Salisbury Press

Monday, November 19, 2018

ENVIRONMENTAL ADVISORY COUNCIL

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Girl Scouts learn about stormwater runoff implications

Area Girl Scouts are learning about stormwater and the potential for environmentally-damaging runoff.

The consequences of stormwater runoff were all too real in the Lehigh Valley after an early-August rainstorm.

Three members of Troop 6810, St. John’s United Church of Christ, Emmaus, attended the Aug. 15 meeting of the Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council.

Penn State Master Watershed Steward Gerald Mistal taught the Girl Scouts about watershed pollution. Mistal set up a stormwater model EnviroScape in the township municipal building meeting room.

Movie Review: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ insightful fun

Monday, August 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Crazy Rich Asians” is loaded.

It’s loaded with glitz, humor and heart. It’s a film that’s deeper than its title would indicate.

“Crazy Rich Asians” is the Cinderella and her prince story transported from medieval Europe to 21st-century Asia.

The storyline has its roots in the 17th century fairy tale, “Cendrillon,” by French writer Charles Perrault, with a stop along the way at Jane Austen’s 1813 novel, “Pride And Prejudice,” all the way up to HBO’s “Sex And The City” (1998-2004).

Review: Pooh bear

Friday, August 17, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Winnie-the-Pooh and his adorable cuddly stuffed animal friends are revisited in the film, “Disney’s Christopher Robin.”

The film is an enjoyable nostalgia trip for those who grew up with the books of A.A. Milne that were illustrated by E. H. Shepard, including “When We Were Very Young” (1924), “Winnie-the-Pooh” (1926), “Now We Are Six” (1927) and ”The House At Pooh Corner” (1928).

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Police department seeks FAA approval for use of drone

The Salisbury Township Police Department is seeking approval for use of a drone.

“A letter to the FAA [Federal Aviation Administration] is required for the use of our drone,” Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles said during the Aug. 9 meeting workshop.

Commissioners agreed to send a letter to the FAA to request approval for use of the drone by the township police department.

LV median sales price higher than 2007 real estate bubble; closed sales down for fifth month

Friday, August 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

The sellers’ market continued apace in the Lehigh Valley during the summer real estate season.

According to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) June report, competition by buyers boosted quick sales above the asking price.

On average, a house is selling in little more than a month.

And, according to the GLVR, the June Median Sales Price is higher than that of when the housing bubble burst in 2007 at the start of the Great Recession.

Movie Review: ‘Mission’

Friday, August 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Mission: Impossible - Fallout” is the action movie of the summer, the year, and quite possibly the decade.

The shiny, flashy, nearly nonstop thriller confirms its star Tom Cruise as the cinema’s last action hero.

It’s a mantle that has passed from the likes of Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone and, one would think, Dwayne Johnson, Daniel Craig and Vin Diesel.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Thursday, August 9, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Tighter rental property ordinance under consideration

Salisbury Township officials plan to beef up rental property inspections.

Township police and zoning officials briefed the township board of commissioners at the July 26 workshop on the proposed ordinance, which commissioners may review at the 7 p.m. Aug. 9, 23 or September township meetings.

“The goal is to make properties safer for the owners and occupants,” Salisbury Township Lead Fire Inspector Dustin Grow said.

Grow estimated there are 900 rental properties among the approximately 5,200 properties in the township.

A first for Packard: Car featured at 55th Das Awkscht Fescht

Friday, August 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Packard, featured car for the 55th annual Das Awkscht Fescht, Aug. 3-5, Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, is legendary, from being one of the first gasoline-powered vehicles to powering military aircraft during World War I and II.

Das Awkscht Fescht is said to be the largest antique and classic car show in the United States, with 2,500 vehicles expected.

A “Friday Night Cruise to the Fescht,” is Aug. 3. There’s a “Car Corral” sales area; “Antique Auto Flea Market,” with 500 vendors; arts and crafts with 100 artisans; entertainment; food, and a fireworks display Aug. 4.

Nellie McKay seeks solace in the standards

Friday, August 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For her latest album, Nellie McKay returns to one of her favorite “books,” the Great American Songbook.

And she gives a nod to one of her favorite classic movies.

McKay performs selections from “Sister Orchid,” 8 p.m. Aug. 4, Sellersville Theatre 1894, Sellersville, Bucks County.

After several concerts in New York City, including SummerStage, Central Park, and a four-day series. Sept. 19-22 at Birdland, McKay returns to her home turf of the Poconos, for a concert at the Deer Head Inn, Sept. 29.

Theater Review: PSF season ‘Ends Well’

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

All’s Well That Ends Well.

It’s one of William Shakespeare many titles and phrases that have entered the lexicon.

“All’s Well That Ends Well,” primary source material for the phrase, on stage through Aug. 5, brings down the curtain on the 2018 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) at DeSales University, Center Valley.

There is no curtain to bring down or up in the three-quarter round Schubert Theatre. Nor is there a director, scenic designer, costume desiger, lighting designer, or sound designer.