House sales in the Lehigh Valley rebounded in November 2017, bouncing up 7.7 percent.
According to the Greater Lehigh Valley Realtors (GLVR) monthly report released Dec. 12, there were 661 houses sold in November, compared to 614 houses sold in November 2016 for an increase of 7.7 percent.
The up-tick follows two months of declining sales of houses in the Lehigh Valley.
Closed sales decreased 5.8 percent in October to 672 houses sold, compared to 713 houses sold in October 2016.
Up there was Dwayne Johnson on the big movie theater screen larger than life (and he’s large “in” life), battling a giant gorilla, then a giant wolf and then a giant alligator.
For a moment, I thought it was the opening scene for “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” in which Johnson stars and for which he’s a producer (through his Seven Bucks Productions), but it was the preview for “Rampage” (2018), in which Johnson stars.
Who could tell the difference?
The Salisbury Township Civil Service Commission has been tasked with drawing up eligibility lists to fill two positions in the Salisbury Township Police Department.
The newly-reorganized Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to authorize the civil service commission to fill a vacant position on the township police force resulting from the resignation of an officer and also to fill a newly-created position for an officer on the force. Funds for the two officers’ salaries and benefits are included in the 2018 township budget.
Robert Martucci Jr. was elected president, Debra Brinton was elected vice president and James Seagreaves was elected president pro tempore of the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners at the reorganization meeting Jan. 2.
The board is required to hold its reorganization meeting during the first week of the year. Commissioners next meet 7 p.m. Jan. 11 and 7 p.m. Jan. 25 in the township municipal building, 2900 South Pike Ave.
“Darkest Hour” takes us deep inside Buckingham Palace, British Parliament and the Underground for the intrigue of Great Britain as a nation hovering on the brink of World War II.
The excellent, engaging and inspiring “Darkest Hour” can be viewed as a companion piece to another great film of 2017, writer-director-producer Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk.” The dilemma of some 300,000 British soldiers stranded on the beach of France’s coast across the English Channel figures prominently in “Darkest Hour.”
An 11.4 percent tax hike for property owners in Salisbury Township has been approved.
Township commissioners voted unanimously 5-0 to approve the 2018 township budget and set the 2018 tax rates at the Dec. 28, 2017 meeting.
Township millage for Salisbury Township property owners increases 0.224850 mills, from 1.97515 mills to 2.20 mills.
Based on the township median residential property assessment of $231,441, the annual increase is $52, from $462 to $514. Increases vary depending on property assessment. The increase provides $279,000 more in revenue, compared to 2017.
James A. Brown capped a 14-year career as Salisbury Township commissioner with teary eyes and fond farewells.
Brown, township board of commissioners’ president, chose to not run for re-election.
At the Dec. 28, 2017 meeting, his last township meeting as commissioner, Brown was presented with a commemorative plaque by board of commissioners’ Vice President Robert Martucci Jr., who also read a resolution approved by a 5-0 vote by commissioners that lauded Brown for his 14 years of service.
The very title, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” is a teaser. No spoiler alert here, but, whether you’re an intense fan or casual fan of “Star Wars,” be prepared to be moved by the latest in what is the greatest science-fiction movie franchise on the planet.
With so many platforms competing for your time and dollar, the depth, range and success of the platform that is Lehigh Valley stage is rather remarkable.
Yes, theater is live and well and entertaining in the Lehigh Valley.
Stormwater woes along East Susquehanna Street, and discussion of them, continue in Salisbury Township.
The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners, township public works director, township engineering consultant and township code enforcement officer addressed a citizen’s complaint about stormwater runoff during an approximate 40-minute discussion at the Dec. 14 township meeting.
Commissioners next meet 7 p.m. Dec. 28 in the township municipal building, 2900 South Pike Ave., when they are expected to vote on the 2018 township budget.