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Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Seed Farm, 5854 Vera Cruz Road, Emmaus, will host the fifth annual Farm-to-Table Dinner and Auction from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4, presented by GrowLV by Sodexo.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband will once again grace the stage at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe with his presence for the third time in his tenure as the lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist of the group “Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband.”

The Utah-based band will perform Aug. 28.

Shape and his “rubberbandmates” are promoting the release of their new album, “We Rode On.”

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The 29th annual Pocono State Craft Festival will be held Saturday and Sunday at Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road in Stroudsburg.

The event, co-sponsored by the Pocono Arts Council and the Pocono Chapter of the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen, celebrates the heritage, beauty and quality of Pennsylvania Crafts.

Crafts include pottery, jewelry, metal, stained glass, wood, baskets, paper, leather, folk art, fine art, photography, soap and art-to-wear.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Anita Shapolsky Art Foundation will host “Making Art with Liquid Fire” by New York artist Michael Dominick and the Manhattan Iron Project from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday.

The leather-clad artisans will create paintings with white-hot, 2800-degree molten iron.

Rain date is 11 a.m. Sunday.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

The Mahoning Drive-In Theater presents an action-packed double feature with Indiana Jones, one of America’s greatest action heroes, on Friday and Saturday.

Showtime is approximately 8:45 p.m. each night. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” will be presented in their theatrical 35 mm film format.

For more information http://www.mahoningdit.com.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Want to know why you're such a tasty little treat?

Multiple studies have been conducted to determine why mosquitoes are more likely to bite one person, and avoid another entirely. Researchers have discovered the following:

Ÿ Mosquitoes are attracted by sight. If you're wearing dark clothing, you might as well paint a bull's-eye on your shirt. Stick to lighter colors.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015
PHOTO COURTESY OF METROGRAPHICS

Some people are lucky enough to float through summer like a breeze with nary a bug landing on them, let alone biting them.

Then there are the rest of us; the ones who are as tasty as the all-you-can-eat buffet at Shady Maple.

Tired of scratching? To help you enjoy the rest of the season as itch-free as possible, we spoke with Steve Albrich, a physician assistant in the emergency department at Blue Mountain Health System.

Q. What should we do before heading outside to keep those bugs at bay?

Monday, August 17, 2015
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Members of the End Hunger Carbon County action team are planning a food packaging event to package 40,000 meals for the neediest families and individuals in Carbon County. Team members include, front row, from left, Kathy Nunemacher, Bonnie Vito and Julia Kelm; and back row from left, Edwin Belon, team vice president; Alvin Sellers, president; and Ray Nunemacher. More than 80 posters and hundreds of signup brochures have been distributed at churches and businesses throughout the county. Brochures are also available at the Jim Thorpe National Bank on Broadway in Jim Thorpe and Fourth Street in Lehighton.

One team of volunteers is hoping to end hunger in Carbon County. To do this, they plan to pack 40,000 meals in four hours with the help of hundreds of volunteers. These meals will be distributed to Carbon County food pantries to be given to the neediest families facing food insecurity.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Meals purchased through Outreach Inc.'s food packaging program cost just 25 cents each.

While organizers with Carbon County's first food packaging event weren't sure what to expect in 2013, they are now enthusiastic about this low-cost step toward ending hunger in our area.

"When we did this the first time, we had no idea what the product was and how it would be accepted," said Alvin Sellers, the president of the End Hunger Carbon County action committee.

Friday, August 14, 2015
FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, file photo, Ramon Gonzalez, left, Martha McDonald and Kayla Wilkes, right, shop for shoes at Academy Sports and Outdoors, in Wichita Falls, Texas. To get the best back-to-school deals, experts say it's all in the timing. (Torin Halsey/Wichita Falls Times Record News via AP, File)

NEW YORK – The start of the school year is just around the corner, and you haven't shopped yet?

Don't fret. To get the best deals, it's all in the timing.

Need a sweater? Wait until later in the fall.

Backpacks? Hold off until late September, if you can.

"I think it is knowing and planning ahead of time. What am I going to need in the next six months?" said Kristin Cook, managing editor of Ben's Bargains, an online deal site that put together a list of the worst things to buy right now for the back-to-school season.