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Friday, March 25, 2016
PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY BOB FORD/TIMES NEWS

The “ears” have it.

According to WalletHub, 89 percent of Americans believe that the ears on a chocolate bunny should be eaten first. Times News readers agree.

“Well, yeah,” says Amanda Getter-Keller.

“I mean you don’t want it to hear you eating the rest of it ... that would be just inhuman.”

Butchie Yaich says they should only make the ears.

“It’s the best part of the bunny,” says Yaich.

“I just think it would be awkward to hold it by its smallest part to take a bite of the biggest part,” says Chantel Beishline. “Totally normal.”

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College hosts award-winning author Marty Essen at 6 p.m. April 13, as he presents his multimedia show, “Around the World in 90 Minutes.” The free event will be held in the Scheller-Woodman Community Services Center at LCCC’s main campus in Schnecksville.

Essen’s show features interesting facts, humorous stories and thousands of photos he took traveling the world for his first book, “Cool Creatures, Hot Planet: Exploring the Seven Continents.”

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Author Jeff Davis and illustrator Marybeth Cauley, both of Jim Thorpe, will participate in a free panel discussion and book signing at 7 p.m. March 31 hosted by Penn State Worthington Scranton in the Study Learning Center’s K. Bruce Sherbine Lounge.

Other panelists include authors Dave Hess, Barbara J. Taylor and John J. Zelenski.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Concert postponed

The Reverend Jefferson Tribute to Grace Slick and the Airplane at the Mauch Chunk Opera House Saturday has been postponed. No new date has been set.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

 

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. April 5, at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 Cedar Crest Blvd. in Emmaus.

The program on New York Beauty Quilts will be given by Linda J. Hahn.

There is a charge for visitors. For more information, visit crazyquilters.org.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Blue Ridge Communications eighth annual Prom & Wedding Dress Sale will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. next Wednesday at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. The date was incorrectly listed as this past Wednesday.

All dresses are just $10 each, with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting Dream Come True, Blue Ridge Chapter.

Over the past eight years the event has raised thousands to help children who are seriously, chronically or terminally ill and living in the greater Lehigh Valley area.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Brian Chicoine as the Man in Black, Johnny Cash, with Vicky St. Pierre as June Carter Cash. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The music of Johnny Cash and June Carter will performed at the Mauch Chunk Opera House for the first time April 2.

Legendary country rebel Johnny Cash comes to life in the re-creation show “Cash Is King.”

With a career spanning half a century and countless hits, including “Folsom Prison Blues,” “I Walk the Line” and “Ring of Fire,” the Man in Black became a musical icon.

Now you can experience the father of Outlaw Country as he was in his prime, from his Sun Records days to his historic concert at Folsom Prison.

Thursday, March 24, 2016
Wes Hampton

Popular Christian recording artists Wes Hampton and Charlotte Ritchie will be featured in a special evening of worship and celebration Tuesday at the Bethany Wesleyan Church, 675 Blue Mountain Drive in Cherryville.

The concert event begins at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 6 p.m. Proceeds from this event will benefit the American Cancer Society Telethon, which will take place April 9-10.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Roasted radishes are a simple and delicious alternative to the more common Easter side dishes of asparagus and peas. AP PHOTO/MATTHEW MEAD

Easter sides are depressingly predictable. There will be asparagus, of course. If you’re lucky, there might even be three or four variations of asparagus. And there will be peas. And gratin potatoes. And probably some sort of salad that most people will only eat to be polite. Not that there’s anything wrong with any of this.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
For a better way to glaze your ham, try a dry spice rub that caramelizes into a rich, sweet and spicy glaze. AP PHOTO/MATTHEW MEAD

t Easter, there is just nothing better than a spiral-cut ham! Because I grew up with my grandmother roasting fresh, white, uncured hams, a sweet-glazed spiral-cut ham has always been a delicacy to me.

My best friend’s mother bought one every Easter and to me it was heavenly. I loved the crunchy sweet and spicy crust on the ends of the slices. She served the ham cold and kept the leftover ham loosely covered with foil in the refrigerator. It didn’t last long as we — and the rest of the neighborhood kids — kept opening the fridge and pulling off a snack.