Salisbury Press

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Thursday, October 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Two candidates in line for police officer positions

Salisbury Township is poised to hire two new police officers.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to hire Diano Reavis and Thomas Sabulsky Jr. from the township Civil Service Commission eligibility list.

The hiring is contingent upon the prospective officer candidates passing psychological and physical tests.

One of the prospective officers would fill a vacant position. The other prospective officer would fill a new position previously approved and budgeted by township commissioners.


Thursday, October 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Western renews Swain Fire Station campaign funding request

Representatives of Western Salisbury Volunteer Fire Company have renewed the organization’s request for $215,000 annually from Salisbury Township toward its $3 million Swain Station Expansion Project.

Township commissioners, who heard the request at the Sept. 27 township meeting, while not specifically agreeing to the request, indicated the amount could be included in the 2019 township budget.

LV house sales rebound, up 4.7 percent in August

Friday, September 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Business Showcase

Closed sales rebounded at the conclusion of the house sales summer season, increasing 4.7 percent in August, the first increase in closed sales in 2018 since January.

Houses were only on the market, on average, for one month in August.

According to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) latest report, released Sept. 14, the percentage of closed sales increased in August, reversing a sixth-straight-month decline, up 4.7 percent to 907, compared to 866 closed sales in August 2017.


Thursday, September 27, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

LVH - Cedar Crest $111 million emergency ward expansion approved

Lehigh Valley Health Network’s $111 million expansion of the Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest emergency ward has been approved by the Salisbury Township Planning Commission.

Planners voted 6-0, with one abstention, to approve the 1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd. – LVHN emergency department expansion project.

The LVHN project was submitted as a preliminary-final land development plan. Planners at the Sept. 11 meeting also voted 6-0 with one abstention to approve a waiver to combine the preliminary and final plan for the project.

Movie Review: Oscar nomination will be Close

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Wife” is a disturbing drama with an Oscar nominee-worthy performance by Glenn Close as the long-suffering, supportive and loyal wife of a successful novelist about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

When they receive the early-morning phone call the couple, Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) and Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), jump for joy on their bed as they did many years before when they were just starting out, he as a college professor, and she, as one of his graduate students.

Theater Review: ‘Harry Potter’ spoof at Peddler’s Village dinner theater

Friday, September 21, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Thrills and chills and funnybone pokes are the order of fare for “The Goblet Of Poison” at the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Peddler’s Pub, Cock ‘N Bull in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, Bucks County.

The show, presented by Without A Cue Productions, is a spoof of the “Harry Potter” movies and books. Performances continue through Nov. 10. The show, written by Lesley Zaya and Justin Calazzo, is directed by Traci Connaughton. The Sept. 15 performance was seen for this review.


Thursday, September 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Resident urges improvements

A Hills at Devonshire resident has asked the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners to consider improvements for Devonshire Park.

Pointing to continuing improvements of the township’s Lindberg Park, Phillip Bernard urged commissioners to upgrade Devonshire Park.

Saying he’s a 30-year resident of the Hills at Devonshire, Bernard said, “The park in the Hills at Devonshire hasn’t been improved in 30 years.”

He said the children’s playground gym is old and that there is no walking trail. “I feel it’s being ignored. Lindberg’s beautiful. Ours is not,” Bernard said.

Movie Review: ‘Meg’ low mania

Monday, September 17, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“The Meg” is a by-the-screenplay-book thriller about a prehistoric shark run amok.

Think: “Jaws” (1975) meets “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972) meets “The Abyss” (1989).

The movie’s title, “The Meg,” refers to a 75-foot-long megalodon shark, a prehistoric creature thought to be extinct. The creature resurfaces from the deep to wreak havoc on a nuclear submarine, a research vessel, and a beach resort. The movie is based on a 1997 book, “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror,” by Steve Alten.

Movie Review: ‘Searching’ for a movie

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Technological devices have often been plot devices in movies.

Film-makers Auguste and Louis Lumière scared the heck out of audiences in 1896 with their 50-second-long silent film, “L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat” (“Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat’).

Director William A. Wellman’s 1927 feature film about World War I fighter planes, “Wings,” received the first best-picture Oscar.

“The Story of Alexander Graham Bell,” released in 1939 and starring Don Ameche as the inventor of the telephone, entered the lexicon when “Ameche” became slang for telephone.

Concert Review: Elton John ‘Yellow Brick Road’ farewell all you could imagine and more at PPL Center, Allentown

Monday, September 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

For Elton John, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road - The Final Tour” began Sept. 8, 2018, in Allentown, no less, at the PPL Center, where the superstar and his band, staff and crew holed up for nearly a week to assemble, rehearse and present what is a spectacular retrospective of the iconic pop-rock singer-performer-composer’s 50-year career.