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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.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Submissions are now being accepted for the Shawnee Original Playwright Series at Shawnee Playhouse.

Each year, the Worthington Players produce selected original submitted works of local and surrounding area playwrights.

Established in 2009, the Shawnee Original Playwright Series offers playwrights an avenue to hone their skills and have their work seen on stage before a live audience. Playwrights submit their original work to be read by performers during a series of evenings, and the listeners vote on what they would like to see produced.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Monroe Farmers Market’s outdoor season winds down Saturday. To celebrate, they’ll host their second annual AppleFest in Courthouse Square from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The market’s two dozen vendors are preparing a wide variety of fresh foods made from locally grown apples. Apple pie, apple doughnuts, cold and hot apple cider, apple wines, apple dumplings, apple jams, and even fresh apple dog treats will be plentiful throughout the day. A local food truck, Fusion Zensation, will be on-site offering hot foods as well.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

What better way for a “foodie” to spend an evening than meeting local chefs and sampling new pork recipes?

The Pennsylvania Taste of Elegance competition, hosted by the Pennsylvania Pork Producers Council, on Nov. 15 at the PPL Center, 701 Hamilton St, Allentown, will feature the creativity and talent of 10 Pennsylvania chefs.

The first-place chef receives $1,000 and an all expense paid trip to attend the 2016 National Pork Summit at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

If you have kids, chances are pretty good you’ll find yourself needing to bake something for a Halloween event. Or maybe you got invited to an adult Halloween party and you volunteered to bring a dessert.

Either way, this is the recipe you need for a fast, easy — and delightfully spooky — party treat.

These adorable little mummy cupcakes don’t take much more time than frosting a bunch of regular cupcakes, but the fun/cool factor is extremely high.

If you do have kids, grab them and ask them to help.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Blue Mountain Health System will offer a free Bariatric (Weight Loss) Health and Information Fair from 4 to 6 p.m. on Nov. 3 in the community room and main lobby at the Gnaden Huetten campus, 211 N. 12th St. in Lehighton.

If you or a family member has had bariatric surgery, or if you are thinking about having the surgery and are interested in learning more about the process and procedure, you may wish to attend. Admission is free.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Q. My doctor told me my cholesterol and triglycerides are elevated. I have a vague idea what cholesterol is but I’m clueless about triglycerides. What are they?

Triglycerides are a fat in your blood. They are important to maintaining good health. However, if your triglycerides get out of control, you can put your heart at risk. People with high triglycerides usually have lower HDL (good) cholesterol and a higher risk of heart attack and stroke.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The task of searching for long-term care is chock-full of need-to-know data — the person’s health condition, their strengths and weaknesses, and if they can be on their on and alone? Family members want what’s best for a relative especially when it comes to their safety, health, and well-being. And moving a parent to an assisted living facility is their default. Whereas, the older parent may be headstrong on staying put and be free to go as they please.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

It’s that time of year again. The dreaded flu season is almost upon us. Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to prevent Influenza, however knowledge is power. Just being aware of some simple flu facts and preventive strategies can significantly decrease your chance of getting or spreading influenza.