A vote to accept or reject adopting the Salisbury Township Comprehensive Plan is expected to be on the agenda of the township Board of Commissioners' first monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 13, Salisbury Township Municipal Building, 2900 South Pike Avenue.
The township Planning Commission has voted to recommend adoption of the plan by the BOC.
The envelope, please.
That's the plot device on which, ahem, rides "Premium Rush," one of late summer's most adrenaline-charged movies.
The title refers to the speed, priority or experience of a New York City bicycle-courier delivering a high-priority message.
Never mind the definition. This film is the fastest thing on reels. You'll grip the arm of your movie theater seat, the person next to you (best to know him or her first) or your reporter's notebook (as was my case).
July was a particular busy month for the Salisbury Township Police Department, based on a report issued at the recent Board of Commissioners' meeting and a recently-concluded murder investigation.
The new six-month police department report was issued by Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles.
"We brought our homicide case to a successful conclusion after a long investigation," Stiles said.
A proposal is being floated before Salisbury Township officials whereby a provision to offer certain services at the KidsPeace Broadway Campus in the township might be modified.
KidsPeace officials have approached the township Planning Commission with a request "to adjust zoning language" relative to the campus.
Township Planners, after recommending approval of the township Comprehensive Plan, which is expected to be considered for a vote on the agenda of the 7 p.m. Sept. 13 township Board of Commissioners' meeting, are in the midst of updating the township Zoning Ordinance.
A vote to authorize the purchase of a new fire truck for Eastern Salisbury Fire and Rescue Company is expected to be on the agenda of the next Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in the township Municipal Building.
Township commissioners and administration were surprised at the wide disparity in the three bids they reviewed at the Aug. 23 township meeting.
The apparent lowest bidder is Campbell Supply Co., with a price of $362,166, to build the fire truck.
The two other bids were $419,575 and $424,807.
The cleverly-titled "ParaNorman," the new animated feature film, takes a page from the screenplay of "The Sixth Sense" (1991) where a young boy sees ghosts.
You no doubt remember the line: "I see dead people"?
In "ParaNorman," there's doubt among family, middle school classmates and New England towns people about just what Norman sees. Most think he simply has a vivid imagination.
Norman persists, however, and soon, he's scared up seven accusers from the grave who had sent a young girl they believed to be a witch to her doom 300 years ago in 1712.
"Why We Have A Body" is one of the most remarkable, disarming and memorable stage productions this summer in the Lehigh Valley region.
The drama-comedy, in its Lehigh Valley debut, continues for only three more performances, Aug, 24 - 26, in the annual SummerStage series in Civic Theatre of Allentown's Theatre 514.
The subject material, which lobby signs warn is for mature audiences only, will not be to everyone's taste.
The film, "The Intouchables," is bracing, uplifting and a triumph of the human spirit.
Plus, it's darn funny.
Philippe (François Cluzet) is a very wealthy Paris widower who is a tetraplegic following an accident. Philippe hires Driss (Omar Sy), a very poor, street-smart Senegales to be his live-in primary care-giver.
Driss has a strong personality and commands respect.
Philippe likes that. He doesn't want pity.
The proposed changes to Salisbury Township's Comprehensive Plan, Subdivision and Land Development Plan (SALDO) and Zoning Ordinance were given another vetting at the Planning Commission's Aug. 14 meeting.
Planners, administration officials and those attending the nearly two and one-half hour meeting in the township Municipal Building were informed that the latest draft of the updated zoning ordinance is expected to be available soon on the township website.
A draft of the comprehensive plan is already on the township website.
You don't have to go barefoot in the Delaware River, or one of the many nearby parks along River Road on the way to New Hope.
You can go "Barefoot in the Park" at Bucks County Playhouse, which reopened this summer after going dark for nearly two years.
The Neil Simon comedy, which debuted in 1963 on the BCP stage before its original Broadway run, continues through Sept. 2.