Thursday, March 23, 2017


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Coming up at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

• Friday, Dancing Dream, the Tribute to ABBA, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, Popa Chubby, 8 p.m.

• March 4, Rubix Kube, 8 p.m.

• March 10, Kilmaines Saints, 8 p.m.

• March 11, Burning Bridget Cleary, 8 p.m.

• March 17, Cormeal and Yarn, 8 p.m.

• March 18, Peace Frog, Tribute to the Doors, 8 p.m.

• March 23, Danielle Nicole Band, 7:30 p.m.

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

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Rock, folk, country, blues — you want it, you got it. There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Make sure to mark your calendars.

• Saturday, Bruce in the USA, 8 p.m.

• Tuesday, ZZ Top, 8 p.m.

• March 4, 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.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Alzheimer Caregivers

The Alzheimer Association Caregiver Support Group at Blue Mountain Health System meets monthly from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton campus at 135 Lafayette Ave. in Palmerton.

Members learn, offer and receive helpful tips, and meet others coping with Alzheimer’s disease or another dementia. The atmosphere is one of sharing and caring friendship and the environment is a confidential and nonjudgmental place to share ideas, frustrations, anger and joy.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The nine member wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will host Vino in the Valley each weekend in March.

Event hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays, and noon until 5 p.m. Sundays.

Customers may purchase a passport for access to wine and tasting-sized food pairings at each winery. Passports are stamped during each visit and entered into a raffle.

Prizes include getaway packages to local inns and B&Bs. Passport sales end Friday. For passports, visit and search Vino in the Valley.

Members wineries include:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Care Net of Carbon County, 250 W. Catawissa St., Nesquehoning, has two classes coming up.

Men’s Group for Healthy Change begins Feb. 25 and takes place from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month.

Parenting classes will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays from March 8 through May 31. Participants can earn $25 in Mommy/Daddy dollars per class.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Celiac, gluten-sensitive

The Carbon County Celiac Center, in partnership with the Blue Mountain Health System, will hold its first Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitive Support Group meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Mountain Health System’s Bowmanstown Medical Plaza, 512 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

Ahmed Hasan, MD, of the Carbon County Celiac Center and local gastroenterologist, will be hosting the support group which will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Barbacoa beef, or pork or lamb or goat, is by definition slowly cooked meat. The word is Mexican, and originally referred to a cooking method by which parts of an animal were wrapped in leaves, and steamed and smoked simultaneously over fire.

The dish came to America from Mexico by way of Texas, and is very much a part of Mexican immigrant and Tex-Mex culture, as well as the cuisine of Mexico.

So the notion of making it in a slow cooker is simultaneously radical and obvious. And the resulting meat is flavorful and tender, begging to be stuffed in a soft taco with toppings.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Meatballs with Spaghetti. AP PHOTO Copyright - Sara Moulton

After the Mona Lisa, Italy’s most beloved and enduring gift to world culture might be the meatball.

But talk to any two Italian cooks about which ingredients actually comprise a meatball and you’re going to get an argument. Fine. I took this contentiousness as a license to concoct a meatball recipe of my own using the best tips from Italian friends and colleagues.

Let’s start with the meat in this meatball. Ideally, it should be an equal mix of beef, pork and veal, allowing each one to contribute its own unique flavor and texture.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

You’re a woman and you have a pain in your back that settles between your shoulder blades. You’re also tired.

Or maybe you’re having stomach pain and you’re nauseous.

You might be thinking you pulled a muscle or that you caught a bug.

You’re probably not thinking heart attack.

“I always thought a heart attack was when you grab your chest and fall to the floor,” says Kim Guerra, “but it’s not.”

Monday, February 20, 2017
Tina Forsyth, the executive director of Arden Courts in Easton, gestures during the Dementia Education Caregiver Lunch-n-Learn series last week. The next presentation, “Senior Scams,” will take place at noon March 14.

he room was filled last Tuesday for the Dementia Toolbox seminar “When it is Time to Place” at Blue Mountain Health System in Bowmanstown. It was the third in the free Dementia Education Caregiver Lunch-n-Learn series co-sponsored by Arden Courts Memory Care Community.

“When you’re looking to place, it’s really for their safety,” said Tina Forsyth, the executive director of Arden Courts in Easton. “If a fire alarm goes off, would they be able to get out?”

When a person with dementia no longer knows what the sound of a fire alarm means, then his or her safety is at risk.