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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

‘Garden lore’

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Lehigh County Historical Society’s Pennsylvania Dutch “Food & Garden Lore” is 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the historic 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farm, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township.

Visitors can tour a farmhouse built 20 years before the Declaration of Independence and see vintage wagons, farm tools, and much more. The event will feature displays and activities related to Pennsylvania Dutch gardening, garden produce, and foods.

Catherine...

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.

Monday, August 14: Apricot...

Senior Lifetime Pass deadline for National Parks is Aug. 27

Friday, August 11, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The $10 price for a lifetime “America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass” is set to increase dramatically for those 62 years or older.

The “Interagency Senior Pass,” formerly the “Golden Age Passport,” is available for purchase for $10 through Aug. 27. The price of the Senior Pass has been $10 since 1994.

Legislation passed in December 2016 will bring up the price tag to $80 beginning Aug. 28.

Seniors on a fixed income can buy...

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...

Healthy Geezer: Iron concerns

Friday, August 11, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. A friend of mine said his doctor told him he has “hemochromatosis.” He didn’t seem worried. I didn’t want to ask, but is it serious?

Every once in a while I get a question that surprises me completely. Hemochromatosis? I thought it sounded like a rare condition in a small subculture. I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Hemochromatosis (HE-mo-kro-ma-TO-sis) is an inherited disease that makes your body build up too much iron, a mineral in many of the foods we eat. Hemochromatosis...

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.

Eligible candidates must have exhibited at least one...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 9: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, milk.

Thursday, August 10: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.

Friday, August 11: White fish, brown rice, asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, August 14: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.

Tuesday, August 15: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.

Wednesday, August 16: Chicken with gravy...

The Musikfest experience: 34th annual Bethlehem event adds new venues, attractions

Friday, August 4, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The 34th annual Musikfest, Aug. 4-13, features more than 400 performers from the United States, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, The Netherlands, Scotland and South Korea, performing on 16 stages on the north and south sides of Bethlehem.

Headlining the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza are ticketed concerts: Carlos Santana, Aug. 4; Chicago, Aug. 5; Father John Misty, Aug. 6; Live, Aug. 7; Aloe Blacc, Aug. 8; Godsmack, Aug. 9; Toby Keith, Aug. 10; The Band Perry, Aug. 11; Lee Bice, Justin Moore,...

Allentown Band back at Waldheim Park for historic 102nd concert

Friday, August 4, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Allentown Band’s 102-year journey to Waldheim, Park, Allentown, continues with “A Musical Journey through American History,” 7 p.m. Aug. 8.

The Band performs historic, patriotic and popular tunes with special guests George B. Miller and Kate Scuffle, founders of Selkie Theatre, who will provide historical readings.

“In between each music piece, they’re going to reading something relevant to the period,” explains Pamela Varkony, concert chair for the Allentown Band concert...