Thursday, February 23, 2017


Thursday, February 23, 2017

With the 89th Academy Awards set to air at 8:30 p.m. Sunday on ABC, here are some fun “Oscars by the numbers” facts courtesy of WalletHub.


After a two-year drought, this is the first year black actors are nominated in every acting category.


Nominations for “La La Land,” which ties “All About Eve” (1950) and “Titanic” (1997) for the most Oscar nominations ever.


“La La Land” is the third original musical and story to earn a Best Picture nomination. The others were “All That Jazz” (1979) and “Anchors Aweigh” (1945).


Thursday, February 23, 2017
Bernie Oldroyd, chairwoman of “Ski for the Cure,” looks over the participants gathered for last year’s event at Jack Frost Big Boulder in Blakeslee. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

When Bernie Oldroyd was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2006, it was her passion for skiing that helped keep her going, but when it returned in 2014, she said it was harder to stay positive.

“I thought I was home-free, I had the anti-cancer for five years that was supposed to have cured it,” she said.

She remembers feeling very down and alone when she had to go onto the operating table for a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery.

But she found her way back to her life through Candy’s Place Cancer Wellness Center support groups and the love of her family.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Here’s what’s coming up at the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg.

• Tonight, Art of Koolin presents: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie & Rich The Kid, 8 p.m.

• Friday, Words Like Daggers, 7 p.m.

• Friday, 1964 the Tribute, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, Golden Gate Wingmen, 8 p.m.

• March 2, Beth Hart, 8 p.m.

• March 10, Candlebox Acoustic, 8 p.m.

• March 11, Granger Smith, 8 p.m.

• March 24, Twiddle, 8 p.m.

• March 25, Sherman Showcase, 7:30 p.m.

• March 25, Turkuaz, 9 p.m.

• March 31, Blue October, 8 p.m.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Coming up at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

• Friday, Dancing Dream, the Tribute to ABBA, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, Popa Chubby, 8 p.m.

• March 4, Rubix Kube, 8 p.m.

• March 10, Kilmaines Saints, 8 p.m.

• March 11, Burning Bridget Cleary, 8 p.m.

• March 17, Cormeal and Yarn, 8 p.m.

• March 18, Peace Frog, Tribute to the Doors, 8 p.m.

• March 23, Danielle Nicole Band, 7:30 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 570-325-0249.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rock, folk, country, blues — you want it, you got it. There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Make sure to mark your calendars.

• Saturday, Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m.

• Tuesday, ZZ Top, 8 p.m.

• March 4, Lotus Land, 8 p.m.

• March 10 Melvin Seals & JGB, 8 p.m.

• March 11, Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, 8 p.m.

• March 18, The Zombies — Odessey and Oracle 50th Anniversary

• March 24, The Revivalists, 8 p.m.

• March 25, Rhythm in the Night — The Irish Dance Spectacular, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Alzheimer Caregivers

The Alzheimer Association Caregiver Support Group at Blue Mountain Health System meets monthly from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton campus at 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton.

Members learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The atmosphere is one of sharing and caring friendship and the environment is a confidential and nonjudgmental place to share ideas, frustrations, anger and joy.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The nine member wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will host Vino in the Valley each weekend in March.

Event hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and noon until 5 p.m. Sundays.

Customers may purchase a passport for access to wine and tasting-sized food pairings at each winery. Passports are stamped during each visit and entered into a raffle.

Prizes include getaway packages to local inns and B&Bs. Passport sales end Friday. For passports, visit and search Vino in the Valley.

Members wineries include:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Care Net of Carbon County, 250 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, has two classes coming up.

Men’s Group for Healthy Change begins Feb. 25 and takes place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

Parenting classes will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays from March 8 through May 31. Participants can earn $25 in Mommy/Daddy dollars per class.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Celiac, gluten-sensitive

The Carbon County Celiac Center, in partnership with the Blue Mountain Health System, will hold its first Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitive Support Group meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Mountain Health System’s Bowmanstown Medical Plaza, 512 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

Ahmed Hasan, MD, of the Carbon County Celiac Center and local gastroenterologist, will be hosting the support group which will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Barbacoa beef, or pork or lamb or goat, is by definition slowly cooked meat. The word is Mexican, and originally referred to a cooking method by which parts of an animal were wrapped in leaves, and steamed and smoked simultaneously over fire.

The dish came to America from Mexico by way of Texas, and is very much a part of Mexican immigrant and Tex-Mex culture, as well as the cuisine of Mexico.

So the notion of making it in a slow cooker is simultaneously radical and obvious. And the resulting meat is flavorful and tender, begging to be stuffed in a soft taco with toppings.