Sunday, October 4, 2015


Friday, September 25, 2015

A message of hope from Lora and Dave Krum

Of course, our most broadened definition of hope, in the case of pediatric cancer, is that it will someday be eradicated so that no child, no family will ever have to face the horror of being diagnosed and battling this monster.

As with any family who has or is battling this devastating disease, we hope that all will win their battles and live fulfilling lives.

Friday, September 25, 2015
Cole Zenie

Cole Zenie wasn’t quite 3 when he was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

“I remember being in the (treatment) room,” says the Parkland High School senior.

“I remember lying on the bed. I was scared.”

He also remembers having to undergo spinal taps and spending long periods of time in the hospital.

The son of Karl and Michelle Zenie of Allentown, Cole, 17, believes his having cancer was a lot scarier for his parents.

“They knew what was happening. I didn’t really know what I was going through.”

Thursday, September 24, 2015


The Pale Moon Players is holding auditions for “Scrooge: The Musical.” The production closely follows the plot of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” in which the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a profound experience of redemption over the course of a Christmas Eve night, after being visited by the ghost of his former partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

Auditions will take place beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 6. at Grace Lutheran Church Auditorium, Fourth and Mahoning streets in Lehighton.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


Be prepared to get scared Friday and Saturday at the Mahoning Drive-In Theater in Lehighton. Gates open at 6 p.m.

At 8 p.m. it’s “Evil Dead II” (1987). Then at 10 p.m. it’s “Night Of The Living Dead (1968).”

Camping is permitted for an extra fee.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


NEW YORK (AP) — A landscape Vincent van Gogh created a year before his death will lead Sotheby’s impressionist and modern art sale in New York this fall.

“Landscape Under a Stormy Sky,” painted in 1889, depicts a field in Arles in the south of France. It’s estimated to bring $50 million to $70 million. The auction record for a van Gogh is $82.5 million.

Last year, Sotheby’s sold another Arles landscape by the artist for $66.3 million.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


The Miracle League of the Lehigh Valley will be hosting its annual bike rally on Oct. 4.

Registration is from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. at The Boatyard, 251 Canal St., Lehighton. Price per rider is $15, while price for a passenger is only $5.

Breakfast will be available and the first 300 riders to register will receive a free bag.

First stop is at the New Tripoli Hotel, Route 143 and Madison Street. They will be serving free hot dogs to all riders and passengers.

Thursday, September 24, 2015


The first round of auditions for an exciting and original new show “As the Matzo Ball Turns: The Musical” will be held on Oct. 18 in Hazleton.

Those auditioning (18 years of age and older) are expected to bring sheet music for one song they believe showcases their vocal range and ability. A piano accompaniment will be provided and under special circumstances a karaoke style CD will be permitted.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Schoolhouse Central Inc. will present the Simcoe Gallery from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 4 at the Albrightsville one-room schoolhouse, located on Route 534 in Albrightsville, next to the Albrightsville Volunteer Fire Company.

Gerald Simcoe will be displaying his art and musical talents.

His work features his grandmother, Mary U. “Nana” Hahn (née Green), who enrolled in the Albrightsville School in 1921 along with her three siblings.

Thursday, September 24, 2015
Artist instructor Tammy Leaver instructs Amanda Wensel during Tuesday night’s special pet paint and sip class. KELLEY ANDRADE/TIMES NEWS

Everyone needs art, according to Love4Art Studio owner and artist Tammy Leaver.

“Art is so important to our health and happiness,” says Leaver. “Painting can be an escape from reality, a sanctuary.”

This is a sentiment shared by many as the growing popularity of paint and sip events are popping up all over the area.

The concept is simple: students register online or by phone for the painting theme they like best and then come in for the event with their beverage of choice.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The deadline for the Times News Cookbook and Recipe Contest is almost here.

This year’s categories are: Breakfast, Appetizers, Dips and Spreads, Soups and Stews, Main Dishes and Sides, and Dessert.

For more information, go to

Make sure to send in those recipes and you may win a great prize. The deadline is 11:59 p.m. Oct. 4.