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Get ready for 167th edition of the Great Allentown Fair

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

Get ready for “Fair Fresh Fun” at the 167th Great Allentown Fair, Aug. 27 - Sept. 2, Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th, Liberty and Chew streets, Allentown.

The Lehigh County Agricultural Society, nonprofit owner and operator of The Allentown Fairgrounds and The Great Allentown Fair, brings the country to the city for seven days of agricultural exhibits, entertainment, rides, games, food and concert headliners at the 45-acre West End Allentown site.

This year’s Fairgrounds Grandstand...

41st Wheels of Time set for Aug. 23-25, Macungie

Friday, August 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The 41st annual Wheels of Time “Rod & Custom Jamboree,” is Aug. 23, 24 and 25, Macungie Memorial Park, Main Street (Route 100), Macungie.

Appearing at the “Jamboree” is Michael “Horny Mike” Henry, an airbrush artist seen on “Counting Cars,” a reality TV show which began airing on 2012 on the History channel. Henry is nicknamed for placing three-dimensional horns on motorcycle helmets and vehicles.

Henry is expected to display his custom truck and trailer, robotic three-...

Review: ‘The Art’

Friday, August 23, 2019 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

There’s a lot of auto racing in “The Art of Racing in the Rain.”

There’s a fair amount of rain in “The Art of Racing in the Rain.”

There’s not a lot of art in “The Art of Racing in the Rain.”

There is a lot of a talking dog in “The Art of Racing in the Rain.” More accurately, the dog verbalizes what he is thinking, or what humans might think he is thinking.

It’s been done many times before. The Internet Movie Database lists 258 animated and live-action films with...

Disney co-op

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

LCCC:

Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) offers cooperative work for LCCC students at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla., or Disneyland, Anaheim, Calif., during the spring 2020 semester.

The co-op program allows students to receive six college credits during one semester working, learning and living at Disney World or Disneyland. Since September 1989, more than 400 LCCC students have participated.

Informational meetings are 6:30 p.m. Sept. 3 and Sept. 11, Academic...

Healthy Geezer: MRI, antibiotics, cramps

Friday, August 23, 2019 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. How does an MRI work?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) uses a magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures of cross-sections. In many cases, MRI gives more information than other types of diagnostic imaging. Sometimes, contrast agents are used to enhance the images.

Most MRI machines are large cylinders. Inside the machine, the human body produces very faint signals in response to radio waves. These signals are detected by the MRI machine. A computer then interprets the...

Lehigh Valley Health Network funds EMS heart-attack care

Friday, August 23, 2019 by The Press in Focus

EMS organizations in five eastern Pennsylvania counties are getting upgraded technology to care for patients suffering a severe heart attack.

Pennsylvania, through the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund (EMSOF), Eastern PA EMS Council, Lehigh Valley Health Network’s Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono combined to provide more than $100,000 to cover most of the cost of 90 modems and data plans for EMS...