EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Three Days of Rodriguez!
We’ve been talking a lot about our reader survey, and I promise not to belabor the point. I just want to let our online readers know that we have a special promotion for those who take the survey online between April 26 and 28. When you complete the survey online, you’ll automatically be registered to win two tickets to see Comedian Paul Rodriguez at Cove Haven Resorts in the Poconos on Friday, May 4. (You must be 18 to take the survey). Known as one of the first Latin Kings of Comedy, Rodriguez is credited in more than 40 films and countless comedy specials. The winner will be notified on Monday, April 30. Good luck, and thanks for reading.
Did someone say poundcake?
If you love to bake, you’ll want to break out Grandma’s famous pound cake recipe and head for Waverly this weekend. As part of the fun of the Waverly Community House’s Annual House, Garden & Gift Show, volunteers have organized the Comm Pound Cake Competiton. Here’s what you need to know:
Perfect poundcakes may be dropped off on Saturday, April 28, at 10 a.m. The judges will taste test between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. and awards for first, second and third place will be announced at 1 p.m.
Of course, the poundcake competition is just one part of a great weekend celebrating spring in the Abingtons. The event features more than 30 vendors and attractions all weekend. Visitors will also have the chance to enjoy soups, sandwiches and specialty quiches provided by Duffy’s Coffee House and gourmet desserts made in the local kitchens of the area’s finest bakers. Coffee and tea will also be available in the Canteen.
The show is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 29. Admission is $6, and proceeds benefit the Waverly Community House at 115 N. Abington Rd., Waverly. For more information, call 586-8191 or visit www.waverlycomm.org.
The flavor of spring
From pound cakes at the Comm to the finest wine local vineyards have to offer, there are plenty ways to satisfy your tastebuds this spring in The 570. If you love trying new wines, you won’t want to miss these upcoming tastings:
- Upstate PA Wings & Wine Fest – Saturday, May 5, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Whipple Performing Arts Studio, 602 Hunter Highway, Tunkhannock. This event features wine tastings, specialty foods, handcrafted items and more. Advance tickets are $15; tickets at the door are $25; designated driver/under 21 tickets are $5. For tickets and information, visit www.upstatewinecountry.com.
- Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club Wine Festival, hosted by Maioletesi Wine Cellars, Saturday, April 28, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Factoryville Sportsmen’s Club. For more information, visit www.maiolatesiwines.com.
Make a day (or two!) of it
If you want to get away, but don’t want to get too far away, check out the Jim Thorpe Art Weekend on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6.
Any time between 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday, you can take a self-guided studio and gallery tour, (pick up your brochure and walking tour map at the train station when you arrive in town). There are also plenty of activities to enjoy along the way. Saturday’s line-up includes master storyteller Jack Gunsser at the Harry Packer Mansion, who will share funny stories of “Old Mauch Chunk”; a photographic workshop with professional photographer, Tom Storm; as well as culinary workshops. There are also a host of art openings on Saturday night and the Marko Marcinko Latin Jazz Quartet will perform at 8 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.
Events continue on Sunday as well. In addition to gallery hops, you can take in a stained glass demonstration at Hill Home Forge by Nic East, master stained glass artist, study “The Art of Victorian Architecture” with historian Bill Allison, and enjoy a concert in the park with the Party Dawgz band. For a complete schedule of events and ticket prices, visit www.jimthorpeart.com.
That’s the scoop! Thanks for reading, and I’ll meet you here again next week.
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