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Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Local News

South Mountain Grove public use approved; East Rock music fest may violate conditions

The grove can go on.

A unanimous 5-0 decision by the Salisbury Township Zoning Hearing Board allows the South Mountain Grove to operate.

Based on the conditions of approval, two music festivals listed on social media as taking place in May at South Mountain Grove might be in conflict.

The approval for a special exception allows for resumption of events open to the public at the 18.5-acre grove, 400 E. Mountain Road, in the Mountainville area of the township. The grove is on the north side of South Mountain, south of East Emmaus Avenue and east of South Pike Avenue.


Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by LARISSA NEMETH in Local News

Special board meeting held to hear public opinion on possible district reconfiguration

On March 4 at Salisbury Middle School, the Salisbury Township School District Board of Directors held a special meeting addressing the possible closure of Western Salisbury Elementary School to help the district rectify a deepening budget deficit.

With the closure of one of the district’s two elementary schools, students from the kindergarten through fourth grade classrooms at WSE would integrate into Harry S Truman Elementary School and fifth graders from both sides of the district would transition to Salisbury Middle School.

Stagemakers to present ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.’

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 by AARON BERGER in Local News

Stagemakers at the J will present the musical, “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.” at the Jewish Community Center, Allentown, March 12 and 15.

The play tells the story of inventor Caractacus Potts who is convinced by his children, Jeremy and Jemima, to restore an old race car that has some unusual capabilities.

But to their dismay, they cannot afford to buy it. To prevent the car from ending up in the wrong hands, the family, along with the wealthy Truly Scrumptious and Grandpa Potts, experience some highflying and hair-raising adventures.