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Magician Mysterrio mystifies audiences at 2018 Great Allentown Fair

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

Magician Mark Mysterrio, from East Stroudsburg, was on hand to delight and charm children, parents or anyone looking for a fun event at the Centennial Stage at the recent Great Allentown Fair.

The world record holder for the longest time spent on a bed of nails, 283 hours, 5 minutes, used volunteers from the audience to perform his sleight of hand magic with the help of “Miss Direction,” his aide-de-camp and cheerleader.

Board OKs subdivision

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by ELSA KERSCHNER in Local News

Albert Paul has asked Washington Township supervisors, during their Oct. 2 meeting to permit the farm from his mother’s estate to be subdivided.

Ten acres and a house at 6011 Creek Road, zoned rural village, were to be sold as his mother had indicated she did not want it rented. Payment is to be divided with his brother.

The property has been surveyed and the township planning commission gave a recommendation for the subdivision to supervisors.

The sewage planning module was also approved.

The Great Allentown Fair Junior Baking Cookies, Brownies or Bars Contest winners

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News


1/2 cup butter (1 stick) melted

1 egg - PA Preferred - Weis brand

1 packed cup of light brown sugar

1 Tbs. vanilla extract

3/4 cups flour

5 graham crackers broken into small pieces (about 2 cups)

1-1/2 cups mini marshmallows

4 1.55 oz. Hershey bars broken into pieces (about 1-1/2 cups)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Spray 8x8 glass cooking pan with cooking spray - set aside

3. In microwave safe bowl melt butter - 1 minute

Article By: The Press

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by The Press in Local News

For brownies:

2/3 cup flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 cup granulated sugar

2 T. dark cocoa powder

6 semisweet chocolate

1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup PA Preferred unsalted butter from Grube’s Dairy Store

2 large PA Preferred eggs from Grube’s Dairy Store lightly beaten

For cream filling:

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1/8 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups powdered sugar

2 T. PA Preferred unsalted butter from Grube’s Dairy Store

1 to 2 drops of Spearmint oil to taste

For glaze:

Board OKs outside counsel for lead issues

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by DOUGLAS GRAVES in Local News

Lehigh County Commissioners gave a first reading to and voted 5-4 to hire the law firm Anapol Weis to serve as counsel for the county and “several other unnamed counties” to press the goal of making much of the county’s older housing stock safe from lead contamination.

Commissioners Dr. Percy Dougherty, Marty Nothstein, Amanda Holt and Brad Osborne, all Republicans, voted against the measure at their Sept. 26 meeting.

Nathan Brown and Marc Grammes, also Republicans, voted for the measure, as did Democrats Geoff Brace, Amy Zanelli and Dan Hartzell.

Seeing double at the fair

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Local News

The 2018 Great Allentown Fair, which ran Aug. 28-Sept. 3, sponsored a family look-alike contest on the Centennial Stage in the Agri-Plex

Mother and daughter, father and son and, even a father and daughter duo, entered the contest.

The Great Allentown Fair Queen McKenzie Hagenbuch, with help from Schuylkill County Queen Julie Wychunas, were judges for the contest. First-place winners were Ray Bleil and daughter Maggie, 5, of Allentown. Kyle French and his dad, Don, took second place and Emily and Jeannine Leonard of Heidelberg Township brought home the third place win.

High school anticipates homecoming celebration

Thursday, October 4, 2018 by ANNA GILGOFF in Local News

Now that the 2018 homecoming court has been chosen, all systems are go for one of the most anticipated events on the high school calendar.

Baylie Alley, Kirstin Dorney, Shante Duminie, Natalie Masetti, Madilyn Riegel, Jaymi Smith, Lilyana Wagner and Alyssa Zack were selected from the girls in the senior class.

Hayden Bobbyn, Daniel Burke, Zachary Creighton, Willard Dellicker, Ryan Haas, Nolan Hernandez, Tyler Lobach and Samuel Seyfried were selected from the boys for a coveted spot on the homecoming court.