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Saturday, February 27, 2016

James J. Sverchek of Lehighton was notified that he has attained the dean’s list for the fall semester at the University of Pittsburgh.

James is a student in the Swanson School of Engineering studying civil and environmental engineering.

Because of his overall GPA he has attained the ranking of an honor student in the engineering school and was recently accepted into the Pittsburgh Chapter of Sigma Alpha Pi, The National Society of Leadership and Success.

James is also a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and Engineers Without Borders.

Friday, February 26, 2016
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You’re never too old to fall in love. Just ask Betty Lamb, 84, and George Bolinsky, 89, who met in their golden years at Heritage Hill Senior Community in Weatherly, and were married just before Valentine’s Day.

Betty moved into Heritage Hill last March. She has a very active social life and loves to play bingo. She’s always out and about in the community, connecting with friends and participating in the many activities Heritage Hill offers.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Penn State Master Gardeners in Carbon County will host the “Time To Plant” workshop at the Carbon County Environmental Education Center, 151 E. White Bear Drive, Summit Hill on March 26. The morning session begins at 10 a.m., while the afternoon session begins at 1:15 p.m. The focus this year is on vegetable gardening.

Friday, February 26, 2016

The Crazy Quilters Quilt Guild will meet at 7 p.m. on March 1 at the Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, 3461 Cedar Crest Blvd., Emmaus.

The program on the history of antique quilts will be given by Michele McLaughlin. Visitors are welcome but there is a charge.

For information, visit

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Paul Revere’s Raiders. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS

The American Rush Tribute Lotus Land brings the force of live Rush to life on stage at Penn’s Peak at 8 p.m. March 12. Enjoyed by die-hard Rush fans, musicians and casual music listeners alike, the Lotus Land experience has been heralded as the ultimate celebration of the craftsmanship of Rush’s music and spirited performances.

With the true setup and sound of the Canadian power trio, Lotus Land delivers the thrill that people expect when they see Rush in concert. Their performances have wowed sold-out houses and their fan base continues to grow.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Craig Thatcher, right, will perform a tribute to the supergroup Cream at the Mauch Chunk Opera House at 8 p.m. Saturday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Lehigh Valley-based bluesman and noted guitarist Craig Thatcher, along with bassist/vocalist Wayde Leonard and drummer Don Plowman, has put together an explosive Cream tribute show that will be at the Mauch Chunk Opera House at 8 p.m. Saturday.

The performance will include Cream’s greatest hits like “Sunshine of Your Love,” “White Room,” “Crossroads” and “Badge.” The band also plays Cream’s jams: “Spoonful” “I’m So Glad” and “Toad.”

They pay homage to the world’s first blues/rock/psychedelic super trio with this spectacular show.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Bloomsburg University Players present “The Laramie Project,” now through Sunday at Alvina Krause Theatre, 226 Center St., Bloomsburg.

On the eve of Oct. 8, 1998, 21-year-old Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, and left tied to a fence on the outskirts of Laramie. “The Laramie Project” depicts the life of the town a year after the murder.

The production features a student ensemble and includes Nicolai Kabana of Tamaqua.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

The documentary, “Mira Lloyd Dock: A Beautiful Crusade,” will be shown at the Beltzville State Park Environmental Interpretive Center, Lehighton, at 6:30 p.m. March 10. Light refreshments will be served.

To coincide with Women’s History Month, the program, funded in part by the William Penn Foundation, will feature the showing of the 30-minute documentary which salutes Dock, a nearly forgotten leader in the field of forestry and botany. A panel discussion on forestry and parks today and women in conservation will follow.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Marywood University has announced the following exhibits at the Shields Center for Visual Arts, 2300 Adams Ave., Scranton. For more information, email or visit

• Mahady Gallery: Narratives Seen, Kevin Kinkead, Gayle Wells Mandle, Gretchen Dow Simpson, and Mark Webber; Senior Art Exhibition, April 16-May 1, Reception April 16 from 2-4 p.m.

Thursday, February 25, 2016
Tom Huntington

Historian and author Tom Huntington will visit the Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown, at 1 p.m. Saturday to speak about his book, “Searching for George Gordon Meade: The Forgotten Victor of Gettysburg.”

Huntington will chronicle his journey of discovery as he investigated Meade’s vanishing reputation. He became fascinated by Gen. Meade after reading an article on forgotten Civil War generals.