Monday, September 25, 2017


Friday, September 8, 2017

Dinkey Memorial Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ashfield is again collecting slightly used winter apparel such as coats, jackets, scarves, caps and gloves.

These items can be dropped off anytime in the foyer of the Christian Education Building (located behind the church).

Items will be accepted until Oct. 5. Distribution will take place from 9 a.m. until noon on Oct. 7.

Friday, September 8, 2017

The Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua, will host an evening of pallet painting with Bossards Boards from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 13.

The subject will be “Happy Fall Pumpkins.”

The fee includes all supplies and materials, along with step-by-step instruction on painting on wood pallets. Designs may be personalized by color and wording.

For more information, call 570-668-1192.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Come out in support of Friends of Stroud Region Open Space & Recreation Commission by painting a haunt scene for our paint in the park event from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 23.

Participants will be provided with light fall refreshments, a unique wooden pallet, paint, an apron and paint brushes during the event.

Artist Anna Kaszupski will guide you through the step-by-step process of creating your very own masterpiece that you are able to take home. There is a feeper wooden pallet.

Friday, September 8, 2017
Danielle Leibig of Danielle’s Crochet Shoppe will feature a variety of hats, afghans and more at the Palmerton Community Festival this weekend. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Local business owner Danielle Leibig started out crocheting as a way to kill some time. Little did she know, that hobby would blossom into a career, the products of which can be seen at the craft tent during Palmerton’s Community Festival this weekend.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The second annual Beltzville Art in the Park will feature live music, yoga classes and, of course, nature-themed artwork.

The free, family-friendly event is scheduled to take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 16 at the park’s Environmental Interpretive Center, 2950 Pohopoco Drive.

Plenty of free parking is available.

The public is invited to come out and enjoy the wonder of nature through the arts. Artists and crafters will be displaying and selling their work. Yoga classes, baked goods, family crafts and games will all be available.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Make America Rock Again tour, featuring Scott Stapp, Sick Puppies, Drowning Pool, Trapt and Adelitas Way, arrives at Penn’s Peak Sunday.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with the show starting at 7:30.

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Mauch Chunk Opera House

Here’s what’s coming up at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe.

• Sept. 8, An Evening with Nyke Van Wyk and Friends, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 15, Kilmaine Saints, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 16, The Stranger, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 22, The Damn Truth, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 23, Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 28, The Young Novelists, 7:30 p.m.

• Sept. 30, 70s Flashback, 8 p.m.

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

Thursday, September 7, 2017
‘As the Matzo Ball Turns’ hits the stage

After making its stage debut, “As The Matzo Ball Turns — The Musical,” will roll its way into the Philadelphia Fringe Festival this week.

Startingat 7 p.m. today and running until Sunday, Gene Duffy’s musical will be performed at the Independence Seaport Museum, 211 S. Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia in the annual performing arts festival.

“Producing an original musical has been nothing short of a herculean effort, and this may be the first one ever created in the area. At least, one this ambitious with its sights set on New York,” Duffy said.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Graham Nash will be at the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg, at 8 p.m. Sept. 21 for an intimate evening of stories and songs.

In the early 1960s, Nash co-founded The Hollies. In 1968, he left The Hollies to form the folk “supergroup” Crosby, Stills & Nash. He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1997 and as a member of The Hollies in 2010.

For tickets or for more information, visit

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Anyone who attended the one- and two-room schoolhouses in East Penn Township are invited to a reunion to be held at the 443 Beacon restaurant at noon Oct. 7. Please call Margie at 610-377-4740 by Oct. 2 to make a reservation.