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Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Canada geese eradication program set to continue; Master Plan seen for improvements at Laubach Park

Get ready for the annual oiling of the eggs.

No, it's not a Salisbury Township Recreation Commission activity.

However, it will continue to benefit recreation commission activities.

Corn oil is again expected to be applied to eggs in nests of Canada Geese in Laubach Park in eastern Salisbury Township, where the geese eradication program has been deemed a success by its biggest advocate.

Theater Review: 'The Bride' vows to entertain at The Pines

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Return with us to the days when newspaper editors were tyrants, entry-level journalists were treated like chattle and the ever-present sound of the newsroom was the rhythmic rat-tat-tat of manual typewriters.

That's the setting for a world-premiere musical, "Here Comes the Bride," through March 9, The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N. 17th St., Allentown.

Movie Review: An 'August' ensemble cast

Wednesday, February 5, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"August: Osage County" is an embarrassment of (rhymes with riches).

The men in the film based on the 2008 Pulitzer Prize-winning play for drama by Tulsa, Okla., native Tracey Letts (who also wrote the film's screenplay) are deserving of equal-opportunity insults.

"August: Osage County" is a film to relish. The "August: Osage County" sauce is hot. Oscar-nominated Julia Roberts, as Barbara Weston (best supporting actor, female), and Meryl Streep, as Barbara's mother, Violet Weston (best actor, female), lay it on thick.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Bids to be requested for $400,000 perimeter walkway at Lindberg Park

Bids are expected to go out in several months for an estimated $400,000 of improvements to Lindberg Park, including a new perimeter walking path.

The Salisbury Township Recreation Commission's first meeting of the new year included reorganization and a presentation on the first phase, as well as what might be in store for Lindberg Park in the second phase, of its master plan.

Joanne Conley, project manager, Urban Research & Development Corp., township consultant, detailed the first phase, which primarily includes a perimeter pathway at Lindberg.

With Coens' 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' nothing is revealed

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For many film aficionados, a Coen Brothers film is an event.

"Inside Llewyn Davis" is a non event.

The film, set during a cold snowy winter in 1961, mainly in New York City's Greenwich Village nascent folk music scene, follows the career and personal train wreck that is the life of a guitar-strumming, songwriting, folksinger, Llewyn Davis (Oscar Isaac).


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Lineup set for 'Earth Fair'

Planning continues for "Earth Fair," scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon April 26, Lindberg Park, Salisbury Township.

Here's the lineup for the second annual Earth Day celebration, finalized at the Jan. 15 Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council, which again is sponsoring the April 26 event:

10 a.m. - Lehigh County Penn State Extension Master Gardener: Composting;

10:30 a.m. - Lehigh Valley Health Network: Healthy Living;

11 a.m. - Audubon Pennsylvania: Bird Town; and

11:30 a.m. - Waste Management: Recycling


Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

'Substantial' number of Zoning Ordinance updates approved

It was a substantial discussion.

As was the case at last month's Salisbury Township Planning Commission workshop, the bulk of the discussion at the Jan. 14 planners' meeting about changes to the Salisbury Township Zoning Ordinance had to do with terminology.

The words, "substantial" and "primarily," and their use in ordinance definitions, were again parsed.

Sections of zoning ordinances of Lower Milford Township and the City of Bethlehem were reproduced, distributed and read to compare the use of the word "substantial."

Movie Review: SAG does the 'Hustle'

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Irving Rosenfeld has a comb-over like you wouldn't believe.

We get to see Irving, played by Christian Bale, meticulously prepare his coif before be attends an important meeting.

That opening scene is worth the price of admission to "American Hustle."

And that's not to take away from the many hilarious, heart-rending and wild scenes in the crime caper comedy directed by David O. Russell ("Silver Linings Playbook," 2012).


Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

James A. Brown re-elected president; Debra Brinton elected vice president

Salisbury Commissioner James A. Brown was re-elected president and Commissioner Debra Brinton was elected vice president for the first time of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Brinton succeeds Commissioner Robert Martucci, Jr., who did not attend the special Jan. 6 township reorganization meeting when commissioner-elect Brown, Commissioner- elect James Seagreaves and Tax Collector-elect Linda J. Minger were sworn in to new terms by District Judge Michael J. Pochron.

Movie Review: Hungry like 'The Wolf'

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Director Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" is one of the most outrageous, lurid and extravagant movies from a mainstream director.

"Wolf" makes director Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" (2013) look like "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" (1937).

The debauchery of Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), "The Wolf" of the movie's title, would seem to rival what we read and see of the lifestyles of the rich and famous, namely, rock stars, hip-hop stars, movie and TV actors, professional athletes, and Middle East potentates.