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Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Contractor submits plan for building on Fourth St.

A building for a painting contractor firm is proposed for along South Fourth Street in Salisbury Township.

Roche Painting would construct an approximate 2,000-square-foot building on a 1.1-acre tract at 2686 S. Fourth St.

Aaron Roche, of Roche Painting LLC, said the building would house supplies and provide him an office.

Roche and Edward Schlaner Jr., of Martin H. Schuler Company, an Allentown civil engineering and surveying company, presented the sketch plan and answered questions at the Sept. 12 Salisbury Township Planning Commission meeting.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Anti-dumping ordinance draft being prepared

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council continues to work on drafting a tougher anti-illegal dumping ordinance.

At the Sept. 20 meeting, Kreg Ulery, STEAC chair, said he would work on the draft and asked for volunteers. Rodney C. Conn, STEAC member, volunteered.

Ulery said that in his research of anti-dumping ordinances, he concluded, “What we need to do is come up with an ordinance that makes sense.”

Movie Review: ‘It’

Friday, September 22, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“It” is one scary movie, yes, it is.

Coulrophobia, or a fear of clowns, is not all that unusual in children. A killer clown, known as Pennywise The Dancing Clown, takes advantage of that fire.

Pennywise isn’t the only scary thing in “It.” There are scary parents, scary teens and scary situations (jumping from a cliff into a quarry, youths throwing rocks at each other, and, scariest of all, an American Motors Pacer automobile).


Thursday, September 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Residents concerned about proposed apartment complex

A 144-unit apartment complex of six four-story buildings is proposed for the 18-acre site of the former South Mountain Grove on the northern face of South Mountain, 400 E. Mountain Road, off East Emmaus Avenue and South Fourth Street, in Salisbury Township.

A sketch plan for the development, proposed by Joseph J. ElChaar, president and CEO, ElChaar Group, Inc., was presented to the Salisbury Township Planning Commission Sept. 12.


Thursday, September 21, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

New water meter installation underway

Installation of new water meters at some residences in Salisbury Township was to have begun Sept. 18.

Salisbury Township Director of Public Works John Andreas said about 1,200 letters of meter installation notification have been sent to residents.

InLine Services, inc., Flemington, N.J., is handling appointments and doing the work for the estimated three-month project.

Andreas also reported the water main replacement project in the Meadowbrook section of the township is continuing.

A conversation with Bakithi Kumalo at Allentown Art Museum

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Plan your “Third Thursday Arts Destination” at 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Allentown Art Museum of the Lehigh Valley, when Bakithi Kumalo, renowned international musician, composer and educator, presents a program of music and conversation.

Kumalo, a Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa native who played a key role on Paul Simon’s landmark 1985 “Graceland” album and tours with the legendary singer-songwriter, will present a conversation with Tahya at the Art Museum.

Which Bond (James Bond) did it better?

Friday, September 15, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Perhaps no iconic motion picture character has created such a buzz among movie fans as Bond, James Bond.

Bond, referred to by his code name, 007, is a British Secret Service agent who first appeared in a 1953 book by British author Ian Fleming, a former naval intelligence officer who wrote 12 novels and two short story collections that took place 1951-1964.

As a movie franchise, Bond, at 24 (and counting) is only exceeded by “Godzilla,” at 29.


Thursday, September 14, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Plan for Chestnut Hill Road residence tabled

A plan for a single residence along Chestnut Hill Road in a westernmost area of Salisbury Township near Emmaus has been tabled for a second time by the township zoning hearing board.

Zoners voted 4-0, with one hearing board member absent, to table the plan for a single-family house on a 1.16-acre property at 87 Chestnut Hill Road owned by Benjamin Hoffman.

The plan is scheduled to be reviewed at the next zoning board hearing 7 p.m. Oct. 3 in the township municipal building, 2900 S. Pike Ave. The plan was first tabled at the Aug. 1 zoners’ meeting.

Review: ‘Boy’

Friday, September 8, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Having seen the film, “The Only Living Boy In New York City,” I can’t wait to read the book.

Wait: There’s no book?

There is a book shown in the film, titled “The Only Living Boy In New York City,” written by W.F. Gerald (Jeff Bridges in full-stubble) in his pen name.

Oh, I guess that’s a prop book, or books, since there is a pile of them on a table at a book store scene.