrant youths at the KidsPeace Broadway Campus, Salisbury Township.

On a sidewalk on the south side of Broadway, protestors stood and sat, holding and waving signs, chanting "U.S.A." and cheering when passing vehicles sounded their horns in support.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

$100,000 booster water pump station to improve east side service; concerns raised about low fire hydrant pressure in battling blazes

A $100,000 project is expected to improve morning showers for residents, but is not expected to improve water pressure for fighting fires in eastern Salisbury Township.

A booster water pump station, with installation to be paid for by the City of Bethlehem, is to be in operation by year's end, Stephen Repasch, executive director, Bethlehem Authority, said at the July 10 Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting.

"I guess you can say a person will have a normal shower in the morning," Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano said.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

$185,000 commonwealth grant sought for new pavilion, restrooms at Lindberg Park

A new pavilion and restrooms may be in the offing for Lindberg Park in western Salisbury Township.

Township commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 at the July 10 meeting to approve a resolution authorizing Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano to apply for a $185,000 Commonwealth Financing Grant.

The resolution was put forth for a vote by Commissioner Joanne Ackerman and seconded by Commissioner Vice President Debra Brinton.