Sunday, May 28, 2017


Thursday, May 18, 2017

From country to rock to top-notch tribute bands, there’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at Penn’s Peaks.

Make sure to mark your calendars.

Penn’s Peak, Jim Thorpe

• Friday, Gordon Lightfoot, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, Get the Led Out, 8 p.m.

• June 2, Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot, 8 p.m.

• June 11, George Thorogood and the Destroyers, 8 p.m.

• June 16, Lou Gramm – Voice of Foreigner, 8 p.m.

• June 22, Happy Together Tour 2017, 8 p.m.

• June 23, The Airplane Family & Friends with Live Dead ’69, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Chef Zoraida Rivera displays a raw tomahawk steak, which is a bone-in ribeye with a rib bone of about 20 inches. KAREN CIMMS/TIMES NEWS

While it looks like something Fred Flintstone might have enjoyed back in the Stone Age, you don’t have to be a caveman (or woman) to enjoy a tomahawk steak.

And while it is one of the top three entrees on the menu at the Broadway Grille in Jim Thorpe, Executive Chef Zoraida Rivera shares her recipe to create this spectacular dish at home.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Event organizers Puff’s Promotions and Cousin Dave Entertainment have announced the third annual Schuylkill County Brew Fest from 2 to 5:30 p.m.Saturday on the Frackville Elks Lodge grounds, 307 S. Third St., Frackville, along with the inaugural Schuylkill County Beer Week, which includes events all over the county this week.

A new addition to this year’s brew fest is a collaboration with four state breweries who are creating exclusive beers for the first ever “Skook Series” of brews.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

PBS39 will return to Coca-Cola Park in Allentown for its seventh annual BrewFest fundraiser from 2 to 5 p.m. June 3.

Last year, BrewFest featured more than 100 craft brews from 46 local breweries and distributors. Patrons can enjoy beer tastings alongside assorted retail vendors, concessions and live music by local performers.

Monday, May 15, 2017

WASHINGTON — Don’t call me Caitlyn.

A year after Caitlyn Jenner announced her new name and gender, the popularity of the name Caitlyn plummeted more than any other baby name, according to Social Security’s annual list of the most popular baby names.

In fact, the four names that dropped the most were all variations of the same name: Caitlin, Caitlyn, Katelynn and Kaitlynn.

“It was inevitable,” said Laura Wattenberg, founder of “Caitlyn was already falling in popularity. Now it is suddenly controversial.”

Monday, May 15, 2017

For the first two quarters of the school year, Olivia’s grades were perfect, all A’s on the report card of the second-grader.

Olivia was involved in the school holiday play, she was in the inventor’s club, she got along with everyone and always looked forward to going to school.

Something changed once school started again after winter break. Olivia began to withdraw from her friends, she was making up illnesses to stay home and when she was at school, her grades were slipping.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Carbon County Fair is looking for young ladies to participate in the 2017 Queen and Junior Miss Programs.

Applications can be obtained by accessing the fair’s website at or by calling 570-325-8685. All applications must be postmarked by June 15. There is no application fee.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Bossard’s Boards and the Tamaqua Community Art Center, 125 Pine St., Tamaqua, have teamed up to offer a pallet painting class at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

The session is a fundraiser for the Tamaqua Area High School Class of 2018. It is a non-alcohol event.

The cost is $35 and includes all materials and supplies. Artists have a personal choice of background color and title.

For more information, or to register for a class, call 570-668-1192.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Arden Courts and Blue Mountain Health System will offer a free dementia workshop on June 6 at the BMHS Bowmanstown Medical Plaza, 512 Bank St., Bowmanstown.

The workshop will allow participants to take a virtual dementia tour and learn how dementia impacts daily living.

This is an eye-opening sensory event where you will experience firsthand the overwhelming effects of the aging process when combined with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments. You will become aware of the challenges from performing ordinary tasks people living with memory loss face everyday.

Monday, May 15, 2017

In conjunction with EMS week, May 21-27, Kid Zone/Blue Mountain Health System and the Pennsylvania State Police will be performing free car seat checks from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 23 at the Palmerton Ambulance Building at 501 Delaware Ave. in Palmerton.

Results from previous car seat safety checks have shown that four out of five car seats are used incorrectly. To be sure yours isn’t one of them, bring your child in his or her car seat for a safety check by a safety specialist.