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Saturday, August 20, 2016

To help you compile your wedding, engagement, anniversary or baby’s birth information for publication in the Times News, forms are available in our main office at 594 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West, Lehighton (Route 443), as well as in our satellite offices in Tamaqua and Lansford.

Wedding pictures and stories will be published free of charge up to six months after the wedding. After the six-month deadline, there is a $50 charge to have your wedding appear in the Times News.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

A surprise party was held on July 30 for Leo. L. Pudvah in honor of his 80th birthday.

The party was hosted by his four daughters and grandchildren.

Pudvah is formerly from Barton, Vermont and has lived in Lehighton for almost 59 years.

He retired from the P.B & N.E. Railroad in 1995 after 29½ years.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Two longtime American almanacs full of wit, wisdom and weather are celebrating milestones. The Old Farmer’s Almanac from New Hampshire is marking its 225th anniversary and the Farmer’s Almanac in Maine is ringing in its 200th. Here are some excerpts from the early days, with some spellings modernized for today’s readers:

Friday, August 19, 2016
White Lotus

From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Linda Mann will be one of the artists participating in the Nature at Work Show at the Stroudsmoor Country Inn. The Inn is locatedon Stroudsmoor Road in Stroudsburg.

The theme is the relationship between nature and art and how each influences the other. There will also be demonstrations with birds, bird houses for sale, a representative from the Audubon Society, critters from the Snake and Animal Farm and farm products and maple syrup.

Mann will have some drawings, paintings and photographs for sale at the event.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Moss grows in a pot in Dale Sievert’s garden in Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Moss is a versatile plant to use in the garden, providing year-round green in everything from containers to a full lawn. DALE SIEVERT VIA AP Copyright - copyright 2013 J. Paul Moore

J. Paul Moore, who owned a garden center in Tennessee for over 30 years, can’t count the number of times people asked him how to kill moss.

He and other experts, however, say moss deserves more respect, as a versatile and beautiful addition to any garden.

“It’s stunning in the winter when everything else is dormant and dull. It’s like a little emerald island,” says Moore, who’s got an entire moss lawn. “It changes with atmospheric conditions — it’s ever-changing.”

And it looks better than his grass lawn did in Nashville’s hot dry summers, he says.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Schuylkill County’s Master Gardeners program has several events scheduled over the next few weeks.

The Field to Fork event, celebrating pollinators, will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, at Hope Hill Lavender Farms, 2375 Panther Valley Road, Pottsville.

Participants will learn about growing vegetables almost anywhere and the steps needed to get produce and other foods from the fields to the dinner table. Bring your questions and the experts will provide answers.

There will also be samples of fresh, locally grown produce.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Another Day Dawns

Over six years Another Day Dawns has been honing its craft, writing music and playing covers with a hard twist.

Now the music of ADD will reverberate from the rafters at Penn’s Peak on Wednesday when the band opens the night for Ted Nugent on the Jim Thorpe stage. Nugent is scheduled to perform at 8 p.m.

Another Day Dawns has played venues all across Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey including Sands Bethlehem Event Center, where the young band opened for a sold-out Sammy Hagar show.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
The Kazka Ukrainian Folk Ensemble performs. PHOTO COURTESY OF KATHY PARK PHOTOGRAPHY

The Ukrainian Homestead will host its annual Ukrainian Folk Festival this weekend.

The event will be held from noon on Saturday and Sunday at the homestead of CEC ODWU Inc., 1230 Beaver Run Drive, Lehighton.

An array of Ukrainian foods will be available including pirohi, holubki, potato pancakes, shyshlyky, borsch, kielbasy and sauerkraut, as well as American favorites and a huge selection of sweets and refreshments.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe presents Talking Heads Tribute Band, Start Making Sense at 8 p.m. Friday.

If David Byrne is one of the geniuses of modern times, then Start Making Sense is a tribute to genius.

The musicians in this seven-piece band re-create the music and the magic of the Talking Heads’ entire career, and they do it flawlessly.

Together they bring the Heads’ blockbuster live show to the stage once again, with front man Jon Braun as a spot-on David Byrne, along with the same throbbing beat and musicality of the original.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

The music of Rock ‘n’ Roll’s greatest living legend is celebrated by The Most Excellent Order of Sir Paul, the Ultimate Paul McCartney Concert Experience, at 8 p.m. on Saturday,at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe.

The All-Star band delights die-hard fans of Paul McCartney and The Beatles, and features original cast members of Broadway’s “Beatlemania!,” along with other veterans of Broadway stages, studios, international tours.