Northwestern Press

Thursday, June 29, 2017

‘DaPooch’ show

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

TOUCHSTONE:

Touchstone Theatre presents a sensory-friendly performance of “DaPooch, or The Story of Poochie’s Three Hundred and Seventy-Second Birthday and How the Hunga Munga Munga Saved His Life,” 11 a.m. June 20, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

“DaPooch” is performed by master storyteller and Touchstone co-founder Bill George, who conceived of the fictional world of Poochie as a story for his children.

Here comes summer: Schnecksville Fair heralds arrival of area festival season

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Country Scenes … Blue Ribbon Dreams” is the theme for the 34th annual Schnecksville Community Fair, June 20 - 24, Schnecksville Fire Company, Route 309, near Lehigh Carbon Community College, North Whitehall Township.

“There will be plenty of amusement rides, live entertainment, food and exhibits, so be sure to mark your calendars,” says Fair president Emory Minnich.

The Fair opens at 5 p.m. June 20 - 23 and at 3 p.m. June 24

Judging day is June 19 when the Fair is not open to the public.

Another View

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Global approach necessary to combat climate change’s environmental effects

On June 1, President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, saying the agreement is less about the climate and more about other countries gaining a financial advantage over the United States.

So, what is the Paris Climate Agreement and its terms?

Allentown Fair accepting applications for 2017 queen

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Local News

The search is on for the 2017 Great Allentown Fair Queen, who will represent the fair’s mission during the event’s Labor Day week run and in the community throughout the year.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, the nonprofit organization, which has been operating the fair for 165 years, is looking for contestants from Lehigh, Northampton and Berks counties.

An ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate enthusiasm for the Allentown Fair, local farming and the agricultural industry.

Fair set for June 15-17

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Kempton

The Kempton Fair, which started in 1957, is alive and well in Kempton, Berks County.

Sponsored by the Kempton Community Center, 83 Community Center Drive, the fair is set for June 15-17.

There will be three evenings of tractor and truck power pulls, and drags; and popular musical talents Crazy Hearts, Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway, and the Hannah Violet Trio will perform.

HAPPENINGS

Thursday, June 15, 2017 by The Press in Local News

THURSDAY JUNE 15

·Schnecksville Senior Citizens at Schnecksville Fire Co. social hall, meeting at noon lunch, bingo, cards. New members welcome. Call 610-769-7570.

·Take Off Pounds Sensibly at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Breinigsville, 10 a.m.-noon. Call 610-395-1006.

·Model Railroad Explorer Post 101 at Coplay Municipal Building, Room 201, 96 S. Fourth St., 7-9 p.m. Call 610-965-2598 or 610-262-7013.

EDITOR’S VIEW

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by The Press in Opinion

Daddy’s little girl

I am fortunate. My father is still alive at age 84 and in relatively good health.

I still call him “Daddy.”

I learned a lot from my dad. I learned how to cut the grass, take out the trash, spackle, install insulation and drywall, paint, garden, and bathe and groom our dog.

We would sit together as a family in front of the television to watch “The Ed Sullivan Show,” “Sonny and Cher,” “Jacques Cousteau” and many other shows.