Thursday, November 26, 2015


Monday, October 26, 2015
Carol Stefanic of East Penn Township brought along her favorite vintage colored pencil sets from the 1950s for her project. The Palmerton Area Library recently held an adult coloring evening which was free of charge for the public.

If you think coloring is just for kids think again.

Adult coloring is very popular today. Not only because it is a fun activity and a wonderful pastime, it can also be a great form of relaxation. Adult coloring books are now one of the fastest growing sales in bookstores and online.

With this in mind the Palmerton Area Library recently hosted an adult coloring evening. Over 45 women and men came out for the night.

Monday, October 26, 2015

BETHESDA, MD — While many children enjoy Halloween traditions of trick-or-treating, pumpkin carving, and interaction with costume-clad “ghouls and goblins,” children affected by a sensory processing disorder may interpret and react differently to these holiday activities.

“Children with sensory processing challenges may become overwhelmed with the wide array of sounds, sights and textures at Halloween time,” says Sandra Schefkind, MS, OTR/L, Pediatric Program Manager at the American Occupational Therapy Association.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Four tips to ease the ‘get to school’ rush

If any of America’s estimated 70 million schoolchildren is yours, you may be glad to learn about four steps toward making the morning rush a little more relaxed.

1. First, the best thing you can do for the morning is to start the night before. Pack everyone’s lunch, pick out the next day’s outfit and make sure it has all its buttons and that the socks match, make sure homework is in the backpack and review the next day’s schedule.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Autumn is here and my garden looks ragged. My irises have finally succumbed yet again to iris leaf spot, and my hosta to anthracnose leaf disease. I see powdery mildew on my Echinacea (coneflower), and my daylilies have leaf streak, a disease that turns the leaves yellow and brown.

Friday, October 23, 2015
This photo provided by FamilyFun/Meredith Corp. shows the Halloween decoration, “Nice to Eat You.” Alexandra Grablewski/FamilyFun/Meredith Corp. via AP

Want to display your Halloween spirit right at the front door?

These do-it-yourself projects are simple enough to be done by kids with an adult’s help, and use easy-to-find supplies.

“The door to your house is basically the entrance to Halloween,” says Susan Spencer, editor in chief of Woman’s Day magazine. “It shows off your creativity. (The projects) really have to be easy and fun so they can be done together as a family.”

Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Grand Slambovians will play at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Saturday night. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

On Thursday The 40 Story Radio Tower presents another monthly installment at The Mauch chunk Opera House, located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

For the month of November, the ARTSPACE Gallery in Stroudsburg will feature Portraits in 2-D or 3-D Group Exhibition. Portraits can be any work that depicts a traditional or other individual subject and is open to all artists – students, amateurs and professionals.

Drop-off is scheduled from 1-7 p.m. Monday and a prospectus can be found online at The show will run Oct. 30 to Nov. 21.

For further information, call the PoconoArts office at 570-476-4460, e-mail or go to

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The United Presbyterian Church, 6750 Route 873 Slatington, is holding a “57th Annual Gymanfa Ganu” (Welsh Hymn Sing) on Nov. 8. The program will begin at 2:30 p.m. and is open to everyone.

The conductor is Ellis Williams from Bangor. The organist is Robert Miller from South Portland, Maine, and the pianist is Anna Mary Milot, choir director and organist of the Slatington Presbyterian Church.

Special music will be by the “Tri-Cees Chorale” out of the Lehigh Carbon Community College in Schnecksville. The music is sung mostly in English and some Welsh, for those who are able.

Thursday, October 22, 2015
A look at the book “I See the World,” which was shared recently with students at The Rush Building in Hometown. TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS

Some books really can leave a lasting impression on a young child.

Especially when they have the ability to increase their compassion for those who may see differently from themselves.

Such is the case with the book “I See the World,” which was shared recently with special education students at The Rush Building in Hometown.

Ann Waibel, special education teacher, said she recently met the book’s author, Jean Barlow, who dedicated a copy of her book to The Rush Building.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Mahoning Drive-In Theater


7:30 p.m.: “The Monster Squad” (1987)

9:30 p.m.: “Fright Night” (1985)


7:30 p.m.: “Ghostbusters” (1984)

9:30 p.m. “Poltergeist” (1982)

This is the final weekend of the season.

Becky’s Drive In

On Saturday Becky’s Drive In, 4548 Lehigh Drive in Walnutport, will be showing the entire “Back to the Future” trilogy. This year is the 30th anniversary of the original release of “Back to the Future.” Also, in “Back to the Future 2,” Marty McFly traveled to Oct. 21, 2015.