Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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...

Fall semester

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

New and returning adult students to Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) will be able to meet with service areas in preparation for the fall semester at LCCC. Fall classes begin as early as Aug. 25.

Adult learner orientation sessions are 4 - 6 p.m. Aug. 16, LCCC Allentown and 4 - 6 p.m. Aug. 21, LCCC Main Campus. Students may sign up for orientations at: surveymonkey.com/r/2018LCCC-ALO.

Students will learn about student life, technology resources and services...

Astronaut shuttles to St. Luke’s Ortho

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Terry Hart wasn’t about to let painful degenerative osteoarthritis hold him down. Not much could hold him down, anyway.

Over a span of five years, Hart underwent joint replacements for both hips, shoulders and finally his knees, and bounced back quickly at St. Luke’s Orthopedic Care and Physical Therapy at St Luke’s - Hellertown.

“By the time I finished the surgeries, I felt like I was 10 years younger,” Terry, now 71, said.

“He is instantly one of the more memorable...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 8: Marinated chicken, Caesar salad, diced pears, oatmeal cookie.

Thursday, August 9: Creamy Swedish meatballs, wheat pasta, green beans, tropical fruit.

Friday, August 10: Peach glazed pork chops, mashed yams, cauliflower, fresh fruit.

Monday, August 13: Alaskan white fish, brown rice, roasted beets, Mandarin oranges.

Tuesday, August 14: BBQ chicken breast, wheat pasta, roasted carrots, tropical fruit....

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,...

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...

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....

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...