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Friday, April 24, 2015
LISA PRICE/TIMES NEWS Kristen Rosser with a "before" goat.

Turns out we're not the only ones fairly bleating with happiness as we rid ourselves of winter outerwear.

Just ask a goat. No kidding. Professional shearer Kristen Rosser stopped in at the Holly Road Fiber Farm, Barnesville, operated by Frank and Cathy Riotto, to trim the fleeces from their mohair goats.

She's a professional what? You can just imagine that conversation.

"Mom, Dad? Thanks for supporting me while I pursued that art major degree, but I've decided to become a shearer."

Friday, April 24, 2015

Nebraska City, Nebraska With partners including the Arbor Day Foundation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced a comprehensive and detailed approach to support land owners in their response to climate change.

The approach spans a range of technologies and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon storage, and generate clean renewable energy.

President Obama has made clear that no challenge poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Joint effort nets $5,945 for Wounded Warriors

A joint fundraising effort by the Trinity Praise Band and CrossFit TC Unplugged, both of Lehighton, has raised $5,945 for the Wounded Warriors Project.

The all-day event started with team CrossFit workouts at the Lehighton Rec Center.

Nearly 20 teams, each consisting of eight team members, took part in an intense 15-minute workout that raised money for the Wounded Warriors Project.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Start Making Sense will perform Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. Doors open at 7 p.m. The concert begins at 8 p.m.

If you're looking for the perfect blend of rock, funk, dance and New Wave, this concert might be just what you're looking for.

Prepare yourself for a rockin', funkin', dance celebration of the New Wave art-punk and Blue-eyed soul you loved from the '80s.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

A Mason Jar and Music Fest will be held Saturday at the Summit Hill Heritage Center, 1 W. Hazard St., Summit Hill.

Doors open at 11 a.m. There will be music from noon to 3 p.m. featuring Lyle Mantz, Pat McGeehan, Josh Finsel, Buddy and Danny Gone.

The drawing will take place at 3 p.m.

Tickets are $5 at the door and include a hot dog and a Mason jar for all day lemonade. Additional food and drink will be available.

Proceeds will be used to start up the Summer Food Service program, which provides free lunches to children up to 12th grade.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS  Cast members of the Palmerton Area High School Drama Club shown during rehearsals before tonight's showing of the spring musical "All Shook Up".

Some good old-fashioned acting mixed in with music from the King of Rock and Roll.

That's a sample of what spectators can look forward to when the Palmerton Area High School Drama Club performs its spring musical, "All Shook Up," tonight through Saturday in the high school auditorium.

Show times are 7 o'clock this evening, Friday and Saturday. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $5 for students and $8 for adults.

Refreshments and snacks will be available during intermission from the school's Future Business Leaders of America.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

PoconoArts will host a Paint by the Glass workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. May 15. The arts council is located at 18 N. Seventh St. in Stroudsburg.

Do you think you can sip while holding a paint brush? Would you like to try?

Classes are easy and fun, created especially for those with no painting experience.

Painting in watercolor will be the objective for this first workshop. All you need is your beverage of choice and the willingness to relax and get creative.

Participants must be 21 years of age or older.

All materials provided.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
ELSA KERSCHNER/TIMES NEWS Paulette Bassler, Carolyn Zwetolitz and Sandi Cleaver look forward to the meal they are just starting to eat.

"If you don't want to be seated with your wives or husbands, I can arrange that too," said Larry Hoffman as he called out the numbers of people to be seated at St. Peter's Union Church, Lynnville, Lynn Township, on April 11 for a dandelion dinner.

At 3 p.m. as the people were in the kitchen adding the finishing touches, the church was already well filled with people enjoying the gospel music of Jack and Friends.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Monroe Farmers Market will open its 2015 season on May 2. Held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until noon, this marks its 36th season and second year in Courthouse Square. Under the leadership of market President Lalena Stirr, Vice President Brian Bruno, and secretary Bill Richman, and while welcoming new sponsors and new vendors, the market is growing. There are several new additions this year.

"The community response has been inspiring," says Richman. "Monroe Farmers Market's ongoing efforts continually strive to improve the food economy in a vibrant, educational marketplace."

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) – For 94-year-old Louise Irving, who suffers from dementia, waking up every day to a video with a familiar face and a familiar voice seems to spark a flicker of recognition.

"Good morning, merry sunshine, how did you wake so soon?" Irving's daughter, Tamara Rusoff-Hoen, sings in a video playing from a laptop wheeled to her mother's nursing home bedside.

As the five-minute video plays, with stories of happy memories and get-togethers, Irving beams a bright smile before repeating the traditional family send-off.

"Kiss, kiss ... I love you."