Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Thursday, May 14, 2015
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jay and the Americans will perform at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 19.

Penn's Peak will host Jay and the Americans with special guest The Mystics at 8 p.m. June 19.

Jay and the Americans, started by four teenage boys in Sandy Yaguda's Brooklyn basement 50 years ago, is one of the lasting success stories in rock 'n' roll history.

Few bands have ever reached the musical heights of Jay and the Americans.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Art and music will abound in Downtown Stroudsburg as the Pocono Arts Council hosts the annual Art on Main celebration from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Art on Main is a visual and performing arts celebration involving both the business and arts community of Downtown Stroudsburg.

Downtown parking will be free from 3 to 8 p.m.

Special events through the day include the ninth Annual PoconoArts Parking Meter "Fine Art" Competition.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Touchstone Theatre, Bethlehem, will present the 10th year of its acclaimed Young Playwrights' Festival on Saturday. This showcase of new plays written by local elementary and middle school students performs at Zoellner Arts Center's Baker Hall. The full evening includes a preshow celebration in Butz Lobby at 6 p.m. Theater doors open at 7 p.m. for a 7:30 p.m. performance. A post-show gala reception follows in the Lehigh University Art Galleries.

Tickets are $10 for the celebration, $10 for the festival, and $75 for the festival, celebration and gala.

Thursday, May 14, 2015
SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS Jeff Daniels will perform at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe this evening.

Say the name Jeff Daniels and music is probably not the first thing that springs to mind.

The acclaimed actor has had a long career on stage. He founded The Purple Rose Theatre Company in his hometown of Chelsea, Michigan, for which he's written plays. He has appeared in films, such as "Ragtime," "Terms Of Endearment," "The Purple Rose Of Cairo," and on television in the critically acclaimed HBO series, "The Newsroom," for which he received a 2013 Lead Actor Drama Series Emmy for his role as Will McAvoy.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Blue Mountain Health System will offer a series of classes on Diabetes Self Management Training and Support on four Wednesdays: May 20, 27, June 3 and 10, in the third-floor conference room at the Palmerton Campus, 135 Lafayette Ave., Palmerton.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The women's cancer support group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. May 19 at Blue Mountain Health Systems, 211 N. 12th St., Lehighton, in the community room, ground floor.

The format is informal and ideal for people who are looking for personal and mutual support for cancer-related issues.

For more information contact Karen at 610-377-6279 or Gerry at 484-629-3522.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Marian Catholic High School Class of 1962 will hold its annual picnic on June 13 at the West Penn Grove starting at noon.

For more information, contact Ann Miller McGlinchey at 570-952-8398 or Tom Versailles at 570-386-2202.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Lehighton Area High School Class of 1980 is holding its 35th reunion on 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 12, 2015

Panther Valley Class of 1975 will host its 40-year class reunion from 5 to 10 p.m. May 23 at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

The buffet meal is $30 per person with a cash bar.

For more information contact Tracey at or on Facebook.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
PHOTO COURTESY METROGRAPHICS May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and the time of year that brings on the wheezes and sneezes.

While most people are focused on the outside environment and air quality, many neglect the one place they spend the most time: their home.

Robin Wilson, one of the pioneers of the eco-friendly movement, an ambassador for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America and author of "Clean Design: Wellness for Your Lifestyle," says making a few simple changes in each room of the house can dramatically reduce the symptoms of asthma and allergies.