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Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Official airs concerns about PPL tree-trimming program

PPL tree trimming created a storm of controversy at the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council meeting.

Salisbury Township Director of Planning and Zoning Cynthia Sopka said that residents have phoned her at the township municipal building with complaints about the method and results of the PPL tree trimming.

PPL Electric Utilities stepped up its tree-trimming program in the right-of-ways of its electrical power lines following widespread power outages in the Lehigh Valley after Superstorm Sandy in late October 2012.

'The Place' for fine acting

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Place Beyond The Pines" is a complex drama with three parallel plots telling three interlocking stories. Each is about an individual's choice, and the truth or consequences that result, depending on the choices made.

"Pines" is an indie film crime caper that is of chief interest for its clever if somewhat convoluted screenplay and a bevy of stellar performances by some of the United States' best hot young movie stars.

THEATER REVIEW DeSales Act 1 'Chicago' has all that sass

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Chicago" is as brash a musical as can be expected to be set in America's second-city, where crime, scandals and front-page newspaper headlines are second to none.

The musical, directed stunningly with that brash spirit by Dennis Razze, chair of theater, DeSales University, and Associate Artistic Director, Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, continues 8 p.m. May 1 - 4 and 2 p.m. May 4 and 5 on the main stage, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION Plan for home for elderly again tabled

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A plan for a proposed home for the elderly off of Lehigh Street in western Salisbury Township near the Emmaus border has again been tabled.

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission is expected to continue its review of Legacy Place, two one-story buildings for approximately 32 residents, at its next meeting, 7:30 p.m. May 14.

Approximately nine residents who live near the proposed facility attended the April 9 planners' meeting when, by a unanimous 7-0 vote, the project was tabled.


Wednesday, April 24, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

They exemplify 'essence of volunteer'

It's been said that one measure of a community's strength is the number and quality of its volunteers.

If so, Salisbury Township is strong.

"It would be hard to run this township without what they do for us," Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners President James Brown said of the eight volunteers honored at the annual recognition dinner ceremony April 18 in the township Municipal Building meeting room.

No action taken on residents' request to repair road not owned by township

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners has rejected a plea from several eastern Salisbury Township residents to mitigate what they say are stormwater drainage problems resulting from a township stormwater culvert and a road to the residents' homes.

Township officials have determined the road is not a township road and, therefore, the township is not obligated to repair it and could be subject to liabilities if it did.

Also, based on a recent public inspection, the township consulting engineer concluded the culvert is not a cause of the problem.

THEATER REVIEW Touchstone's 'Ulysses Dreams' realized

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Vouchsafe it to say that nothing like Touchstone Theatre's "Ulysses Dreams" was going on when the outdoor theater work was being presented for only its fourth performance April 14 at the Bethlehem Greenway Amphitheater no, not in any park, in any city, anywhere in the United States, or in any nation in the whole wide world.

'JP3D': New life in old dinos

Wednesday, April 17, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Why would anyone want to see "Jurassic Park" in 3D when director Steven Spielberg's blockbuster 1993 movie has been available in multiple formats for two decades?

Two words: Steven Spielberg.

And you thought I was going to say: T- Rex.

Oh, T-Rex is big and frightening especially in 3D.

However, T-Rex wouldn't exist in "Jurassic Park" if not for Spielberg, perhaps the United States' best contemporary director who can and does direct all genres (for contrast, see "Lincoln").

"Jurassic Park" is "Jaws" of the jungle.

'Steel City Enduro' mountain bike race planned for July 14 in Walking Purchase Park

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

With the intention of more frequent reports by the Valley Mountain Bikers to the Salisbury Board of Commissioners comes the announcement of "Steel City Enduro," a mountain bike race, July 14 in Walking Purchase Park.

Also, according to VMB members, hunting is allegedly taking place in the park. It is prohibited there.

"We thought it would be nice to come in periodically," Jon R. Roth, the new VMB president said in announcing the race, which was held for the first time last year.