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Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe, welcomes Laurence Juber Saturday.

As a young working musician in London, England, in the 1970s, Juber got an extraordinary, life-changing break when Paul McCartney picked him to become Wings' lead guitarist.

Juber spent three years recording and touring with the band.

During that time he won a Best Rock Instrumental Grammy for the track "Rockestra" from the Wings album "Back To The Egg."

Thursday, May 28, 2015

The Pennsylvania Partners in the Arts program, a re-grant initiative of the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency, administered in northeastern Pennsylvania by the Pocono Arts Council, is now accepting applications for project stream grants for art projects in Lackawanna, Luzerne, Monroe, Pike and Wayne counties.

Arts-related and community-based nonprofit organizations or individual artists conducting arts programming open to the community are eligible for the grants and are encouraged to apply.

Thursday, May 28, 2015
SUBMITTED PHOTO A musical version of the much-loved fairytale, 'Rapunzel' is on stage at The Shawnee Playhouse through June 20.

"Rapunzel" runs through June 20 at the Shawnee Playhouse.

The production is a fun-filled musical romp about a girl locked in a tower by a wicked witch, and no way to escape except by her incredibly long blonde hair.

The show features songs and zany antics guaranteed to delight the entire family.

"Rapunzel" is based on the Grimm's fairytale of the same name with book, music and lyrics by Mark Sarto. Midge McClosky directs.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Lehigh Valley Mall, Whitehall, hosts the Kidgits Lil Chefs event from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Children will enjoy whipping up fun food creations. This year's event will include a pizza-making demonstration and a sundae station. Attendees are encouraged to bring nonperishable food items for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

The Simon Kidgits Club is a fun and informative program that focuses on health, wellness, education, safety and entertainment for children ages 3-8.

To learn more, visit

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Scott Bohner from Schuylkill County is on a mission to see more families share sit-down Sunday dinners with their senior loved ones.

The reason? New research shows that 50 percent of surveyed families living near senior relatives feel they do not share enough meals with older loved ones, losing an important family connection.

"For seniors, it's not what's on their plate that matters most at mealtime, it's who is at the table with them," said Bohner, owner of the local Home Instead Senior Care office.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Lehighton Area High School Class of 1980 will hold its 35-year reunion July 18 at the Orioles Community Center.

Organizers need to hear from classmates for updated addresses and emails.

Contact Deb (Tanczos) Yanders at or 610-377-0151 and check out the Facebook page at Lehighton Area High School Class Of 1980.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Stacey Solt/Special to the Times News Denise Frey, a registered dietitian with Blue Mountain Health  System, shows a portion-control plate to members of the  Faith-Paced Walkers Club. The plate is 7 inches wide and features pictures demonstrating that half of each meal should include fruits or vegetables.

The Faith-Paced Walker's Club recently hosted a nutrition question-and-answer session with Denise Frey, a registered dietitian with Blue Mountain Health System.

The group meets regularly at the Weissport canal to walk and share fitness and nutrition tips.

"I think you're all to be commended for being in a group like this, and to be concerned about walking and being active," said Frey.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jim Thorpe High School Class of 1965 will meet for lunch at the Blue Shamrock Golf Course in Palmerton at noon on Thursday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will co-sponsor a New to Medicare Workshop with the Carbon County Area Agency on Aging at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Blue Mountain Health System/Bowmanstown Medical Plaza at 513 Bank St. in Bowmanstown.

The four parts of Medicare include hospital care, physician and lab work and prescription drug coverage.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Michael Edward O'Donnell, Ph.D, former Jim Thorpe resident, will hold a book signing of his most recent book, "O'D II: Life's Lessons You don't need a reason to help someone," at the Dimmick Memorial Library from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.

O'Donnell is a longtime member of the faculty and administration at Clinch Valley College/University of Virginia and a 1960 graduate of Jim Thorpe Area High School.

His first book, "O'D: A Memoir Fifty Years of Teaching and Travel," was published in 2014. A third work is currently in progress.