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Saturday, September 17, 2016

The “Wings of Freedom Tour” has two goals: to honor the sacrifices made by our veterans that allow us to enjoy our freedom; and to educate the visitors, especially younger Americans, about our national history and heritage.

The foundation encourages people to tour the planes and talk to the veterans who come to visit the aircraft. Celebrating 26 years, the tour has made more than 3,000 visits to airports across the United States and Alaska.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Every morning, after his owners leave for work, Rusty the terrier makes a four-block commute of his own. He carries a ball. He will not be distracted, not by sleepy-eyed cats, heading home from their nightly forays, and not by fresh rabbit tracks visible in the dewy grass. No one will call out to him, for he has bitten, or tried to bite, nearly everyone in the neighborhood.

Friday, September 16, 2016
“Wheelman” has a mountain biking wheel and holds a coal auger, making him a real mountain man.

he landscape surrounding Hill Home Forge in Jim Thorpe, home of master gardener Eileen East, blooms not only with colorful flowers and vegetables, it is a showcase for a vibrant display of whimsical sculptures created by her artist husband, Nic.

Also known as the “Iron Man,” East designs and welds his unique sculptures in his garage using pieces of scrap metal.

Feast your eyes on this fantastical space.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Next week’s performance at the Mauch Chunk Opera House will be one more show in a four-decade-spanning career, as Wishbone Ash brings its harmonic vocals and duo guitar to the intimate theater’s stage at 8 p.m. Sept. 23.

“We’ve built a nice audience in Jim Thorpe. It’s a great venue. We feel the excitement and hospitality of the crowd,” said the band’s frontman Andy Powell.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Autograph and rare document expert Stuart Lutz will speak at the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum at 1 p.m. Sept. 24.

The hourlong program, “Authenticating History,” will explain how national experts authenticate historical documents, and how they detect fakes and elaborate forgeries, and will include a display of authentic presidential documents for the public to view.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

St. Luke’s Jim Thorpe Clinic runs a supervised, community-based exercise class for individuals who have been affected by neurological problems.

Sessions are held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Participants who have strength, flexibility, balance and endurance issues resulting from Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke or other neurological conditions are welcome to participate.

The clinic is located at 693 State Route 903 in Jim Thorpe. For more information, call 570-325-4711.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lehigh Carbon Community College and the Pennsylvania State Police will offer a free child safety seat check from noon to 8 p.m. Monday in parking lot L at the main campus in Schnecksville.

Hosted by the college’s Criminal Justice Society, Teacher Education Student Association and Early Learning Center classroom, this event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Jodi Rowlands at 610-799-1588 or jrowlands@lccc.edu.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Pocono Greyhound Adoption has two Meet & Greets coming up where those interested in adopting a greyhound can learn more about the dogs.

On Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. the group will be at Country Junction, 6565 Interchange Road in Lehighton.

They will also be at Tractor Supply, 486 Blakeslee Blvd. Drive West, Lehighton, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Next month, the group returns to Country Junction from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 15, and to Tractor Supply from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. that same day.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The American Heart Association invites workplaces, community groups, friends and family to participate in the 2016 Lehigh Valley Heart Walk Sunday at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and the walk steps off at 9 a.m.

The Heart Walk is a family-friendly event to promote the importance of physical activity for heart health and raise funds to support the American Heart Association’s lifesaving mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Chicken and Spinach Tortellini Soup Copyright - Zubek-Miller Photography

The Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest is heating up. Have you submitted your original recipe yet?

Categories this year are: Appetizers; Salads, Sides, Vegetables; Main Dish; Cooking with Kids; Health Conscious; and Desserts. There will be a winner in each category. A grand prize winner will be selected from those six winners.

Send recipes to Times News, P.O. Box 239, Lehighton, PA 18235, Attn: Donna Hall; or email dhall@tnonline.com. Deadline is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 2.