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Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lauren Christ has been notified of her placement on the dean’s list in the Honors College of West Chester University with a 3.8 GPA.

She is a junior majoring in communications. She is a member of the creative writing, English and forensics clubs. She is also a member of the women’s chorus.

This spring semester she will be a teacher’s assistant for the communications theory course.

Lauren is the daughter of Mark and Audrey Christ of Hometown and a graduate of Tamaqua Area High School.

Friday, February 12, 2016
PHOTO COURTESY METROGRAPHICS

ost men know not to talk with a mouth full of food or to wipe their mouth on their sleeve, but some dining etiquette points can be a bit more nuanced.

For instance, how do you order the perfect bottle of wine? What are the appropriate conversational topics for a date?

International etiquette expert Sharon Schweitzer, founder and CEO of Protocol & Etiquette Worldwide, offers these tips to help men (and women) romance their love this weekend.

Friday, February 12, 2016
Energy efficient and long-lasting high intensity grow lights will provide the greatest yields when growing fruiting plants indoors. PHOTO COURTESY OF GARDENER’S SUPPLY COMPANY

Add homegrown flavor to winter meals. From microgreens to tomatoes, it is possible to grow produce indoors.

Microgreens are a quick, easy way to add flavor and crunch to your plate. Just plant seeds labeled for sprouting or microgreens in a shallow container filled with a sterile potting or seed starting mix. Within two weeks you will be harvesting nutritious mini vegetable and herb leaves for salads, sandwiches or snacking.

Friday, February 12, 2016
Postal service issues newest Love stamp

The United States Postal Service has launched the 44th inductee into its Love stamp series.

The new stamp features a heart created using the ancient art of quilling — also called paper filigree — which involves rolling and shaping narrow strips of paper, laying them on their edges, and gluing them in place to form intricate designs. Paper artist and illustrator Yulia Brodskaya created the design.

Friday, February 12, 2016

The folks at Heritage Hill Senior Community invite seniors to a Sweetheart Dance from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 18.

Entertainment will be provided by Tony Angelo. Enjoy Valentine’s Day treats and meet the Heritage Hill King and Queen of Hearts.

This event is free and open to all seniors. Seating is limited. RSVP by calling Rachael or Toni at 570-427-4500.

Heritage Hill Senior Community is a unique Personal Care and Memory Care community located at 800 6th St., Weatherly.

For more information, visit www.heritagehillsenior.com.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Here’s what’s happening at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe. Show time is 8 p.m. for all shows.

For more information on any show, visit www.mcohjt.com or call 570-325-0249.

• Friday and Saturday, Tusk, playing all the great hits from Fleetwood Mac.

• Feb. 20, Popa Chubby with his latest collection of jet-fueled originals.

• Feb. 26, Ten Band, one of the nation’s premier fan tributes to the legendary rock band Pearl Jam.

• Feb. 27, Craig Thatcher’s Tribute to Cream, including all the band’s greatest hits.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Celtic Thunder’s Ryan Kelly and Neil Byrne are coming to the PPL Public Media Center at PBS39 from 6 to 6:45 p.m. March 10.

Attendees will have the chance to meet two members of the powerful Irish touring show. The event will be followed by a live broadcast of Celtic Thunder: Legacy where the duo will discuss the group’s upcoming tour, including a concert at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Sept. 10.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

A new exhibit, “Living the Good Green Life, has opened at Northampton Community College’s Keystone Hall, Dunning Art Gallery at the Monroe Campus, located at 2411 Route 715 in Tannersville.

The exhibit features work by members of the Pocono Watercolor Associates, Pocono Painters, Pocono Photo Club, Pocono Mountains Arts Council, Pocono Mountains Art Group and Pocono Arts Council.

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

For more information, contact Tom Shillea at 610-861-5062 or tshillea@northampton.edu.

Thursday, February 11, 2016
Warren Haynes will perform at Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. March 3 with The Ashes & Dust Band. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Copyright - © Bob Minkin

Melvin Seals and JGB will bring their intuitive, expressive style, soul, and spontaneity to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. Feb. 27.

Seals has been a powerful presence in the music industry for over 30 years with a long-established reputation as a performer, recording artist and producer. He is most revered for his powerful, high-spirited, Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards in the Jerry Garcia Band for 18 years.

In doing so he helped pioneer and define what has now become “Jam Band Music.”

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Doing Valentine’s Day right with have-it-your-way doughnuts

Most everybody loves fresh, warm doughnuts. But most everybody doesn’t love the hassle of making those fresh, warm doughnuts. It’s a messy process that involves making a dough that can be temperamental. Who has time for that on Valentine’s Day?