Two new "spectaculars," as the largest thrill rides are referred to, are coming to the Midway at the Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 28 - Sept. 3.
Powers Great American Midways spokesman Marc Janas reported that the carnival will unveil a "beamed-out," spaceship-looking ride called "Alien Abduction" that spins passengers into such a whirl that gravity pins them against its walls.
The other new ride called "Genesis" takes a gondola full of thrill-seekers on a 360-degree spin as if they are on the end of some wild second hand on a clock.
7 p.m. Aug. 28, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. Hits by The J. Geils Band, formed 1967, Worcester, Mass., are "First I Look at the Purse" (1971), "Looking for A Love" (1971), "Give It to Me" (1973), "(Ain't Nothin' But A) House Party" (1973), "Did You No Wrong" (1973), "Must of Got Lost" (1974), "Love-itis" (1975), "Surrender" (1977), "Sanctuary" (1979), "Love Stinks" (1980), "Centerfold," a No. 1 from the album, "Freeze Frame" (1981), with the title cut going to No. 4.
The "Pennsylvania Civil War 150 Road Show," a 53-foot modified tractor-trailer transformed into a travelling museum, visits the Great Allentown Fair Aug. 28 - Sept. 3.
The museum will be manned and managed by staff and volunteers of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum.
"We are excited to be a part of this extraordinary event. The Great Allentown Fair is one of the best and largest fairs in the country," Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, said.
Two websites supported by KidsPeace received 14th annual Web Health Awards.
TeenCentral.Net received a bronze award in the Interactive Content-Rich Media division for the Anti-Bullying League. ParentCentral.Net received a general award recognizing it as a web-based resource.
"There is a tremendous need to make children, teens and parents aware of what bullying is and how it affects everyone involved," said Julius Licata, Director of TeenCentral.Net and ParentCentral.Net.
7 p.m. Aug. 29, Fairgrounds Grandstand, Allentown Fair. You know him from "The Voice," the NBC reality TV talent show where he is a vocal coach along with Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green. You should know him from his decade of hits, from "Austin" (2001), to "Home" (2008), to "God Gave Me You" and "Honey Bee" (both 2011), among his 17 country chart singles and 11 No. 1 singles.
What I recall after seeing "Total Recall" are weapons, shooting, leaping, hand-to-hand combat, violence, explosions, flying cars, chases, and more weapons, shooting, leaping, hand-to-hand combat, violence, explosions, flying cars, chases and more weapons.
If I sound like a broken record it's because I am mirroring the images and impressions of "Total Recall," a reimagining, or reboot in simple words, a remake of the 1990 movie that starred Arnold Schwarznegger, based on author Philip K. Dick's "We Remember It For You Wholesale."
Emmaus Main Street Partners sponsors clam bake.
John E. Lezousky, 72, of Schnecksville, formerly of Tamaqua, died Aug. 12, 2012, in Bethlehem.
He was the husband of Elizabeth "Betty" (Stegmeier) Lezousky.
Born in Pottsville, he was the son of the late John G. and Amelia (Potosky) Lezousky.
He retired after 26 years from Lehigh County Community College.
Upon his retirement, they awarded him the status of "emeritus."
Prior to his employment with LCCC, he was employed by Kraft Foods, Fogelsville, and Reynolds Metals, Chester.
He was a member of Ss. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Tamaqua.