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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A first for Packard: Car featured at 55th Das Awkscht Fescht

Friday, August 3, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Packard, featured car for the 55th annual Das Awkscht Fescht, Aug. 3-5, Macungie Memorial Park, Macungie, is legendary, from being one of the first gasoline-powered vehicles to powering military aircraft during World War I and II.

Das Awkscht Fescht is said to be the largest antique and classic car show in the United States, with 2,500 vehicles expected.

A “Friday Night Cruise to the Fescht,” is Aug. 3. There’s a “Car Corral” sales area; “Antique Auto Flea Market,” with 500...

Styx ‘Mission’ to Musikfest

Friday, August 3, 2018 by STEPHEN ALTHOUSE in Focus

Legendary progressive rockers Styx are set to land at Musikfest in Bethlehem with classic tracks and another lofty musical voyage.

The 7 p.m. Aug. 3 concert at Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza, SteelStacks, is a double bill with Joan Jett And The Blackhearts.

The group’s latest space trip, “The Mission,” its latest album, is proving invigorating to Styx keyboardist and vocalist Lawrence Gowan. After a 12-year hiatus from the rock group’s last studio effort, the members started “...

German youth choir performs at Holy Spirit, Waldheim Park

Friday, August 3, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS BYLINE.2: in Focus

An award-winning youth choir from Germany that has been featured on German television and sung at the historic Rosengarten Congress Center makes its Lehigh Valley debut in two concerts and a church service as part of two-weeks of appearances on the East Coast during the group’s inaugural United States tour.

Vivida Banda performs at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 4 in the sanctuary of Holy Spirit Lutheran Church, 3461 S. Cedar Crest Boulevard, Emmaus. The group also sings at 10 a.m. before the 10:15 a...

Zero degree of separation with the Bacon Brothers

Friday, August 3, 2018 by ERIN FERGUSON in Focus

With more than 20 years and eight albums under their belt, The Bacon Brothers blend rock, soul, folk and Americana.

“For one thing, we have two writers, and for another thing, we don’t really say, ’This is the kind of music that we play or the instrumentation we use,’” says Kevin Bacon in a phone interview.

“There are certain bands that don’t use certain things, like the banjo. It just wouldn’t work for them. But for us, it does. We write the song and see where the arrangement...

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, August 3, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, August 1: BBQ beef rib-a-que, roasted potatoes, green beans, banana.

Thursday, August 2: Pulled pork, warm bean salad, creamy spinach, applesauce.

Friday, August 3: Cheese ravioli with meatballs, Brussels sprouts, apricots.

Monday, August 6: Vegetable lasagna w/ meat sauce, Mediterranean vegetables, cinnamon apples.

Tuesday, August 7: Potato crusted fish, brown rice, peas and carrots, fresh orange.

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Healthy Geezer: Vertigo

Friday, August 3, 2018 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. My grandmother told me she has BPPV and that it makes her head spin. What exactly is this BPPV?

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) usually strikes when you change the position of your head.

Vertigo is the feeling that either you or your surroundings are spinning. It is more than being just lightheaded or dizzy, because you are subjected to the illusion of movement. If you feel your body is moving, you have subjective vertigo. When you sense that your surroundings...

Das Awkscht Fescht Aug. 3, 4, 5 schedule

Friday, August 3, 2018 by The Press in Focus

55th annual Das Awkscht Fescht, 6 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. Aug. 3, 4 and 6 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Aug. 5, Macungie Memorial Park, 50 Poplar St., off Main Street (Route 100), Macungie

Nearly 2,500 cars on display: Variety Show. Aug. 3, classics, trucks, motorcycles, custom or modified vehicles; Antique and Classic Car Show, Aug. 4, more than 1,000 antique, classic, foreign and sports cars, and Special Interest Car Club Show, Aug. 5, more than 800 vintage autos

On display: Tucker car from “...

Respectfully Yours: friend in need

Friday, August 3, 2018 by JACQUELYN YOUST in Focus

Dear Jacquelyn, I have a very good friend who is dealing with a chronic illness. I never know what to say or do when she is having a bad day. How do I show support for her without over stepping my boundaries? I want to be helpful, not cause her more stress.

Dear Reader,

When a friend or family member is ill, it’s often difficult to know what to say and do. We may feel tongue-tied or blurt out the wrong thing and inadvertently upset the person. But the right words can provide...

The Family Project: Three-year-old

Friday, August 3, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My three-year-old grandson has become very aggressive. He hits and slaps his parents and angrily yells at them. I have told his parents that this is not appropriate behavior, and that they need to stop it. He does not try to hit me. He is an only child who has not been in child-care other than family. He does not try to hit me. What guidance can I give my son and daughter-in-law?

The first step, according to panelist Joanne Raftas, should be for the grandparent to talk to the...