Wednesday, June 28, 2017


Friday, June 9, 2017

The Arbor Day Foundation has a book that helps people identify trees in a simple, step-by-step process. “What Tree Is That?” is available for a $5 donation to the nonprofit tree-planting organization.

“What Tree Is That?” is a fun, easy-to-use tree identification guide that features hand-drawn botanical illustrations highlighting the distinctive characteristics of many tree species.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners are offering a workshop for kids from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Wildlands Conservancy’s Pool Wildlife Sanctuary, 3701 Orchid Place in Emmaus.

Join the master gardeners for a morning of miniature gardening with fairies, gnomes and other wee creatures. Learn about some of the main types of fairies and wee people and be guided through the process of designing, building and maintaining your garden.

There is a fee. To register, visit or call 610-965-4397.

Friday, June 9, 2017
Cedar-apple rust spots on an apple tree leaf. PHOTO COURTESY JAMES CHATFIELD, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY

Will this cold weather ever relent? My tomatoes are just sitting there sulking. Unfortunately it hasn’t stopped the bug thug that is eating every leaf off my spinach plants.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Music in the Park will take place at Kennedy Park at the gazebo, located next to the Panther Valley Football Stadium in Lansford, from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Music this week is by Keith Brintzenhoff from Allentown, who plays German-style country folk with a few polkas.

Admission is free and refreshments will be served. Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

Proceeds benefit the revitalization of Kennedy Park.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Bill George and Poochie. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Touchstone Theatre will present a sensory-friendly theatrical performance of “DaPooch, or The Story of Poochie’s Three Hundred and Seventy-Second Birthday AND How the Hunga Munga Munga SAVED HIS LIFE!” at 11 a.m. June 20. The performance includes a preshow “build your own puppet” session and an introduction to the theater; plus, a post-show puppet performance workshop.

Tickets for the morning’s activities are pay-what-you-will.

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Indie film fest begins tonight in Jim Thorpe

The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival kicks off this evening at 7 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe.

The three-day festival will be filled with works from 16 countries, feature six world premieres, four North American premieres and 26 Pennsylvania premieres, ranging from horror to comedy, love and musicals.

An awards ceremony will take place Sunday from 7 to 8 p.m.

For more information, including a schedule of films to be shown, visit

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Legendary music icon, Three Dog Night, celebrating nearly five decades, is coming to the Sherman Theater, 524 Main St., Stroudsburg, at 8 p.m. Sunday.

Three Dog Night claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

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

There’s a terrific lineup of entertainment coming up at area venues. Make sure to mark your calendars.

Penn’s Peak

• Sunday, 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.

• June 24, Fuel with Marcy Playground and Dishwalla plus Another Day Dawns, 7:30 p.m.

• June 30, Back to the Eighties Show with Jessie’s Girl, 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) — Al Pacino will star as late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an upcoming HBO biopic directed by Barry Levinson.

HBO says the film will focus on Paterno dealing with the fallout from the child sex abuse scandal involving his former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky.

The all-time winningest coach in major college football history was fired days after Sandusky’s November 2011 arrest and died two months later at the age of 85.