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'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.

Doug Roth: The other side of D Smash

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It was Dougie Roth's last show.

And, true to form, it was Dougie's show all the way.

Family members recalled a talent raw and near-genius, a personality at once hilarious and often off-putting and, in the end, a brother, a son, an uncle and brother-in-law who, after being a brother in arms seemingly railing against the world achieved an apotheosis of, if not contentment, then peace with family, friends, and so it seemed, himself.

Police K-9 Unit notes 10th anniversary

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

Last of four parts

The Salisbury Township Police Department K-9 Unit notes its 10th anniversary next month.

The first K-9 Unit was put into service in May 2003.

According to the 2012 Annual Report released to the township Board of Commissioners and the media by Salisbury Township Police Chief Allen W. Stiles, "The K-9 Unit has become a very important part of the department.

"The unit was responsible for taking more than $40,000 worth of illegal drugs of the street.

A kind of 'Croods' charm

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"The Croods" has its own kind of, ahem, "crood" charm.

Yes, there's lots of punching and smacking, fighting, rolling around, chasing, ugly faces, insults and did we say? fighting.

And that's just the Crood family of cavemen or is it cave persons? and doesn't include the prehistoric creatures.

Admittedly, I resisted seeing "The Croods." It was a case of 3D-animation feature overload. Also, I may have been wondering how "The Croods" could improve upon TV's "The Flintstones" (1960 - '66) for me the tabula rasa of prehistoric humor.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Report: Officer training brings results

Third of four parts

The Salisbury Township Police Department completed a number of training programs in 2012.

Additonally, the police department obtained grants totaling $21,875.28, which helped result in 1,328 vehicle stops and 319 traffic citations.

The list of officer training programs takes up two pages in the 2012 annual report presented to the township board of commissioners by Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Vote to oppose city water, sewer sale again rejected after resident's plea

A plea to take a stance on the privitization of the City of Allentown water and sewer system has again been rejected by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

However, township officials may take a second look.

"I would like the commissioners to voice some kind of opposition to the Allentown water and sewer plan," Dr. Michael Sinclair, a heart surgeon who lives in Salisbury Township, said during the public comment portion of the March 14 township meeting in the Municipal Building.

THEATER REVIEW

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Acting duo unparalleled in APT's 'Lives'

What a sketch.

"Parallel Lives" is a tour de farce of sketch comedy by two female actors who are, when you get right down to it, incredible to behold as they carouse through some 14 sketch-comedy scenes and an estimated 30 characters in an amusing two-hour show (not including a 15-minute intermission) produced by Allentown Public Theatre (APT) through April 7 at the Salemme Foundation gallery, Allentown.

'Stoker' an art-house shocker

Wednesday, April 3, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Stoker" is an art-house shocker.

While the film's title has nothing to do with Bram Stoker's "Dracula," it has its ghoulish elements.

With little advance word about the film, I didn't know what to expect.

The story in "Stoker" begins at a funeral, that of Richard Stoker (Dermot Mulroney), who died in a mysterious car crash. We see his widow, Evelyn Stoker (Nicole Kidman), and his daughter, India Stoker (Mia Wasikowski).

India, who shared a special bond with her father through their hunting trips, is especially distraught.

Batter up!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Lindberg Park to get baseball practice cages

While the Lindberg Park Master Plan has only been recently approved, township residents are already implementing one recommendation, with the approval of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

A request by the Hamilton Park Athletic Association to install baseball-softball batting cages in Lindberg was approved by a 5-0 vote by commissioners at the March 14 township meeting.

The cages, estimated to cost $6,000, are part of the Lindberg Park Master Plan.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, March 27, 2013 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Report: Officer training brings results

Third of four parts

The Salisbury Township Police Department completed a number of training programs in 2012.

Addiitonally, the police department obtained grants totaling $21,875.28, which helped result in 1,328 vehicle stops and 319 traffic citations.

The list of officer training programs takes up two pages in the 2012 annual report presented to the township board of commissioners by Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles.