Salisbury Press

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Movie Review: ‘Ant-Man’ is big fun

Monday, July 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Ant-Man And The Wasp” is preposterous. That’s OK. It’s preposterous fun.

The Marvel Comics superheroes Ant-Man, aka Scott Lang, is played with charming bravura by Paul Rudd.

The Wasp, aka Hope Van Dyne, is played with confident strength by Evangeline Lily.

Together, and apart, they are big fun. Ant-Man super-sizes to proportions bigger than the Stay Puft Marshamallow Man in “Ghostbusters.”

They are also small fun. Ant-Man shrinks to the size of, well, an ant. And the Wasp, too, goes from large to small.

Call it “Honey, I Shrunk The Superheroes.”

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, July 12, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Utility certification administrative fees schedule approved

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 at the June 14 meeting on a motion made by Commissioner Rodney Conn and seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves to amend the township schedule of fees to include utility certification fees.

The board of commissioners also voted on several other matters at the June 28 township meeting, prior to which a public hearing on the Pollutant Reduction Plan was held.

Public comment is still open on the PRP, expected to be on the agenda for a vote by commissioners 7 p.m. July 26, the only Salisbury Township meeting this month.

Movie Review: Revisit ‘Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood’ of kindness

Saturday, July 7, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The question, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” has an implicit assumption.

It’s not “Please be my neighbor.”

it’s not “Will you be my neighbor?”

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” implies that the decision is up to the individual being asked. It’s a straight-forward request. And it indicates a willingness on the part of the person asking, to be your neighbor to begin with.

It’s how Fred Rogers (1928 - 2003), creator and host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” (beginning on PBS in 1968 and continuing until 2001), put it.

Theater Review: ‘Hairspray’ a fabulous ‘do at Munopco

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Munopco Music Theatre production of “Hairspray: The Broadway Musical” is adorable kitsch.

Munopco “Hairspray” director Susan McDermott, and assistant director Vince Rostkowski, get it right: a mix of 1960s’ dance-craze nostalgia, in excellent choreography by Suzanne Baltsar, with dance captain Caitlin McLemore; in exuberant singing, with robust direction by Julius Sarkozy; in catchy costumes, with fabulous frocks and thrift-shop chic by McDermott, and clever set design, with pastel palette by McDermott, and lighting by Jonathan Tobias.

Theater Review: ‘42nd Street’ spectacular at Bucks Playhouse

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

In “42nd Street,” Peggy Sawyer is the best little tapper from Allentown, Pa.

“42nd Street,” the musical, through Aug. 4, Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope, has the best tap-dancing this side of Broadway.

Tessa Grady, who plays Peggy Sawyer with a combination of innocent insecurity and can-do bravado, has to be one of the fastest tap-dancers ever. Her feet are a blur as she taps her way across the stage, in turns, spins, in place, and even backwards.

Movie Review: ‘Jurassic’ sequel World’

Wednesday, July 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

A more forthright title for “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” would have been “Jurassic World: Franchise Builder.”

“Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom,” sequel to “Jurassic World” (2015), is second in a trilogy, with “Jurassic World 3” set for 2021 release. Universal Pictures distributes the “Jurassic Park” (1993, 1997, 2001) movies, including “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.”

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Public comment sought concerning Pollutant Reduction Plan

Public comment on the Salisbury Township Pollutant Reduction Plan is being sought.

The time period for comment is prior to an expected vote on the PRP at the 7 p.m. July 26 township board of commissioners’ meeting.

The July 12 commissioners’ meeting is canceled, Salisbury Township Manager Cathy Bonaskiewich announced.

A public hearing 7 p.m. June 28, led by Salisbury Township Consulting Engineer David J. Tettemer of Keystone Consulting Engineers, Inc., was held prior to the township commissioners’ meeting.

Theater Review: ‘Hairspray’ a fabulous ‘do at Munopco

Saturday, June 30, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Munopco Music Theatre production of “Hairspray: The Broadway Musical” is adorable kitsch.

Munopco “Hairspray” director Susan McDermott, and assistant director Vince Rostkowski, get it right: a mix of 1960s’ dance-craze nostalgia, in excellent choreography by Suzanne Baltsar, with dance captain Caitlin McLemore; in exuberant singing, with robust direction by Julius Sarkozy; in catchy costumes, with fabulous frocks and thrift-shop chic by McDermott, and clever set design, with pastel palette by McDermott, and lighting by Jonathan Tobias.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Thursday, June 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Nicolo briefs panel on fulfilling stormwater goals

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council held a working session June 20 to update its role in meeting requirements enforced by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection concerning stormwater pollution.

Salisbury Township MS4 Coordinator, Building Code Enforcement Officer, Assistant Zoning Officer and Building Inspector Sandy Nicolo chaired the meeting.

Nicolo must meet an Aug. 4 deadline to file information with the DEP for renewal of the township’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit, which expires Feb. 28, 2019.