East Penn Press

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Advance tickets available

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Celtic classic

The Celtic Cultural Alliance will offer a 10 percent discount for the advance purchase of Celtic Classic food and beverage tickets for the Sept. 22 through 24 event.

Patrons will receive a certificate to redeem at a special booth for advanced ticket purchasers on the festival grounds along Spring, Conestoga, Lehigh and S. Main streets, Bethlehm.

Tickets may be purchased until Aug. 25.

For more information, visit www.celticfest.org; Twitter, @CelticClassic and at facebook.com/CelticClassic.


Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in

Students named to dean’s list


Area students are among those named to the dean’s list for the spring 2017 semester including: Makenzie Lehr, Aaron Morder, McKenna Stengel, all of Allentown; Samantha Kick, Darren Labenberg, both of Emmaus; Alexander Sten, Courtney Wood, both of Macungie.

Wegmans awards local students with college tuition assistance

Thursday, August 17, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

Wegmans Employee Scholarship Program awarded college tuition assistance to 15 Allentown residents who work at Wegmans Food Markets for the upcoming academic year.

The following local residents received a scholarship:

Carrera Anderson (Whitehall High School)

Jenna Baltz (International)

Anna Baltz (International)

Holly Diehl (Emmaus High School)

Stephanie Dwyer (International)

Austin Hanssen (Emmaus High School)

Sarah Heicklen (Parkland High School)

Faith McCauley (Parkland High School)

Monica McDade (International)

Area students may apply for Greenawald Scholarship

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Applications are available and being accepted through Aug. 12 for students eligible to receive the $1,000 Greenawald Memorial Scholarship presented at The Great Allentown Fair in honor of former Fair President William F. Greenawald.

The annual scholarship was established and first presented in 2015 by Patricia Greenawald and her children commemorating her husband’s longtime devotion to the Fair prior to his passing in 2008.

Box office hours extended for Great Allentown Fair

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair is extending hours at its Main Box Office to accommodate the increased demand for show, ride and Fair admission tickets for the fair, Aug. 29 through Labor Day Sept. 4.

The Fair Box Office is located inside the Allentown Fairgrounds between the Ritz Barbecue and The Farmers Market.

Box office hours are 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until Aug. 22.

The satellite Liberty Street Box Office takes over Aug. 23 with additional hours when the Allentown Fairgrounds gates are closed in preparation for the Fair.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 9: Apple juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, red-skinned potato salad, fresh cantaloupe.

Thursday, August 10: Country fried steak w/ gravy, baked potato / sour cream, roasted cauliflower parmesan, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh strawberries.

Friday, August 11: Cranberry juice, pork roll w/ cheese on bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, blueberry fluff.

Still more Musikfest to experience

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 34th annual Musikfest continues through Aug. 13, with more than 400 performers from the United States, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, The Netherlands, Scotland and South Korea, performing on 16 stages in historic downtown Bethlehem and the Colonial Industrial Quarter on the city’s north side and at SteelStacks on the city’s south side.

Headlining the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza are ticketed concerts: Godsmack, Aug. 9; Toby Keith, Aug. 10; The Band Perry, Aug. 11; Lee Bice, Justin Moore, Aug. 12, and Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Aug. 13.

New vehicle dealership sales exceeded $2.9 billion in 2016

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

Sales for franchised new vehicle dealerships in the Greater Lehigh Valley exceeded $2.9 billion in 2016, an average of $48.2 million per dealership.

New vehicle revenue contributed $26.4 million to that total, while pre-owned vehicles contributed $12.8 million. Service, parts and other revenue sources made up the remainder.

The average dealership sold 1,432 new and used vehicles in 2016, and serviced an average of 18,800.

Apply for Allentown Fair jobs

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Business Showcase

The Allentown Fair gates department is taking applications and conducting interviews to work at the Fair, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4.

To be eligible for available non-carnival paid jobs as ticket takers, sellers, cashiers and a limited number of leader positions, candidates must be 18 years or older.

Prospective gates employees are asked to submit their interest, full name and contact information at 610-433-7541, ext. 224, or to Fair@allentownfair.com.

A gate superintendent will respond to messages to initiate the application process.