Parkland Press

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bakithi Kumalo brings ‘Graceland’ to Bethlehem

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Bakithi Kumalo is bringing “Graceland” back home with The All-Star “Graceland” Tribute Band,” 7:30 p.m. Sept. 1, Levitt Pavilion, SteelStacks, Bethlehem. The concert is free and open to the public.

Home is Bethlehem now for Kumalo, legendary Johannesburg, South Africa, bass player on Paul Simon’s “Graceland” album (1986) and in his subsequent concerts, including “Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour.”

Kumalo originated the memorable bass line of “You Can Call Me Al” on Simon’s now classic world music album, “Graceland.”

The Great Allentown Fair brings summer to a fun close

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, brings the summer season to a fun, entertaining and educational close with a lineup of Grandstand shows, farm exhibitions, arts and crafts contests, culinary demonstrations, midway rides and more at the Allentown Fairgrounds 17th and Chew and Liberty streets, Allentown. This year’s 166th edition of the Allentown Fair is sure to be another Lehigh Valley classic.

Paid-training

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

GOOD SHEPHERD:

Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network is offering a paid training program for certified nursing assistants.

The five-week program will prepare participants to sit for the Nurse Aid Exam. The course is free for participants.

Classes will be held weekdays, Sept. 24 - Oct. 5, at Northampton Community College, Bethlehem Township.

A clinical rotation will be offered daily Oct. 8 - 16.

To be considered, candidates must be at least 18 years old.

If chosen, participants will be hired by Good Shepherd and paid for training time.

Lehigh Valley Classic: 166th Allentown Fair to be an ‘Ag-venture’

Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

The Great Allentown Fair, a Lehigh Valley classic for 166 years, will soon welcome thousands of visitors to its big-name outdoor concerts, motorsport shows, rides, games, novelty attractions, food and a showcase of products from the region’s farms, gardens and homes.

One of the United States’ Top 50 fairs kicks off Aug. 28 and runs through Sept. 3, Labor Day, the unofficial end of summer. Fair organizers are touting what’s “Great” about this year’s event filled with “Fun, Yum and Thrills.”

What’s in a name? For 311, the story is true

Friday, August 24, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

It’s been 27 years since the Omaha, Neb., quintet, 311, brought its unique sound of reggae, hip-hop, funk and heavy metal to the ears of fans throughout the world.

“All of the styles mentioned are accurate ingredients. Personally, jazz has been a big influence. With jazz, you don’t let things get too obvious. 311 used to be more hip-hop but we’ve moved into more reggae, always with rock as the largest ingredient,” says Nick Hexum, says 311 front-man and lead guitarist in a phone interview.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, August 24, 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 22: Pork rib-b-q, cabbage and bow ties, pickled beets, wheat bread w/ margarine, iced chocolate cake, vanilla ice cream.

Thursday, August 23: Roast turkey w/gravy, Pennsylvania “Dutch” stuffing, roasted sweet potatoes, root vegetables and kale, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh canteloupe.

Friday, August 24: Cranberry juice, baked meatloaf w/gravy, oven-browned potatoes, flame roasted corn, wheat bread w/ margarine, Mandarin oranges.

Solehi student chosen Allentown Fair Queen

Friday, August 24, 2018 by LOU WHEELAND in Focus

McKenzie Corinn Hagenbuch of Emmaus was crowned the 2018 Great Allentown Fair Queen during The Lehigh County Agriculture Society (LCAS) 10th annual Great Allentown Fair Queen Contest Aug. 12 at Christopher’s Restaurant, 1519 Greenleaf St., Allentown.

She will be introduced at the Allentown Fair opening ceremonies, 5 p.m. Aug. 28, RCN Farmerama Theater on the Fairgrounds’ west end along Liberty Street.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 24, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 22: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

Thursday, August 23: Creamy mac and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli, mixed fruit.

Friday, August 24: Marinated chicken over bed of Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh fruit.

Monday, August 27: Pennsylvania “Dutch” turkey BBQ in white sauce, German potato salad, green beans, seasonal fruit.

Tuesday, August 28: Breaded veal patty w/ brown gravy, wheat pasta, butternut squash, applesauce.

Growing green: September song

Friday, August 24, 2018 by LEHIGH COUNTY EXTENSION in Focus

August: hot, dry, humid, hazy, lazy, sweaty, sticky, yucky.

Many of us stay indoors as much as we can, out of the hot weather.

But a true gardener is always thinking, if not doing, something about the garden or in the garden, even during the dog days of summer, as August is known. Believe it or not, once September hits, history tells us that the weather will indeed cool down. We will want to be in the garden for longer stretches of time.

Respectfully Yours: bed and breakfast

Friday, August 24, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn,

I will be traveling to New England this September and staying in a Bed and Breakfast. I have never stayed in a B&B before. Are there rules of etiquette of which I should be aware?

Dear Reader,

Most people know what to expect when staying in a hotel. But a bed and breakfast works a little differently. Most bed and breakfasts offer not only a relaxing place to sleep but an extremely unique experience. For starters, the host is typically the person who owns the home.