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SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

Residents complain about more stormwater runoff problems on east side

On the night when the Salisbury Township Board of Commissioners held a workshop on stormwater runoff, township residents came forward to complain about stormwater runoff in their east side neighborhood.

However, township officials may be unable to take action because the alleged runoff problems are on private property.

The commissioners' Aug. 28 workshop discussed the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System permit system pertaining to stormwater discharges.

Poet of the punchline

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Steven Wright explains why he's so funny - seriously

The first thing you may wonder about Steven Wright is whether he sounds the same offstage as he does onstage.

Wright, the poet laureate of standup, is noted for his minimalist approach. He's a comedian of few words, with a spare, almost stark pace. His methodical delivery is full of word-play and vocabulary twists and turns. Wright exemplifies cerebral comedy at its finest.

In a phone interview prior to his 8 p.m. Sept. 20 appearance at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Wright sounds exactly like he does onstage.

Was summer movie season a bust for blockbusters?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Even though the last day of summer is Sept. 22, the domestic summer movie box office season officially ended Labor Day Weekend.

August, a month when movies not expected to perform well are often released, was particularly robust at the box office, led by "Guardians of The Galaxy," which duked it out with "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

August 2014 had a box office tally of about $1 billion. That's 10 percent above August 2013.

Valley race route ready for Via Marathon

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Social News

The Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon course is divided into five legs.

The race starts at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 7, Lehigh Valley Hospital, passes the Lil Le Hi Trout Hatchery and goes through Lehigh Parkway. Opening ceremonies are at 6:40 a.m.

The Salisbury Township portion is in the first leg, which is 6.2 miles, starts at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Cedar Crest Boulevard and I-78, and continues to the Parkettes, Martin Luther King Drive and South Fourth Street.

At Mile 7, runners enter the Delaware and Lehigh National Heritage Corridor.

Spotlight On: Nellie McKay one of the COTA cats at The Gap

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Poconos resident Nellie McKay has appeared on Broadway, performed on the "Late Show With David Letterman" and tours coast to coast.

Now, she'll be one of the COTA cats.

McKay performs a rare solo concert in the region, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7, at the 37th annual Celebration Of The Arts (COTA), Delaware Water Gap.

Spotlight On: Nellie McKay one of the COTA cats at The Gap

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Acclaimed singer-songwriter and Poconos resident Nellie McKay has appeared on Broadway, performed on the "Late Show With David Letterman" and tours coast to coast.

Now, she'll be one of the COTA cats.

McKay performs a rare solo concert in the region, 6:30 p.m. Sept. 7, at the 37th annual Celebration Of The Arts (COTA), Delaware Water Gap.

SALISBURY TOWNSHIP BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

EAC seen key to stormwater education awareness

The Salisbury Township Environmental Advisory Council could play a key role in educating residents about storm- water runoff.

David J. Tettemer, Salisbury Township consulting engineer of Keystone Consulting Engineers, recommended the STEAC could address the first component of a recent DEP directive; public education and outreach.

That was one of the take-aways from Tettemer's approximate one-hour presentation Aug. 28 during a board of commissioners' workshop following the regular meeting.

Township police ready for Via Marathon

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Breaking News

The Salisbury Township Police Department is again ready to handle the Lehigh Valley Health Network Via Marathon.

The race starts at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 7, Lehigh Valley Hospital, passes the Lil Le Hi Trout Hatchery and goes through Lehigh Parkway. Opening ceremonies are at 6:40 a.m.

Salisbury Township Chief of Police Allen W. Stiles briefed township commissioners about the Via Marathon at the Aug. 14 meeting.

Theater Review: 'Ain't Misbehavin'' gets Bucks joint jumpin'

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Ain't Misbehavin'" is another blockbuster show at Bucks County Playhouse, solidly putting the venue not only back on the regional theater map but giving credence to the sense that this is "Broadway on the Delaware."

"Ain't Misbehavin'" follows "Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike," Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy in which the playwright appeared opposite Marilu Henner, confirming the New Hope theater's legendary status (as if there was any doubt) as it celebrates its 75th anniversary season.

Movie Review: 'Boyhood' will grow on you

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

"Boyhood" is really annoying.

The characters played by Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and Ellar Coltrane are annoying.

The plotline and scenes in the film by writer-director Richard Linklater are annoying.

And yet, or because, "Boyhood" is about as annoying as real life, the film is a must-see.

That's because, in comparison, you may conclude your life is less annoying than that depicted in "Boyhood."

"Boyhood" is this summer's feel-good movie in reverse.