The Great Allentown Fair is observing Allentown's 250th anniversary with a series of cooking demonstrations that will be part of "Farm to Table" series on the culinary demonstration stage inside the Agri-Plex building.
Throughout the Fair, Aug. 28 - Sept. 3, "Farm to Table" chefs and culinary experts from the Lehigh Valley prepare their signature dishes.
More than 900,000 people attended Musikfest 2012, according to ArtsQuest officials.
Musikfest, the United State's largest free music festival, took place Aug. 3 - 12, with 515 performances by 318 performers on 15 stages. This year's festival included free concerts on 14 of the 15 stages, the largest number of free stages in the event's 29-year history.
More than 48,000 people attended the 10 concerts at the Sands Steel Stage, Musikfest's only ticketed venue, where Boston, Daughtry, Jane's Addiction, Sheryl Crow, MGMT, Young the Giant and the Goo Goo Dolls performed.
The Joseph Plowman Trio, with vocalist Marlene Gilley, presents a free concert, 11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Aug. 30, PPL Plaza, Ninth and Hamilton streets, Allentown, as part of the "Summer in the City" series.
Music will be from the Great American Songbook, as well as contemporary songwriters.
Plowman, a jazz bassist, Emmaus native and Emmaus High School graduate, has returned from Amsterdam, Netherlands, where he toured with an international quartet from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.
John Walson Jr., 63, of South Whitehall Township, president and CEO of Service Electric Cable TV & Communications, died in his home Aug. 19, 2012, after a short battle with cancer.
He was the loving husband of 40 years to Gloria (Salash) Walson and the proud father of John M. Walson and Michelle Walson Kuykendall.
Crop Walk recruiters will rally 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, Ott and Walnut streets, Allentown.
This is the kick off for this year's Oct. 14 Crop Walk against hunger, also at St. Timothy's.
For more information, call the Rev. Diane Kareha at 610- 391-8210.
Innovation Works (IW), the Ben Franklin Technology Partner of Southwestern Pennsylvania, will award up to $800,000 in technology commercialization funding to universities, early-stage and-or established companies based in Pennsylvania.
Funding will be awarded for projects up to $100,000 each that address engineering design challenges, show a high degree of innovation, and identify a clear path to commercialization with the potential to impact digital and-or robotics-related companies in Pennsylvania.
Deadline for final proposal submissions is Sept. 7.
Annette L. Weiss, 92, of Salisbury Township, died August 14, 2012, in St. Luke's Hospital, Fountain Hill. She was the wife of the late Kermit W. Weiss in 1997. Born in Allentown, she was the daughter of the late Harry C. and Leola (Griffith) Mickel.
She was of the Lutheran faith and a former member of Trinity Memorial Lutheran Church.
East Penn School District residents age 65 and older may apply for the Golden Age Card. This complimentary pass entitles the holder to free admission to all plays, concerts, track usage, home sports events and other special events sponsored by the school district including a Thanksgiving luncheon.
For those interested in the community education program, one free class up to a value of $50 is offered each semester. This lifetime card may be picked up at the administration office, 800 Pine St., Emmaus or by calling 610-966-8301.
Think you might have the oldest refrigerator in the PPL Electric Utilities service area or maybe in the entire state? Time is growing short to find out and possibly win a prize.
PPL Electric Utilities customers have until the end of August to recycle their old, energy-guzzling icebox and automatically be entered into the oldest refrigerator contest being run by JACO Environmental and other utilities around the state, including PPL Electric Utilities. Some vintage units have already been recycled.