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Friday, July 1, 2016
Victorian mourning jewelry set, black onyx/jet, circa 1880s. PHOTO COURTESY DR. LORI VERDERAME

June is the most popular month for weddings. A new trend in weddings is throwback nuptials that highlight antique and vintage elements that enhance the wedding day experience.

Friday, July 1, 2016

The men of the Lehighton High School classes of 1964 and 1965 will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesdayat Sonny’s, 7720 Interchange Road, between Country Junction and Trachsville.

Members of the Class of 1965 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. July 20 at the Beacon Diner, Route 443 in Lehighton.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
Ryan J. Skerchak in a scene from “Singin’ in the Rain.” PHOTO COURTESY PINES DINNER THEATRE

The Pines Dinner Theatre, 448 N 17th St, Allentown, will present “Singin’ in the Rain” July 9 through Aug. 21. The musical is adapted from the screenplay and includes all of the songs from the movie, as well as an onstage rainstorm.

“Singin’ in the Rain” stars Ryan J. Skerchak as Don Lockwood, Amber Blatt as Kathy Seldon, Matt Sweeney as Cosmo Brown, and Emily Levan as Lina Lamont.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Lewistown Valley Tabernacle, 614 Valley Road, Tamaqua, at 7 p.m. July 14. The quartet will share its unique, four-part harmony during an exciting musical service.

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Rock, folk, country, blues — you want it, you got it.

There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe. Make sure to mark your calendars.

• July 1, The Yardbirds, 8 p.m.

• July 9, Mark Farner, formerly of Grand Funk Railroad, 8 p.m.

• July 15, Back to the Eighties Show with Jesse’s Girl, 8 p.m.

• July 16, Lonestar, 8 p.m.

• July 21, Old Crow Medicine Show, 8 p.m.

• July 29, Blues Traveler, 8 p.m.

• July 30, Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, 8 p.m.

• Aug. 24, Ted Nugent, 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
KICK, the INXS tribute band, performs Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The INXS tribute band KICK performs at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

The band will leave no stone unturned in re-creating the music of this often underappreciated but supremely talented Australian band.

From “Original Sin” to “Elegantly Wasted,” INXS is a band whose music lives on and grows in stature.

KICK performs the sort of nonstop show that will remind you of that great music, and also that INXS was a great band worthy of reliving, reviving and revering.

Thursday, June 30, 2016
First Place in Sculpture/ Mixed Media Category — “He Ain’t Heavy” by Dave McGeehan

The Carbon County Art League hosted its 35th annual Art Exhibition recently at the Palmerton Area Library.

Winners are:


First place: “Many A Cup” by Mary Anne Shafer

Second place: “Engine 425” by Mary Anne Shafer

Third place: “Flapjacks” by Fern Breindinger


First place: “Within the Japanese Maple” by Debra Walkowiak

Second place: “Backyard Blueberries” by Debra Walkowiak

Third place: “First Strygere” by Wayne Yurchak


First place: “Autumn Splendor” by Nicole Fulton

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The 13th annual Wine on the Mountain wine festival returns to Penn’s Peak, 325 Maury Road, Jim Thorpe, July 23-24. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. both days.

The festival features samples and sales from eight Lehigh Valley wineries, local artisans selling wine-related arts and crafts, light fare and live music. It is a rain-or-shine event.

Advance tickets are available at Participating wineries include: Amore, Blue Mountain, Clover Hill, Franklin Hill, Galen Glen, Pinnacle Ridge, Tolino and Vynecrest.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Longhorn grill masters on call this weekend

The LongHorn Steakhouse Grill Us Hotline will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday to provide steak and grilling tips and recipes in advance of holiday grill-outs. The number is 855-LH-GRILL.

Grillers can visit for tips and tricks, as well as LongHorn’s Grill Out Planner Tool, which includes personalized shopping lists and scalable recipes for planning the perfect party of any size. Through July 20, grillers can also enter LongHorn’s sweepstakes for a chance to win free steaks for a year.