Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Friday, November 18, 2016

There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe.

• Friday, Vanilla Fudge with special guest Joey Molland’s Badfinger, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, Slaughter and Lynch Mob, 8 p.m.

• Wednesday, Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m.

• Dec. 1, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

• Dec. 3, Foghat with special guest, Blackfoot, 8 p.m.

• Dec. 8, An Olde English Christmas with Herman’s Hermits and Peter Noone, 8 p.m.

• Dec. 9, Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, 8 p.m.

• Dec. 10, DeadPhish Orchestra, 8 p.m.

Friday, November 18, 2016
Succession planting

ne of the marvels of landscaping is the perennial border. It’s the poster child for a traditional English cottage look.

In my imagination, tiny front yards are converted to ever-blooming floral oases with a cobblestone path that leads one through the garden to the front door of a thatch roof cottage.

Whether it’s an English cottage garden or the ever popular American style meadow garden, it’s a place where new plants are in continuous bloom from April through October. Bees and birds are busy there all day in abundant sunshine and under blue skies.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Zebra Communications will hold the “Fun and Fabulous Sports Bash” for the Special Olympics from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday at the Wilkes University’s University Center on Main, 169 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre. Check-in will start at 1 p.m. Games will start at 3 p.m.

There will be a $5 admission for the public.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Schoolhouse Central, located at 2452 Route 534, next to the Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company, will be hosting a “Get Your Tail to the Trail” event from 4-6 p.m. Dec. 18. The event will raise money for the future Hike and Bike Trails to run throughout Kidder Township.

This is a family-friendly event with activities and refreshments, and the opportunity to win lots of trail-related prizes as well as a new bike and helmet. There will also be Christmas caroling with Mary Kay Warner accompanying on the piano.

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Lehigh Valley Mall in Whitehall will create an inviting and comforting environment for children with special needs while visiting Santa

From 8:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 4, also in the Events Court, Autism Speaks and AbilityPath.org will host Caring Santa.

From 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. in the Events Court children with hearing impairments are invited to visit with a signing Santa in a safe space where they can sign their holiday wishes.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
Deanna Kahn and Dan Smith, both seniors, as the White Witch and Aslan in Pleasant Valley High School’s production of “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.” JUDY DOLGOS-KRAMER/TIMES NEWS

C.S. Lewis’ tale of four children who travel through a wardrobe to the mythical land of Narnia is coming to Pleasant Valley High School in Brodheadsville this weekend.

The school will stage “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe as it rolls out its fall drama production.

Performances will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday, in the high school auditorium.

Tickets are available at the door and cost $6 for the general public and $5 for students.

Thursday, November 17, 2016
ABOVE: Tamaqua Area Drama Club cast members Talia Lewis, Leah Mateyak, Sarah Martinez, Jocelyn Rega, Alicen Hull and Amy Hadesty, shown during rehearsal for its rendition of “Pride and Prejudice,” which will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday in the school district auditorium. LEFT: Tamaqua Area Drama Club cast members David Hull and Michael Hegedus rehearse a scene in advance of their upcoming production. TERRY AHNER/TIMES NEWS PHOTOS

Classic romantic comedies are hard to come by these days.

Yet, that’s exactly what the Tamaqua Area Drama Club has in store for its audience when it performs its rendition of “Pride and Prejudice.”

Show times are at 7 p.m. Friday, as well as 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday. The cost of admission is $8 for students and $10 for adults, and tickets can be purchased at the door.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Spice up your sides

Thanksgiving is next Thursday, and if you’re tired of the same old sides, you might want to mix it up a bit.

David Venable, resident foodie and QVC television host, offers several new recipes that could easily become new traditions. Instead of boring corn, why not Corn & Bacon Pudding? It’s like a vegetable and bread in one.

And Sweet Potato Bacon Hush Puppies? What’s not to love?

If you’re tired of the same old pumpkin pie, why not give Deep-Fried Pumpkin Ravioli a try? In fact, why wait until Thanksgiving to try any of these recipes?

Corn & Bacon Pudding

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Most of us know what first aid is for a physical injury or ailment. But what about a mental health condition or crisis?

KidsPeace is offering a special training program for “Youth Mental Health First Aid” next week at its Orchard Hills Campus in Orefield.