Things To Do With Grandkids in the Valley - Fall 2019

pipeband webCeltic Classic 
Since 1988 Celtic Cultural Alliance (CCA) has been hosting the Celtic Classic Highland Games and Festival in Bethlehem each September. The 32nd Annual Celtic Classic is presented by Celtic Cultural Alliance, an organization dedicated to preserving and promoting the Celtic heritage through education, musical presentations, and traditional competitions. Competitions include piping, haggis eating, fiddle, dance and the National Highland Games Championship. September 27-29. celticfest.org.

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Summer Concerts 2019

marine band 2019 webTimes and venues are subject to change.
Please check before attending a concert.

Municipal Band Allentown
Wed, Jul 3 7:30 pm Bethlehem Rose Garden
Sat, Jul 6 7:15 pm Earl Adams Memorial Park
(BREINIGSVILLE FIREWORKS!)
Sun, Jul 7 7:15 pm Rain Date
(BREINIGSVILLE FIREWORKS!)
Fri, Jul 19 7:30 pm West Park
Sun, Aug 4 7:30 pm West Park

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What Makes Senior Living Different?

assisted living webThere is living — and there is senior living. As we travel our life’s journey, our needs and situations change. As we advance into advanced adulthood, we need more care and attention, and often need to set aside some responsibilities. When that time comes, it could be time to enter the world of senior living, and here are some signs our family may notice.

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Halloween In The 70’s

halloween mask1 webI grew up in a small town in northern NJ, named Oakland. I left there for college in 1971, but I took some fond memories with me. For seniors, it seems that the more times change, the more precious and intense those memories become. The stores are stocked with pumpkins, black cats, ghosts, goblins, gore, and glittery princess costumes, so it must be time for that most sacred, spooky, and controversial of holidays: Halloween.

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Summer Blonde, Summer Not

corn webI can’t tell you how long I’ve waited to use that title. Because Clairol has not produced Summer Blonde Hair Lightener since the mid-60s (It’s actually archived in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History!), I’ve waited a long time to see what reaction that wordplay would get. I won’t know unless you email me, and I probably should not hold my breath.

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To Many “GTO” Still Means “Greatest Thing Out”

pontiac gto big webGTO Facts

  • The Pontiac GTO is an automobile that was manufactured by American automobile manufacturer Pontiac from 1964 to 1974 model years.
  • The first generation of the GTO was a muscle car produced in the 1960s and the 1970s. Although there were muscle cars introduced earlier than the GTO,
  • The Pontiac GTO is considered by some to have started the trend with all four domestic automakers offering a variety of competing models.

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