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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Allentown Band concert

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

haines mill

The Allentown Band, the United States’ oldest civilian band, will perform a free open-air concert, 6:30 p.m. July 16, Haines Mill, Cetronia, South Whitehall Township.

The Lehigh County Historical Society will open Haines Mill for tours free of charge 1 - 6 p.m. July 16.

Concert attendees should bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074

Movie Review: Baby, you can drive ‘Transformers’

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

“Transformers: The Last Knight.”

Or is it?

“Transformers Universe: Bumblebee” is set for a June 2018 release. A sixth “Transformers” is set for a June 2019 release.

In this, the fifth movie, the Transformers don’t do all that much transforming. When they do transform, from cars and vehicles to Autobots, they mostly do so lurking behind a building support column or accompanied by flare effects.

The fascination with “Transformers” is to see them transform. Isn’t that what made the Hasbro toy so much fun to begin with?

Healthy Geezer: Ozone pollution

Friday, July 7, 2017 by FRED CICETTI in Focus

Q. I don’t get it. Is ozone a good thing or a bad thing?

Ozone, a gas, is a form of oxygen. It is created when an electric spark or ultraviolet light passes through air, or when pollutants react chemically with sunlight. Beneficial ozone is in the upper atmosphere, 10 to 30 miles above the surface of the Earth. It protects us from the sun’s ultraviolet rays. Too much of these rays may increase the risk of skin cancer, cataracts and problems with our immune systems. Part of the good ozone layer has been destroyed by man-made chemicals.

2017-18 season: Miller Symphony Hall leader sees renewed opportunity in Allentown renaissance

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Season schedule: Page B2

Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown, home to the Allentown Symphony Orchestra, had a “great season” for 2016-17, and Allentown Symphony Association Executive Director Sheila K. Evans has an even better season in store for 2017-18.

“It was a great season. We had an amazing season last year,” Evans says.

Maestra Diane Wittry is in her 22nd season as Allentown Symphony Orchestra Music Director-Conductor, bringing world-class artists to Miller Symphony Hall, enhancing the cultural community in the Lehigh Valley.

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, July 5: Chicken with gravy, potatoes, carrots, sugar cookie, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, July 6: Pot roast, smashed potatoes, broccoli, strawberries.

Friday, July 7: White fish, brown rice, asparagus, summer vegetables, oatmeal cookie.

Monday, July 10: Sloppy joes, warm berry crisp, side salad.

Tuesday, July 11: Sausage, sauteed noodles, sauteed cabbage, canteloupe.

Wednesday, July 12: Chicken with gravy, roasted potatoes, vegetable, mini muffin.

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, July 5 - Fourth of July meal: Orange juice, Circle “R” burger, pasta salad, fresh watermelon, holiday cookie.

Thursday, July 6: Roast turkey w/ gravy, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots, white bread with margarine, fresh plum.

Friday, July 7: Cranberry juice, sausage sandwich w/ green peppers and onions, Pennsylvania “Dutch” potato salad, citrus breeze.

Monday, July 10: Apple juice, chili con carne w/ cheddar cheese garnish over bread bowl, pepper slaw, fresh variety melon.

Troxell:

Friday, July 7, 2017 by The Press in Focus

Robert and Dianne Troxell of Cetronia, South Whitehall Township, celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary June 17.

They were married June 17, 1972, in Dubbs Memorial Church, Allentown.

Bob is the co-owner of TnT Home and Business Cleaning Services, LLC. Dianne is retired.

They are the parents of two children, Chris of Allentown and Tamie Thewlis of Allentown, as well as the grandparents of Austin and Ashley Troxell and Ian and Steven Thewlis.

They will celebrate their anniversary next year with friends at Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Theater Review

Friday, July 7, 2017 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

Inspector ‘Hound’

The howls you hear during “The Hound of the Baskervilles” stage play at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival aren’t those of the titular hound, although there is that.

No, the howls are nearly nonstop from the audience at “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” a regular laugh-riot through July 16, Schubert Theatre, Labuda Center for the Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley. The opening night June 23 performance was seen for this review.