Salisbury Press

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Movie Review: ‘Beasts’ not so ‘Fantastic’

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” has fantastic special effects, fantastic casting and fantastic acting.

As for the storyline: not so fantastic.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is a big disappointment and isn’t much better than the reboot, or “Harry Potter” prequel, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (2016).

Review: ‘Marvel Universe’ stunning spectacle at PPL Center

Saturday, December 1, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

To say that “Marvel Universe Live! The Age Of Heroes” is not your son’s or daughter’s Marvel Comics is an understatement.

“Marvel Universe Live!,” seen opening night, Nov. 29, at PPL Center, Allentown, where performances are at 7 p.m. Nov. 30; 11 a..m., 3 and 7 p.m. Dec. 1, and noon and 4 p.m. Dec. 2, is nothing short of spectacular entertainment for all ages, and the ages.


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Five single homes, one twin-home, proposed for former greenhouse property

A seven-lot subdivision is proposed for the site of the former Schaedel Greenhouse on Salisbury Township’s east side.

Real estate developer Rudy Amelio, who operates ERA Rudy Amelio Real Estate, Allentown, would build five single homes on five lots and one twin home on two lots for a total of seven lots at 621 E. Lynnwood St., Salisbury Township.

The project is in the township’s R-4 Zoning District. The preliminary-final major subdivision plan includes demolition of existing structures on the property.


Tuesday, November 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Moving permit ordinance amendments, rental inspection program adopted

After the term, property manager and changes to that term were made, amendments to the moving permit ordinance and adoption of a rental property inspections program have been approved by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners.

Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0, on a motion by Commissioner Joanne Ackerman and seconded by Commissioner James Seagreaves, to approve amending the moving permit ordinance and adopting the rental inspections program at the Nov. 8 township meeting.


Thursday, November 15, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

2019 budget available for public inspection

The proposed 2019 Salisbury Township budget is now available for public inspection.

The budget was to have been posted Nov. 9 on the township website, from which a copy of the 46-page budget can be printed.

A copy of the budget is also available for the public to view during business hours Monday through Friday at the township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave.

The budget was discussed for about one hour and 15 minutes during a workshop held after the Nov. 8 township meeting.

Movie Review: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ will rock you

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Bohemian Rhapsody” is not only one of the best rock music biopics, it provides a reassessment of the music of the British rock band Queen and the life of Freddie Mercury, lead singer and one of the founders of Queen.

The movie has a stunning lead star turn by Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury. Malek isn’t the only reason to see “Bohemian Rhapsody,” but he’s the main reason. Look for an Oscar lead actor nomination for Malek.

Lauding Larry: 2018 Baum School of Art gala honors long-time advocate Miley

Friday, November 9, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

There was sumptuous food, a silent auction, action-painting, a friendly kidnapping, tango dancing, and a major donation in the name of Larry Miley, the 2018 honoree at The Baum School of Art “Fall Gala.”

Friends of Miley, a Baum School of Art board member for five decades, joined to honor him with donations to benefit the school.


Thursday, November 8, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

LVH emergency ward expansion given final approval

Lehigh Valley Health Network’s $111-million expansion of the Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest emergency ward has received final approval.

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to approve the project, with construction expected to begin in December or January 2019. Utilities relocation was to have begun in October.

Commissioner Joanne Ackerman made the motion, seconded by board of commissioners Vice President Debra Brinton, to bring the resolution to a vote at the Oct. 25 township meeting.

Movie Review: Skateboarding hits the concrete in ‘Mid90s’

Monday, November 5, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Mid90s” is the theatrical feature film directorial debut of Jonah Hill.

Hill, who turns 35 in December 2018, has had a prolific acting career with some 60 roles, including increasingly serious roles (Oscar nominee, supporting actor, “The Wolf of Wall Street,” 2013; Oscar nominee, suporting actor, “Moneyball,” 2011) after starting out playing raunchy characters in comedies (“Superbad,” 2007).