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Historical Society

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus

GOV. Wolf:

The Governor Wolf Historical Society opens its campus, 6600 Jacksonville Road, Bath, for “Tavern Nights,” evenings of music and fun, beginning Sept. 8 with the Irish band, Seasons, which features hammer dulcimer, tin flute, harp, fiddle and guitar.

The program is the second Friday monthly through March 2018. A musician or music group performs in each of the three buildings. Music genres are blues, bluegrass, folk, and Celtic.

The evenings offer history...

‘Volunteer Fair’

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College’s (LCCC) Career Development Center hosts “Volunteer Fair,” 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sept. 19, Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center, main campus, Schnecksville, North Whitehall.

The event is free and open to the public. LCCC students will have an opportunity to discuss volunteer opportunities with organizations from the Lehigh Valley and surrounding areas on ways they can gain experience, build skills, and give back to the community.

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8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Fair weather:The Great Allentown Fair, which began Aug. 29, continues through Sept. 4, Labor Day. Headlining the Grandstand concerts: Thomas Rhett, who performed Aug. 29, and Keith Urban, Aug. 30; John Mellencamp, Aug. 31; Rascal Flatts, Sept. 1; Pentatonix, Sept. 2, and Tito Nieves, Ivy Queen, Jose´ Alberto “El Canario,” Sept. 3. The J&J Demolition Derby, in front of the Grandstand, is Sept. 4. The 165th edition of the Fair commemorates the 100th anniversary of Camp Crane, the Allentown...

Review: ‘Hitman’ amiss

Friday, September 1, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

A truck drives into a crowd in the Netherlands, crashes and explodes.

Police, Interpol and international spies in high-end SUVs chase a suspect through city streets, smashing into vehicles.

An anti-crime expert is tortured, including the use of blindfolding and electric shock.

This is not fake news.

It is not real news.

It is “reel,” though, as in scenes from “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” theatrical feature movie.

“The Hitman’s Bodyguard” is slick, fast-...

Genealogy seminar

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus

PENN STATE LV:

The Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter of the Carpatho-Rusyn Society presents “Beginning Genealogy 101,” by Tom and Kathryn Peters, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sept. 9, Penn State Lehigh Valley, 2809 Saucon Valley Road, Center Valley, Upper Saucon Township. The seminar cost includes a breakfast tray, refreshments, and boxed lunch.

The seminar focuses on researching Eastern European ancestry, including Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, and Hungary. Addressed will be the latest genealogy...

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, August 30: Chicken cordon bleu, roasted potato vegetable blend, tossed salad / French dressing, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, August 31 - Labor Day meal: California cheeseburger w/ lettuce-tomato-mayo, macaroni salad, fresh melon, holiday cookie.

Friday, September 1: Apple juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato salad, citrus breeze.

Monday, September 4:...

Healthy Geezer: radiation symptoms

Friday, September 1, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I’ve been reading about “dirty bombs” that spread radiation. They can kill by giving you radiation sickness. What exactly is this?

Radiation sickness is an illness caused by too much exposure to radiation. How ill you become depends on the dose and the rate of exposure. Exposure to low-dose radiation, such as X-ray examinations, does not cause radiation sickness.

There are two basic radiation forms: nonionizing and ionizing. Nonionizing radiation usually does not cause...

Lillis-Reichenbach:

Friday, September 1, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Mr. and Mrs. William Lillis, of Downingtown, Chester County, announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke, to Daniel Reichenbach III, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dan Reichenbach, of Allentown.

The bride-elect is a graduate of Downingtown East High School, Chester County, and Lehigh University.

She is employed by St. Luke’s University Health Network.

Her fiance is a graduate of Salisbury High School and Lehigh University.

He is employed by HSC Builders &...

The Mavericks’ ‘Brand New’ return to its roots rocks

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 by CAMILLE CAPRIGLIONE in Focus

Grammy award-winning band, The Mavericks’ new studio album, “Brand New Day” (Mono Mundo Recordings) went to No. 1 on the Americana Airplay charts and has been lauded by the Associated Press, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone Country and the Los Angeles. Times.

The Mavericks perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 31, Musikfest Cafe, ArtsQuest Center, SteelStacks, 101 Founders Way, Bethlehem.

“Brand New Day,” a 10-song collection, opens with the Tejano and bluegrass-inspired “...

Concert Review: Ian Anderson journeys through time and sound

Thursday, August 31, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

As I walked into the Sands Steel Stage area the final day (Aug. 13) of Musikfest in Bethehem, there was electricity in the air, and everyone could feel it. There was a camaraderie to the chatter, a feeling of connection unlike at most other concerts I’ve been to.

Waiting in line for food and drink, other attendees spoke of how the music of Jethro Tull had changed their lives, made them feel at peace. “It takes me to another world,” one person said, a glistening in his eyes, his voice...