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Monday, June 26, 2017

Scam targets Lehigh County seniors

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in Local News

District Attorney Jim Martin and the Lehigh County Agency on Aging and Adult Services want to alert area seniors about a scam which recently came to light.

The scam involves seniors receiving phone calls purportedly from the Agency on Aging and Adult Services.

Consumers are getting calls which appear to come from that office’s general telephone number: 610-782-3034.

Aging and Adult Services are not making these calls. In fact, the office’s caller ID number would not show that number.

Adopt-A-Pet event June 24

Thursday, June 22, 2017 by The Press in News Briefs

COLDWELL BANKER

Coldwell Banker Heritage Real Estate, 4095 W. Tilghman St., South Whitehall, is having an Adopt-A-Pet event 3:30-5:30 p.m. June 24.

Homes for Dogs was one of the most successful projects Coldwell Banker offices across the country ran two years ago when the network helped 20,000 dogs get adopted in approximately nine months.

The event is co-sponsored by the Sanctuary at Haafsville, Upper Macungie.

Everyone is invited to come out and see the dogs awaiting their forever homes.

Keystone Press Awards presented to The Press

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Representatives of The Press newspapers attended the annual Pennsylvania Media Association Keystone Press Awards Banquet in the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, Lancaster.

Lehigh Valley Press received 20 Professional Keystone Press Awards in the 2017 contest for work published in 2016.

Of the 20 awards received by The Press newspapers, the Bethlehem Press and its contributors received 17 Keystones. The Bethlehem Press received the Sweepstakes Award in its division for the fourth year in a row.

Allentown Fair entry booklets available for contests, exhibits

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair’s Premium List booklets detailing the procedures and categories for entering the Fair’s Blue-Ribbon competitions are now available at the Allentown Fairground’s main and box offices. PDF versions are available for downloading at allentownfairpa.org.

Placement ribbons and cash prizes are awarded in each of the exhibitor categories judged just prior and throughout Fair week, Aug. 29 - Sept. 4. There are contests for youth entrants in addition to the all-age categories.

Growing Green: Spotted Lanternfly

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

In an attempt to eradicate the Spotted Lanternfly, the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) has issued a quarantine order for 75 municipalities in portions of and-or all of Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, Montgomery, and Chester counties.

Officials are trying to protect landscape and agricultural businesses.

Residents in affected areas are being asked to help with the quarantine.

8 DAYS A WEEK: Your look ahead at Valley Arts

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Evita” already a PSF hit:Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s highly-anticipated production of “Evita” opens June 16 with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley. “Evita,” with its cast of 40 the largest ever at PSF, is directed by PSF Associate Artistic Director, Dennis Razze. “Evita” previews June 14 and 15, opens June 16, and continues through July 2. Leading the cast is Broadway veteran and Easton native Dee Roscioli, above, as Eva Peron.

Northampton County senior menus

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 14: Father’s Day meal- Barbecue pork “Hawg Wing”, oven roasted potato medley, flame roasted corn, wheat roll with margarine, red velvet cake.

Thursday, June 15: Macaroni, ham and cheese; stewed tomatoes, Raomaine salad with ranch dressing, wheat bread with margarine, tropical fruit.

Friday, June 16: Orange juice, chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, glazed carrots, wheat bread with margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

‘DaPooch’ show

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

TOUCHSTONE:

Touchstone Theatre presents a sensory-friendly performance of “DaPooch, or The Story of Poochie’s Three Hundred and Seventy-Second Birthday and How the Hunga Munga Munga Saved His Life,” 11 a.m. June 20, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem.

“DaPooch” is performed by master storyteller and Touchstone co-founder Bill George, who conceived of the fictional world of Poochie as a story for his children.

Here comes summer: Schnecksville Fair heralds arrival of area festival season

Saturday, June 17, 2017 by The Press in Focus

“Country Scenes … Blue Ribbon Dreams” is the theme for the 34th annual Schnecksville Community Fair, June 20 - 24, Schnecksville Fire Company, Route 309, near Lehigh Carbon Community College, North Whitehall Township.

“There will be plenty of amusement rides, live entertainment, food and exhibits, so be sure to mark your calendars,” says Fair president Emory Minnich.

The Fair opens at 5 p.m. June 20 - 23 and at 3 p.m. June 24

Judging day is June 19 when the Fair is not open to the public.