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Friday, September 11, 2015

Break something. Throw punches. Shoot people.

Violent anger is destroying families and threatening everyone in public places.

No one knows where it will strike next; we just know that it will.

I used to hear that certain students I taught were emotionally disturbed with anger management issues and I would respond with the words, “Well, aren’t we all?”

There are a few people who never have blasted a fireball of obscenities, slammed bedroom doors or driven cars recklessly down the street in a fit of rage.

Friday, September 11, 2015

If you’ve been told that your child has cancer, the last thing on your mind is whether you’ll have a job by the time your child achieves remission. Your primary concern is your child.

But the reality is that many families in this situation will lose at least one major source of income. In addition to this financial strain, the constant stress of cancer treatment can also have an impact on healthy siblings.

Pauline Grady of Walnutport lost her full-time job while her son was being treated for leukemia. The family eventually filed for bankruptcy.

Friday, September 11, 2015
Gavin Krum

For both sons of Lora and Dave Krum of Lehighton, cancer meant chemotherapy.

Dylan was 14 when he was diagnosed in 2010 with pediatric follicular lymphoma. After his initial diagnosis, he was sedated to do a scope of his lungs. When he returned from the procedure, he was on a ventilator and in a medically-induced coma. But the road forward was clear: Start treatment to eradicate the cancer without delay.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

MARIAN

Marian

Marian High School Class of 1980 will hold its 35-year reunion from 3 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Nesquehoning Fire Company Pavilion.

It will be picnic style and casual attire.

For questions, call Sue Gerhard in the Marian Development office at 570-467-0641.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Leftover Salmon includes, from left, Bill Payne and Alwyn Robinson sitting on the porch. Standing, from left, are Vince Herman, Greg Garrison, Drew Emmitt and Andy Thorn. SUBMITTED PHOTO Copyright - © Jay Blakesberg

Leftover Salmon with new addition Billy Payne returns to the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe at 7 p.m. Sept. 20.

During its 25-year tenure, the face of the beloved jam band has evolved in every way possible. Formed in 1989, Leftover Salmon began as a mismatched group of talented musicians. Members from the bands “The Salmon Heads” and “Left Hand String Band” came together, realized their potential for a unique blend of bluegrass, rock, country, and Cajun, (which the band now calls “Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass”), and have been molding their classic sound ever since.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
Diane Huber, left, and Christine Eckhart, art show co-chairs, shown with the raffle prizes that will be up for grabs at the annual Palmerton Community Festival Art and Photography Show. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Concourse Club of Palmerton is accepting entries for its annual Art and Photography Show. The event coincides with the Palmerton Festival, which will be held Friday through Sunday in the Palmerton Borough Park.

The Art and Photography Show will take place from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, and from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, at St. John Neumann Regional School, Third and Lafayette Avenue in Palmerton.

There are category divisions for youth and adults, which include all media paintings and black/white and color photographs.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Jim Thorpe

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at noon on Sept. 17 at Joey B’s in Palmerton.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

As part of a biannual program, NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, is encouraging theatergoers to purchase Off-Broadway Week tickets. Two-for-one tickets are available to 41 productions from Sept. 21 to Oct. 4.

To purchase tickets and for additional details, visit nycgo.com/offbroadwayweek.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Fifteen-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho will perform at the State Theatre in Easton at 6 p.m. Sept. 27.

Evancho gained global recognition on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” She was immediately signed to Columbia Records where she released a string of successful recordings. Her first PBS special was one of the top pledge producing performances in PBS history. Her second is set to be released this December.

Thursday, September 10, 2015
The cast of “Heart to Heartland.”

The Pines Dinner Theatre presents “Heart to Heartland” Friday through Oct. 25.

Take a trip across America like you’ve never experienced before. Join the fun with Sam and Marty and their 1968 trailer-camper “Hazel” and experience a one-of-a-kind, laugh-out-loud, coast to coast road trip. This raucous romp will leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.

Matinees are 12:30 p.m. for dinner with a 2 p.m. show on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Evening shows are 6:30 p.m. for dinner with an 8 p.m. show on Friday and Saturday.