Northampton Press

Tuesday, August 21, 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 Garden and London’s O2 Arena.

Allentown Band strikes up the history at Waldheim Park

Friday, August 10, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

The 103rd anniversary of the Allentown Band at Waldheim Park, 2400 S. Hall St., Salisbury Township, will feature a salute to the spacious skies and amber waves of grain of America the beautiful.

“America’s Folk Songs ... Reflections of a Nation,” 7 p.m. Aug. 14, also features the music of Lehigh Valley folksinger, songwriter and recording artist Anne Hills.

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.

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.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610- 829-4540 for locations or visit https://www.northamptoncounty.org/HS/AGING/Pages/default.aspx.

Wednesday, August 8: Cranberry juice, marinated turkey cutlet, au gratin potatoes,country vegetable blend, wheat bread w/margarine, fresh seedless grapes.

Thursday, August 9: Roast pork w/gravy, mashed potatoes, sauerkraut, rye bread with butter, apple turnover.

Friday, August 10: Macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, tossed greens with ranch dressing,wheat bread with margarine, fresh plum.

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.

Russian prodigy returns for ‘Bach At Noon’ concert

Friday, August 10, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Kristina Moditch, a Russian classical pianist, performs at noon Aug. 14 in the final concert of the 2018 summer “Bach At Noon” concert series at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 37 S. Fifth St., Allentown.

The fourth summer of Bach’s music in Allentown concludes in August with the third “Bach At Noon” performance by The Bach Choir of Bethlehem. In collaboration with the Arts at St. John’s series, the “Bach At Noon” program is presented on the second Tuesday of the month in June, July and August. The event is free and open to the public. A free-will donation is accepted.

Anne Hills reflects on music moments

Friday, August 10, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Folk music can be as warm and inviting as a winter fire or as potent and exhilarating as an August thunderstorm. Anne Hills, an accomplished Lehigh Valley-based folk singer and songwriter, is a master of both settings.

“Music touches us in a place that ordinarily we do not experience,” Hills says prior to her Aug. 14 performance of “America’s Folk Songs ... Reflections of a Nation” at Waldheim Park, Salisbury Township.

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 adaptability and survivability of a species.

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.