Monday, September 25, 2017


Friday, August 25, 2017
Orchard racks and other storage solutions for fresh produce increase storage longevity while maximizing space. PHOTO COURTESY GARDENER’S SUPPLY COMPANY

You spent the summer weeding, watering and tending to your vegetable garden. Now all your effort has paid off with a bountiful harvest. Maximize the flavor and nutritional value of your homegrown vegetables with proper harvesting and storage.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Carbon County Art League will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Seventh Moon Spa, 701 Bridge St. in Lehighton.

The meeting will include a porcelain doll demonstration by Kathy Gellentien. The meeting is open to the public. This is a hands-on demonstration, and you will leave with a sculpted head of your own.

Friday, August 25, 2017
Spuds & Suds Festival Saturday in Bath

The Greater Bath Area Chamber will host the Spuds & Suds Festival in downtown historic Bath from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday on West Northampton and South Chestnut streets.

There will be more than 20 food trucks and vendors, who will bring an arsenal of creative potato and beer-inspired dishes.

Friday, August 25, 2017

The Lehigh Valley Arts Council presents The Power of Story Project, an arts advocacy campaign that highlights personal stories from the community.

If you’re someone who values the arts, the council want to hear from you. Your story, no matter how big or small, helps people connect to each other and provides evidence that the arts are essential. The arts council’s library will be shared at the Whose Business is the Arts? forum on Sept. 8 to provide evidence of the impact the arts have on the community.

Friday, August 25, 2017
This April 19, 2009 photo taken in a private garden in rural Belgium demonstrates how eye-catching statuary can be used to personalize flower gardens. Garden antiques can be made of wicker, metal or stone and range from pergolas to fountains, outdoor furniture to gates. Adding antique collectibles to the landscape blends gardening with history. It can be richly rewarding. (Dean Fosdick via AP)

Adding antique garden ornaments to the landscape blends horticulture with history. One-of-a-kind pieces will personalize your property, and over time may grow into something richly rewarding — financially as well as artistically.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The 165th edition of The Great Allentown Fair kicks off Tuesday and runs through Sept. 4 at the fairgrounds, located at 17th Street, between Liberty and Chew streets in Allentown.

During the week, the 100th anniversary of Camp Crane, the Allentown Fairgrounds’ transformation into a World War I Army Ambulance Service training camp from 1917 until the war’s end in 1919, will be commemorated with an educational display inside the Agri-Plex.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Wayne Yurchak of Summit Hill will be the featured artist at a Sept. 7 meet and greet at the Tamaqua Community Art Center. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The work of local artist Wayne Yurchak will be featured at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua, during the month of September. A meet and greet session will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 7, and will be open to the public. The artwork will remain on display until Sept. 29.

Yurchak is a native and current resident of Summit Hill who didn’t discover an interest in art until later in life.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Lansford Music in the Park will feature Richie Molinaro and Mr. Lou from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the gazebo in Kennedy Park, located next to the Panther Valley Football Stadium on Route 209 in Lansford.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be sold.

The summer concert series is sponsored by Lansford Alive Events Committee. All proceeds benefit the revitalization of Kennedy Park.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The five-some, Scott Hoying, Mitch Grassi, Kirstin Moldanodo, Avi Kaplan and Kevin “K.O.” Olusola, got its start after appearing on the reality TV competition show, “The Sing-Off,” devoted solely to a cappella groups. Pentatonix won the competition and was awarded $200,000 and a recording contract.

Thursday, August 24, 2017
 Copyright - © Todd Owyoung

The Great Allentown Fair, a Lehigh Valley classic for 165 years, will soon welcome thousands of visitors to its big-name outdoor concerts, rides, games, novelty attractions, food and, most importantly, a splendorous showcase of products from the region’s farms, gardens and homes.

One of the United State’s Top 50 fairs kicks off Aug. 29 and runs through Sept. 4, Labor Day, the unofficial end-of-summer holiday.

Fair organizers are touting the milestone-year event as “The Pick of the Season,” saving the best of what summer has to offer for last.