Sunday, September 25, 2016


Saturday, September 24, 2016
Mr. and Mrs. Scott Sacks

Lori Ann Hrebik and Scott Joseph Sacks were united in marriage on June 4, 2016, at St. John’s Russian Orthodox Church in Nesquehoning. The Rev. Robert Teklinski officiated the double ring ceremony. Irene Hudock of Nesquehoning was the vocalist.

The bride is the daughter of Eugene and Barbara Hrebik of Nesquehoning.

Given in marriage by her father, she was attended by Lisa McCullion of Corpus Christi, Texas, as maid of honor. Bridesmaids included Colleen Miller of Bethlehem, Anjella Hrebik of Nesquehoning and Irma Murillo of Palmerton.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

You are driving along a country road and come upon a person lying face down where the road blends into a grassy field. You look closer and see that the body on the ground is moving. Your heart beats rapidly. Do you stop to help or just drive on by?

A whirlwind of thoughts flies into your head. What if this is a set up and as soon as you get out of the car, you will be robbed or even attacked by people who jump out of the woods?

Friday, September 23, 2016

The Mahanoy City Senior Community Center will present its annual fall fashion show beginning at 2 p.m. Oct. 23. Proceeds will benefit center services.

The fashion show, featuring fall fashions for all ages by The Bon-Ton, Schuylkill Mall, will be held at the senior community center, 138 W. Centre St.

Event donation is $6 and includes light refreshments.

For information or to reserve tickets, call 570-773-0738.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Would you like to receive honest feedback on a piece of writing that you are not sure of its construction? If so, join the Black Diamond Writers’ Network from 10 a.m. until noon Oct. 15, to gain the opportunity to both give and receive open and honest feedback.

Writers who would like to have their work critiqued should bring 15 copies of one page of a work-in-progress (no previously published pieces).

The free meeting will be held at the Tamaqua Public Library, 30 S. Railroad St., Tamaqua.

For more information, call Kathy Ruff at 570-645-3059.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Calling all local leaf peepers

As we head into autumn, Pocono Mountain Visitors Bureau will offer a weekly fall foliage forecast with specific information on the changing of the leaves. serves as a guide to all the region has to offer with 25 ways to view fall foliage offering information on annual festivals, events, activities, special fall offers and the fall foliage forecast.

Friday, September 23, 2016
Master Gardeners planting perennial herb garden at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center: Front to back: Delores Ford, Sharon Gerhard, Janet Minnich and Bob Hipp.

Carbon County gardeners looking to have fun, expand their knowledge and then share it with others are invited to become master gardeners.

A series of classes will kick off next month.

“We’re often asked ‘Why did you become a master gardener?’” says Slate Altenburg of West Penn Township, who has been a master gardener for six years.

He says the answer is pretty easy to understand.

“Most of us became master gardeners simply to have more fun with our own home, garden, lawn or landscaping, as well as get new ideas.”

Friday, September 23, 2016

Monroe County Conservation District is sponsoring its second annual photo contest, which is open to amateur photographers of all ages. Photographs must display a natural resource of the county in a natural setting. Photos of people/and or pets will not be accepted.

Entries are due to the conservation district, 8050 Running Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, Attn: Alesia Gallo, by Sept. 30. Digital copies can be sent to Judging will be performed by Monroe County Conservation District staff. Winners will be notified by Oct. 28.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Guitarist Les Dudek, appearing at Jim Thorpe’s Mauch Chunk Opera House at 8 p.m. Saturday, has played with some of rock and pop’s biggest names, including Stevie Nicks, Steve Miller, Dave Mason, Cher, Boz Scaggs and the Allman Brothers Band, in addition to issuing solo albums on his own.

Thursday, September 22, 2016
Jay Smar performs at the Strawberry Playhouse Oct. 8. FILE PHOTO

Entertainer Jay Smar will be open ing the 13th season of the Strawberry Playhouse, 60 Church St., Tuscarora, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

Masterfully playing two guitars, a claw-hammer banjo and a fiddle, singing baritone vocals, and flat-footin’ (a form of clog-dancing), Smar serves his audience a collection of traditional American and original folk, old-time mountain music, bluegrass and gospel tunes, as well as coal mining songs of northeast Pennsylvania.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fall Fest will be hosted by The Summit, Blue Mountain Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at The Orioles, 475 Orioles Drive in Lehighton. Admission is free and the festival will be held rain or shine.