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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Joint effort nets $5,945 for Wounded Warriors

A joint fundraising effort by the Trinity Praise Band and CrossFit TC Unplugged, both of Lehighton, has raised $5,945 for the Wounded Warriors Project.

The all-day event started with team CrossFit workouts at the Lehighton Rec Center.

Nearly 20 teams, each consisting of eight team members, took part in an intense 15-minute workout that raised money for the Wounded Warriors Project.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Start Making Sense will perform Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

If you're looking for the perfect blend of rock, funk, dance and New Wave, this concert might be just what you're looking for.

Prepare yourself for a rockin', funkin', dance celebration of the New Wave art-punk and Blue-eyed soul you loved from the '80s.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Mason Jar and Music Fest will be held Saturday at the Summit Hill Heritage Center, 1 W. Hazard St., Summit Hill.

Doors open at 11 a.m. There will be music from noon to 3 p.m. featuring Lyle Mantz, Pat McGeehan, Josh Finsel, Buddy and Danny Gone.

The drawing will take place at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $5 at the door and include a hot dog and a Mason jar for all day lemonade. Additional food and drink will be available.

Proceeds will be used to start up the Summer Food Service program, which provides free lunches to children up to 12th grade.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Cast members of the Palmerton Area High School Drama Club shown during rehearsals before tonight's showing of the spring musical "All Shook Up".

Some good old-fashioned acting mixed in with music from the King of Rock and Roll.

That's a sample of what spectators can look forward to when the Palmerton Area High School Drama Club performs its spring musical, "All Shook Up," tonight through Saturday in the high school auditorium.

Show times are 7 o'clock this evening, Friday and Saturday. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for students and $8 for adults.

Refreshments and snacks will be available during intermission from the school's Future Business Leaders of America.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PoconoArts will host a Paint by the Glass workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. May 15. The arts council is located at 18 N. Seventh St. in Stroudsburg.

Do you think you can sip while holding a paint brush? Would you like to try?

Classes are easy and fun, created especially for those with no painting experience.

Painting in watercolor will be the objective for this first workshop. All you need is your beverage of choice and the willingness to relax and get creative.

Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

All materials provided.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Paulette Bassler, Carolyn Zwetolitz and Sandi Cleaver look forward to the meal they are just starting to eat.

"If you don't want to be seated with your wives or husbands, I can arrange that too," said Larry Hoffman as he called out the numbers of people to be seated at St. Peter's Union Church, Lynnville, Lynn Township, on April 11 for a dandelion dinner.

At 3 p.m. as the people were in the kitchen adding the finishing touches, the church was already well filled with people enjoying the gospel music of Jack and Friends.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Monroe Farmers Market will open its 2015 season on May 2. Held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon, this marks its 36th season and second year in Courthouse Square. Under the leadership of market President Lalena Stirr, Vice President Brian Bruno, and secretary Bill Richman, and while welcoming new sponsors and new vendors, the market is growing. There are several new additions this year.

"The community response has been inspiring," says Richman. "Monroe Farmers Market's ongoing efforts continually strive to improve the food economy in a vibrant, educational marketplace."

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS Greens with Red Wine and Garlic can be made with dandelion greens or curly endive. Both have a slightly bitter taste, and pair well with plenty of garlic.

Dandelions are for more than wishing. And they aren't just an evil yellow stalker, determined to ruin your well-manicured lawn.

They are also delicious as well as nutritious.

Every part of the dandelion is edible, from the flower, which can be used to make wine or dipped into batter for a fritter, to the roots, which can be eaten raw, cooked, or even dried and ground up as a coffee substitute.

My favorite part of the dandelion, however, are the greens. And my favorite way to eat them is as a salad.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) – For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.

"Good morning, merry sunshine, how did you wake so soon?" Irving's daughter, Tamara Rusoff-Hoen, sings in a video playing from a laptop wheeled to her mother's nursing home bedside.

As the five-minute video plays, with stories of happy memories and get-togethers, Irving beams a bright smile before repeating the traditional family send-off.

"Kiss, kiss ... I love you."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Mrs. Rose Barletta

Mrs. Rose (Jakubco) Barletta, formerly of Tamaqua, is celebrating her 90th birthday today with a family dinner at La Dolce Casa Restaurant in Tamaqua.

She was born April 21, 1925.

The widow of Vincent J. Barletta, who died Oct. 29, 1984, she has been a resident of the Hometown Nursing Center for the past four years.

After graduating from the former St. Ann's High School, Lansford, in 1943, she went to work for the late optometrist Dr. Harry T. Billiger in his Bonded Optical office in Tamaqua. She worked for Dr. Billiger for 30 years.