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Saturday, August 18, 2018

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Concluding concert: Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz performs the final Musikfest headliner concert, 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Since getting his start 15 years ago performing in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to audiences around the world. He has received two Grammy Awards and platinum and multi-platinum album sales certifications. He’s performed in The Hollywood Bowl, Madison Square...

Bach Choir, Bell Canto 2018-2019 schedule

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Bach at Noon

Now in it 95th year in Bethlehem, this free monthly concert features soloists, along with members of the Bach Choir and Bach Festival Orchestra. For the past four years, it has expanded to Allentown for the summer. 12:10 p.m. Aug. 14, St. John’s Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown

12:10 p.m. Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Jan. 8, Feb. 12, March 12, April 9, Central Moravian Church, 73 W. Church St., Bethlehem

Bach Choir Gala Concert, 4 p.m. Nov. 3,...

Growing Green: pollinators

Friday, August 10, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

Pollination is the transfer of pollen from the anthers of a flower to the stigma of the same flower or another flower. The result is the production of fertile seeds.

When the pollen transfer happens within the same flower, it is called self-pollination. When it occurs between different flowers, it is cross-pollination.

Cross-pollination is preferable to self-pollination because it produces more genetic diversity in plant populations. Genetic diversity plays an important role in...

The Family Project: Cutting

Friday, August 10, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. Today I snooped in the bedroom of my 15-year-old daughter and found her diary. I feel horrible about having to do that, but she has not seemed herself lately, and I was concerned. She wrote that she has been cutting herself. How can I help her in lieu of how I found out?

The panelists were unanimous in suggesting that the mother try and find a way to see the daughter’s cuts so she can discuss it without having to admit reading the diary and risking losing the daughter’s trust....

Healthy Geezer: scars

Friday, August 10, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I have a nasty-looking scar that shows only when I wear a bathing suit. I’d like to get rid of it, if possible. What’s available?

There is no procedure yet that will make a scar disappear completely. However, there are treatments to make a scar less noticeable. These include:

Surgical Scar Revision

This is a method of removing a scar and rejoining the normal skin. Wide scars can often be made thinner. Long scars can be made shorter. Using broken-line incisions can...

Movie Review: ‘Mission’

Friday, August 10, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Mission: Impossible - Fallout” is the action movie of the summer, the year, and quite possibly the decade.

The shiny, flashy, nearly nonstop thriller confirms its star Tom Cruise as the cinema’s last action hero.

It’s a mantle that has passed from the likes of Clint Eastwood, Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan to Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Sylvester Stallone and, one would think, Dwayne Johnson, Daniel Craig and Vin Diesel.

Instead, as super-spy Ethan Hunt, the...

Box Office hours

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

ALLENTOWN FAIR:

The Great Allentown Fair is extending hours at its Main Box Office to accommodate increased demand for show, ride and Fair admission tickets for the Fair, Aug. - Labor Day, Sept. 3.

Starting Aug. 6, box office hours were 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday - Saturday through Aug. 21. The satellite Liberty Street Box Office takes over Aug. 22 with additional hours when the Allentown Fairgrounds gates are closed in preparation for the Fair.

The Fair Box Office sells...

Respectfully Yours: pajama bottoms

Monday, August 13, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

Why do women wear pajama bottoms in public? This battle of appropriate versus. comfy has gone too far. Is wearing pajamas out in public ever OK?

Dear Reader,

This shouldn’t be considered fashionable, even if everybody is doing it. There are women who celebrate the daytime pajama trend. They think it’s progressive.

There are a good number of magazine articles explaining how to pull off the daytime pajama look. However, celebrities are not wearing...

Five compete for title of 2018 Allentown Fair Queen

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The new 2018 Allentown Fair Queen to reign over the upcoming 166th agricultural and entertainment exposition will be crowned during the contest finals, 3 p.m. Aug. 12, Christopher’s Restaurant at the Columbian Home, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

The event is free and open to the public for this pre-Fair event. The Allentown Fair runs Aug. 28 through Labor Day Sept. 3.

The five contestants competing to succeed the 2017 title holder Zaren Kerper of Fleetwood and win a $1,000...