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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Bud Cole ‘Celebration Of Life’ soars over Blue Mountain

Friday, August 11, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Kestrels circled in lazy patterns in the brilliant sky. A parasailer glided gracefully, looping back and forth. Far below rolled the green expanse of the valley and beyond, the hazy blue outline of the Pocono Mountains.

A long line formed in the lobby of Blue Mountain Resort-Summit Lodge, Lower Towamensing Township, Carbon County. There were hugs, words of condolence and anecdotes as Bev Cole, Bud Cole’s widow, greeted all.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 9: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, milk.

Thursday, August 10: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.

Friday, August 11: White fish, brown rice, asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, August 14: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.

Tuesday, August 15: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.

Wednesday, August 16: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini-muffin.

Senior Lifetime Pass deadline for National Parks is Aug. 27

Friday, August 11, 2017 by ED COURRIER in Focus

The $10 price for a lifetime “America the Beautiful - The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass” is set to increase dramatically for those 62 years or older.

The “Interagency Senior Pass,” formerly the “Golden Age Passport,” is available for purchase for $10 through Aug. 27. The price of the Senior Pass has been $10 since 1994.

Legislation passed in December 2016 will bring up the price tag to $80 beginning Aug. 28.

‘Garden lore’

Friday, August 11, 2017 by The Press in Focus

LV Museum:

Lehigh County Historical Society’s Pennsylvania Dutch “Food & Garden Lore” is 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the historic 1756 Troxell-Steckel Farm, 4229 Reliance St., Egypt, Whitehall Township.

Visitors can tour a farmhouse built 20 years before the Declaration of Independence and see vintage wagons, farm tools, and much more. The event will feature displays and activities related to Pennsylvania Dutch gardening, garden produce, and foods.

Catherine Steckel, who lived there in 1842, will be portrayed. She will explain harvest time in the garden and kitchen.

Eyes wide shut: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson continues to tour, record

Friday, August 11, 2017 by LUKE MUENCH in Focus

Despite what many are claiming, this year marks Jethro Tull’s 49th anniversary, not its 50th anniversary.

“I come across that all the time. People just seem to want to jump the gun,” says Ian Anderson, lead vocalist, flautist, acoustic guitarist, and founding member of Jethro Tull.

“But honestly, even if it was, this has been just another tour. It’s been just another tour since the beginning. I’m not an anniversary guy. It’s just not on my mind. I don’t think that way.”

Live is back, live at Musikfest, with original lineup

Friday, August 4, 2017 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

The recently reunited Live, on its 25th anniversary “The Reunion World Tour,” joins the Musikfest headliner lineup at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. Black Pistol Fire opens the show.

Live, a multi-platinum alternative rock band from York, Pennsylvania, consisting of Ed Kowalczyk, vocals-guitar; Chad Taylor, guitar-backing vocals; Patrick Dalheimer, bass, and Chad Gracey, drums-percussion, has sold more than 22 million albums and charted two No. 1 albums, “Throwing Copper” and “Secret Samadhi.”

Chicago hits Musikfest with all the hits

Friday, August 4, 2017 by GEORGE VANDOREN in Focus

The celebrated sounds of Chicago will ring out Aug. 5 at Bethlehem’s Musikfest. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame band concert kicks off at 7:30 p.m. at the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza.

This year marks Chicago’s 50th consecutive year of touring, and trumpeter Lee Loughnane has made all 50. The tour takes the group from the East Coast to the West Coast with stops in Canada and Mexico and concludes after a few weeks off in Shippensburg in mid-November.