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Friday, October 2, 2015
Bored with breakfast and helping us get the word out about our annual Cookbook and Recipe Contest are, from left, Sarah Benninger, Rainn Williams and Sailer Williams. TIMES NEWS PHOTO

These poor kids are sick of cereal and would love for our readers to send in some delicious breakfast recipes for the 28th annual Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest.

In addition to Breakfast, other categories include Appetizers, Dips and Spreads, Soups and Stews, Main Dishes and Sides, and Dessert.

The deadline is Sunday at 11:59 p.m., so hurry and email your recipe to

Thursday, October 1, 2015


That moment when you open a container of ice cream and it’s smiling back at you?

That’s what one fan found when they opened a container of Turkey Hill Dairy ice cream recently.

The rare occurrence happens when air is trapped perfectly under the lid and the result is the smiley faced ice cream you see here.

With World Smile Day coming up on Friday, ice cream is always a good reason to smile.

Thursday, October 1, 2015


Horror and heroes this weekend at the Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton:


7:30 p.m. “I Drink Your Blood” (1970)

9 p.m. “I Eat Your Skin” (1971)


Christopher Lee Tribute

7:30 p.m. “Hercules In The Haunted World” (1961)

9:30 p.m. “Horror Express” (1972)

11:30 p.m. Psycho-Circus (1966)

Gates open at 6 p.m.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Dala, which includes Sheila Carbine and Amanda Walthar, will perform Friday at the Mauch Chunk Opera House. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

The Mauch Chunk Opera House welcomes Canadians Dala as they perform on its stage for the first time at 8 p.m. Friday.

Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. These two best friends met in their high school music class in 2002. They have since released five albums and toured extensively across North America.

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Tommy James and The Shondells take the stage at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe at 8 p.m. Oct. 17. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO Copyright - DougSonders

Looking for a little “Hanky-panky?”

Tommy James and The Shondells are coming to Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. Oct. 17, and are bringing along all of their hits, including “Mony Mony,” “I Think We’re Alone Now,” “Crimson and Clover,” “Crystal Blue Persuasion,” “Draggin’ The Line” and of course, “Hanky Panky.”

James has sold over 100 million records and has been awarded 23 gold singles, plus nine gold and platinum albums.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


“Spirituality and the Self with Karen Anne Melendez” will feature an evening of deeper connection to your spiritual journey through creative movement, music listening, reflection and supportive sharing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Oct. 13 at St. Francis Center for Renewal, 395 Bridle Path Road, Bethlehem.

The event is open to all those with an interest in spiritual growth.

For more information or registration contact Cathy Campanaro at, 610-217-5993 or,

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The deadline for the 28th annual Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest is just around the corner.

You have only until 11:59 p.m. Sunday to submit your favorite original recipe.

Prizes this year include a minifridge from Saltzer’s Appliances; a Panini maker, courtesy of the Times News; gift certificates from the Jim Thorpe Market, Giant, Heintzelman’s Meat Market, Mallard Market and Sonia’s Sweet Inspirations.

This year’s categories include Breakfast, Appetizers, Dips and Spreads, Soups and Stews, Main Dishes and Sides, and Dessert.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


Heritage Hill is celebrating the arrival of autumn with a Harvest Festival and Pumpkin Pie Baking Contest from 2 to 5:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Heritage Hill Senior Community is located at 800 Sixth St. in Weatherly.

Dig out your pumpkin pie recipe to bake, and enter it in the Heritage Hill Harvest Festival Pumpkin Pie Baking Contest for your chance to win the $100 grand prize.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


NEPA Intergenerational Coalition will present “Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Trauma, Grief and Loss,” its ninth annual conference for grandparents, relative caregivers, service providers and others, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Oct. 16 at Genetti’s Best Western Plus Hotel and Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., in Wilkes-Barre.

The conference is free. Registration deadline is Oct. 15.

Keynote speakers will include Dr. Joseph Crumbley and the Hon. Jennifer Rogers

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — A major collection of rare early English literature is slated to be sold at a December auction in New York City.

Sotheby’s will offer the 16th and 17th century material by leading book collector and New York financier Robert Pirie on Dec. 2-5.

The 1,500-volume collection is expected to bring more than $15 million.

Focused on the Elizabethan and post-Shakespeare periods, it includes works by Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe and John Donne.