Thursday, August 17, 2017


Friday, July 21, 2017

Pet owners, who prepare their cat or dog food at home, are big fans of it, but what about veterinarians?

Dr. Sheri Newell, of Homestead Veterinary Center in Kunkletown, said, “It is difficult to achieve the correct nutritional balance when making a homemade diet, but it is not impossible.”

Newell said some pets may be hypersensitive to some types of meat. Beef, chicken and dairy are the proteins that show the highest occurrence of an allergic reaction. She recommends contacting a veterinarian or veterinary nutritionist to help create a healthy, balanced diet.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Revive Community Fellowship will present a production of “It is Well” at 6 p.m. Aug. 13, at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua. The play is based on the life of Phillip Bliss, who some consider to be the second most famous Christian songwriter in history.

Born in 1839 in Clearfield County, Bliss left home to work in logging camps when he was 11 years old. He attended school in between jobs, completing the requirements to become a teacher by the age of 17.

He went on to write words and music to some of the most beloved hymns of all time.

Thursday, July 20, 2017
Jayne Kelli and AJ Swearingen’s latest album, “The Marrying Kind,” releases this Friday. The husband and wife duo will be performing at Musikfest this year, and will also return to the Mauch Chunk Opera House on Aug. 6. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

n Friday, the husband and wife duo of AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli will release their sophomore album “The Marrying Kind,” where complexities of relationships are tackled with sincerity, harmonies and a little lap-steel flare.

The pair spent close to a year holed up in the studio writing and recording their self-produced second album.

“One of the downfalls of recording on your own is you can do 100 takes,” said Kelli.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famer and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Peter Cetera will headline the Misericordia University Under the Stars Summer Arts Festival at 8 p.m. July 29 in the Wells Fargo Amphitheater in Dallas.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Miller Symphony Hall, in Allentown, welcomes two award-winning bands, both led by women, for a night of intense, passionate music from Argentina at 7:30 p.m. July 28.

These bands are shaking up the traditional music of the city (tango) and the music of the Argentine countryside (folklore) with their original compositions. Argentine Latin Grammy nominee María Volonté and Kevin Footer, harmonica, explore the crossroads of tango and blues with special guests Maví Díaz & Las Folkies with their original compositions, feminine point of view and electrifying live performances.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Here who’s coming to Penn’s Peak, Maury Road, Jim Thorpe.

• July 28, Mr. Speed – World’s Best KISS tribute

• July 29, Josh Turner, 8 p.m.

• Aug. 15, Ted Nugent, 8 p.m.

• Aug. 18, The Beach Boys, 8 p.m.

• Aug. 19, The Wall Live Extravaganza, 8 p.m.

• Aug. 23, John Butler Trio, 8 p.m.

• Aug. 25, Don McLean, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 7, Quiet Riot with Black ‘N Blue, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 8, Tyler Farr, 8 p.m.

• Sept. 10, Make America Rock Again, featuring Scott Stapp of Creed, Drowning Pool, Trapt, Sick Puppies and Adelitas Way, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Music in the Park will be held at Kennedy Park at the gazebo, located next to the Panther Valley Football Stadium in Lansford on Route 209, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

This week’s entertainment is solo artist, Buddy Musselman, from South Tamaqua, who is also a member of the Cajon Outlaws. Musselman plays southern country blues, classic rock and country.

Music in the Park is sponsored by the Lansford Alive Events Committee. Admission is free. Refreshments will be sold. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket.

Proceeds benefit the revitalization of Kennedy Park.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The objective of this course is to introduce aspiring and new vegetable producers to diverse production strategies and provide a framework for effective farm production planning.

Appropriate for farmers and market gardeners at ½ acre to 20 acre scales. Participants can expect: farm visits, presentations by Penn State Extension educators and experienced farmers, hands-on experience trying new tools/equipment for small and medium scale farms and more.

The final four sessions will cover: weed management, insect and pest management, cover crops, food safety and soil fertility.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Stone Fruit Almond Upside-Down Cake AP PHOTO Copyright - Sara Moulton

This recipe for Stone Fruit Almond Upside-Down Cake works equally well using any kind of stone fruit or a mix of every kind of stone fruit, including plums, apricots, nectarines, peaches and plumcots.

The appeal of the mixed-fruit version — the rainbowlike beauty of the unmolded cake in concert with the rich chord of its flavors — edges out the monochrome visuals and taste of a cake made with just one kind of fruit.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mother Nature has a sixth sense for when we’re reaching our temperature breaking point. At the very same moment your hot oven becomes unwelcome, a tomato is being plucked from the vine and a cucumber is being nestled into its stall at the farm stand.