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Thursday, June 7, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

More than $500,000 approved for Lindberg Park final phases

More than one-half-million dollars of work has been approved for the final phases of improvements to Lindberg Park.

A general contracting bid of $584,184.40 was awarded to Kobalt Construction, Inc., Pocono Summit, Monroe County, by a unanimous 5-0 vote by the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners at the May 24 meeting. Commissioner James Seagreaves made the motion for the vote, seconded by Commissioner Joanne Ackerman.

The contract was awarded based on a proposal for the Lindberg Park Final Restoration Project, Phases 3 and 4.

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Gala: Let the season begin

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The “Luminosity” Gala, capstone of fund-raisers in the Lehigh Valley, heralds the start of The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

An estimated 500 attended the annual gala June 2 at University Center, DeSales University, Center Valley. The theme of the gala was the red rose, a reference to the 2018 PSF season play, William Shakespeare’s “King Richard II,” July 19-Aug. 5, in repertoire with “Shakespeare in Love,” July 11-Aug. 5, Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University.

SouthSide Film Festival documents its 15th year

Thursday, June 7, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

It’s a benchmark year for the SouthSide Film Festival.

You might say, the Lehigh Valley’s oldest film festival that unreels June 12-16 on the south side of Bethlehem is documenting its 15th annual year.

“We are pretty documentary-heavy this year,” says SouthSide Film Festival Director Glenn Koehler, adding, “We ended up with a lot of really good feature-length documentaries this year.”

Article By: Paul Willistein

Monday, June 4, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Movie Review: Back to the ‘Star Wars’

“Solo: A Star Wars Story” takes us back to the halcyon days of Hollywood science-fiction film-making: You know, the days when characters, stories and plot development meant something.

“Solo” tells the story of the young Han Solo (played with astonishing alacrity by handsome and fresh-faced Alden Ehrenreich) and how he met his compatriots Chewbacca (Joonas Suotamo) and Lando Calrissian (the wonderful and compelling Donald Glover of Childish Gambino music video fame).


Wednesday, May 30, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Stormwater cleanup pricetag estimated at $1.2 million

The pollutant reduction plan in Salisbury Township could carry a hefty price tag estimated at $1.2 million.

Salisbury Township commissioners were given copies of the 27-page plan summary by Salisbury Township Engineer David J. Tettemer of Keystone Consulting Engieers, Inc. during a workshop following the May 24 meeting.

The goal of the PRP, as the plan is called, is to reduce debris, soil, cinders, sedimentation and the like from entering the township’s stormwater system and flowing into rivers, creeks and ponds in the township.


Thursday, May 24, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Use of Lindberg Park field questioned

The Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners were questioned about Lindberg Park field use during the May 10 commissioners meeting.

Western Salisbury Fire Chief Joshua G. Wells, acting on his behalf as a coach and not representing the fire department, told commissioners he was denied use for practice on the baseball field at Lindberg Park in western Salisbury by the director of the Salisbury Youth Association.

Concert Review: Stunning debut, milestones, and good vibrations at Bach Fest 2018

Sunday, May 20, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The 111th Bach Festival went from the somber to the celebratory, with a few stops along the way for humor, classical music comaraderie, a commemorative presentation of Bach’s Bible, some good vibrations, and the most stunning guest vocalist debut in years.

The 2018 festival, May 11, 12, 18, 19, marked the 120th year of the Bach Choir of Bethlehem. The May 11 and 12 first weekend was attended for this review.

Movie Review: ‘Tully’ a brave choice

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Tully” is an odd little film paced by a brave performance by a veteran, Charlize Theron, and a dymanic turn by a newcomer, Mackenzie Davis.

In “Tully,” not to be confused with the 2000 film of the same title, Marlo (Charlize Theron) is a suburban mother of two, who is expecting a child. She has taken a leave of absence from her job as a teacher, but is still harried.

Traffic detail conducted on east side

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Salisbury Township police conducted “Operation Clean Slate,” in what the department described as “heightened directed patrols,” April 27 and May 4, on Salisbury Township’s east side.

According to Sgt. Donald Sabo, who reported on the traffic enforcement operation at the May 10 township board of commissioners’ meeting, 10 officers addressed “traffic issues, quality of life complaints” and “various ordinance violations” reported to the police department.