Salisbury Press

Thursday, September 20, 2018

His direction: Niall Horan on his own world tour

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by JENNIFER SANTIAGO in Focus

With his “Flicker World Tour,” Niall Horan brings his new direction to The Great Allentown Fair for a Grandstand concert, 7 p.m. Sept. 2. Opening the concert is Maren Morris.

Horan, 24, began his tour in March in Kerry, Ireland, and will conclude it in West Palm Beach, Fla., at the end of September.

He was the third of the members of One Direction to go solo and accomplish reaching the No. 1 album slot with “Flicker,” released in 2017, on the Billboard 200 chart.

Northampton County senior menus

Wednesday, August 29, 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 29: Chicken paprikash, wide noodles, broccoli florets, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh pineapple tidbits.

Thursday, August 30: Orange juice, smoked sausage, grilled potatoes w/ egg, three bean salad, fresh biscuit w/ margarine, apple walnut crumb cake.

Friday, August 31 - Labor Day meal: Calif. cheeseburger w/ lettuce, tomato and mayo, Amish potato salad, fresh watermelon, holiday cookie.

Monday, September 3 - Closed for Labor Day.

Pittsburgh Symphony official appointed Allentown Symphony executive director

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Board of Directors of the Allentown Symphony Association has announced the hiring of Alfred O. Jacobsen as its new Executive Director.

A reception for Jacobsen will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sept, 22, Rodale Community Room, Miller Symphony Hall, prior to the opening 2018-19 season concert at 7:30 p.m. of the Allentown Symphony Orchestra.

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.

Healthy Geezer: McKenzie exercises

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Second of two parts

Like millions of people who suffer back pain, I rely on a system developed by Robin McKenzie, a physiotherapist in New Zealand.

After I turned 30-years old, I have hurt my lower back many times. Eventually, I suffered from sciatica, a toothache-like pain that runs down my left buttock to my ankle. This is caused by a bulging lumbar disc.

I tried physiatrists, chiropractors and physical therapists. Then I was given a copy of “Treat Your Own Back” by Robin McKenzie. Since then, I have not been to a healthcare professional for help with my back pain.

Lehigh County senior menus

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 29: Baked low salt ham, yams, asparagus, angel food cake.

Thursday, August 30: Chicken breast with creamy pesto sauce, roasted potatoes, carrots, pineapple tidbits.

Friday, August 31: Crispy fish sandwich, wild rice blend, spinach, fresh fruit.

Monday, September 3: Closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday, September 4: Turkey Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini, fresh fruit.

Wednesday, September 5: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potato, green beans, banana.

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.