East Penn Press

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Family Project: Campsite caution

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. We are going camping with our 14- and 16-year-olds at a campsite where there will be other teens. I remember what I did at their ages, and I would like to protect my children from some of the bad decisions I made. I want them to have fun, but I am concerned also. What can I do to protect them?

“As with everything else the panel has discussed, it starts with communication,” panelist Mike Daniels said. “The first thing the parents need to think about is whether or not they have...

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Grandstand show: Sugarland returns to The Great Allentown Fair, where the group last performed in 2011, with a Grandstand concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 31. Opening the concert are Frankie Ballard and Lindsay Ell. Sugarland is an Atlanta, Ga., based country music duo of singer-songwriters Jennifer Nettles, lead vocals, and Kristian Bush, vocals, acoustic guitar, mandolin. Sugarland’s first hit was in 2004 with “Baby Girl” from the multi-platinum debut album, “Twice The Speed Of Life.” The second album...

Paid-training

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Focus

GOOD SHEPHERD:

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is offering a paid training program for certified nursing assistants.

The five-week program will prepare participants to sit for the Nurse Aid Exam. The course is free for participants.

Classes will be held weekdays, Sept. 24 - Oct. 5, at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem Township.

A clinical rotation will be offered daily Oct. 8 - 16.

To be considered, candidates must be at least 18 years old....

Mid-Atlantic Emmy

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ST. LUKE’S:

The Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has announced the 2018 Emmy nominations, including “St. Luke’s Health Now - Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery.”

Individual nominees include: Ashley Russo, Executive Producer and host of “St Luke’s Now.”; Kenneth Szydlow, Executive Producer, and Kathryn Wallace, Director of photography.

“St. Luke’s Now,” which features St. Luke’s physicians discussing edge health topics, airs Monday...

Lehigh County senior menus

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 29: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, August 30: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, August 31: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, September 3: Closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 4: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, September 5: BBQ...

Healthy Geezer: McKenzie exercises

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

Like millions of people who suffer back pain, I rely on a system developed by Robin McKenzie, a physiotherapist in New Zealand.

After I turned 30-years old, I have hurt my lower back many times. Eventually, I suffered from sciatica, a toothache-like pain that runs down my left buttock to my ankle. This is caused by a bulging lumbar disc.

I tried physiatrists, chiropractors and physical therapists. Then I was given a copy of “Treat Your Own Back” by...

Bakithi Kumalo brings ‘Graceland’ to Bethlehem

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Bakithi Kumalo is bringing “Graceland” back home with The All-Star “Graceland” Tribute Band,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Levitt Pavilion, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. The concert is free and open to the public.

Home is Bethlehem now for Kumalo, legendary Johannesburg, South Africa, bass player on Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album (1986) and in his subsequent concerts, including “Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour.”

Kumalo originated the memorable bass line of “You Can Call Me Al” on Simon’s now...

Pittsburgh Symphony official appointed Allentown Symphony executive director

Thursday, August 30, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Board of Directors of the Allentown Symphony Association has announced the hiring of Alfred O. Jacobsen as its new Executive Director.

A reception for Jacobsen will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept, 22, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, prior to the opening 2018-19 season concert at 7:30 p.m. of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra.

Jacobsen will be introduced by ASO artistic director and conductor Diane Wittry. Entertainment will be by the Peter Paulsen Trio. The event...

Lehigh Valley Classic: 166th Allentown Fair to be an ‘Ag-venture’

Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair, a Lehigh Valley classic for 166 years, will soon welcome thousands of visitors to its big-name outdoor concerts, motorsport shows, rides, games, novelty attractions, food and a showcase of products from the region’s farms, gardens and homes.

One of the United States’ Top 50 fairs kicks off Aug. 28 and runs through Sept. 3, Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Fair organizers are touting what’s “Great” about this year’s event filled with “Fun, Yum and...