Northwestern Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

What’s in a name? For 311, the story is true

Friday, August 24, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

It’s been 27 years since the Omaha, Neb., quintet, 311, brought its unique sound of reggae, hip-hop, funk and heavy metal to the ears of fans throughout the world.

“All of the styles mentioned are accurate ingredients. Personally, jazz has been a big influence. With jazz, you don’t let things get too obvious. 311 used to be more hip-hop but we’ve moved into more reggae, always with rock as the largest ingredient,” says Nick Hexum, says 311 front-man and lead guitarist in a phone interview.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 for locations or visit

Wednesday, August 22: Pork rib-b-q, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream.

Thursday, August 23: Roast turkey w/gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, root vegetables and kale, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh canteloupe.

Friday, August 24: Cranberry juice, baked meatloaf w/gravy, oven-browned potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/ margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Solehi student chosen Allentown Fair Queen

Friday, August 24, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Focus

McKenzie Corinn Hagenbuch of Emmaus was crowned the 2018 Great Allentown Fair Queen during The Lehigh County Agriculture Society (LCAS) 10th annual Great Allentown Fair Queen Contest Aug. 12 at Christopher’s Restaurant, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

She will be introduced at the Allentown Fair opening ceremonies, 5 p.m. Aug. 28, RCN Farmerama Theater on the Fairgrounds’ west end along Liberty Street.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 22: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

Thursday, August 23: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Friday, August 24: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.

Monday, August 27: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey BBQ in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, seasonal fruit.

Tuesday, August 28: Breaded veal patty w/ brown gravy, wheat pasta, butternut squash, applesauce.

Growing green: September song

Friday, August 24, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

August: hot, dry, humid, hazy, lazy, sweaty, sticky, yucky.

Many of us stay indoors as much as we can, out of the hot weather.

But a true gardener is always thinking, if not doing, something about the garden or in the garden, even during the dog days of summer, as August is known. Believe it or not, once September hits, history tells us that the weather will indeed cool down. We will want to be in the garden for longer stretches of time.

Respectfully Yours: bed and breakfast

Friday, August 24, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I will be traveling to New England this September and staying in a Bed and Breakfast. I have never stayed in a B&B before. Are there rules of etiquette of which I should be aware?

Dear Reader,

Most people know what to expect when staying in a hotel. But a bed and breakfast works a little differently. Most bed and breakfasts offer not only a relaxing place to sleep but an extremely unique experience. For starters, the host is typically the person who owns the home.


Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Grandstand show: The “Never Ending Summer” Tour, which began in July, kicks off the 2018 Great Allentown Fair Grandstand shows lineup, 7 p.m. Aug. 29, with Offspring, 311 and Gym Class Heroes. The Offspring, a punk rock band from Garden Grove, Calif., formed in 1984. The band’s lineup is lead vocalist, guitarist Bryan “Dexter” Holland, bassist Greg K., guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman and drummer Pete Parada (since 2007). In a 34-year career, the band has released nine studio albums.

Healthy Geezer: McKenzie system

Friday, August 24, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

First of two parts

Q. Is there a magic bullet for back pain? I could use one.

There is no magic bullet for everyone. However, like millions of people who suffer back pain, I rely on the methods developed by Robin McKenzie, a physiotherapist in New Zealand.

When I was 30-years-old, I strained my lower back carrying bundles of newspapers. With a week of bed rest, I got better. A few years later, I reached for a backhand on the tennis court and ended up in bed again.

In concert, The Offspring just wants to have fun

Friday, August 24, 2018 by DAWN OUELLETTE in Focus

The Offspring,1990s’ pop-punk hit-makers, bring their “Never-Ending Summer” tour to the Great Allentown Fair Aug. 29. The concert, which includes Gym Class Heroes, starts at 7 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Grandstand.

The tour features another popular alt-pop 1990s’ band, 311, as co-headliner. The Offspring has released a limited edition vinyl release of the group’s cover version of the 311 song “Down” to coincide with the co-headlining tour.

“Touring with 311 is something we have done before,” says Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman, guitarist for The Offspring, in a phone interview.

The Family Project: disappointing dad

Friday, August 24, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 10-year-old is continually being disappointed by her father’s canceling plans with her or just not showing up. We never married and he has not had much of a role in her life. I’ve tried talking to her father, but that hasn’t changed anything. How can I explain his behavior without seeming too critical? And what can I do to make her feel better?

In talking with the daughter, the panelists agreed that it‘s important for the mother to say that she doesn’t know why the father acts the way he does. She just needs to be honest, they said.