Tuesday, June 30, 2015


Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Tamaqua Community Theatre group will present its youth theater production of "Pinocchio" on June 19 and June 20 at the Tamaqua Community Art Center.

Directed by Jonathan Rodgers, the Dan Neidermeyer script is being produced and presented by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC of Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

It highlights the classic story of Pinocchio, a wooden puppet who walks and talks and gets into trouble while learning valuable life lessons.

Show times will be at 7 p.m. June 19; and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. June 20.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Dance Explosion of Nesquehoning will hold its 11th annual dance recital, "It's Electrifying," at 5 p.m. June 13 at the Tamaqua Area Middle School Auditorium. Tickets will be available at the door. Dancers include, front from left, Emma Dacey, Sophia Callavini, Koreena Bittner, Brigid Knepper, Nadiah Schade, Nattie Adams and Kylie

Skodacek. Second row, Emily Rohlfing, Makayla Weaver, Cailyn Gould, Molly Murphy and Sierra Klinger. Third row, Akaya Lacey, Abby Oplinger, Mercedes Weaver, Alyssa Buss, Megan Greenall, Hannah Murphy, Alexa Ruzicka and Alison Walck. Back row, Kaitlin

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Carbon County Fair is looking for young ladies to participate in the 2015 Queen and Junior Miss Programs.

Applications are available at www.carboncountyfair.com, or call 570-325-8685. Applications must be postmarked by June 27. There is no application fee.

To participate in either contest, contestants must reside in Carbon County or West Penn Township in Schuylkill County. Fair Queen contestants must be a female at least age 16, but no older than 20 as of June 1.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

An artist from The Next Picasso will be at Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St. in Weatherly, at 6 p.m. June 11.

Experience a step by step lesson to create your own painting.

It will be a fun evening with refreshments provided.

The cost is $20 per person, which includes all the materials you need to create your work of art.

Call Lisa Marie or Toni at 570-427-4500 to sign up.

Thursday, June 4, 2015

The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 North 17th St., Allentown, will present "Phantom of the Opry, An Interactive Hillbilly Who-Dun-It," at 6:30 June 14, July 12, Aug. 9, Sept. 13, Oct. 11 and Oct. 30-31.

This is a one-of-a-kind interactive murder mystery. Forget your identity for the evening, because you will become part of the action.

Help search for clues and figure out who-dun-it. Who knows? You may even be the murderer.

The performance includes dinner and the show.

For tickets or more information, call 610-433-2333 or visit www.pinesdinnertheatre.com.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
PHOTO COURTESY BLUE MOUNTAIN Guests at the Wine Me Up! Festival this weekend will enjoy not only a variety of food and wine, but the spectacular view from atop Blue Mountain.

Get ready to pair wine and food with a breathtaking view this weekend at Blue Mountain Resort's "Wine Me Up!" Festival.

This event will showcase wine from the best vineyards in Pennsylvania from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Wines will be paired with butlered hor d'ourves prepared by Blue Mountain culinary chefs and served on the Summit Terrace.

Guests will sip, eat and indulge in live entertainment and unique craft vendors while taking in a spectacular view of the Pocono Mountains.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

GIANT Food Stores and MARTIN'S Food Markets are joining with The Great American Milk Drive, the first-ever national program to help deliver highly desired and nutrient-rich gallons of milk to hungry families who need it most.

According to Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the items most requested by food bank clients, yet there is a nationwide shortage because it is rarely donated.

That's because Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, but milk is much harder to donate because it's perishable.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This April 27, 2015 photo shows infused lemonades, from left, cucumber, mixed berry, herb, mango chili and watermelon in Concord, N.H. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

We're going to come at this one a little backward, and you're going to love us for it.

Straight up fresh lemonade is, of course, delicious. It's the classic summer refreshment. And we're going to walk you through making a truly wonderful basic lemonade, as well as some terrific infused lemonades that doctor up that basic batch with some fantastic complementary flavors.

But first, let's move way beyond basic.

Because as good as a straight up lemonade is, we can't help but think it gets even better when you add a little splash of something adults-only.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Q. My wife has complained of being short of breath while shopping in the mall. She says it's just a sign of age, but I'm concerned about her.

The likelihood of suffering shortness of breath or "dyspnea" (disp-nee-ah) becomes greater the older we get. As we age, our air passages get smaller, chest muscles weaken, and our lungs become less flexible. These changes reduce our air flow.

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1980 will hold its 35-year reunion July 18 at the Orioles Community Center.

Organizers need to hear from classmates for updated addresses and emails.

Contact Deb (Tanczos) Yanders at LHS1980@ptd.net or 610-377-0151 and check out the Facebook page at Lehighton Area High School Class Of 1980.