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Monday, April 25, 2016

Palmerton High School Class of 1955 will host a luncheon at 12:30 May 10 at the Blue Shamrock in Palmerton.

If interested in attending, contact Dorothy at 610-826-4751 or Dick at 610-826-7339.

Monday, April 25, 2016
Students stand near a 34-foot Hummer limo on prom night in the Old Port section of Portland, Maine. AP FILE PHOTO Copyright - AP2005

NEW YORK — Prom is as much about the journey as it is the dance, so how will all those teens heading into the annual rite of spring handle their wheels?

Limos and charter party buses may still be kings for prom, at least in some areas, but they don’t have a stranglehold on transport considering the rise of Uber and similar hail services. Other high schoolers looking to save money plan to ditch rentals and drive themselves.

Monday, April 25, 2016
ABOVE: Heather Stenlake invented the Bridal Buddy, a slip that helps brides solve the age-old question of how to use the restroom in a wedding gown. KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS BELOW: Stenlake, bridal expert and TV host David Tutera, and Stenlake’s model, Marissa Strohlein. SUBMITTED PHOTO

t’s a question that’s baffled brides for generations: How do I go to the bathroom in my wedding gown?

Basically, there were two options: Wrestle with yards of satin and tulle on your own or have your maid of honor and a few bridesmaids accompany you to hoist the dress out of your way.

Neither was ideal, but there wasn’t much you could do about it — until now.

Meet Heather Stenlake, inventor of the Bridal Buddy.

Stenlake, who owned and worked in a bridal shop for several years, heard the bathroom question over and over again.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Aaron Stallone and Erin Maloney

Erin Maloney and Aaron Stallone, together with their parents, have announced their engagement.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Joseph Maloney of West Chester, and Linda and Jim Sadowski of West Bradford. She is the granddaughter of Jean Arniel of Exton and Sally Arniel of West Chester, and the late William Arniel.

Saturday, April 23, 2016
Scott Smith and Nora Tappan

The engagement of Nora M. Tappan of Lehighton to Scott J. Smith Jr., also of Lehighton, has been announced by her parents.

The bride-to-be is the daughter of Ellen R. Tappan of Lehighton and Timothy B. Tappan of Jim Thorpe. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania College of Technology. She is employed as a dental hygienist at Professional Dental Associates and Northampton Community College.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Is your pet limping or listless? You may want to have him checked for Lyme disease. METROGRAPHICS

Have you noticed your puppy limping, or not acting like themselves? You may want to have them tested for Lyme disease.

Lyme disease is becoming more prevalent in our area due to the rising number of ticks.

Did you know 50-75 percent of dogs will test positive for Lyme disease in New England?

Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria, which is carried by deer ticks. When the tick bites your dog, it can inject the bacteria into their bloodstream within one to three days. All it takes is one tick bite.

Friday, April 22, 2016
Cheryl Faust with a red-tailed hawk. PHOTO BY MARK LINKEVICH/HAWK MOUNTAIN

Here is a list of upcoming events at Hawk Mountain, 1700 Hawk Mountain Road in Kempton.

Spring Migration

Daily through May 15. Trail fee for nonmembers.

Join the official counter at North Lookout to watch for returning raptor migrants and other birds. Staff, trainees and volunteers will be on hand to help spot and identify birds while enjoying the scenic views and picking up some migration and in-flight ID tips.

Peak flights are typically mid to late April.

Weekend Programs

Saturdays and Sundays through May 30. Free with trail fee.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Dan DeChellis Trio performs at Miller Symphony Hall, Allentown at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

DeChellis has been described as “a pianist with plenty to say, covering a broad emotional spectrum while creating music that speaks clearly, succinctly and directly to the mind, body and soul.”

DeChellis is focused on direct and melodic music that connects to his audience in the straightest line possible. He is concerned with making music that engages not only the well-versed jazz listener, but the non-jazz fan as well.

For more information, visit www.millersymphonyhall.org.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

The Mahoning Drive-in Theater, located on Seneca Road in Lehighton, opens for its 67th season Friday with the showing of two classics: “The Wizard of Oz” and “Willy Wonka.” Both films will also be shown on Saturday.

The theater has been recognized by The Philadelphia Inquirer for its decision to preserve its nostalgic look and feel by exclusively showing retro classic movies on original 35 mm film. This, as well as offering overnight camping on the lot, has set the drive-in apart.

Thursday, April 21, 2016

There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Make sure to mark your calendars.

• Friday, Robin Trower, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, Randy Bachman, 8 p.m.

• April 29, Josh Turner, 8 p.m.

• April 30, Live Wire, 8 p.m.

• May 3, 4 and 5, Branson Fever, 1 p.m.

• May 7, Get the Led Out, 8 p.m.

• May 11 and 12, Mike Albert and the Big E Band, 1 p.m.

• May 13, Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m.

• May 18, A Tribute to Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee, 1 p.m.

• May 19, Sammy Kaye Orchestra, 1 p.m.