Thursday, March 23, 2017


Friday, March 3, 2017

Parenting classes will take place at Care Net, 531 Mahoning St., Lehighton, from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursdays, March 9 through June 1.

Classes will also take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, March 8 through May 31 at 250 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning.

Call 610-379-0411 to register and for class subjects.

Thursday, March 2, 2017
Candlebox will take the stage at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on March 10. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Even though Candlebox hails from Seattle, the birthplace of 1990s-era grunge rock, don’t expect flannel-wrapped angst during the 2017 acoustic tour.

On March 10, the five-man band will bring its stripped-down show to the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg, giving fans a chance to hear the anecdotes behind the six-album career of the grunge- and rock-based band.

“All the dates for the February through April months are more storytellers. I’ll be talking about the history of the songs and about writing them,” said founder and frontman Kevin Martin.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Comedian Carrot Top returns to the State Theatre, 453 Northampton St., Easton, at 7:30 p.m. March 19.

With his trademark red locks and the inventive use of props, Carrot Top has vaulted to the level that most comedians can only hope to reach. With three decades of comedic performance in his rear view mirror, Carrot Top is one of the most popular, recognizable and successful comedians in America. After years of playing to sold-out shows throughout the country, he has become a Las Vegas icon as well.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Penn’s Peak

• Saturday, Lotus Land, 8 p.m.

• March 10, Melvin Seals & JGB, 8 p.m.

• March 11, Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx, 8 p.m.

• March 18, The Zombies — Odessey and Oracle 50th Anniversary

• March 24, The Revivalists, 8 p.m.

• March 25, Rhythm in the Night — The Irish Dance Spectacular, 8 p.m.

• March 31, Live Wire — The World’s Ultimate AC/DC Concert Experience

• April 1, UFO SAXON with special guest Jared James Nichols, 7:30 p.m.

• April 7, Tommy James & the Shondells, 8 p.m.

• April 22, Ryan Pelton, 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Carbon County Art League will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdayfor a presentation on “Framing Your Art — Selecting the Best Materials” given by Carla Binder of Creative Framing by Carla. The meeting will be held at The Seventh Moon Wellness Spa, 701 Bridge St., Lehighton.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Fermentable, oligosaccharides, disaccharides, monosaccharides and polysols is a mouthful in more ways than one.

This group of foods is poorly absorbed by people who suffer from irritable bowel syndrome or what is commonly referred to as IBS.

Most people have something that bothers them when they eat it, and they know that abstaining will keep them from the bloating, pain or reflux it may cause. But for those diagnosed with IBS, there is an entire group of foods, commonly referred to as FODMAPs, that triggers IBS symptoms.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Heart attacks are the number one killer of women, yet it might be the last thing we think of when experiencing symptoms.

“Women present atypically,” says Steve Albrich, a physician assistant in the ER at Blue Mountain Health System.

“The most common symptom is chest pain for both men and women, but overall, I think women present more atypically. They describe symptoms such as a heaviness or pressure in the chest. I’ve also seen women come in and say they don’t feel right. They’re unusually fatigued, have nausea, upper abdominal discomfort.”

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fraudsters and scammers add new schemes in an attempt to take our money. Just yesterday, I had a phone call congratulating me on a $10,000 prize; all I had to do is give the caller my debit or credit card number, and the winnings would magically appear in my account.

“Oh, really,” I asked. “How does that work?”

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Q. Are women happier than men?

There was a study of men and women in the United States that showed women are happier than men in their youth, and are unhappier when they are old.

The research was done by two economists, Anke Plagnol of the University of Cambridge and Richard Easterlin of the University of Southern California.

Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it. — Bernard Meltzer