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Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

KidsPeace Broadway zoning proposal seeks to allow adult treatment services

A proposal is being floated before Salisbury Township officials whereby a provision to offer certain services at the KidsPeace Broadway Campus in the township might be modified.

KidsPeace officials have approached the township Planning Commission with a request "to adjust zoning language" relative to the campus.

Township Planners, after recommending approval of the township Comprehensive Plan, which is expected to be considered for a vote on the agenda of the 7 p.m. Sept. 13 township Board of Commissioners' meeting, are in the midst of updating the township Zoning Ordinance.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

New fire truck in the offing for Eastern Salisbury

A vote to authorize the purchase of a new fire truck for Eastern Salisbury Fire and Rescue Company is expected to be on the agenda of the next Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners meeting 7 p.m. Sept. 13 in the township Municipal Building.

Township commissioners and administration were surprised at the wide disparity in the three bids they reviewed at the Aug. 23 township meeting.

The apparent lowest bidder is Campbell Supply Co., with a price of $362,166, to build the fire truck.

The two other bids were $419,575 and $424,807.

Nothing normal about 'ParaNorman'

Wednesday, August 29, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The cleverly-titled "ParaNorman," the new animated feature film, takes a page from the screenplay of "The Sixth Sense" (1991) where a young boy sees ghosts.

You no doubt remember the line: "I see dead people"?

In "ParaNorman," there's doubt among family, middle school classmates and New England towns people about just what Norman sees. Most think he simply has a vivid imagination.

Norman persists, however, and soon, he's scared up seven accusers from the grave who had sent a young girl they believed to be a witch to her doom 300 years ago in 1712.

Civic's 'Body' has lots of heart

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Why We Have A Body" is one of the most remarkable, disarming and memorable stage productions this summer in the Lehigh Valley region.

The drama-comedy, in its Lehigh Valley debut, continues for only three more performances, Aug, 24 - 26, in the annual SummerStage series in Civic Theatre of Allentown's Theatre 514.

The subject material, which lobby signs warn is for mature audiences only, will not be to everyone's taste.

Reaching out to 'The Intouchables'

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The film, "The Intouchables," is bracing, uplifting and a triumph of the human spirit.

Plus, it's darn funny.

Philippe (François Cluzet) is a very wealthy Paris widower who is a tetraplegic following an accident. Philippe hires Driss (Omar Sy), a very poor, street-smart Senegales to be his live-in primary care-giver.

Driss has a strong personality and commands respect.

Philippe likes that. He doesn't want pity.

South Mountain looms large

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Comprehensive Plan update hones in on protecting water resources, steep slopes in Pa. Highlands area

The proposed changes to Salisbury Township's Comprehensive Plan, Subdivision and Land Development Plan (SALDO) and Zoning Ordinance were given another vetting at the Planning Commission's Aug. 14 meeting.

Planners, administration officials and those attending the nearly two and one-half hour meeting in the township Municipal Building were informed that the latest draft of the updated zoning ordinance is expected to be available soon on the township website.

A draft of the comprehensive plan is already on the township website.

Bucks revisits Simon's 'Park'

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

You don't have to go barefoot in the Delaware River, or one of the many nearby parks along River Road on the way to New Hope.

You can go "Barefoot in the Park" at Bucks County Playhouse, which reopened this summer after going dark for nearly two years.

The Neil Simon comedy, which debuted in 1963 on the BCP stage before its original Broadway run, continues through Sept. 2.

Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest to get children's hospital designation

Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

A new sign designating Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar Crest as a children's hospital has been approved.

The sign, while not expected to be erected before year's end, will direct hospital-bound parents and their children to LVH services already offered at the I-78 and Cedar Crest 115-acre campus.

The Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board approved the sign by a 4-1 vote at its Aug. 7 meeting.

Songwriter Jessica Smucker in Musikfest Lyrikplatz debut

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Lancaster County singer-songwriter Jessica Smucker has been to Allentown plenty of times, but not to perform concerts.

She almost made it to Bethlehem.

More than one year ago, she was to play at a south side Bethlehem coffeehouse, but the place closed.

Smucker makes her Musikfest debut at 6 p.m. Aug. 8, Martin Guitar Lyrikplatz, being presented in the Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, Bethlehem.

The Aug. 8 lineup includes: Kenny Ferrier, 5 p.m.; Sarah Ayers, 7 p.m.; Carlos Barata, 8 p.m.; and Katie Kelly, 9 p.m.