Last week, awards and scholarships were presented at The Great Allentown Fair for excellence and contributions in agriculture.
Fair President William J. "Bill" Albert was presented with the 2012 Outstanding Fair Ambassador Award.
The award was presented at the fair's opening ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 28.
In addition to annually being elected as the president of the Lehigh County Agricultural Society since 2008, Albert has been the longtime fair board liaison to the blue ribbon competitive exhibit department.
Lynn Primrose of North Catasauqua is decked out in ther 1960s best for the Large Flowerheads performance at the Laurel Fire Company Block Party. Primrose, a fan of the band, enjoyed the beautiful weather Aug. 18 in Cementon.
Q. Isn't living in the country healthier than living in the city?
I don't think there's a definitive answer to that question. My first reaction to this inquiry was that life in the country is much healthier. It seemed obvious because of the crime, pollution, crowding and stress of the city.
However, the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) provided me with some surprising information that made me rethink my answer.
Here are some of the statistics from the NRHA:
James Supra, 5 p.m.
Lurrie Bell, 6:45 p.m.
Alexis P Suter, 8:30 p.m.
Jam, 10:30 p.m.
Banko Cinema, Red Theater
Mike Dugan, 5:30 p.m.
Watermelon Slim, 7:15 p.m.
Mike Dugan, 9 p.m.
Lazy Lester, 12:30 p.m.
Catherine Russell, 2 p.m.
Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, 3:30 p.m.
James Cotton, 5 p.m.
Lil Ed & the Blues Imperials, 7 p.m.
CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, 8:45 p.m.
Banko Cinema, Red Theater
Donovan Roberts, 1:30, 3 p.m.
Joni Young has been appointed Director of Bariatric Services, Sacred Heart Hospital.
Young's primary responsibilities include managing the development and execution of Bariatric program goals, completing financial analysis and formulating plans to accomplish objectives.
She previously was a Healthcare Consultant and Regional Manager for the Cardiac Service Line, St. Luke's University Health Network; a Manager of Operations, Pocono Medical Center, and Director of Patient Services, PPNEP.
Traditions of Hanover at Home is holding a community for breakfast for seniors, 9 a.m. Sept. 20, Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, 205 W. Third St., Bethlehem.
The breakfast is compliments of Traditions of Hanover at Home. Seniors, adult children and caregivers are welcome to attend and learn about Traditions of Hanover at Home services.
The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
RSVP by calling Marisa or Lynne, 610-419-3295, to reserve your seat at the breakfast table.
The Da Vinci Science Center and St. Luke's University Health Network have announced a partnership in the "Year of the Human Body" project, featuring the "Bodies Revealed."
The exhibition, to open Oct. 6 and continue through Feb. 10, 2013, uses anatomical specimens to take visitors on a three-dimensional tour of the human body.
"44 Plays for 44 Presidents," 8 p.m. Sept. 29; 2, 8 p.m. Sept. 30; 8 p.m. Oct. 1 - 3, Studio Theatre, Trexler Pavilion for Theatre and Dance, Muhlenberg College, 2400 Chew St., Allentown. muhlenberg.edu/theatre, 484-664-3333 or
"An Evening At A British Music Hall," Sept 28 - 29, Touchstone Theatre, 321 E. Fourth St., Bethlehem. 610-861-1689.
"Dog Eat Dog," 8 p.m. Sept. 20 - 22, Lafayette College Theater, Black Box Theater, Williams Center for the Arts, Hamilton and High streets, Easton, lafayette.edu, 610-330-5009
Whether you're maintaining an existing lawn or starting a new one, fall is the best time to do the ground work to ensure good results for next season.
For maintaining your lawn, the soil should be tested, and recommended amounts of lime and fertilizer should be applied. Fall is the best time to fertilize your lawn because the roots are actively growing and absorbing nutrients. This means a denser and healthier lawn better able to withstand the winter. In addition, the grass stores many nutrients in its roots, so that it is ready to produce a lush spring growth.
Catasauqua's Medical Academy Charter School hosted an open house Aug. 21 for students and their parents.