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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.

Movie Review: 'Smaug' alert for 'The Hobbit'

Wednesday, January 8, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Let's make this perfectly clear.

This movie review contains a spoiler.

Spoiler alert!

You've heard of that.

It's when a movie reviewer or someone writing or discussing a movie gives away a key plot point, one that might "spoil" the movie for you if you haven't seen it because the suspense or surprise of not knowing the reveal, or story resolve, or plot outcome, is removed.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

State funding approved for Lindberg Park walking path

A Commonwealth grant for Lindberg Park has been approved, allowing work on the park's perimeter walking path to get underway

The $177,000 grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources matches a previously-approved $160,000 grant in the Green Future Fund administered by Lehigh County.

"We got a Christmas present from DCNR," said Salisbury Township Manager Randy Soriano in announcing receipt of the Commonwealth grant at the Dec. 19, 2013 township board of commissioners meeting.


Wednesday, January 1, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Fire prevention program approved for fire safety officers, building inspections

Salisbury Township officials expect to implement a new township-wide building inspection program in 2014.

The program is intended to ensure property owners comply with fire prevention laws, with the hope it will prevent fires, improve safety for residents and increase safety for firefighters and police should a fire occur.

To set the program in motion, the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 at the Dec. 19 , 2013 meeting to approve the fire prevention and life safety ordinance.