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Thursday, September 24, 2015


The Pale Moon Players is holding auditions for “Scrooge: The Musical.” The production closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

Auditions will take place beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. at Grace Lutheran Church Auditorium, Fourth and Mahoning streets in Lehighton.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Be prepared to get scared Friday and Saturday at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton. Gates open at 6 p.m.

At 8 p.m. it’s “Evil Dead II” (1987). Then at 10 p.m. it’s “Night Of The Living Dead (1968).”

Camping is permitted for an extra fee.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


NEW YORK (AP) — A landscape Vincent van Gogh created a year before his death will lead Sotheby’s impressionist and modern art sale in New York this fall.

“Landscape Under a Stormy Sky,” painted in 1889, depicts a field in Arles in the south of France. It’s estimated to bring $50 million to $70 million. The auction record for a van Gogh is $82.5 million.

Last year, Sotheby’s sold another Arles landscape by the artist for $66.3 million.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


The Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley will be hosting its annual bike rally on Oct. 4.

Registration is from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at The Boatyard, 251 Canal St., Lehighton. Price per rider is $15, while price for a passenger is only $5.

Breakfast will be available and the first 300 riders to register will receive a free bag.

First stop is at the New Tripoli Hotel, Route 143 and Madison Street. They will be serving free hot dogs to all riders and passengers.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


The first round of auditions for an exciting and original new show “As the Matzo Ball Turns: The Musical” will be held on Oct. 18 in Hazleton.

Those auditioning (18 years of age and older) are expected to bring sheet music for one song they believe showcases their vocal range and ability. A piano accompaniment will be provided and under special circumstances a karaoke style CD will be permitted.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Schoolhouse Central Inc. will present the Simcoe Gallery from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Albrightsville one-room schoolhouse, located on Route 534 in Albrightsville, next to the Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company.

Gerald Simcoe will be displaying his art and musical talents.

His work features his grandmother, Mary U. “Nana” Hahn (née Green), who enrolled in the Albrightsville School in 1921 along with her three siblings.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Artist instructor Tammy Leaver instructs Amanda Wensel during Tuesday night’s special pet paint and sip class. KELLEY ANDRADE/TIMES NEWS

Everyone needs art, according to Love4Art Studio owner and artist Tammy Leaver.

“Art is so important to our health and happiness,” says Leaver. “Painting can be an escape from reality, a sanctuary.”

This is a sentiment shared by many as the growing popularity of paint and sip events are popping up all over the area.

The concept is simple: students register online or by phone for the painting theme they like best and then come in for the event with their beverage of choice.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The deadline for the Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest is almost here.

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

For more information, go to

Make sure to send in those recipes and you may win a great prize. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Ever wonder if coffee will really stunt your growth, or if a bowl of chicken soup can actually cure the common cold? Michael McKean explores long-standing adages about food to prove as well as debunk some of the most fascinating food myths on the new series “Food: Fact or Fiction?,” premiering at 10:30 p.m. Oct. 26 on the Cooking Channel.

From the truth about the most popular food remedies, to the dish on our favorite romantic recipes and aphrodisiacs, discover some tasty truths and mouth-watering mysteries hidden in every bite.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

For many, the first sign of fall isn’t the crisp evening air or the changing colors of the leaves — it’s when pumpkin-flavored goodies start appearing on grocery shelves nationwide. Ice cream is no exception, and Turkey Hill Dairy’s Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is back to kick off the autumn season in style.

The annual flavor — described as pumpkin-flavored ice cream with a cinnamon graham cracker swirl — has been among the brand’s most popular Limited Edition options since its first appearance in the lineup in 2012.