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Friday, October 30, 2015


The Heritage Center, Summit Hill, along with Panther Valley Library and the Strawberry Playhouse, are collecting hats and gloves for kids and teens from Nov. 1-30.

You can drop off your donations of clean gently used or new hats and gloves at the Heritage Center, 1 W. Hazard St. in Summit Hill, Monday, Wednesday or Friday from 9 a.m. until noon, or at any event; at the Panther Valley Library, Bertsch Street, Lansford, when open or in the book box; or the Strawberry Playhouse, Tuscarora, before shows.

Friday, October 30, 2015


Monroe County Habitat for Humanity is in need of volunteers for several committees, including volunteer outreach, celebration dinner, fundraising, public relations and finance.

Committees meet once a month.

Volunteers of all skill levels are also needed as the local organization focuses on home preservation, which allows those affected by low income, age and disability to make necessary repairs on their homes.

Contact the office if you are interested at 570-476-9846.

Friday, October 30, 2015


If you decide to skip the tricks and treats this weekend, you could always pick up a good book.

Here are the top 10 books, e-books and print, according to The New York Times:

1. “See Me” by Nicholas Sparks

2. “The Martian” by Andy Weir

3. “The Survivor” by Vince Flynn and Kyle Mills

4. “The Murder House” by James Patterson and David Ellis

5. “Foreign Affairs” by Stuart Woods.

6. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” by David Lagercrantz.

Friday, October 30, 2015
Tracy Geist demonstrates a matching game during her speech seminar Monday at Care Net. KELLEY ANDRADE/TIMES NEWS

According to speech therapist Tracy Geist of Tracy Geist Therapy Services, the wait list for children’s speech therapy services can run as long as four to six or even eight months at most local hospitals like Good Shepard or the Lehigh Valley Network.

“I advise parents to take children to a developmental pediatrician to help rule things out,” she said to parents at her first seminar held at Care Net on Mahoning Street in Lehighton.

Friday, October 30, 2015
This Oct. 17, 2015 photo provided by Marc Dalangin shows his Welsh corgi, Wally, dressed in a Batman costume at Conklin Farms in Montville, N.J. Wally has dressed as a banana, a dinosaur, Michael Jackson and Elvis. But he doesn’t go out anymore. People come to see him instead, or visit him on Instagram, with 63,000 followers, and Facebook, with 12,000 followers. (Marc Dalangin via AP)

LOS ANGELES — Wally the Welsh corgi used to get dressed up to go trick-or-treating for Halloween, often as a banana, once as a dinosaur.

But Wally, owned by Marc and Cynthia Dalangin of Wharton, New Jersey, doesn’t go trick-or-treating anymore. Like a lot of busy dogs, he has too many other engagements. And as a budding Instagram celebrity, he needs a wardrobe full of costumes to choose from.

As dogs have filled their social calendars, they’ve had to fill their closets too. They’re not just dressing up once a year on Halloween.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
Frank Caliendo

Penn’s Peak welcomes Frank Caliendo at 8 p.m. Nov. 14.

Known for his appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, the Late Show with David Letterman, and his current segments on ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown, the live comedy stage is where Frank really shows you what he’s all about.

His high energy act is a blend of observations, impressions, characters and anecdotal stories that start at a frenetic pace and never let up.

Once described by the “Hollywood Reporter” as “a combination of Robin Williams and Jim Carrey,” Caliendo is one comedian that should not be missed.

Thursday, October 29, 2015
This illustration by Jae Rehm, a senior at CCTI, is one of several he created for Bill Allison’s young adult novel, “The Apprentice.”

Author Bill Allison came up with the idea for his most recent book while learning about his grandfather’s experience as a young man who grew up in the coal region in the early century.

Along the way, he realized it would make a good read for young people who face some of the issues his grandfather did, albeit more than a century later.

“I thought, this would make a good young adult novel — it has a lot of diversity, and it set up conflicts, trying to please his master. So I built a story on that,” he said.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

A new exhibit of photographs, “Vignettes from the Mind of Yevette Hendler,” will open Nov. 2 at Northampton Community College in the Communications Hall Gallery on the main campus in Bethlehem.

The exhibition is sponsored by the NCC Art Program and InVision Photo Festival/ArtsQuest. It runs through Dec. 18.

Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed on Sundays.

A reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 12.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Three Dog Night has announced that they will be back on the road starting in November and will perform all of the dates currently confirmed on their tour schedule.

According to the band’s agency, WME, before his death, Cory Wells had been concerned about canceling shows and disappointing Three Dog Night’s fans, so he encouraged the band to get back out on the road.

The band took Wells’ recommendation and invited one of his favorite singers to join Three Dog Night when they resume the tour in November.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

On Nov. 5 Nikki Lane, the “First Lady of Outlaw Country,” makes her debut at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

Lane grew up in South Carolina and loved her mom’s Motown records and her dad’s country cassettes, but she’d also sneak to see alt-rock and punk shows.

All those influences come through on her new album, “All or Nothin’,” which was produced by the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach.