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Monday, July 14, 2014
TIMES NEWS FILE PHOTO Mary Fulton, left, and Jackie Colancecco cook up some tasty wings at the St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill last year. Wings are just one of the many ethnic and American foods that will be available during the 80th annual St. Joseph's Festival July 18-20.

Hurry, hurry, hurry. Step right up.

It's time for the St. Joseph's Festival in Summit Hill.

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the annual three-day event. The festival will be held July 18-20 on the grounds of the church on West Ludlow Street. Hours of operation are 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, 5 to 11 p.m. Saturday and 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) – Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz is collaborating on a book about veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

"For Love of Country: What Our Veterans Can Teach Us About Citizenship, Heroism, and Sacrifice" will be released by Alfred A. Knopf on Nov. 4. The book will be co-written by Washington Post correspondent and editor Rajiv Chandrasekaran.

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Lehighton Band will begin its 150th season of providing music to the Carbon County area with its first "Concert Under The Stars" in Eurana Park, Weatherly at 7 p.m. Sunday. The second concert will be held at 8 p.m. Thursday, June 19 in the Lehighton Park.

There is no rain date for Weatherly.

In the event of inclement weather, the Lehighton concert will be held in the Boys and Girls Band Hall, Sixth and Cypress streets, Lehighton.

The concert will feature Lora Krum, flutist, playing Chaminade's "Concerto."

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Slippery When Wet (NJ), The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute Band, will be bringing the songs and music of the rock megastar to Summit Hill on Saturday night.

The group is one of three bands performing in a benefit for the Diligence Fire Company in Summit Hill.

Also on stage will be SSA (formerly Camel Toe) and Jay DeMarco.

The music starts at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) A New Orleans-based librarian known as "the book lady" for her dedication to her community has won the inaugural Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Summer blockbuster movies are orbiting in the Marvel Comics universe.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" uses the plot device of time travel to bring "X-Men" superheroes old and new into the blockbuster fold.

The results are entertaining at best, confusing at worst.

I wasn't a fan of Marvel Comics and DC Comics as a child. Walt Disney, Archie Comics and Classics Illustrated were more my style. I'm not particularly enamored of so-called graphic novels. R. Crumb and Zap Comix were more my speed.

Friday, May 16, 2014

The Lehighton Area High School Choral Department will present its 97th annual Spring Choral Concert on Sunday at 3 p.m.

The program will feature members of the Concert Choir, Music Express, Sextet, and Varsity Voices.

The concert is titled "An Afternoon of Pop Music" and will feature popular music selections from the recent past. A donation will be collected at the door to help support the program.

Friday, May 16, 2014
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The Lehighton Area High School Chorus sings on the steps at the state capitol in Harrisburg recently. The chorus, under the direction of David Perkins, will be hosting its annual spring choral concert at 3 p.m. Sunday at the high school.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Considering TV's tradition of copying what works, then copying those copies, it says a lot that no show rips off "The Good Wife."

Or dares to try. A whip-smart blend of workplace derring-do and domestic melodrama, this CBS series has kept safe distance from TV's echo chamber, immune to a discernible formula or gimmick. It manages to stay both mainstream and offbeat. A neat trick.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May 18 is "Music Sunday" at Zion United Church of Christ, Second and Iron streets, Lehighton.

The service will be held in the sanctuary of Zion UCC at 10:15 a.m. and is under the direction of Bradly R. Cressley, Director of Music.

This unique order of worship is one completely of music. Featured will be the church's Chancel Choir as well as the Choraliers (Junior Choir). Both the Junior and Senior bell Choirs will also perform.

Additionally, Zion's Sanctuary Sounds, an 11 piece instrumental group, will assist in the service with hymns and special music.