It’s been 30 years since director John Waters’ “Hairspray, the inspiration for the Broadway musical, was released.
But a year before in 1987, the making of the film was all the buzz in the Lehigh Valley.
Shock-auteur Waters typically shot his films exclusively in his hometown of Baltimore, but for “Hairspray” he brought his crew to South Whitehall Township to shoot a pivotal scene at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, which served as a stand-in for Tilted Acres, a fictional...
The Great Allentown Fair’s Premium List booklet detailing the procedures and categories for entering the Fair’s blue-ribbon competitions are now available at the Allentown Fairgrounds main office. PDF versions are available to download at: allentownfairpa.org.
Placement ribbons and cash prizes are awarded in each of the exhibitor categories judged prior to and during the Fair, Aug. 28 - Sept. 3. There are contests for youth entrants in addition to the all-age categories.
Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455
“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre
“Ragtime,” through July 1, Main Stage
“Twelfth Night,” through July 15, Schubert Theatre
Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre
Baker Center for the Arts, Trexler Pavilion, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/SMT, 484-664-3333
“Beauty and the...
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, June 27: Pork rib BBQ, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread with margarine, chilled apricots.
Thursday, June 28: Baked lasagna, roasted cauliflower, tossed salad w/ Italian dressing, Italian bread with margarine, chilled pears.
Friday, June 29: Pineapple juice, fried haddock sandwich with lettuce, tomato and tartar sauces, coleslaw, lemon bar.
Monday, July 2: To be announced.
Tuesday, July 4: To be...
I have been going to a new hair salon for a little over a year now. I am happy with my hairstyle, but I feel uncomfortable every time I go because of all the gossip that goes on. Going to the salon is one of the few luxuries I do for myself and I would like this time to be a little more relaxing. It also makes me wonder what is said about me after I leave. Is there anything I can do, or should I find another salon?
This is one of those...
The Early Learning Center (ELC) on the Schnecksville, North Whitehall Township, campus of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC), invites preschool children ages 3-5 along with a family member to spend an hour exploring the Reggio-inspired center and the numerous activities available.
Open houses for families are 2-3 p.m. June 28 and July 26. The session ends with “Mindful” exercises designed to create self-awareness in young children.
The center is enrolling...
The seventh annual “Summer Salon,” 6:30 p.m. July 21, at the Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Dundee, N.Y., in the Finger Lakes region of upstate New York, is a benefit for The Bach Choir of Bethlehem.
“Bach Masquerade: A Night of Music and Mystery,” offer repertoire that includes “Stars,” by Eriks Esenvalds, with a poem by Sara Teasdale, arranged for choir and tuned glasses; Morten Lauridsen’s “Sure On This Shining Night,” and selections from Bach and Haydn.
Soprano Laurie Heimes...
Call 610-782-3254 for locations.
Wednesday, June 27: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.
Thursday, June 28: Pulled pork, warm bean salad, creamy spinach, applesauce.
Friday, June 29: Cheese ravioli w/ meatballs, Brussels sprouts, apricots.
Monday, July 2: Vegetable lasagna w/meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon apples.
Tuesday, July 3: Potato crusted fish, brown rice, peas and carrots, fresh orange.
Wednesday, July 4:...
Q. I was racing down the cellar stairs a few days ago when I slipped and fell on my tailbone. I’ve had pain ever since. What should I do about it?
The coccyx (tailbone) is made up of three to five vertebrae at the lower end of the spine. Most people have a coccyx of four of these spinal bones. The coccyx functions as an attachment site for muscles, tendons and ligaments.
Coccyx comes from the Greek word for cuckoo. The coccyx’s shape is like the beak of a cuckoo. The human...
At a posh resort with breathtaking mountains and forest as a backdrop in Breckenridge, Colo., William Leiner III and Diana Hernandez exchanged wedding vows June 10.
The groom is the son of Bill Leiner Jr. of Coplay and Suzanne Blauvelt of Bethlehem.
He is a 2005 graduate of Whitehall High School, where he was an All- Lehigh Valley Team member on the two-time District 11 championship basketball team for the Zephyrs.
He studied finance at The Pennsylvania State University...