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SALISBURY PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, July 20, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Property line no walk in the park

The Salisbury Township Planning Commission has approved giving a portion of land to a property owner adjacent to Lindberg Park because of a mix-up before the park was there.

Planners voted 6-1, with one abstention at the July 11 meeting, to approve the Minor Subdivision and Lot Consolidation Plan between the owner of 2860 Lindberg Ave. and Salisbury Township.

At the meeting, planners also discussed the township Subdivision And Land Development Plan.

Review: ‘Beguiled’

Friday, July 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s midway through the 2017 movie year and, though it’s early in the Oscar race, “The Beguiled” is a contender.

Look for multiple Oscar nominations, including for Nicole Kidman, actress, as Miss Martha, headstrong headmistress at a young women’s academy circa 1864 Virginia during the Civil War. A wounded Union solder, Corporal McBurney (Colin Farrell, likely supporting actor nominee), is given refuge at the school.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS Batting cage, automotive dealers projects, approved

Thursday, July 13, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners has said “Batter Up!” to the plan by the township Recreation Advisory Committee for placement of the Franko Farm Park batting cage.

Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to approve the request from the Salisbury Youth Association to install a temporary batting cage at Franko Park along the third base line, including necessary help from the township Department of Public Works.

Movie Review: Baby, you can drive ‘Transformers’

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Transformers: The Last Knight.”

Or is it?

“Transformers Universe: Bumblebee” is set for a June 2018 release. A sixth “Transformers” is set for a June 2019 release.

In this, the fifth movie, the Transformers don’t do all that much transforming. When they do transform, from cars and vehicles to Autobots, they mostly do so lurking behind a building support column or accompanied by flare effects.

The fascination with “Transformers” is to see them transform. Isn’t that what made the Hasbro toy so much fun to begin with?

2017-18 season: Miller Symphony Hall leader sees renewed opportunity in Allentown renaissance

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Season schedule: Page B2

Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, home to the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, had a “great season” for 2016-17, and Allentown Symphony Association Executive Director Sheila K. Evans has an even better season in store for 2017-18.

“It was a great season. We had an amazing season last year,” Evans says.

Maestra Diane Wittry is in her 22nd season as Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director-Conductor, bringing world-class artists to Miller Symphony Hall, enhancing the cultural community in the Lehigh Valley.

Theater Review

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Inspector ‘Hound’

The howls you hear during “The Hound of the Baskervilles” stage play at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival aren’t those of the titular hound, although there is that.

No, the howls are nearly nonstop from the audience at “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a regular laugh-riot through July 16, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. The opening night June 23 performance was seen for this review.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP PLANNING COMMISSION

Thursday, July 6, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Medical marijuana dispensary not in offing

Even though a medical marijuana dispensary is apparently not immediately in the offing for a location in Salisbury Township, consideration of legislation to regulate such a facility is expected to continue by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health awarded two permits for dispensaries in the Lehigh Valley.

In Lehigh County, a permit was issued to Mission Pennsylvania II, LLC, for a dispensary at Emmaus Avenue Plaza, 2733 W. Emmaus Ave., Allentown. The site is in the vicinity of Interstate 78 and South 31st Street.

Review: ‘Cars 3’

Friday, June 30, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s called “Cars 3,” but there are many more than three cars in “Cars 3.” It’s named “Cars 3” because it’s the third in the Disney-Pixar feature animation series about a rambunctious group of cars with anthropomorphic traits. That’s not a stretch because many of us give our “chrome horses” affectionate or not so affectionate male or female names.

“Cars 3” again gives us vehicles that are quite the characters with cute, spiffy or clunky bodies, personalities and voices. The cars’ suspensions and tires animate like frisky puppies or barnyard animals. The grilles function as mouths.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, June 29, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Animal control officer appointed to succeed Durner

A Salisbury Township Public Works Department employee is the new animal control officer in the township.

The township board of commissioners voted 4-0, with one commissioner absent June 22, to approve a resolution to appoint Michael Sinko as the animal control officer for the township, retroactive to June 1, at an annual compensation of $10,000.

Commissioner Vice President Robert Martucci Jr. made the motion, seconded by Commissioner Debra Brinton, to bring the resolution to a vote.