Tony Award-nominated Christine Andreas doesn't so much sing a song as let the song sing her.
"When the song sings you, that's when you get the performance, not when you are singing the song," Andreas says in a recent phone interview.
Andreas will sing a variety of pop songs, accompanied by her husband, composer-pianist Martin Silvestri, in her Bethlehem debut, 7 p.m. Dec. 6, Fowler Blast Furnace Room, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.
Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles won't get his Christmas wish from Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano.
Stiles would like a vacancy for a police officer in the township police department to be filled and one new police officer to be hired.
Soriano said adding two, or even one, police officer can only happen if taxes are increased, a prospect he's unwilling to back.
However, Soriano said township Board of Commissioners could vote to raise taxes to provide the revenue for the two police officers.
19 roads blocked.
45 trees down.
83 police calls answered.
113 overtime hours for police.
Those are some of the statistics that measure the impact of Superstorm Sandy in Salisbury Township.
The information was contained in Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles' report to the township Board of Commissioners at the Nov. 15 meeting.
"Thank God, no one was injured," Stiles said.
Stiles said the township Emergency Operations Center was set up Oct. 28.
The resignation of a member of the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council has been accepted and a successor has been appointed.
In separate votes, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent Nov. 15, to accept the resignation of Bruce Burchard and appoint Sandra Thomas to succeed him.
The "Klondike Derby" will be held early next year in Franko Farm Park, Salisbury Township.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent Nov. 15, to approve the request for the Jan. 19, 2013, event held by the Trexler District, Minsi Trails Council, Boy Scouts of America.
The approval is contingent on the Scouts' representatives providing the township with a waiver of liability and proof of insurance.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2," fifth and final in the series, should please fans of the Stephenie Meyer novel and movie series.
For non-fans, "Breaking Dawn" signals it's time to put the brakes on "The Twilight Saga."
"Part 2" is an extended coda, with not much new happening that didn't happen in "Part 1," i.e., the marriage of Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) and the birth of their daughter, Renesmee.
Crowded Kitchen Players continues its tradition to discover and produce forgotten plays with the Lehigh Valley premiere of "Parfumerie," Nov. 30 - Dec. 16, McCoole's Arts and Events Place, Quakertown.
The consultant for the new Salisbury Township Zoning Ordinance recently briefed Planning Commission members on key changes.
Planners reviewed the 239-plus page document, copies of which were provided to the media, at the 1-1/2- hour Nov. 13 meeting in the township Municipal Building.
Planners are expected to continue their review of the ordinance at their next meeting 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. A public hearing on the ordinance will be held. The hearing date has not been announced.
Activity by the Salisbury Township Police Department continued to be brisk during the fourth quarter, according to a report released to the township Board of Commissioners.
Dispatched calls, which were in the 500-plus range for the first sixth months, topped 600 in each of the months of July and August.
Incident reports were also up, consistently topping 500.
There were also increases in ambulance and fire calls, and thefts.
Here is a breakdown of statistics by category, based on a report released this month by Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles:
Imagine having raspy-voiced John C. Reilly and whiny-voiced Sarah Silverman yelling, cajoling and yakking at you for one hour and 48 minutes.
That's one way to describe "Wreck-It Ralph," a garishly-colored, frantic, not very funny animated feature from Walt Disney.
The words of Vanellope, a Bratz doll style character voiced by comedian Sarah Silverman, used to describe Ralph, a Shrek-like character voiced by John C. Reilly ("Step Brothers," "Chicago" supporting actor Oscar nomination), best describe "Wreck-It Ralph" itself: "so freakishly annoying."