East Penn Press

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Bach Choir holding new member, scholar auditions

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem will hold New Member Auditions by appointment Sept. 5, 7 and 8, Heckewelder House, 440 Heckewelder Place, Bethlehem.

Singers accepted into the internationally-renowned choir will participate in five concerts during the 2019-2020 concert season, as well as the 113th Bethlehem Bach Festival. They will have the option to perform at the Bachfest in Leipzig Germany in June 2020 and to participate in The Choir’s acclaimed “Bach to School” and “Bach at Noon”...

St. Luke’s aide in ‘Next Step’ of Workforce Board program

Saturday, August 31, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Makita McFarlane of Easton saw her dream of becoming a nurse put on hold when she became pregnant.

Ordered to bed rest, McFarlane, 22, had to stop taking the prerequisite classes she needed to get into nursing school.

Then, when Alexandria was born four weeks early in October, McFarlane had to quit her job as a reserve nursing home aide because the hours were too irregular to get the tiny infant on a schedule.

Thanks to St. Luke’s University Health Network, the 22-year-...

Get ready for 167th edition of the Great Allentown Fair

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Get ready for “Fair Fresh Fun” at the 167th Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th, Liberty and Chew streets, Allentown.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, nonprofit owner and operator of The Allentown Fairgrounds and The Great Allentown Fair, brings the country to the city for seven days of agricultural exhibits, entertainment, rides, games, food and concert headliners at the 45-acre West End Allentown site.

This year’s Fairgrounds Grandstand...

41st Wheels of Time set for Aug. 23-25, Macungie

Friday, August 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The 41st annual Wheels of Time “Rod & Custom Jamboree,” is Aug. 23, 24 and 25, Macungie Memorial Park, Main Street (Route 100), Macungie.

Appearing at the “Jamboree” is Michael “Horny Mike” Henry, an airbrush artist seen on “Counting Cars,” a reality TV show which began airing on 2012 on the History channel. Henry is nicknamed for placing three-dimensional horns on motorcycle helmets and vehicles.

Henry is expected to display his custom truck and trailer, robotic three-...

Lehigh Valley Health Network funds EMS heart-attack care

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

EMS organizations in five eastern Pennsylvania counties are getting upgraded technology to care for patients suffering a severe heart attack.

Pennsylvania, through the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund (EMSOF), Eastern PA EMS Council, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono combined to provide more than $100,000 to cover most of the cost of 90 modems and data plans for EMS...

Six vie for title of 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen

Friday, August 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The 2019 Great Allentown Fair Queen, who reigns over the 167th agricultural and entertainment exposition, Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th, Liberty and Chew streets, Allentown, will be crowned on “Preview Night,” 7:30 p.m. Aug. 27, RCN Farmerama Theater on the Fairgrounds west side.

Six contestants are vying to succeed 2018 title-holder McKenzie Corinn Hagenbuch of Emmaus and win a $1,500 scholarship provided by Lehigh-Northampton Pomona Grange No. 68 and the Allentown...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 21: Caribbean fish, Caribbean vegetable blend, black bean and corn salad, brown rice, orange, sugar cookie.

Thursday, August 22: Chicken Cordon Bleu, roasted zucchini and yellow squash, mashed potatoes, roll, fruit sorbet.

Friday, August 23: Fiesta pork chop, chuck wagon corn, oven roasted potatoes, roll, fresh fruit salad.

Monday, August 26: Open face roast beef sandwich, mashed potatoes, cream of broccoli, soup...