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Thursday, May 12, 2016
The Glimmer Twins bring the Rolling Stones experience to the Mauch Chunk Opera House Saturday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

This weekend the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe offers up the music of the Eagles and the Rolling Stones with two top tribute bands.

On Friday at 8 p.m., it’s Eaglemania, billed as one of the greatest Eagles tribute bands.

Performing and replicating the Eagles’ heartfelt ballads, rock anthems and their unmistakable vocal harmonies, many monster hits such as “Hotel California,” “Desperado,” “Witchy Woman,” “Take it Easy,” “Best of My Love,” “Tequila Sunrise” and “One of These Nights,” are steady songs in their vast repertoire.

Thursday, May 12, 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.

• Friday, Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m.

• May 18, A Tribute to Benny Goodman and Peggy Lee, 1 p.m.

• May 19, Sammy Kaye Orchestra, 1 p.m.

• May 20, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 8 p.m.

• June 2, Michael Franti & Spearhead, 8 p.m.

• June 5, The Fab Four, 8 p.m.

• June 17, Average White Band, 8 p.m.

• June 18, Kix with Autograph, 8 p.m.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

The Tamaqua Area Community Theatre will present “Cinderella — Retold as a Musical Play” at 7 p.m. on May 20 and at 2 and 7 p.m. on May 21.

Directed by Jonathan Rodgers-Blackwell, the production is based on the book, lyrics and music of Robert Neil Porter and Jack Perry. This version of the classic fairy tale has all the familiar characters, with the addition of Cinderella’s faithful dog, Rover, who has been given the ability to speak, compliments of Fairy Godmother.

All performances will be held at the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua.

Thursday, May 12, 2016
Penn & Teller CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Penn & Teller will return to the State Theatre, 453 Northampton St., Easton, Oct. 28. Show time is 8 p.m.

For 40 years the duo has defied labels — and at times physics and good taste — by redefining the genre of magic and inventing their own very distinct niche in comedy.

Tickets can be purchased by visiting the State Theatre Box Office, 453 Northampton Street, Easton, by calling 800-999-STATE, 610-252-3132 or online at statetheatre.org.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Washington company has expanded its recall of frozen vegetables linked to a listeria outbreak that has sickened eight people.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the recall by CRF Frozen Foods was expanded on Monday and now includes all organic and traditional frozen vegetable and fruit products processed in the company’s Pasco facility since May 1, 2014.

Woodstock Farms Manufacturing Inc. has also issued a recall for its Nature’s Promise Trail Mix and Walnuts due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Consider a cast-iron grill platter, a thick, flat sheet of cast iron, to grill up the perfect summer burger. AP PHOTO/J.M. HIRSCH

I thought I knew how to make the perfect burger. Now I know better.

I still stand by most of my principles — making your own blend of ground meat, a combination of ground sirloin and ground chuck; working and mixing the meat as little as possible — but I recently discovered a far better way to cook the burgers.

I discovered it while attempting to grill tiny samples of a variety of ground beefs (I was searching for just the right blend and didn’t want to make lots of full-size patties).

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Following a recall by Woodstock Farms Manufacturing, Inc., Giant Food Stores LLC announced it removed from sale certain Nature’s Promise Trail Mix and Walnuts due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following products are included in this recall:

• Nature’s Promise Cranberry Trail Mix, 12 oz., UPC 68826706612 with a best by date of 9/17/2016 and a lot number of 16082, 16099 or 16117

• Nature’s Promise Walnut Halves & Pieces, 7 oz., UPC 68826714404 with best by dates of 4/2/2017 and 4/19/2017 and a lot number of 16093 or 16110

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

hen we first encountered deep-fried, bourbon-soaked Twinkies, we were a little smitten. Until, that is, we realized we could do so much better.

Better as in ditching the highly processed snack cakes and substituting a truly amazing slab of homemade pound cake, all rich and dense and ready to sponge up some booze.

Which is what we did next; we drizzled each slice with a generous glug of bourbon. And no need to use the good stuff here. Anything you’d consider using as a mixer will be fine.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

St. Luke’s Health Center will host a Community Day geared toward family health and wellness from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday at the center, 6651 Silver Crest Road, Bath.

Members of the community are invited to tour the health center to receive a variety of free screenings and giveaways. The health monitoring throughout the day will include testing for balance, cholesterol and blood pressure. Additionally, kids can get their height and weight checked.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Q. This may sound like a crazy question, but is it possible to use your own stomach to take over for your kidneys when they aren’t working right?

This question isn’t as bizarre as it seems. It is possible to use the abdominal cavity, which includes the stomach, to perform kidney functions.

Kidneys are designed to remove waste and extra fluid from your blood.

These organs contain millions of tiny blood vessels to handle this task. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy.