Northwestern Press

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Historical Society

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus

GOV. Wolf:

The Governor Wolf Historical Society opens its campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath, for “Tavern Nights,” evenings of music and fun, beginning Sept. 8 with the Irish band, Seasons, which features hammer dulcimer, tin flute, harp, fiddle and guitar.

The program is the second Friday monthly through March 2018. A musician or music group performs in each of the three buildings. Music genres are blues, bluegrass, folk, and Celtic.

The evenings offer history demonstrators, liquor tastings, additional music and activities throughout the buildings.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 30: Barbecued chicken, pasta, carrots, tropical fruit.

Thursday, August 31: Sweet and sour pork, brown rice, Asian vegetables, angel food cake w/ strawberries.

Friday, September 1: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, applesauce.

Monday, September 4: Centers closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 5: Fish, brown rice, vegetable medley, applesauce.

Wednesday, September 6: Peach glazed pork chops, whipped yams, summer vegetables, plums.


Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. William Lillis, of Downingtown, Chester County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke, to Daniel Reichenbach III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Reichenbach, of Allentown.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Downingtown East High School, Chester County, and Lehigh University.

She is employed by St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Her fiance is a graduate of Salisbury High School and Lehigh University.

He is employed by HSC Builders & Construction Managers, Exton, Chester County.

The couple plans an April 7, 2018, wedding.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Fair weather:The Great Allentown Fair, which began Aug. 29, continues through Sept. 4, Labor Day. Headlining the Grandstand concerts: Thomas Rhett, who performed Aug. 29, and Keith Urban, Aug. 30; John Mellencamp, Aug. 31; Rascal Flatts, Sept. 1; Pentatonix, Sept. 2, and Tito Nieves, Ivy Queen, Jose´ Alberto “El Canario,” Sept. 3. The J&J Demolition Derby, in front of the Grandstand, is Sept. 4. The 165th edition of the Fair commemorates the 100th anniversary of Camp Crane, the Allentown Fairgrounds’ transformation into a World War I United States Army Ambulance Service training camp.

State Theatre members line up for tickets for 2017-18 season

Friday, September 1, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

Tickets now available for sale to public

Donna Danielson and Tom Kline, of Washington, N.J., were in line since 3 a.m. Aug. 2, the first day that members of Easton’s State Theatre Center for the Arts could purchase tickets for the 2017-18 season.

Jim and Shirley Van Norman of Easton got in line at 7 a.m. Aug. 1.

Marishka Michener and Marlene Frew, both of Easton, accompanied by Jeff Hawk, of Pohatcong Township, N.J., were first in line. All three had been camped out at the box office door since July 29.

Tickets became available for sale to the public Aug. 16.

Growing Green: Bamboo take over

Friday, September 1, 2017 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Bamboos are perennial members of the grass family and are often one of the most difficult to control escaped ornamentals.

They are distinguished from other grasses by their woody stems, branched growth, and often large size. They can grow anywhere from one to 70-feet tall.

While often considered beautiful, bamboo can quickly turn into a homeowner’s worst nightmare if not properly maintained. Many municipalities in the Lehigh Valley are banning the planting of bamboo.

Broadway under the stars: Allentown Symphony joined by Freddy soloists, Parkland Chorale for free Levitt concert in Bethlehem

Friday, September 1, 2017 by DIANE WITTRY in Focus

Summer is for sitting outside eating hamburgers and hot dogs, relaxing, kicking back, and in general, just having a good time.

Summer nights are for listening to music under the stars, enjoying the cool air and letting the music wash over you as you sit with friends outside on the lawn.

I think of places like Tanglewood in Massachusetts, with the Boston Symphony; Wolftrap in the Washington, D.C., area, with the National Symphony, and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the LA Philharmonic.

Healthy Geezer: radiation symptoms

Friday, September 1, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve been reading about “dirty bombs” that spread radiation. They can kill by giving you radiation sickness. What exactly is this?

Radiation sickness is an illness caused by too much exposure to radiation. How ill you become depends on the dose and the rate of exposure. Exposure to low-dose radiation, such as X-ray examinations, does not cause radiation sickness.

Genealogy seminar

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus


The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society presents “Beginning Genealogy 101,” by Tom and Kathryn Peters, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 9, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township. The seminar cost includes a breakfast tray, refreshments, and boxed lunch.

The seminar focuses on researching Eastern European ancestry, including Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Hungary. Addressed will be the latest genealogy tools and technology, answers to questions and reviews of documents.

Concert Review: Ian Anderson journeys through time and sound

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

As I walked into the Sands Steel Stage area the final day (Aug. 13) of Musikfest in Bethehem, there was electricity in the air, and everyone could feel it. There was a camaraderie to the chatter, a feeling of connection unlike at most other concerts I’ve been to.

Waiting in line for food and drink, other attendees spoke of how the music of Jethro Tull had changed their lives, made them feel at peace. “It takes me to another world,” one person said, a glistening in his eyes, his voice breaking with honesty.