Corset maker and Burlesque producer Brooke Burke (AKA Madame Corsetiere) hosts the 6th Annual PA Burlesque Festival on August 7-9, 2015. Performers of the classic art of “strip tease” converge on the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House from across the USA and as far away as Vancouver with hopes of receiving the Crystal Corset Award and $1,000 cash. The competition, judged by a panel consisting of 2014’s Crystal Corset winner Miss Poison Ivory (NYC) and Burlesque legend Penny Starr (Philadelphia) takes place within a show called The Big Reveal.
Since December 2014, USDA has confirmed several cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways (migratory bird paths). The disease has been found in wild birds, as well as in a few backyard and commercial poultry flocks. The symptoms can vary from a mild disease with little or no mortality to a highly fatal, rapidly spreading epidemic (highly pathogenic avian influenza) depending on the infecting virus strain, host factors, and environmental stressors.
Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm will feature the 9th annual Heritage Craft Day on Saturday, August 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Demonstrators will show traditional craft skills of the 1800s throughout the day. There will be hands-on opportunities for visitors who wish to try out some of these crafts for themselves.
Every day Franklin Township Volunteer Fire Company (FTVFC) responds to the local and surrounding communities. As a fire ravaged over one hundred acres of the Blue Mountain in Carbon County, Franklin Township Fire was there along with many other local fire companies, saving many homes.
For two years, pundits, strategists and even some financial advisors have predicted a great rotation out of bonds and into stocks. However, if you are at or are nearing retirement age the need for fixed income is quite apparent. Although there is almost always a need for the growth aspects of equities in portfolios, fixed income investments enable investors to generate income with which to spend rather than depleting one’s principal. The problem is; few advisors and even fewer investors understand how to properly construct a fixed income portfolio.
Mondays – Pinochle, games
Tuesday – Bingo
Wednesday – exercise; crafts; games
Thursday – crafts, games
Friday – Bingo
8/12 – Pinochle tournament
8/19 – Center closed – Van Trip to The Pines Theatre to see Grease
The Mauch Chunk Opera House Located at 14 W. Broadway in Jim Thorpe PA Presents, The Golden- State Lone Star Revue featuring legendary Blues artists Anson Funderburgh, Mark Hummel, Little Charlie Batty with R.W. Grigsby on Bass and Wes Star on Drums Friday, July 31, at 8 p.m.
President Calvin Coolidge said it: “Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” Christmas is definitely a state a mind, and a feeling deep in your heart!
8/1/15 – Akenac Park 4-H Fishing Club meeting, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Akenac Park, 119 Abbey Lane, Dingmans Ferry PA 18328. Amanda Henderson is the leader. This club is open to youth ages 8 - 18. For more information on this club and other 4-H opportunities, call 570-296-3400 or visit http://extension.psu.edu/4-h/counties/pike/events
The economy has clearly recovered from a Q1 slowdown, but Q2 growth is shaping up as another low-to-mid-2.00% quarter. Good, but disappointing if one expected the economy to make up ground lost in Q1. Inflation pressures have remained stubbornly low. This is mainly due to a stronger U.S. dollar and greater efficiencies from a neural economy. We believe that this is a good thing for the U.S. economy. The idea that growth and inflation go hand in hand is a proven canard. The low-growth/high inflation of the late 1970s/early 1980s is the most glaring example. Bond Squad believes the U.S. economic scenario is the diametric opposite of the late 70s/early 80s. Thus, the U.S. economy could/should experience moderate, but steady, positive growth while inflation and interest rates remain on the low end, historically speaking.