Saturday, December 3, 2016


Thursday, November 10, 2016
Peter Petrack, a Lehighton native, will premiere an orchestral piece at Moravian College’s Foy Concert Hall on Sunday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Lehighton native Peter Petrack will premiere an orchestral piece with the Moravian College Community Orchestra at 7 p.m. Sunday in Moravian College’s Foy Concert Hall.

The piece will be conducted by Maestro Donald Spieth.

“The Penitence of Time” is an orchestral symphonic poem inspired by the history and ghost stories surrounding Bethlehem and Moravian College’s music building, the 1748 Brethren’s House, which was used as a Revolutionary War hospital. Petrack graduated from Moravian College in May.

Thursday, November 10, 2016
Jim Thorpe author will bring novel to life

Author Gene Duffy, of Jim Thorpe, has successfully turned his novel, “As the Matzo Ball Turns,” into a musical. The show will make its debut the weekend of Jan. 13 at Jim Thorpe Area High School’s Olympian Auditorium, 1 Olympian Way, in Jim Thorpe.

The book, on which the musical is based, is a somewhat autobiographical sketch of Duffy’s 10-year pursuit of fame and fortune while living in Los Angeles as he tried to break into show business.

Tickets are on sale for the inaugural event at

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Rock, folk, country, blues — you want it, you got it.

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

Make sure to mark your calendars.

• Friday, Shenandoah and Pure Prairie League, 8 p.m.

• Saturday, The Land of Ozz with special guest Completely Unchained

• Nov. 18, Vanilla Fudge with special guest Joey Molland’s Badfinger, 8 p.m.

• Nov. 19, Slaughter and Lynch Mob, 8 p.m.

• Nov. 23, Dark Star Orchestra, 8 p.m.

• Dec. 1, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and three-time Grammy-Award winner, Brian Setzer and his 19-piece The Brian Setzer Orchestra, return to the State Theatre in Easton on Nov. 20. The show will feature music off their latest Christmas album, “Rockin’ Rudolph,” plus music off their three previous best-selling holiday albums; and original material from Setzer.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Zoot Fest 2016 will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the Cecilia S. Cohen Recital Hall in the Fine and Performing Arts Center at East Stroudsburg University, followed by an after concert party, dinner and VIP reception at the Deer Head Inn, 5 Main St. in Delaware Water Gap, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

To say thank you for their courageous service to our country, Empire Beauty School is offering complimentary haircuts to veterans and current armed forces personnel at all Empire student salons from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Friday.

During the Haircuts for Heroes event, local veterans and service members will be treated to the complimentary services performed by senior level students under the supervision of licensed educators at all Empire Beauty School student salons.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
This photo provided by The Culinary Institute of America shows a pecan pie. This dish is from a recipe by the institute. PHIL MANSFIELD/THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA VIA AP Copyright - © 2016 The Culinary Institute of America - Phil Mansfield

Planning your Thanksgiving menu? Make sure to include pecan pie.

Pecan pie falls into a loosely defined category most familiar to our Southern friends — the sugar pie.

Sugar pies can be found in many styles and variations, but at its roots, a sugar pie is a single-crust pie with a baked filling of sugar, eggs and flavorings.

Pecan pies are commonly made with corn syrup, which lends a neutral flavor that helps the nuttiness of the pecans shine through, but substituting maple syrup can give richness and complexity without altering the texture.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Shop for low cost holiday items while supporting the ACS at the Christmas Shopping Wonderland, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Cancer Telethon office at 33 W. Ridge St., Lansford.

Items include Christmas decorations, trees, gift wrap and boxes, household items, children’s gifts, body lotions, soaps, perfumes, baking accessories, pet items and more, all at low prices.

For more information, call 570-645-4228.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Butterball, which has been fielding phone calls from Thanksgiving cooks for three decades, is letting people text their turkey-related questions this year for the first time.

The company’s regular phone help line begins Tuesday. Butterball will start to take text message questions on Nov. 17 and continue through Thanksgiving Day. Cooks can text questions to 844-877-3456 at any time of day, since experts — not bots — will be on call 24 hours. People can also still reach out to the company’s experts through email or social media.