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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Yonder Mountain String Band is coming to Penn’s Peak June 26. PHOTO COURTESY JAY BLAKESBERG Copyright - © Jay Blakesberg

For nearly 17 years, Yonder Mountain String Band has redefined bluegrass music, expanding the traditional acoustic genre beyond its previously established boundaries by steadily pushing the envelope into the realms of rock ’n’ roll and improvisation.

The band will bring its unique style to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. June 26.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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Boilo contest at county fair

The Schuylkill County Fair will hold its third annual Boilo Contest (Champagne of the Coal Crackers) at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 3 in the PA Preferred Culinary Area of the fairgrounds.

There will be two categories: regular and apple pie boilo.

Competition is open to adults 21 and over.

Contestants must bring their beverage in a plain, sealed jar or bottle at 6:30 the night of the judging, along with a completed entry form and the $2 entry fee.

Entry forms may be obtained at exhibits/.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New wing contest this year at Schuylkill fair

This year the Schuylkill County Fair will partner with D.G. Yuengling and Son to bring a Yuengling Beer Wings Cooking Contest to the Schuylkill County Fair. Nicknamed “Yueng wings,” the contest will take place at 6 p.m. Aug. 1 in the PA Preferred building.

Preregister by filling out the “General Entry Form” at, and mail it to the address on the form. You must be a resident of Schuylkill County and at least 21 years of age.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Congratulations to Jeannie Carl of Jim Thorpe, winner of “The Dinner Party” by Brenda Janowitz.

Not only did she share a story of a holiday dinner disaster, she submitted one of her favorite no-fail recipes.

Here’s Jeannie’s disaster story:

“My husband and I were newly married and the Thanksgiving ‘baton’ had been passed on to us. We were nervous and excited. We were no longer at the ‘kids’ table’ ... we had graduated to being adults and setting the grown-up table and the kids’ table in our first home.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Join Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly, at 2 p.m. Sunday for a special Happy Hour with Dad and the rest of the family.

Bring your dad for a happy hour with beer, boneless wings, chili and polka entertainment by Roger and Joe. There will be door prizes and tours of the community.

This event is free and open to the public; however, seating is limited. RSVP to Rachael or Toni by June 10 by calling 570-427-4500.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The day we honor dear old Dad is just around the corner and you’re probably wondering what to get him for Father’s Day.

What if you could give him anything, make his wildest dreams come true?

Would he like to participate in the coin toss at an Eagles game or pitch for the Yankees?

Maybe he’d like a front-row seat to see his favorite band play? Go fishing off the Florida Keys?

Or maybe it’s something that money can’t buy.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

You are more likely to encounter someone in an emotional or mental crisis than someone having a heart attack. Mental health first aid teaches a five-step action plan to offer initial help to those with the signs and symptoms of a mental illness or crisis, and connect them with the appropriate care.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016


Caregivers are invited for Night with the Nurses at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Hill Senior Community, 800 Sixth St., Weatherly.

Presenting this month is Shannon DeWit, hospice registered nurse and case manager from Ascend Hospice. She will speak about “Caring for the Future: Uncovering the Myths Surrounding Hospice Care.”

This gathering gives attendees a chance to interact with each other, discuss problems, get tips, and learn from each other, and from nursing professionals, on how they can better care for senior parents or family members.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

The Tamaqua High School classes of 1952 and 1953 will hold a combined class reunion picnic on June 25 at Leiby’s Grove in the Lewistown Valley.

Anyone who was ever a member of either class is welcome to attend.

Invitations and registration forms were mailed to known class members. Anyone who didn’t receive their invitation, or who needs more information, may call 570-668-1831 or 570-668-3109.

Reservation deadline is June 18.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Pocono Medical Center, in partnership with Maternal Family Health Services, will be offering two days in June to provide free women’s health screenings at Pocono Medical Center’s Bartonsville Healthcare Center.

Maternal and Family Health Services offers programs that empower women to seek early detection and treatment of breast cancer by removing the financial barriers to breast health services for low-income or uninsured women in Northeast Pennsylvania.