The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival set attendance and ticket revenue records for the third consecutive year.
With nearly 150 performances in just under 10 weeks, the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival season concluded with landmark attendance records, ticket revenues exceeding $1.2 million, an 8 percent increase in subscription sales and a main stage production playing to 103 percent capacity.
The Festival’s 26th season closed Aug. 6 in the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.
“The Dark Tower” is a competent science-fiction film with several good performances.
The movie is based on the series of eight novels (1998-2012) written by Stephen King that stitches together several cinema genres and literary influences.
In “The Dark Tower” movie, Roland Deschain (Idris Elba), known as the last Gunslinger, is battling Walter O’Dim (Matthew McConaughey), known as the Man in Black. Roland is trying to stop Walter from toppling the Dark Tower, purported to be the energy force that powers the universe.
New to gardening? Want to plant native species to help our pollinators and other local wildlife?
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners and Master Watershed Stewards of Lehigh and Northampton counties are selling native plant kits that correspond with small garden designs by Lehigh Gap Nature Center to help take the guesswork out of gardening.
Bruce and Diana Hill, formerly of Heidelberg Township, gathered June 17 with family at Brickerville House, Lititz, to celebrate 60 years of marriage.
Their wedding took place at Egner Memorial Chapel, Muhlenberg College, Allentown, with the Rev. Dr. Russel Stine presiding.
Bruce retired from the Allentown Housing Authority as its director of social services and personnel.
Before that, he served the Lutheran Church in America as director of Christian education at congregations in Oreland, Montgomery County; Rockford, Ill.; and Massapequa Park, Long Island, New York.
Applications are available and being accepted through Aug. 12 for students eligible to receive the $1,000 Greenawald Memorial Scholarship presented at The Great Allentown Fair in honor of former Fair President William F. Greenawald.
The annual scholarship was established and first presented in 2015 by Patricia Greenawald and her children commemorating her husband’s longtime devotion to the Fair prior to his passing in 2008.
The Great Allentown Fair is extending hours at its Main Box Office to accommodate the increased demand for show, ride and Fair admission tickets for the fair, Aug. 29 through Labor Day Sept. 4.
The Fair Box Office is located inside the Allentown Fairgrounds between the Ritz Barbecue and The Farmers Market.
Box office hours are 10 a.m. -2 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays until Aug. 22.
The satellite Liberty Street Box Office takes over Aug. 23 with additional hours when the Allentown Fairgrounds gates are closed in preparation for the Fair.
Call 610-559-3245 for locations.
Wednesday, August 9: Apple juice, fried chicken breast on bun w/ lettuce-tomato and mayo, red-skinned potato salad, fresh cantaloupe.
Thursday, August 10: Country fried steak w/ gravy, baked potato / sour cream, roasted cauliflower parmesan, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh strawberries.
Friday, August 11: Cranberry juice, pork roll w/ cheese on bun, potato chips, carrot raisin salad, blueberry fluff.
The 34th annual Musikfest continues through Aug. 13, with more than 400 performers from the United States, Canada, Cuba, Denmark, The Netherlands, Scotland and South Korea, performing on 16 stages in historic downtown Bethlehem and the Colonial Industrial Quarter on the city’s north side and at SteelStacks on the city’s south side.
Headlining the Sands Steel Stage at PNC Plaza are ticketed concerts: Godsmack, Aug. 9; Toby Keith, Aug. 10; The Band Perry, Aug. 11; Lee Bice, Justin Moore, Aug. 12, and Jethro Tull by Ian Anderson, Aug. 13.